It is nearly 25 years since the first household appliance was connected with the Internet. Developer John Romkey was only able to switch his toaster on or off remotely, but in doing so he laid a major milestone in the history of the Internet of Things. Connected household appliances are today a standard feature of the range of electronic goods that is available. A niche offering has been transformed into a wide-ranging mass market.
This trend is taken up on 20 and 21 October at this year’s M2M Summit at the Düsseldorf Congress Center with its motto “M2M – From Technology to Business.” The organizers expect over 1,000 participants from 30 countries to attend. Sixty companies are presenting their products and solutions at the international industry event.
Tomorrow’s bicycle is connected