internet of things

The Internet of things (IoT) is the inter-networking of physical devices, vehicles (also referred to as "connected devices" and "smart devices"), buildings, and other items—embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and network connectivity that enable these objects to collect and exchange data.


With technology that is just a few months on the market, it is possible to build an internet network for things without 3G or WiFi. It reaches way further than WiFi, around 10-15 kilometers, and it does not need a mobile subscription like 3G. Next to that, the energy consumption is very low which makes devices last three years on a single charge. This technology is called LoRaWAN™, an acronym for Long Range Wide-area network.


The birth of the personal computer, the graphical user interface, the World Wide Web and the 'Internet of Things' have launched our global society into the so-called “information age”.


Our social media tree called De Populair has found a new location. This interactive piece of street furniture developed at Waag can be seen, heard and followed at the Muiderslot castle in Muiden.