Mike Fahrion, director of product management at B&B Electronics, has more than 20 years of design and application experience overseeing M2M connectivity solutions for wireless and wired networks. He also is author of the eConnections newsletter.
The Internet of Things is about more than connecting your refrigerator to your phone to tell you if you're low on milk. It also can be used to address problems like climate change, dwindling resources, population growth, and aging.
The Internet of Things will be more than a network of small, smart new devices. It will include older equipment as well. Like an old C-47 waiting its turn in the landing circle above a modern airport, your valuable legacy device will be welcome to keep on doing its job.