What is IoT?

What is IoT?

“IoT” describes the revolution in bringing internet connectivity to previously isolated devices, achieving ‘connected devices‘. Early examples include smart thermostats enabling the user to control their central heating remotely, though in the industrial sector this has signalled the arrival of Industry 4.0, heralding a new era in M2M smart manufacturing.

Key issues for IoT:

  • – Low power – often portable/wearable so battery powered
  • – Reliability to enable mission critical applications
  • – Open standards based platforms
  • – Reduced development timescales

Further reading:

– Industrial IoT: Robust connected embedded devices
Internet of Things security concerns
Developing and expanding IoT Infrastructure at M2M 2015

All courtesy of our Rory Dear, published in Embedded Computing Design