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IoT in 2019

arcHUB trial at Fitzroy Gardens
Friday 2nd August 2019

IoT Today

The Internet of Things, also known as IoT, is continuing to grow. And even more rapidly as than predicted in 2016. See Internet of Things drives Economic Growth.

Some recent studies show we are headed for 25 billion connected devices in 2020 with 127 devices a second being connected. The big growth sectors are healthcare, smart cities, logistics and enterprise in general.

The following IoT infographic shows how this is progressing.

IoT Statistics 2019
IoT Statistics 2019

So that is quite a bit to take in. As usual, growth is coming from real value propositions that have a compelling business case rather than just trying things to see what happens. The big statistic that stood out to me, is that 94% of businesses had already seen a return on their IoT investments. Our clients investing in custom IoT appliances are certainly seeing that.

An example of the smart cities growth opportunities is in environmental monitoring covering air quality, sound, micro-climate and occupancy. The arcHUB example below can do all of that today and is independently solar powered and self contained. An article on Making Smart Cities Even Smarter shows examples of it in use. And this is just one small example.

arcHUB trial at Fitzroy Gardens
arcHUB trial at Fitzroy Gardens

Thanks again to Karthik Reddy and the team at Safe At Last for bringing this to my attention. You can read more at 80 IoT Statistics.


Successful Endeavours specialise in Electronics Design and Embedded Software Development, focusing on products that are intended to be Made In AustraliaRay Keefe has developed market leading electronics products in Australia for more than 30 years.


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2 thoughts on “IoT in 2019

  1. Ray Keefe and his team at Successful Endeavours have been critical in bringing to market the arcHUB range of smart city IoT sensors for us at the Active Reactor Company. Their skills and experience in communications engineering, telemetry, embedded software development, electronics manufacturing and power management have enabled us to provide an independently solar powered suite of environmental sensors.

  2. Thanks for that Brian
    It is also worth noting that the area of Smart Cities devices is quite fragmented at the moment as Councils struggle to wade through the hype from vendors and are rightly dubious about many of the market offerings. It has been refreshing to work with your team on this project because you are focussed on understanding the real needs of the city and then producing devices that will meet that real need rather than working out how to flog devices that aren’t fit for purpose. So partnering with us to create a product like the arcHUB has allowed Smart Cities to have access to hardware that can meet the real need.
    For instance, who would have thought that accessing mains power was the biggest impediment to a Smart Cities installation. And yet for many sites this is a big problem because you often need both a permit and an electrician to run power and this can add significant time and the cost can sometimes be the highest cost in the whole installation.
    So thanks again for the opportunity to create such a unique, self-powered and flexible Smart Cities platform.

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