Infographic: Intel Internet of Things

Infographic: Intel Internet of Things

Intel has been putting their weight behind the IoT with their Intel Embedded initiative, and now they have released this infographic that illustrates a timeline of the rise of devices since 1960 to an estimated 31 billion devices online by 2020 (I assume they want most of those with a certain chip inside :) 

More from their press packet.

You will find embedded computers in the most amazing places. These intelligent systems operate under some of the most rugged conditions. Smartly turn on and off to save energy.Automatically adjust performance levels to match workload demands. Effectively prioritize time-critical tasks. And keepwatch over your most precious assets.Embedded computers reliably and securely do the same job over and over again – day after day, year after year.Connecting the people, places and things that make our world go. Making stuff happen.This is your embedded world.You can find intelligent Intel technology at the heart of everything around you. And a whole industry devoted todeveloping intelligent computing systems that disappear inside the fabric of everyday life. All of which makes ourworld a bit more amazing every day.

Overview:

"The time was when the internet was people on their PCs sending email and surfing web content dished up by servers. Sure, it was around before that in its academic/military guise, but as far as the public consciousness was concerned, PCs, laptops, email and the web, was all the internet meant. A few years ago that changed, imperceptibly at first, such that now the recurrent understanding of the internet is far more diverse, feral even. Myriad devices and people creating content in multiple forms, for consumption on an increasing array of devices. And it’s changing industry too- internet-connected combine harvesters, anyone? It has become known as the internet of things, guided by the fact that if something has an on/off switch, it should probably compute, and if it is going to compute, it should also connect to the internet. 

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View more details here and at their Intel Embedded site.


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