Digitalisation is driving the development processes in the present world. Almost every sectors of science has already adopted the digitisation philosophy. From electrical engineering and computer engineering to agricultural and biomedical technology, every discipline sector of science and technology is now being driven by the digital technology. The health care facilities and developments that we are experiencing today have become possible because of digitalisation. All of you have heard of the digitalisation or digital technology. Commercials for electronic consumer appliances frequently mention the term digital technology. However, not all people understand the true meaning of digitalisation.
What digitalisation means
Digit means number and in digital technology digits or numbers are the main driving force. The digital technology actually refers to a part or associating technology that takes advantage of digitalisation. Digitalisation actually helps in the process of data representation and transportation. With digital technology the data representation and data mobility can be made extremely efficient and that is the best side of digitalisation. Almost every technological field needs to represent data/information in some way. Previously, the representation of data was done using alternative ways; and now the task of data representation is made using digits or numbers. In the digital technology, every piece of data is converted into numbers or digits; that set of digits can be transported to any place and converted back to the original form of data.
An example would make the idea clear. The TV cameras capture the moving images or live incidents and instantly convert those images into numbers. That set of numbers is relayed through the air and your digital TV set captures the set of digits. The captured digits are converted back into moving images (originally captured by the TV cameras) and displayed on the TV screen. You may question how the moving images can be converted into digits. The scientists have assigned different numbers for millions of shades of colors. Every second of moving images (captured by TV cameras) is sliced into several still images. The numbers (assigned by scientists for colour shades) for each respective small piece of still image are recorded by automated software. The resulting number sets are then equivalent to the captured images. In fact, the DVD or Blu-ray disks contain movies in the same way.
The advantages of digital over analogue systems
Before the widespread use of digitalisation, analogue systems were used for data representations. Telephones of earlier times were built on analogue technology.
Digitisation has made data representation and transportation very cost-efficient and customisable to specific situations. The present day best broadband services of 3G or 4G are based on digital technology. Internet data services can also be implemented with analogue technology, but that would be inefficient to a great extent. With digital technology based broadband services, people are now enjoying internet services at an extremely low-cost.
Choose reliable broadband services
In the UK, SKY TV products and broadband packages are utilising digital technology resulting in affordable subscription charge for consumers. However, every service provider in the UK is operating on digital technology. The Sky branded services are gaining popularity at a higher rate because of the stability and high class customer support services. The competition is enormous, but the competitive edge of Sky has made its packages more attractive than similar offers from other companies.