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The Growing IoT Trend, Adoption in India

By Thilak Kumar, Manager, Field Engineering - APAC Industrial IoT Sales, Wind River
Thursday, May 7, 2015
By Thilak Kumar, Manager, Field Engineering - APAC Industrial IoT Sales, Wind River
Wind River is a global leader in delivering software for intelligent connected systems. The company offers a comprehensive, end-to-end portfolio of solutions ideally suited to address the emerging needs of IoT.

IoT is not just a buzz word anymore but it is real, it is here to stay for a long time and it will have more and more impact on our day to day lives as it evolves. Gartner identified IoT and M2M amongst India's top ten technology trends in 2014 and it continues to be so.

The Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) has drafted an IoT policy with the goal of creating an IoT industry in the country worth $15 billion by 2020. The policy aims to increase the connected devices in the country from around 200 million to over 2.7 billion by 2020, to develop human resources and technology for IoT relevant skill-sets, to undertake research and development is IoT relevant fields, and to develop various IoT solutions specific to Indian needs in health, agriculture, water quality, transportation, automobiles, natural disaster, supply chain management and smart cities among others. Some of the key elements of smart cities will include smart parking, intelligent transport system, tele-care, women's safety, smart grids, smart urban lighting, waste management, smart city maintenance, digital signage and water management. In the budget this year, the government had allocated Rs 7060 crore for smart cities, which according to the DeitY will lead to massive and quick expansion of IoT in the country.

M2M Technology and its Wider Acceptance, Especially Among Industry Verticals

M2M technology enables devices that once existed in isolation to be connected and it offer two key benefits. First, it enables devices to communicate with each other and make some smart decisions on the go and second, it enables devices to communicate and share data with a central server. This data on the server can then be processed into meaningful information which in turn can be used to better manage the devices on the field.


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