What Are Wireless IoT Sensors and Why Are They Useful?

GUEST WRITER | September 9, 2019

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The Internet of Things (IoT) is transforming our world in tremendous ways. By enabling everyday objects to communicate wirelessly, we can automate data exchange and create new efficiencies that positively impact lives and organizations. Underlying the IoT is wireless sensor technology, which allows us to collect information about surrounding environments over extended periods with little manual effort. Wireless sensors can be configured to measure a variety of variables, from air temperature to vibration. Overall, there are many different types of wireless sensors available in the marketplace. Many wireless networks contain hundreds, sometimes thousands, of wireless sensors. Already, these devices are used across a wide range of sectors, including retail, agriculture, urban planning, security, and supply chain management. In this article, we dive deeper into how wireless sensors work and explain why they’re so important for the IoT revolution.

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