Where Did Our 5 Bold 2016 Predictions Land? At the end of 2015, we at FreeWave Technologies issued five bold Industrial IoT (IIoT) predictions for 2016

Sensor-2-Server: Intelligent Data Communication at the Access Layer

Sensor-2-Server (S2S) is intelligent communication that begins at the sensor level and targets specific servers for specific reasons. These servers could include anything from a SCADA data server that collects and monitors through the SCADA system or a Big Data engine. S2S can be leveraged in a predictive analytics engine that compares the “data at rest” stored in a database to “data in motion” in real time from the access layer (the outer edge) of the IT network. As the Internet of Things (IoT) becomes increasingly adopted by industrial markets, there will be greater demand for video, voice, data and sensor (VVDS™) data communication from the access layer. Industries like oil and gas, electric power, agriculture, and utilities are starting to realize the benefits of S2S when it comes to profitability and cost savings by being able to leverage more advanced intelligence to drive action for change.