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Future Proof IoT 

At Nornir, we think that ultimately the future IoT architecture will be the web itself. We believe that Ted Nelson’s hyperlink concept is still the best way to address content specifications in a decentralised system. And we believe in Sir Tim Berners Lee’s methodology to interconnect all devices, objects and artifacts by using a common language for machines that humans can understand. We believe in the World Wide Web.

Future machine society consists not only humanoids who live with us humans, but small sensors integrated in products, equipment or clothing. Thousands of small sensor represents the "body" of the machine and the machine´s brain is the web where services are linked together to provide the generic “personality” that can be shared among humans in various contexts.

Future networks for sensors will expand human senses to extremes. Sight, smell, hearing, taste and touch: These are all the senses as machines extends through sensors such as infrared cameras, gas, microphone, moisture and vibration.

 

A machine has intelligent online brain based on how domains are linked together and sensors are his body. We have always had a notion to create machines into robots that resemble ourselves. So-called humanoid. But there are a few more years before we see these robots off the shelf. Small sensors without arms and legs give us a softer introduction to robotic age and can seamlessly integrate into physical products like furniture, textiles, streetlights and cars. There will be free flow of data between sensors from different networks globally. These data are processed by AI domains (Artificial Intelligence) which then controls the local apps.

 

A sensor may share data with multiple users and the readings will not draw more power even if it sends data to billions of users simultaneously. We are moving towards a society where robots get an identity and where the "brain" is defined on the web. Each sensor is super intelligent thanks to the "brain" that is a collective of different providers worldwide.

Future Web - Real Time Web

Real Time Web (RTW) is a bidirectional Linked Data network. The network is self scaling like the World Wide Web. RTW is backward compatible with web infrastructure and can therefore make use of existing infrastructure. RTW has several advantages compare to traditional method of building IoT services. Here is few of them listed up: 

For end users

  • Plug & Play

  • No installation

  • Privacy intact without third party involvement

  • Ownership preserved globally

  • Possible to earn money on objects that do work for other services

For service providers

  • Shorten development time from weeks to minutes

  • Reduce investment since no middleware is needed

  • Shorten integration with other services from weeks to seconds

 

For product manufacturers

  • Shorten development time from months to days on prototypes

  • Possible to predict market acceptance before production

  • Access to global market

  • Shorten integration time with electronic providers from month to seconds

 

For electronic providers

  • Shorten development time from months to days

  • Shorten integration time with other system vendors from months to seconds

  • Reuse of electronic component reduce development and production cost

Maximum Privacy and Security

Real Time Web offers privacy and ownership throughout the network:

  • You own your own data

  • You're in control of your own data

  • Choose who, when and where to give access

  • Your objects are owned by you

  • Your objects data is owned by you

  • You´re in control of your objects data

  • Choose who, when and where your objects can be "sold"

History of Nornir's Technology

Nornir´s network technology is based on a disruptive invention of a distributed runtime kernel that enables bidirectional Linked Data in an open network space. It is the core technology of a new network named Real Time Web (RTW). RTW is backward compatible with the World Wide Web and follows the same decentralisation principles.

 

The multi dimensional distributed kernel named Synx BIOS (Basic Input/output system) is the brainchild of Paal Kristian Levang a Norwegian IT expert. The first workable prototype was implemented in 2010 in collaboration with IT security expert Henrik Silverkant. The first version was called “technical synapse” and was designed to work around ontology domain structures and semantic principles as envisioned by Sir Tim Berners Lee the inventor the World Wide Web.

 

In 2013, RTW was tested in a real life environment in the city of Steinkjer Norway. The first Internet of Things (IoT) service that was created on RTW was a surveillance application for elderly persons using several wireless radio nodes based on Dash7 protocol stack and shared data with several web browser apps instances. This was the first official IoT application using Real Time Web to solve a real life problem using bidirectional linking technology without use of traditional database, middleware or API.

 

In 2014 several applications was developed across different carriers and communication protocols like Zigbee, Dash7, LoraWan, Z-Wave, Bluetooth and WiFi proved that end2end connectivity across different network could be achieved without routing the data through a centralized hub.

 

In 2015 Nornir implemented privacy and security into the Real Time Web network. This enabled end to end protection on data packages and an important new feature on web where user can preserve their privacy on their web resources globally without interfering with domains ownership in an open network space.  

  

In 2016 Nornir launched an enterprise version of RTW using Synx-BIOS version O (ontology domain topology), which is used today by Nornir for Smart Cities. Version O is suitable for the development of systems where there is a focus on artificial intelligence, and is well suited for building business to business solutions.

 

In 2017, Nornir will launch a new version of Synx-BIOS version G based on graph topology instead of ontology domain structure, this will make the Real Time Web network available for any user globally.