Indoor growth of plants isn’t anything new – Ever since Roman Emperor Tiberius grew cucumbers under “transparent stone” we’ve seen many examples of indoor hydroponics.
The evolution & innovation of the practice has been slow up until now. With the advent of “Internet Of Things” (IoT) we’ve seen a blazing pace of innovation.
What is Internet Of Things?
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Simply put, the Internet Of Things describes the inclusion of internet connectivity into otherwise non-connected devices. But there’s more to the story.
Kind Control, Being a hardware startup is taking direct advantage of this revolution. The advent of low cost, high-scale manufacturing processes in the printed circuit board industry makes products like Kind Control possible without a multi-million dollar upfront investment. This, paired with the ubiquitous availability of an internet connection allows the use of the “Cloud”, lowering the processing power needed for any one device.
At the office we have a common saying: “Kind Control would have never been possible 10 years ago” – And it’s true! The cost & complexity of building a hardware product would have prevented Kind Control from entering the consumer market, or would have at least prevented a reasonable price point.
Services like Amazon’s “AWS IoT” are just now gaining popularity and are well seated to upset many hardware markets.
If the term Internet of Things or IoT is new to you, get ready – the industry is quickly exploding and will foster new innovations in many aspects of our lives.