This blog post was originally posted on January 24, 2023.
The world of electronic equipment is constantly evolving as technology advances and industry standards improve. Several trends have emerged over the years that are shaping the way that equipment is designed, manufactured, and used. Reducing the size of equipment, integration of software and automation, and the growing use of wireless and cloud-based systems are all innovations that have shaped the industry to the way it performs today.
In recent years, Pokit Innovations have introduced a new future with portable measurement and logging multi-tools. Let’s take a closer look at these trends and explore our Pokit Predictions for 2023.
One trend that is expected to become widely utilized is the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) across various industries. AI has more capabilities than ever before, it already effectively predicts which movies and television shows we’d enjoy with reasonable accuracy, drives us around in relative safety and understands basic voice commands. But did you know that it can now write code, write website and social media content and plan and structure blog content – it even created this graphic!
As these technologies continue to improve and become more widely practised, we will likely see more automation and intelligent decision-making in fields such as manufacturing, transportation, and healthcare.
Augmented Reality (AR) technology
It is predicted that AR technology will experience significant growth and integration into the workplace as we progress throughout 2023. Companies will adopt AR to improve productivity, training and efficiency in industries such as manufacturing and construction. AR technology makes it possible for employees to blend digital information with the real world, giving access to data, instructions, and other resources while working onsite. Plus, AR-enabled remote assistance and training will become more common, enabling employees to receive real-time guidance and support from experts all around the world. This, in turn, will lead to an increase in hybrid working, where employees can work from anywhere and can still seamlessly collaborate with their team.
5G networks will greatly increase the connectivity of devices, allowing greater access to cloud computing, accelerated machine-to-machine communication, and the ability to transmit large amounts of data faster than ever before. Measurement tools continue to be designed with wireless connectivity in mind, allowing for easy data transfer and remote monitoring. This is particularly useful for industrial and commercial applications, where real-time data can be used to optimize processes and improve safety.
More compact and portable designs
Measurement equipment is getting smaller and more portable, making it easier to take with you wherever you go. This is incredibly useful for electricians, HVAC technicians and other professionals who want to make measurements on the go. Take the Pokit Meter for example, an all-in-one multimeter, oscilloscope and logger with unprecedented portability, accuracy and versatility. It is the world’s smallest wireless multimeter, DSO and logger. Never has measuring a wide range of parameters, including voltage, current, resistance and temperature been made this easily accessible.
Improved user interface
Measurements are now easier to record than ever before, since the advent of touch screens and other modern technologies. Bluetooth connectivity also greatly enhances user functionality, allowing devices to connect seamlessly with smartphones.
Development in the field of IoT
With the rise of the Internet of Things, we’re starting to see measurement tools that are designed to integrate with other connected devices in order to share data and provide remote monitoring. Take the Pokit Pro for example, it provides the unique ability to control the device and view measurements directly on the phone. Any data collected can also be easily saved and shared, which makes it more convenient for professionals to keep track of their measurements, and to share and collaborate with their team. Bluetooth connectivity also enables the device to be remotely controlled and monitored even when the user is away from it. This allows for continuous and reliable measurements in industrial settings, which is useful for optimizing processes, user time and identifying potential issues.
As these trends continue to develop, we can expect to see even further innovation and advancements within the industry. At Pokit, our team is committed to challenging the status quo in the measurement industry and continuing to introduce new and innovative ways to streamline traditional measurement functions. We are developing a full ecosystem consisting of both hardware and software tools to integrate, measure and test multiple parameters using rich data to create powerful functions not yet seen in this industry. The data is then directly uploaded into a user-friendly smart device app, freeing you from the workbench and taking you anywhere your creativity leads.
The future is here, and 2023 promises to bring even more exciting developments and innovations in the field. From wireless connectivity and miniaturization to smart functionalities and predictive analytics, the future of technology and measurement looks bright.