The Internet of Things (IoT) is becoming increasingly popular in the day-to-day lives of people. The concept of the wireless connection to almost all gadgets has transformed the way appliances, such as toothbrushes, medical equipment, and cars work. According to an executive officer at Gartner Inc., by 2020, 25 billion items with will be connected. The Bluetooth beacon technology is a central component of the IOT, and it allows people to communicate. This technology is designed to relay and collect information. These beacons are sensor-embedded, portable, and they have attracted the airline industry. According to Jason Hope, the aviation sector is tapping into the IoT industry due to:
Airplanes, such as the Virgin Atlantic’s Boeing 787s, is connected to the wireless network from the nose to the rudder. This feature enables the plane to relay real-time information. Beacons also monitor the safety items, including the toolboxes and life jackets.
Improving customer service
Most airlines are employing IoT to ease check-ins, enhance personalized travels, and creature comforts. IoT has been able to rectify the tedious procedures of having to log into the airlines’ website to secure boarding passes.
In the coming years, the beacon technology would be embedded in the luggage tags to monitor them to their final destination.
Monitoring of fuel efficiency
The GE Aviation has already developed a technology that allows weather, navigation routes, terrain conditions, trajectory information to be assembled and analyzed at the fuel efficiency dashboard.
About Jason Hope
Jason Hope is a businessman, futurist, and philanthropist. Hope lives in Arizona, and he has a vested interest in technology, particularly the Internet of Things. He did his degree at the esteemed Arizona State University. Hope has an MBA from the famed ASU’s W.P. Carey School of Business.Hope is a renowned philanthropist and significantly contributes to the SENS Foundation, an organization that conducts research to provide anti-aging solutions. Hope is passionate about creating a better, longer, and quality life. This love for life is one of the reasons why he supports the SENS Foundation. This organization is also keen on finding cures for conditions, such as lung disease, Alzheimer’s, and heart disease that cause the body to age faster.