Introduction & Overview of IoT

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Before diving into the term “Internet of Things” (IoT), there is a word ‘internet’ in “Internet of Things” which is very interesting. Internet is a communication network of computers and servers connected globally using routers and switches that uses internet protocol suite (TCP/IP) to communicate between networks and devices.

Earlier, the internet tried to connect humans to communicate and share data. Making progress we connected things with the internet. Things include smart devices which are embedded with sensors and have ability to communicate. These devices may include smartphones, oven, cars, air conditioners and other smart devices.

IoT influences our lifestyle from the way we react and the way we behave. IoT provides a common platform for all these devices to dump the vast amount of data and common language to communicate with each other. Every device sends the data securely to the IoT platform and it integrates the collected data to perform further analytics on the collected data. The installed technology helps the things to interact with internal and external surroundings and make the decisions. Valuable information is extracted as per requirement. Finally, the result is shared with other devices.

IoT is trying to revolutionize the world. IoT is a giant network with connected devices. Day by day, more devices are being added to the IoT platform. These devices gather and share data among how they are used and the environment under which they are operated. These devices make decisions on their own without any human interventions. It provides better user experience automation and improving efficiencies.

So, IoT is a multidisciplinary paradigm in which many devices that surround us are connected to the internet with an intelligent behavior and communicate through the internet to provide new services and improve efficiency. This allows devices to learn from the experience of other devices as humans do.

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The concept of the internet of things was officially unnamed until 1999. In 1999, Kevin Ashton, co-founder of MIT’s Auto-ID Lab coined the term “Internet of Things” (IoT) in a presentation to Proctor and Gamble enterprise that was engaged in the production process optimization. He noticed that optimization of devices directly depends on processing of data and speed of transmission. If all the devices are “tagged”, computers could manage, track and inventory them without the human intervention. Tagging of things can be done through technologies such as barcodes, digital watermarking, and QR codes. So, he pioneered Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), used in barcode detectors for the supply-chain management domain that allowed accelerating the process of data transfer directly between devices with no human involvement.

It took almost a decade for the term “IoT” to become commonly used in day-to-day life. Together with Artificial Intelligence, IoT has become an important concept in the development of information technology (IT). It has emerged into a machine using multiple technologies, starting from the Internet to wireless communication and from micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) to embedded systems. The fields of wireless sensor networks, GPS, smart devices, and others, all support the IoT. Unknowingly IoT applications are becoming important aspects in our everyday life.

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