The modern IoT era has already begun, from domestic premises to public places, intelligence end devices featuring embedded systems are almost everywhere. Yet, behind the blooming IoT technology advancement, the market lacks a solution that is able to integrate various protocols and data standards. “To unleash the full potential of IoT, the top priority should be establishing an open API framework to facilitate data sharing. Businesses can therefore be allowed to manage various IoT devices simply through a one-stop application.” said Lucas Mo Tsun-ming, the Chief Operating Officer of NineSmart and technine.
From Cloud-based Access Control to IoT Management Platform
The Business Research Company revealed that the IoT market size is expected to reach US$926.6 billion at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) up to 23.3% by 2026, showcasing its great potential.
Doubtless, IoT is set to grow and evolve at a rapid pace, it has however in turn created some tricky challenges. The IoT mechanism is as complicated as the human nervous system – there are eyes to sense, nerves to communicate and muscles to react. In such a closely-connected ecosystem, if every sensor has its own protocols and standards, not only does it hinder effective data interchange, but it also adds unnecessary repair and maintenance costs.
IoT Analytics discovered that there had been over 600 IoT solutions providers worldwide as of 2019, each with different sets of protocols and the number is still counting. In other words, “over fragmentation” is currently the biggest bottleneck for IoT. With the sole purpose of creating added-value to hardware with software, NineSmart started developing IoT-related software and IoT devices management platform in light of this direction. Afterall, the ultimate goal is to allow businesses to better allocate resources in strategic aspects instead of purchasing the basic infrastructure, ensuring the entire digital transformation is more cost-effective.
Given that the pandemic has accelerated the growing need for remote management, NineSmart first launched the “Smart Access Cloud-based Access Control System” targeting physical security. By integrating with different systems via open API, it can perform comprehensive and real-time management, which allows businesses to monitor the in-and-out records with minimal manpower while covering the blind spot of human security guards. On the other hand, Smart Access serves as a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), users can then enjoy great flexibility and subscribe to multiple functions such as booking, video intercom and e-payment according to their business needs.
Break Through IoT Limitations with Intelligence and Innovation
Following its launch in 2020, Smart Access has been widely recognised and nominated for several renowned awards, giving NineSmart a boost of confidence and strengthening the team’s determination to keep investing in the IoT integration.
“Our final goal is to build a complete IoT hub so as to make it possible for businesses to control and manage hardware offered by different vendors with lower cost, cultivating a more friendly and convenient business environment.” Lucas Mo stressed.
Rather than a finishing point, the success of Smart Access is in fact just one of the many milestones in the whole IoT project. In the coming future, NineSmart and technine shall focus on developing the “One-stop Cloud-based Management Platform”. The application aims to improve the remote management process, thus, even though the administrators are working from home, they can manage to control onsite devices and monitor the usage data as long as there is network coverage. For instance, if a meeting room is empty, admins can turn off the lighting and air conditioners depending on the situation, they can even pair other sensors to the assets, or schedule auto shutdown to power off devices at specific times. It is beneficial in reducing operation costs and saving energy, and most importantly, to maintain business efficiency as much as possible.
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