The newest WiFi technology - 802.11ax or WiFi 6 - is all about creating a better, more efficient process for the ever denser WiFi environment. WiFi 6 concentrates on allowing more devices to speak at the same time, making APs better at discerning who said what. The APs take on an even more granular command role by setting up wake up times, controlling uplink and downlink connections, and orchestrating WiFi antenna power levels in devices.
The demand for wireless connectivity is ever increasing as wireless technology has become a staple in almost every device used in frequently trafficked buildings, from single-family homes to commercial airports. The number of devices connected to WiFi increases exponentially depending on the intended purpose of the wireless deployment.
Warehouses have started to incorporate sensors into their infrastructure in order to help control and manage HVAC and lighting systems. Applying smart warehouse energy management to these systems allows for facilities to optimize energy consumption. The lighting in a typical warehouse can account for up to 70% of the facility’s energy use. Meanwhile, smart lighting automatically dims or brightens an area based on activity. HVAC systems have also benefited from these sensors since they can monitor and regulate temperature and ventilation, ensuring product integrity.
The Internet of Things has become so increasingly common that it has started to influence the way in which we live, work, and communicate with the people and things around us. By adding smart technologies to devices, machines, and buildings, we have managed to connect physical objects to wireless networks in order to control and monitor them.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a fast growing system of devices, machines, and people that are transmitting data over networks in order to reduce human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction.