What is the Internet Of Everyday Things?

The number of electronic devices that have their own IP addresses and connect to the internet, in what is commonly referred to as the Internet of Things (IoT), is forecasted to reach 100 billion by 2022. But there are other items connecting to the IoT, too, not just electronic devices. That’s because everyday objects can now use embedded electronics for connectivity.

A growing array of familiar consumer goods, including apparel, brochures, foods and beverages, drinkware, and pharmaceuticals are now becoming smart and cloud-connected. They use a unique electronic ID, in the form of an electronic tag, to interact with tag readers and go online. As more smart products connect to the internet, the lines between the digital and physical world continue to blur. The Internet of Things is becoming the Internet of Everyday Things.

By using the same technology as Apple Pay and Android Pay, your customers can now use smartphones to interact with physical objects with a simple tap, which can direct them to personalized content to help you sell more of your product. These physical objects such as our Mann Materials Intelligent paper, packaging, promotional materials and plastics are embedded with our printed electronics technology.