Monnit CEO, Brad Walters, explains how the Internet of Things impacts food services.
There has been a lot of chatter about how smart technologies and new devices are beginning to take people, processes and businesses to the next level of productivity. At the center of this discussion—which is taking place on the farm, at the factory and around the dinner table—is the Internet of Things (IoT). But, what exactly is the IoT, and what kind of impact will it have on the cold food industry?
There are similar parallels to the IoT and its potential. At its core, the IoT is connecting virtually any electronic device such as cars, washing machines, light bulbs, spot welders and tractors to the Internet. A classic example is how your alarm clock can tell your coffee maker when to get brewing and your refrigerator will text you when you’re running low on milk. It also applies to tracking and monitoring how mission-critical items interact with the physical world and how the environment interacts with those items.