IP Technology

IP: Internet Protocol (IP) is the principal communications protocol in the Internet protocol suite for relaying datagrams across network boundaries. Its routing function enables internetworking, and essentially establishes the Internet. IP has the task of delivering packets from the source host to the destination host solely based on the IP address. Once you have got to grips with IP generally now you need to start considering the benefits that IOT can bring to individuals and businesses globally via the IP connected world.

The escalating hype around IoT – where devices connect over the internet to other devices, application and users – has been matched only by the rapidly increasing number of devices themselves, which outnumber the global population by 15:1. The data harvested from these connections is expected to fundamentally change the way businesses operate with a potential economic impact of up to US$11 trillion per year by 2025, according to the McKinsey Global Institute.

The Internet of things (or IoT) is the internetworking of physical devices, vehicles (also referred to as "connected devices" and "smart devices"), buildings, and other items—embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and network connectivity that enable these objects to collect and exchange data. In 2013 the Global Standards Initiative on Internet of Things (IoT-GSI) defined the IoT as "the infrastructure of the information society." The IoT allows objects to be sensed and/or controlled remotely across existing network infrastructure creating opportunities for more direct integration of the physical world into computer-based systems, and resulting in improved efficiency, accuracy and economic benefit in addition to reduced human intervention. Then IoT is augmented with sensors and actuators, the technology becomes an instance of the more general class of cyber-physical systems, which also encompasses technologies such as smart grids, smart homes, intelligent transportation and smart cities. Each thing is uniquely identifiable through its embedded computing system but is able to interoperate within the existing Internet infrastructure. Experts estimate that the IoT will consist of almost 50 billion objects by 2020.

The question is are you ready for IP and IOT. We have been working in this space for a number of years delivering IP connected equipment. As you can gather most devices that have a neNIC on them and produce an IP address are part of this Hype. We can offer you connected hardware & Software which includes IP KVM Switches, IP intelligent PDU’s, Network Video Recorders (NVR’s), Video Management Solutions (VMS) Wireless AP’s & Lan Controllers, Home Automation & Networking devices allowing you to take control of your home or Comms Room remotely if and when is required.

There is also a growing requirement for individuals who can perform a critical role managing the relationship between IT teams and boardrooms in organisations that are just beginning to see the opportunities IoT can offer them.

We work with some of the leading Manufacturers in this area including Raritan, Server Technology, Aten, Uniview, Wavestore & Engenius to mention just a few. This list is unlimited when we talk about IP connected devices. Please contact us today with your requirements and let’s start a conversation.

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