From IoT Gateways To Smart Devices For The Home
The coronavirus pandemic may be taking a toll on the IoT market, but that isn‘t stopping manufacturers from releasing a variety of new IoT devices this year.
While demand for connected devices has seen a slowdown in verticals like retail and manufacturing, tech executives see IoT as an important technology to help organizations adapt to the variety of new requirements put in place to combat the virus, from social distancing to wearing masks. And because of the impending need to deploy such solutions, they‘re suddenly seeing an acceleration of some projects.
“The time that I spend right now is in implementations for COVID-initiated things like monitoring and detection, things like business automation, social and workplace engagement interaction projects that probably would have taken 18 months to do formal [proofs of concept], test and deploy—we‘ve deployed in a matter of two or three weeks. That’s new for us,” Rodney Clark, vice president of IoT and mixed reality sales at Microsoft, told CRN last month.
What follows are some of this year‘s coolest IoT devices so far, ranging from crop sensors and connected breathalyzers to industrial IoT gateways and smart devices for the home.