The post Covid IoT scenario promises to be very interesting indeed. Businesses in every sector are now obliged to deal with the ‘new normal’ caused by the global coronavirus pandemic. In order to be successful, they will need to offer clients a new approach, developing smart products, capable of evolving independently to meet their needs.
Software developers propose very different licensing alternatives. In recent years the industry has been affected by numerous changes and a strong influence from Cloud Computing, which introduced the concept of “Software as a Service” (SaaS).
The 2020 F-GAS regulations have brought in even tighter restrictions on the use of fluorinated gases, with the dual purposes of reducing emissions of atmospheric pollutants and combatting the greenhouse effect. This legislation was first introduced in 2014 with the aim of reducing hydrocarbon emissions by 80% by the year 2030.
The process of Italy’s digital transformation has been accelerated by the lockdown. The public’s knowledge of IT technology was already quite good, but many people have only discovered its true potential as a result of the exceptional circumstances caused by the recent Covid-19 pandemic.
The phase-out of HFC’s (Freon or Hydrofluorocarbons) is a measure designed to gradually reduce the impact of refrigerants on the atmosphere’s ozone layer. These substances are widely used in the HVAC sector, but also in domestic and industrial refrigeration (fridges, freezers etc.).
The decision to use R32 as the refrigerant gas in future air conditioning systems has become an ongoing, controversial debate. Some producers have embraced the switch to this gas, which has a very low GWP (Global Warming Potential), while others continue to delay this change which now seems inevitable.
The IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) is a special subcategory of the Internet of Things (IoT), used in the industrial sector. It involves equipment and analysis platforms which are connected to the internet, environmental sensors, complex industrial robots and much more.
Although less severe than the impact on other sectors, the impact of the coronavirus on the HVAC sector in the EU and USA has become apparent. There have been slowdowns, losses and unexpected issues, but just about every country has managed to find a strategy to limit the damage caused by Covid-19.
Covid’s impact on the environment seems to have had both positive and negative effects: on the one hand, the lockdown brought a temporary cease in the emission of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere (especially in large industrialised cities), while, on the other hand, it provided some sectors with a chance to try and get around restrictions set out in pollution legislation.