Passive Optical LANs Support IoT Growth

From its initial role in improving logistics and inventory management to its now nearly ubiquitous presence in a variety of industries, the Internet of Things (IoT) has greatly influenced our day-to-day lives. And with all the opportunity surrounding IoT applications, this trend shows no signs of slowing down any time soon.

A recent Gartner report predicts the total amount of connected devices will reach 20 billion by 2020. This means that in less than four years, the number of connected gadgets and products will be three times greater than the Earth’s current population.

Higher education, like nearly every other business in the world, will continue to be transformed by IoT. Smart building management tools will remotely control lights and HVAC across different buildings. Enhanced security features with automated lockdown and notification settings will better protect everyone on campus, and even tracking student attendance will become more efficient.

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