HTNG Recharters IoT Workgroup

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HTNG Recharters IoT Workgroup

03/13/2019

HTNG recharters the Internet of Things (IoT) Workgroup to further advance the hospitality industry's knowledge on the extensive topic.

IoT is the network of physical devices, vehicles, buildings and other items - embedded with electronics, software, sensors and network connectivity that enables these objects to collect and exchange data.

IoT poses challenges for hospitality executives to determine which solutions offer tangible benefits, no unnecessary complexity, and are compatible with existing solutions and those that may become available on the market. The hospitality industry is currently uncertain about what steps to take to identify what is needed to implement a secure IoT environment.

This workgroup will address this industry challenge by publishing documents and guidelines for successful IoT network design, communication protocols, integration and security concerns including a reference architecture for common hospitality IoT use cases. These contributions will allow hoteliers to better select, implement and support the IoT solution which best meets the needs of the hotel, the brand and the guest.

HTNG's IoT Workgroup has previously published "How Hospitality Can Win With IoT" and the "Internet of Things Fundamentals."

The teleconference for the new IoT Workgroup charter will be held on Wednesday, March 20 at 10:00 a.m. CST.