Big data and smart sensors are becoming omnipresent in this age of IoT. Businesses using these technologies can gain an edge with AtomBeam® software, which shrinks and speeds data transmission leading to cost savings. Here are a few reasons why combining AtomBeam software and IoT sensors can work to improve your enterprise.

Benefits of Sensors

IoT sensors enhance network visibility, manufacturing processes and overall operations. This technology works best when it includes wireless communications with the ability to remotely compute data. IoT sensors also need to be programmable and flexible for future integration. Sensors come in various categories such as:
  • Light sensors based on RFID for retail
  • Thermal sensors for room temperature monitoring
  • Vibration sensors that measure sound pressure and seismic activity
  • Time and location sensors for logistics management
  • Velocity sensors for traffic control
Employees at a centralized office can detect and analyze information from smart sensors for valuable information. Sensors allow for real-time data mining, as the analytics they generate help a business cut costs and waste while achieving greater productivity.

How AtomBeam Solves Network Issues

AtomBeam operates over wireless and satellite networks—as well as low-power wide-area networks (LPWANs) and cellular. This AI-based compaction software, unlike traditional compression algorithms, solves network problems including congestion or limited bandwidth by compacting data. By reducing data size without diminishing quality, AtomBeam streams data with near-zero latency delivering data much faster than conventional solutions. AtomBeam software reduces data by identifying patterns called “Sourceblocks” in the data stream. Sourceblocks are the Lego bricks of data. Lego bricks come in different sizes and colors; there are only a limited number of different Lego bricks, and yet we can build anything with Legos. All we have to do is tell the builder which Lego brick goes where. Sourceblocks work in the same way; there are only a limited number of Sourceblocks in a data stream, AtomBeam identifies the Sourceblocks, and replaces the Sourceblock in the data stream by the index for the Sourceblock. This leads to a significant data compaction; the data transmitted is up to 70 percent less. A Codebook, like a bucket of Lego bricks, stores Sourceblocks and their associated, smaller indexes, or Codewords. The sending and receiving computers, IoT endpoints and data centers also store the Codebook and use it to interpret the data.


The smart revolution isn’t going away; it will grow even smarter through time. Businesses should prepare for this ongoing evolution and big data issues. The more you can speed up data transmission with lower data volume, the more agile your business will be, which is impressive to partners, suppliers and customers. Contact us now at AtomBeam Technologies to learn more about smart sensors and improving the quality and speed of your network.