iBeacon and Internet of Things

Apple iBeacon, which was launched on 2013, was one of leap of the company in Internet of Things industry. Beside smartwatch, iBeacon will be one of devices that will support the development of Internet of Things. Some IoT Platform have added beacon in their service to ease developers manage the services.

iBeacon is based on Bluetooth low energy proximity sensing by transmitting a universally unique identifier picked up by a compatible app or operating system. The identifier and several bytes sent with it can be used to determine the device’s physical location, track customers, or trigger a location-based action on the device such as a check-in on social media or a push notification.

While typically, IoT is expected to offer advanced connectivity of devices, systems, and services that goes beyond machine-to-machine (M2M) communications and covers a variety of protocols, domains, and applications. The interconnection of these embedded devices (including smart objects), is expected to usher in automation in nearly all fields, while also enabling advanced applications like a smart grid, and expanding to the areas such as smart cities.

iBeacon can be a simple step to start the deployment since it’s already using Bluetooth and people have been familiar with Bluetooth in their smartphone.


Industrial Revolution of Internet of Things (IoT) and Its Impact on Fleet Management


Fleet Management Industry including trucking, forwarding, and package delivery is one of businesses that has been existed since the 80’s era. It was started with animals but now it’s growing and using technology.

In this industry, access and accuracy of the delivery is main value for the company.

Technology makes this industry grow better. Fleet management, more than a usual transportation, will get advantages of using connectivity and data from IoT Platform.

Fleet management works out of independent system of asset monitoring, route management, and maintenance report that are connected each other in this business.

Internet of Things Impact on Fleet Management

With new technology keeps coming in this digital era or what’s most popular now is Internet of Things.

IoT gives 3 impacts in Fleet Management Industry:

  1. Eficiency: For driver, asset monitoring, smart delivery, and real time access can help you make sure driver and vehicle operate optimaly. Saving works that needed paper or needed manual work from human.
  2. Low Cost Operational: For gas price, idle time, accident, and Disobeydience in majority of finance management. Controlling these functions with fleet management solution can help you reduce higher cost.
  3. Adding Value for Customers: Fleet management can quickly transfer data automatically from their vehicles. A real time solution is also provided while taking decision for their customers

We understand various technologies come giving many advantages and solutions. Just like RFID and NFC that’s usually used for fleet management solution.

But there’s a limit in RFID and NFC. Cubeacon comes giving a better solution. Using iBeacon technology, Cubeacon can be used as in many solutions for fleet management.

By using Cubeacon, we can turn your device online, easy to tracked in real time and connected to Internet. Cubeacon also has flexible reader access using smartphone, or using stand alone reader from Cubeacon.


Potential for Internet of Things Business


Right now, tons of sensors and devices are being applied to start a massive Internet of Things with IoT Platform Deployment around the world. People are building the internet of Things and ready for huge wave in the future.

So what can you actually do with Internet of Things today?

IBM Voice has stated one of major change to the world with Internet of Things. The only thing that keeps changing every year. Of course, weather.

Based on IBM Voice on Forbes, nothing and no one in this world isn’t affected by the weather. It changes everything. From you mood to the way you dress and from crops to flight plan. Sounds about right, yes? Weather gives influential impact to our life and the way we live it.

That’s the reason why it’s a great idea to combine Internet of Things with weather. The combination allows us to connect weather with other pieces of data to give us a richer source of information. It puts every piece of data into a new context and allows organizations to learn at an accelerated rate, transform how they run their businesses and benefit the lives of people.

Or take the connected car. Currently a GPS system helps get us from point A to point B in the fastest time possible, taking into account traffic patterns, road closing and other factors.

But what if weather was added to the equation? Now rather than just avoiding bumper-to-bumper traffic, drivers are alerted to approaching rainstorms, reported patches of black ice or sun glare. It’s information like this that helps eliminate potentially costly accidents and possible injury.

Even greater news for you all who already installed Thermostat in your home. Thermostat with Internet of Things can do greater job. We know that Thermostat can turn heat up and down when we need it or not, but by connecting in weather data, these devices could turn on the central air system automatically — based on suddenly clearing skies that have hit the area. Now when you get home on a 90-degree day, your house is at an ideal temperature.

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IoT Platform Should be Your Next Startup Product

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Currently there are 22 Billion devices connected to the Internet by this year. It is not really a surprising number since a internet user itself reached by 3.2 Billion Internet User by 2015 worldwide. Increasing from 738 million on 2000.

How fast the internet user grow is the key to fast penetration to IoT product. For example is the first time Thermostat launched. It was a hype for people since it controls our home and help home owner to maintain their home condition. It gets to the market easier since it can be controlled through smartphone. Which is something that literally everybody has. So that’s the beginning of how so easy Internet of Things product hit the market since the Internet itself is in everybody’s hand.

Looking how fast Internet of Things grow, big tech company takes the chance in creating a platform where everyone can build their own IoT Product.

Amazon with their AWS IoT promises its developers to connect billion device in one platform, IBM Watson which allows developers build IoT for retail, home, vehicle and etc.

Everyone is building a platform to make IoT developers easily build their own product. The IoT market size reached USD 130.33 Billion in 2015 and forecast to be USD 883.55 Billion by 2022. A big market to start innovation.

If you are about to build your own IoT device, an IoT Platform is a good start. With the crowd IoT Market, the only way to make your IoT product hit the market faster is to cut down the development process. IoT Platform provides features that can help you out with the development process.

The features that are provided by IoT Platform are mostly are helping developers cut down development process such as connecting to multi devices, secure integration, data storage, and etc. The features apparently creates various IoT implementations.

One of many IoT platforms that provides IoT solution is Mesosfer. As a platform for developers to connect their IoT Devices, Mesosfer also provides service to help developers build Mobile Apps.

IoT product such as thermostat will require mobile apps to actually work. If IoT developers build in different platform for both solution, in Mesosfer they can build both solution in one platform.

Cutting off the development process and budget as well especially for startup before they start launching their product. Features provided in Mesosfer is quite similar with other IoT Platform and Mobile Backend as a Service to build mobile apps. Analytic is provided by Mesosfer to make sure developers keep updated about their application performance.

The IoT Platform market reached $298M by 2015 and forecast to become $1.6B by 2021. With a promising market, IoT Platform is a new field. Even other competitors are part of big tech company, they just launched their platform last year. So a chance for startup to be great IoT Platform is still available.