Jason Hope is one of Arizona’s most prominent entrepreneurs. After a career spanning decades, Hope is now known for having founded some of the most successful technical companies in the history of Arizona and the United States as a whole.
As a founder of Jawa, Jason Hope proceeded Apple and Google to the premium content streaming business model by over a decade. His company turned out to be the first successful streamer of content to mobile devices, making him the effective creator of that business model. Jason Hope s also been involved with other tech businesses, including internet website developers, app developers and business-to business application providers.
Recently, Jason Hope sat down to discuss where he thought the Internet of Things would be headed in the future. Hope pointed out that, although many people believe that the Internet of Things is the very cutting edge of technology, many of the technologies that now comprise the Internet of Things that are quickly being adapted to many different consumer products have been around for decades and, in some cases, even more than a century.
Hope says that many people do not fully appreciate the extent to which the airline industry has helped bring about the revolutions in technology that we now all take for granted. One example the Hope points to is the VOR system. Short for Very High Frequency Omindirectional Range, the system represented one of the first successful radio beacons that was able to provide sophisticated navigation down to the level of a few feet of accuracy. This system has been in use for more than 80 years in airline travel. It has also been modified to help aircraft land with the help of what’s called the instrument landing system. This is another radio beacon system that uses directional radio waves to help aircraft automatically navigate to within a foot or two of accuracy. This system is not only incredibly effective, it also predates even the personal computer by decades.
Other aircraft systems that have been in existence for many decades are also being adopted for use with Internet of Things technology. Another example of an aircraft system that is providing the groundwork for many Internet of Things technologies is a transponder. This is the device that allows air traffic controllers to glean information about a jet location, altitude and type.
Transponder technology is being adapted today for use in everything from home autonomous vacuum cleaners to automated taxis.
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