What Is This White Paper About?
Billions of previously unconnected devices, from vending machines to nurse call systems, are moving to the network and communicating directly without any human interaction or intervention required. By 2020, Gartner estimates that at least 20.8 billion IP-enabled devices will be connected to our networks.
This IoT shift is occurring for several reasons:
- Move more real-time data at faster rates
- Enhance mobility and productivity
- Improve communications
- Maximize efficiency
- Improve safety and security
- Reduce energy consumption
- Increase operational efficiency
From financial institutions and hospitals to college campuses and government buildings, enterprises are taking a new approach to sharing information, communicating, delivering high-quality AV, ensuring life safety and improving building management.