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If the corona pandemic has taught us anything, it is that we find ourselves in the middle of a digital revolution.
Even before the crisis, the world was undergoing radical change, and this crisis only accelerated it.
COVID-19 completely turned our world upside down overnight. It brought new thoughts or behavior patterns to light. It helped vault digitalization years forward and made new ways of working, such as working from home or home schooling, more dynamic.
Here’s a look at the tech trends that will almost certainly shape us in the years to come:
Taking a look at the tech trends nicely shows us that digitalization will still play a very large role in our future economy. For all these technology trends, PIDSO brings together a very critical or sometimes even the most critical part of innovation: wireless communication and networking. This part of innovation can NOT be digitized. A radio wave stays an analogue electromagnetic wave that propagates through the ether and obeys the laws of physics.
The antenna is and remains the transformer of the grid-bound data stream into the medium air or similar environments (such as water and the like).
The clear priorities in the first weeks of the pandemic were on remote workplaces and their quick feasibility, because many basic things such as infrastructure (laptops, network cables), access (VPN access, Wi-Fi) and tools (software) had to be set up in a very short amount of time. And as it turned out, the switch from office to remote work was successfully implemented in this short time.
Consequently, the question changed from “Is remote work even doable?” to “How do we do it
The corona pandemic did not only bring about change regarding the physical working environment, it also challenged employees to return to their place of work with a new mindset. The reason for this was that many employees spent months working from home, which meant that their expectations of their work-life balance evolved. Some may be happy to return to the office, others will choose to spend more time working remotely – and still others may never return to the office.
This future of work is hybrid – and many organizations are currently looking at introducing hybrid work models as the new standard.
Consequently, as mobile or partial mobile work is more widely accepted, companies will need to spend time improving their infrastructure to ensure that every single person is reached. They will also need to invest more in technology so their employees or teams can work together more efficiently, regardless of where they are working from, and this is exactly where Wi-Fi antennas and various network cables play a large role in ensuring uninterrupted connectivity.
It can be assumed that hybrid work models will gain acceptance and be successful in the medium and long term – because the new communication technologies make it possible to better merge work and private life and to be more flexible.
It has become apparent that the way we work will drastically change: Remote work will become widespread, business travel will be cut and the role of the office as the center of business operations will be challenged.
Accordingly, hyperlocality will also play a very important role: within mere minutes, networks will communicate with each other that are both spatially and globally scattered. The Internet is only now unfolding its true potential – also through 5G – by enabling collaboration in unprecedented ways.
With the opportunity that digitalization offers, “New Work” will be defined in the working world in the future to give people more time for work that really motivates them.
There are already many examples of how autonomous machines and algorithms have made our lives easier.
With our private and professional lives becoming increasingly digital, the need for advanced digital security has also become that much more important.
What’s more, the new technologies for video surveillance of the future now also offer more and more opportunities for their application, such as mobile drone surveillance, which rely on the use of robust antenna solutions to enable mobile and area-wide connectivity.
Also, because unmanned platforms can be used as relay stations just as much, they enable other flying objects or robots to be controlled far beyond the visual range. However, these tremendous opportunities require sophisticated radio systems, multiple antenna systems, space and polarization diversity for uninterrupted and flawless data communication.
The global market for video surveillance is expanding so quickly that, according to a study by
“Research and Markets”, a growth rate of over 15% on average is expected. Leading-edge wireless robust video data transmission and networking technology play an instrumental part in modern video surveillance.
In this sense, digitalization was only the starting point, as we now find ourselves heading towards digitalization 2.0. It is the dawn of a new era that will be even more intense and will demand a lot from us. Accordingly, many business sectors will experience an overall structural change.
The way we see it, one of the first sectors to feel the effects of this structural change is the logistics sector. IoT and robotics will completely reshape the world of logistics and will lead to exponential growth in the industry.
Because it is precisely here that many things are still done by humans, such as inventory, packaging, distribution, storage, transport, and much more. However, in order to increase productivity and efficiency, as well as to keep up with technological progress so as to stay competitive, these tasks will subsequently be performed by unmanned drones or flying objects and robots. And as with any change, technological requirements as well as flawless connectivity are vital.
We should not view this progress with skepticism but should rather be open to the new flexibility it offers and see it as an opportunity for further development.
For many applications where IoT and robotics play a role, standard Wi-Fi or ISM antennas and antenna systems are available and can therefore be used cost-effectively.
PIDSO specializes in developing and producing customized antennas and antenna systems. More precisely, you have come to the right place when it comes to out-of-the-box solutions that cannot be called “standard” and wherever size, weight, environmental requirements, performance and other specifications deviate from the norm.
For these very requirements, we at PIDSO are ready to be of assistance, often achieving the “impossible.” What’s more, we already have more than 10 years of experience and have united the A-list of Austria’s high-frequency technicians.
As you can see, we are firmly convinced that mobile computing, IoT, 5G, Industry 4.0 and many other digital areas will be a part of us for a long time to come.
That's why we believe that now is the right time to invest in innovation.
We would be thrilled to work with you on all your projects and ideas.
Together, we will emerge stronger from the crisis, having used the communication technologies of the future.
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