Bangladesh should adopt the "Internet of Things" because it can help the country effectively maintain key infrastructure, properly manage traffic and boost economic growth, experts say.
The IoT can immediately improve the management of city traffic, increase agricultural production and maintain important infrastructure, they said at a seminar at Digital World on Friday.
For example, air conditioners operating at more than 25 degrees Celsius can save $ 67,644 a day in Bangladesh and IoT can keep them safe.
"The whole world is moving towards this new technical innovation and if we do not adopt it, we will miss our next stage of development," said Khursheed Khan, Managing Partner of Sagacious Solutions Inc, California, USA. seminar entitled "Fourth Industrial Revolution and Opportunities of the Internet of Things".
Khan said that analysis of large data, IoT and sensors can give a boost to the environment and to agriculture, transport and logistics , health care, manufacturing and utilities.
IoT is about connecting objects to the network and allowing them to collect and share data. Machines, buildings, cars and many other things can be integrated with software and sensors that allow them to collect and exchange data.
This means that people can control the temperature of a room with the help of an application or turn on the lights remotely. At the city scale, the IoT can generate real-time information with on-road sensors monitoring traffic flow and a public application indicating available parking spaces.
Faruk Ahmed Jewel, an expert from the Prime Minister 's Office, said that the use of IoT can help reduce congestion in the city by at least 40%.
"So, the government is seriously considering adopting it.Various government agencies have a huge amount of information and we need to use information to find solutions," he said. .
DataSoft Systems Bangladesh Ltd., a local computer company, works in many countries on IoT. It helps one of the longest bridges in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Mr. Manjur Mahmud, Chief Operating Officer of DataSoft, said, "We have been able to convince Japan of how IoT can help reduce electricity bills. With this promise, we are installing IoT in 10,000 apartments in Japan. "
M Helal Uddin Ahmed, president of the management information systems of Dhaka University, said that IoT can help boost the country's overall growth.
"Billions of devices are connected to each other, giving us a huge amount of information, we can create new knowledge by analyzing the data and it can change our way of life," he said. declared Ahmed.
Mahboob Zaman, former chairman of the Bangladeshi Association of Software and Information Services, said that the adoption of new technologies such as the Internet of Things, l & # 39; artificial intelligence, robotics and augmented reality is needed to grow further.