March 27th, 2020 - José Cruz - Wireless Rēbēl, Troy MI
Troy, Michigan USA
How much our entire global landscape has changed in only a couple months is really a huge understated thought. What seemed only “doomsday material” for the latest action thriller blockbuster’s plot has become our everyday lives. The whatifsand couldbeshave all been answered and, sadly, suffered by all - literally as I’m writing this piece. Yet, and following the same blockbuster theme narrative, as the Elven Lady says - “Hope remains…while company is true…”. Indeed. Amid the current health crisis that’s sweeping the globe, everyday businesses, citizens, workers and volunteers from all walks of life have come forward and, in the blink of an eye, transformed the new normalinto a new reality. Virtual global conferences such as TeleSemana’s BCN Latam, the biggest telecommunication onlinevirtual eventin Latin America (its 5th edition) just wrapped up last week, with dozens of sponsors, partners and speakers among thousands of participants and following a canceled Mobile World Congressin Barcelona, Spain only just a month ago. Businesses of every size, big and small, have ‘retrofitted’ their processes to sponsor Small-Office-Home-Office(SOHO) environments (something we at rēdwireless know very well). Social media platforms such as YouTube, Twitter, Instagram and Facebookbecome the ‘mainstream’(something we all knew already), and now theactual mainstream are even using them to promote their late night shows, entertainment pieces and programming : “Social Distancing”style. And probably best of all, we’ve even discovered an awesome new ‘app’ hidden from view inside our smart-phones : a telephone. Signs that, in heavy troubled times, we’re more connected than ever when we’re [forced to be] apart. But there’s another even more profound aspect of this new reality,one that strikes very close to our own rēdwireless ‘heart’ : how truly [in]valuable remote monitoringand Internet of Thingssolutions have become in these times of highly restricted physical and/or manual interaction with one another, with machines and our workspaces. And much like everyone else doing their every little bit to contribute to the cause, rēd wireless is also doing what it can.Just last week we implemented a new Industrial Smart Wireless Remote Monitoringsolution (deployed in less than an hour!) using our end-to-endAEP/LPWAN based platform, in collaboration with our partner Rhino Wireless, to one of Michigan’s top Geo-technical engineering firms who can now safely ‘keep aneye from a distance’ to one of their most critical temperature-controlled testing tanksThe world may be experiencing one its worst and most challenging chapters in history, but in the process we’re all [forced to] finding new, better and more efficient (and safe!) ways to be connected electronicallyeven when we can’t be socially. And maybe that’s precisely the lesson in all of this : for us to find the human and technological bright side in a new normal that isn’t normal at all.