Why Voice IoT is the future of the Internet of Things for enterprises

As the future of the internet of things embraces the shift towards the voice – what are the drivers behind adoption? What stage are we at with voice technology, and what do the latest developments mean for businesses, providers and end users?

Projecting our voices: How has the Internet of Things (IoT) impacted business?

Driven primarily by consumer sectors and ever advancing – the world of IoT has quickly extended its reach into our daily lives as vehicles, appliances and increasing amounts of enterprise IoT devices combine to make our lives easier. As part of this process, manufacturers have integrated like never before, creating streamlined processes, ever more pioneering products and hastening our advancement towards the future of IoT.

It’s safe to say that voice has made large gains in the IoT landscape already, driving the future of the internet of things, and there are two resounding reasons why.

Firstly, the software needed to offer a fully developed user experience has only recently been achieved.

Secondly, an immediate need for touchless technology is here much earlier than anticipated. Both these developments have allowed Voice IoT to go from a small cog in the IoT wheel, to a dominating element, continually expanding across the breadth of enterprise IoT devices available today. Read more about the voice revolution on our solutions page.

Not just a personal call: Enterprise IoT devices

Voice IoT has been catapulted in the consumer market, with the likes of personal assistants, smartphones and wearables designed to make our lives easier. However, in the world of business, Voice IoT doesn’t just provide aid. In some cases, it can be a lifeline.

For example, Voice IoT has already transformed healthcare settings and is rapidly improving outcomes. By utilising modern technology, we have been able to solve problems that arose during the pandemic, such as contact-free care and hands-free call outs. In the aftermath of COVID-19 Voice IoT continues to be utilised as an extension to healthcare teams around the world. Of course, this is just one application of Voice IoT, and there are many more examples across industrial and remote workplaces. We’ll cover more key examples of IoT in the workplace in a later blog: Industrial Internet of Things.

Follow the sound: Why voice should be leading the way

The IoT landscape is becoming more intuitive than ever before, shaping the future of the internet of things, and what could be more intuitive, or human than our voices? We have only just scratched the surface of Voice IoT, prioritising voice-to-machine communication – but what about human interactions, empowered by IoT?

In critical situations, we rely on our voice to connect us to others and throughout the IoT landscape, that has not changed. Why? Because the human voice conveys so much more than words. It’s data-rich, trustworthy, faster and expresses urgency. By removing a need for touch to connect our voices to others, we become completely hands-free – that’s often useful, sometimes lifesaving. If you’re looking for IoT solutions that offer true longevity – multi-network voice could be the answer.

Calling out the future of the Internet of Things

It’s easy to see why developers are moving at pace to accommodate Voice IoT, including shifts to adopt IP voice technologies such as VoLTE, which enables voice information to be sent securely via a data channel rather than a separate voice channel. By using VoLTE, we provide a resilient framework for data transfer. With improved reliability, we can ensure the longevity of products developed within the IoT ecosystem which accommodate voice. As a result voice will continue to advance its domination of the IoT landscape at pace.

Voice: The future of the Internet of Things

Voice is increasingly becoming the autonomous development that IoT has been waiting for, and with the latest developments to VoLTE, we are about to see an explosion of manufacturers incorporating Voice IoT into pioneering new products. For a new solution to the age-old problem of reliable, strongest signal communication for critical sectors, consider multi-network Voice IoT with OV.

For further reading, our latest whitepaper explains how to seize the connectivity opportunity of multi-network Voice IoT, and shares practical tips to help you maximise deployments.