Internet of Things
D.R. Kiran, in Production Planning and Control, 2019
35.3 Definitions of Internet of Things
Having reviewed the basics of IoT, let us see some of the explanatory definitions offered by professional institutions and websites:
Internet of Things is a global infrastructure for the information society, enabling advanced services by interconnecting (physical and virtual) things based on existing and evolving interoperable information and communication technologies.
Global Standard Initiative
The Internet of things (IoT) is the inter-networking of physical devices, vehicles (also referred to as “connected devices” and “smart devices”), buildings, and other items embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and network connectivity which enable these objects to collect and exchange data.
The internet of things (IoT) is a computing concept that describes the idea of everyday physical objects being connected to the internet and being able to identify themselves to other devices. The term is closely identified with Radio frequency identification (RFID) as the method of communication, although it also may include other sensor technologies, wireless technologies or QR codes. (A QR code is a type of bar code designed for use with smart phones and other devices that contain cameras.)
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