2014, in all probabilities, will be a watershed year in the field of the Internet of Things. IoT linked devices and services are expected to finally start making their way into the hands of consumers. But this year will also be big for IoT enterprise. Here’s a list of the 5 IoT companies one needs to track in 2014.
ONe Collect is a new service for optimising the collection of waste and recycling containers, using smart sensor technology and an advanced scheduling and route calculation system to enable waste monitoring.
A new, non-profit organisation called AllSeen Alliance with major tech and consumer electronics companies, among others, as members, is now online to serve the interests of players in the world of the Internet of Everything.
An Israeli company Humavox has launched a wireless charger aimed at the Internet of Things devices called NEST.
A startup called Thingful, a “discoverability engine” that deals with the public Internet of Things just came online. It organises ‘things’ around locations and categories, and structures ownership around Twitter profiles, enabling citizens to discuss why and how they are using their devices and data. Think of Thingful as a public search engine that can be used to look for aspects of the IoT that are out in the public.
In one of the biggest acquisitions in the world of the Internet of Things in recent times, tech solutions provider PTC has acquired ThingWorx, creators of an award-winning platform for building and running applications for the Internet of Things (IoT), for approximately $112 million, plus a possible earn-out of up to $18 million.