Series: Internet of Things (IoT) in Malta
The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to any technology that is connected to a network such as the internet. The technology senses or interacts with their internal state or the external environment and in turn, provides a better overall consumer experience. During 2021, Tech.mt explored the adoption of IoT among local businesses and investigated areas such as sectoral relevance, willingness to invest, barriers to adopt and effectiveness on business operations.
From the voice of Maltese IoT services providers and integrators within various sectors, the study by Tech.mt provides multiple scenarios of the diversified application of IoT across multiple sectors of the Maltese economy.
No matter what work you do, or whether you’re really tech savvy or just use technological devices because you must, you’re probably making use of what is referred to as the Internet of Things.
You know how you set up your phone to control appliances in your house, or how navigation systems make your drive easier…that’s all part of the Internet of Things.
Basically, it’s any kind of technology that is connected to the internet and which in turn provides a better overall experience for us consumers.
Smart lighting, smart irrigation, smart locks, motion detectors…you name it. The list of IOT technologies is endless and you probably come across it but never really gave it any thought.
Telecommunications mogul Epic is investing in NB-IOT technology designed to broaden the future of IoT connectivity. It has been developed to enable efficient communication, long battery life for mass distributed devices and lower costs for wide geographical footprints or deep within urban infrastructure.
Through this technology, devices connect and interact with the Internet and are equipped with sensors used to monitor and collect data, which is transmitted over the Vodafone NB-IoT network and stored on a server. The data can then be managed and converted into meaningful information, which can be visualised through dashboards in apps or websites.
2021 Landmark Study