The future IoT (Internet of Things) goes way beyond lighting controls and even beyond energy efficiency. Potential applications will bring value to users that far exceed just energy savings and convenience.
Terralux – In May, Terralux, expanded its LEDSENSE technology beyond data gathering and analysis to include retrofit HVAC control, an intelligence gateway, building automation connection, and utility connection with automated demand response (Ref: article). Terralux reportedly owns all the technology and the software that goes into their open platform system.
Terralux says that LEDSENSE can now go beyond linking just daylight and occupancy sensors to include sensor data about temperature, humidity, and aspects of air quality such as carbon dioxide carbon monoxide, and particulate matter.
While all of these companies has advanced the IoT world, the applications of the future have not even been conceived yet. Companies such as these will keep adding value with new and better IoT applications. Who knows what they will think up next?