Welcome to the Connected World.
By 2020 it is predicted there will be more connected ‘things’ in the world than mobile phones. That will be in excess of 16 billion devices. So what are these ‘things’? These are objects or devices connecting over the internet, letting them talk to each other, talk to their owners or talk to applications.
Depending on the object or device they can capture data such as temperature, movement or speed. This can be transmitted through wireless or through a SIM card fitted in the device. In reply, messages can be sent back to the ‘things’ to change the way it is working for example cooling a server down.
Where its most popular currently is in the house, with home heating and energy use such as Hive and Nest and with smart meters. Despite the initial popularity in household applications businesses cannot afford to be complacent about these ‘things’. With improved full fibre broadband , WiFi and 5g there is going to be many new opportunities for businesses to get ahead of their competitors.
Through our approved partners KAT enable device and application developers to connect to the Internet of things regardless of network provider or technology through our range of SIM cards. It is expected over the next 5 years an additional 20 billions data SIM cards will be used for the ‘Internet of Things’
KAT can help transform your business by empowering devices to operate anywhere in the world. KAT can enable businesses to drive operational efficiency and improve customer experiences and also collaborate to create smart homes and smart cities and improve the wellbeing and safety of its people. We already work with many businesses offering solutions as wide ranging as using SIM cards in CCTV cameras, to monitoring the opening of gates on remote sites to even vending machines.
IoT turns objects into intelligent assets
This technology has been used for years in vehicle and asset tracking. However more recently it is being used for in vehicle WiFI solutions, remote assistance and telematics usage based solutions.
With the Brexit and global competition finding new ways of keeping costs down has never been important. Sim cards can be used to track asset, remotely monitor devices such as vending machines to fleet management and environmental tracking.
Devices can now be connected to the Internet of Things to deliver information, monitor movement and ensure people are safe in their homes. Sensors can be now be in beds to detect movement and even tablet dispensers to ensure people are taking the right medication. And then there are products like the 3rings plug #katcares
From street lights with sim cards sending messages when the blub has blown, to monitoring waste bin levels for emptying purposes and connected traffic lights that monitor traffic flow a KAT SIM card can help provide the connectivity to make things run more efficiently.