What is IoT

What is IoT? How is it applied for Commercial Applications?

IoT is sometimes thought of as the convergence of Operational Technology (OT) and Information Technology (IT). Or the transformation of OT into the digital domain and IT networks.

Here at AV Innovations – we have been involved in “IoT” since 2000 when we developed the capability to remote into sound systems (over analog telephone modems) and update the systems with tunneling of RS232 commands over TCP/IP.

In the early 2000s we also built and deployed our own smart edge devices for courtrooms that digitized audio into multi-channels and forwarded the digitized audio from each courtroom into central storage that could be recalled for playback on the network.

We have embraced and designed IP & networked solutions (IoT Solutions) for the past 20 years. Today, most of our Audio / Video equipment sits on an IP network for control and configuration or we are streaming & routing audio & video over IP networks.

Within our new division we will providing complete end to end IoT Network Solutions – initially concentrating on Security & Safety Solutions, especially those that can be used to meet current and growing regulation compliance. Some of these include:

  1. Video Surveillance – IP Cameras with NVR and integration of the latest cameras with embedded Artificial Intelligence / Face Recognition.
  2. Access Control w/ Integration into Video Surveillance
  3. PA / Mass Notification Systems
  4. Mobile & Fixed button-alert system for Staff (Hospitality / Health / Education)
  5. Commercial Refrigeration (IoT Temperature / Humidity sensors)
  6. Sensors for Smart Building Management