Proximal Web™

The Internet of Things denotes the interconnection of computing devices within the existing Internet infrastructure. Directly connecting these devices enables the development of an entirely new generation of applications that will unleash extraordinary advances in automation, smart systems, and proximal communication.

IoT_ChartIn the last ten years, the number of globally connected devices rose from 1 billion to 8 billion. That number is expected to reach over 18 billion devices in the next four years and, according to Gartner, there will be nearly 26 billion devices on The Internet of Things by 2020, including embedded and wearable devices.

FutureOrb, a product application leveraging GBL’s Proximal Web services, provides a virtual abstraction layer around various wireless signals, simplifying the communication of connected devices using a standard API. FutureOrb also supports the world’s first registration system for wireless protocols and is focused on advancing current beacon and GPS data delivery technologies; while offering the the flexibility of custom configuration solutions to support our DoD and Navy partnerships. To learn more about the Proximal Web and its associated applications like FutureOrb, simply click here.