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Internet of Things (IoT): what it is, main application areas and examples

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Imagine your home automatically adjusting the temperature to provide you with maximum comfort, or lights that turn on and off following your movements. This is just one of the endless possibilities offered by the Internet of Things (IoT).

In this article, we will find out what the IoT is, why it’s important, what its areas of application are and give examples. Continue reading. All about the IoT.

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Internet of Things (IoT): what it is and why it is important

Internet of Things is an increasingly widespread and pervasive reality, affecting different areas of daily life, such as home, work, health, mobility, energy and the environment. It’s estimated that by 2025 there will be over 75 billion connected IoT devices, generating a global market of over 11 trillion dollars.

The term Internet of Things refers to the connection between physical objects and the digital world via sensors, software and wireless networks. IoT allows data to be collected, transmitted and analysed in real time, creating new opportunities for innovation, efficiency and value.

Internet of Things is nothing more than a network of devices connected online, where communication is constant and provides real-time data, enabling machines to make autonomous decisions.

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Application areas of IoT

IoT offers numerous possibilities to improve quality of life, security, sustainability and competitiveness. Here are some examples of concrete applications of the IoT in different sectors:

1. Smart home

Appliances, lights, locks, cameras and thermostats can be controlled remotely via smartphones or voice assistants, optimising comfort, energy savings and home security.

Traffic lights, parking, waste, lighting and public transport can be monitored and managed intelligently, reducing traffic, pollution, costs and travel time.

Wearable devices, such as smartwatches, bracelets and patches, can detect users’ vital parameters, habits and health conditions, sending personalised alerts and advice, preventing and treating diseases.

4. Smart industry

Machines, robots, warehouses and assembly lines can be connected and coordinated, increasing the productivity, quality, safety and flexibility of industrial processes.

IoT, in general, opens up incredible scenarios, for which state-of-the-art hardware and software solutions are needed, so that the integration between the different systems runs smoothly and the collected data can be analysed. This is why it’s important to rely on companies with experience in the IoT field, such as PMF Research, which is part of the JO Group cluster of companies.

IoT benefits

Internet of Things offers tangible benefits in many areas:


Internet of Things increases operational efficiency by automating processes that previously required human intervention.

Data analysis

The large volumes of data collected by smart objects can be analysed to gain valuable insights.


Optimising resources through IoT contributes to a more sustainable lifestyle.

Addressing IoT challenges with PMF Research

However, to make the most of the potential offered by IoT, several challenges need to be addressed, such as the design, development, integration, security and management of IoT devices.

For this, it’s important to rely on qualified and competent partners who can offer customised and high-level consultancy services. PMF Research is a research and development centre specialised in IoT; it offers its clients a wide range of services, such as:

1. Needs and opportunities analysis

We help customers identify the problems to be solved, the goals to be achieved and the solutions best suited to their specific needs and context.

2. Development and implementation of Internet of Things solutions

We design and implement customised IoT solutions, using sensors, microcontrollers, communication protocols, cloud platforms and data analysis software.

3. Support and after-sales service

We provide customers with continuous support and service, ensuring the maintenance, updating, monitoring and optimisation of implemented IoT solutions.

Choose PMF Research, contact us

Since 2003, PMF Research has been engaged in research and development in the ICT field, with a special focus on the Internet of Things. The experience we have gained over the years enables us to empower companies with the IoT and integrate it into their sales and promotion strategies.

Internet of Things is more than just a technology trend; it’s an essential component of our digital future. If you are a business and wish to remain competitive by integrating IoT solutions, please contact us by filling out the contact form below or by calling: 0957225331.

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