Opening The Door To The Internet Of Things


Opening The Door To The Internet Of Things
19.09.2016 Damir Tomicic

Our ability to connect is the root of our ability to communicate, innovate and progress. But with the explosive amount of data needed for both new devices and applications already today, we need to invent, build and share solutions for future challenges that have yet to arrive.

As the Internet expands into tens of billions of new devices, the need for things and places to communicate reliably has never been greater. That’s why we need optimised, more intuitive ways for smarter devices to connect and exchange data.

The Internet of Things (IoT) describes the connection of devices — any devices — to the internet using embedded software and sensors to communicate, collect and exchange data with one another. With IoT, the world is wide open, offering a virtually endless array of opportunities and connections at home, at work and on the road.

To strengthen the ecosystem of devices within the Internet of Things (IoT), we need to enable intelligence and interoperability within all corners of daily life .

“The IoT is about making your data more valuable, about expanding to platforms that may not be considered part of the entertainment ecosystem today: digital platforms connecting and organizing services at home, at work and while traveling.”
Ralph Wagner, CEO, Axinom Aerospace

The Internet of Things starts at Smart Home ..

The issue with the Internet of Things (IoT) and the connected home is that they’re not even remotely connected. At least not seamlessly.

Thanks to competing communication protocols and manufacturers building closed ecosystems, you need a new app every time you add something “connected” to your house.


It’s not like some in the tech world are ignoring the fragmentation issue. Qualcomm has been working on creating a standard with others in the industry with the AllSeen Alliance to create a universal framework. While it’s gaining partners, there are still enough device makers in the market that would rather create their own closed ecosystem.

There is also a disconnect between content and service providers and consumers using IoT products. With limited access to data and feedback from consumers, media companies are seen as not fully engaging in the platform. This is the the conclusion of a new report by EY (Ernst & Young) focused on the impact of the Internet of Things on media and entertainment.

.. and it continues on the Smart Road!

One such channel that companies should focus on in the connected car segment is video.

As cars become automated and the time spent by the driver shifts from driving to watching video content, EY estimates that the video industry could see more than a $20 billion increase in revenue.

Outside of the home, connected cars provide a potentially massive market for media companies. Some projections estimate the number of connected cars in the U.S. to nearly triple by 2019 to more than 50 million vehicles and with this comes an expanding platform of channels to communicate with consumers.

Read Axinom Magazine article: Volvo wants you to Netflix and drive

Digital Platforms for Internet of Things

Today’s services at home, in an aircraft, train, ship, hospital, military base have several challenges. Networks can be slow and / or unreliable, bandwidth can be changing or costly, data can be personal and critical. Today most services rely on network connection between personal / end device (IoT) directly connected with cloud / internet based services.

The key concepts of this services are individualization and global reach.

A world with ubiquitous connectivity will never exist. Traffic quotas, allocated bandwidth, availability of connectivity, storage space, computational power, data security, privacy and many other resources and requirements cannot be taken for granted. Those under our control must be carefully allocated and controlled, while systems we build must be tolerant of disruptions in those we do not control.

Axinom provides digital platforms with foundational data management services on top of the communication layer enabling the creation of new and extension of existing services by 3rd party vendors.

The innovation starts at Smart Home .. and continues on the Smart Road.