Product Development of IoT Solutions
In all IoT solutions, whether it is connected consumer products, industrial products or systems, municipalities, etc., data are collected via sensors or devices that are IoT enabled with embedded software via microcontrollers. The sensors communicate data via wireless or wired network to network controllers consisting of gateways or “ports” transmitting the collected Big Data over long distances to the Cloud. An IoT network can collect all the data which your company may want. It is obvious to analyze these data further with machine learning algorithms. The conclusion of a data analysis might provide ideas for new business opportunities with yet again brand new intelligent IoT solutions based on smarter and faster technologies.
As a Danish external development partner, Develco has developed many different IoT solutions for the BtC-and BtB-markets and the public sector. Develco has extensive experience within product development of embedded software, hardware and mechanics for smart devices being a part of an IoT solution. We have developed product solutions for Smart Homes, Smart Cities, Smart Industries, Smart Farming etc. Under cases with previously developed IoT solutions, you can find inspiration for new technological product solutions for your company.
The need for a gateway is tailored to the individual IoT solution. In some solutions the device is connected directly to the Cloud, while in other solutions a gateway is needed for data collection from multiple devices. Before development of an IoT solution Develco recommends that you have an overview of the number of devices to be connected to the gateway and whether the connection should be wired or wireless. Simultaneously it is a good idea to consider whether the gateway should be intelligent and be able to process data (edge computing). In some situations it would eg. be optimal to be able to store data for a specified time period if the gateway loses its connection to the Cloud.
With the continuously increasing number of connected devices Cybersecurity is often mentioned in connection with new business models and new digital products with IoT solutions for data collection. For hackers IoT products can be the back door into your company’s other IT systems. If your new IoT products become popular, hackers will most likely find your products interesting.
As a technology development partner Develco can only recommend that your company incorporates IoT security early in the development process of new digital products. In the product development we advise your company and incorporate increased security with the possibility of encrypting the transmitted data. Develco bases the IoT security on confidentiality, integrity, and accessibility and implements these three factors in new IoT solutions.