What is Internet Of Things?
IoT is a network where there are interconnected things/devices which have electronics, software, sensors that have the ability to process or transfer data.
Internet of Things is a framework which allows integration and data exchange between the physical world and computer systems over the existing network infrastructure.
Various organizations are adopting IOT so that they can operate more efficiently.
Architecture of IOT
There are four building blocks in IOT,
- IOT framework
- Cloud server
- Mobile App
Important Internet of Things Components
The fundamental components that make internet of things a reality are:
- Hardware-Making physical objects responsive and giving them capability to retrieve data and respond to instructions
- Software-Enabling the data collection, storage, processing, manipulating and instructing
- Communication Infrastructure-Most important of all is the communication infrastructure which consists of protocols and technologies which enable two physical objects to exchange data
The Impact of Internet of Things on You
To put things simply any object that can be connected will be connected by the IoT. This might not make sense for you on the forefront but it is of high value. With interconnected devices you can better arrange your life and be more productive, safer, smarter and informed than ever before.
For instance how easy it will be for you to start your day if your alarm clock is not only able to wake you up but also able to communicate with your brewer to inform it that you are awake at the same time notifies your geezer to start water heating. Or you wearable wrist health band keeps track of your vitals to inform you when you are most productive during the day. These are just few examples but applications of internet of things are numerous.
On large scale transportation, healthcare, defence, environment monitoring, manufacturing and every other field you can imagine of can be benefited from IoT. It is very to conceive the whole application domain of internet of things at the moment but you can clearly understand why it is such an interesting and hot topic at the moment.
Examples of IoT
Examples of objects that can fall into the scope of Internet of Things include connected security systems, thermostats, cars, electronic appliances, lights in household and commercial environments, alarm clocks, speaker systems, vending machines and more.
Businesses can leverage IoT applications to automate safety tasks (for example, notify authorities when a fire extinguisher in the building is blocked) to performing real-world A/B testing using networked cameras and sensors to detect how customers engage with products.