Internet of Things The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of physical objects or "things" embedded with electronics, software, sensors and connectivity to enable it to achieve greater value and service by exchanging data with the manufacturer, operator and/or other connected devices. Each thing is uniquely identifiable through its embedded computing system but is able to interoperate within the existing Internet infrastructure. The term “Internet of Things” was first documented by a British visionary, Kevin Ashton, in 1999. Typically, IoT is expected to offer advanced connectivity of devices, systems, and services that goes beyond machine-to-machine communications (M2M) and covers a variety of protocols, domains, and applications. The interconnection of these embedded devices (including smart objects), is expected to usher in automation in nearly all fields, while also enabling advanced applications like a Smart Grid. Early history In its original interpretation,[when?] Media
Internet of Things - Privacy and Security in a Connected World | Federal Trade Commission The Federal Trade Commission held a public workshop to explore consumer privacy and security issues posed by the growing connectivity of devices. The ability of everyday devices to communicate with each other and with people is becoming more prevalent and often is referred to as “The Internet of Things.” Connected devices can communicate with consumers, transmit data back to companies, and compile data for third parties such as researchers, health care providers, or even other consumers, who can measure how their product usage compares with that of their neighbors. The workshop brought together academics, business and industry representatives, and consumer advocacy groups to explore the security and privacy issues in this changing world. The workshop served to inform the Commission about the developments in this area. The workshop was held at the FTC’s satellite building conference center, located at 601 New Jersey Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC, and was free and open to the public.
Top 50 Internet of Things Applications - Ranking 01Smart ParkingMonitoring of parking spaces availability in the city. 02Structural healthMonitoring of vibrations and material conditions in buildings, bridges and historical monuments. 03Noise Urban MapsSound monitoring in bar areas and centric zones in real time. 04Smartphone DetectionDetect iPhone and Android devices and in general any device which works with WiFi or Bluetooth interfaces. 05Eletromagnetic Field LevelsMeasurement of the energy radiated by cell stations and and WiFi routers. 06Traffic CongestionMonitoring of vehicles and pedestrian levels to optimize driving and walking routes. 07Smart LightingIntelligent and weather adaptive lighting in street lights. 08Waste ManagementDetection of rubbish levels in containers to optimize the trash collection routes. 09Smart RoadsIntelligent Highways with warning messages and diversions according to climate conditions and unexpected events like accidents or traffic jams.
2015-03-31 IBM Connects “Internet of Things” to the Enterprise ARMONK, NY - 31 Mar 2015: IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that it will invest $3 billion over the next four years to establish a new Internet of Things (IoT) unit, and that it is building a cloud-based open platform designed to help clients and ecosystem partners build IoT solutions. IBM’s pioneering work in Smarter Planet and Smarter Cities was based on practical applications of IoT in the enterprise and led to a broad set of solutions, ranging from water management to optimizing retail and customer loyalty to alleviating traffic congestion. IBM leads in enterprise IoT implementations that securely combine and analyze data from a wide variety of sources. With new industry-specific cloud data services and developer tools, IBM will build on that expertise to help clients and partners integrate data from an unprecedented number of IoT and traditional sources. The new unit will be led by Pat Toole as General Manager. Join the conversation #IoT Smarter Cities Smarter Buildings Smarter Water
What is Internet of Things (IoT)? - Definition from WhatIs.com The Internet of Things (IoT) is an environment in which objects, animals or people are provided with unique identifiers and the ability to transfer data over a network without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction. IoT has evolved from the convergence of wireless technologies, micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) and the Internet. The concept may also be referred to as the Internet of Everything. In this Insider guide, InfoSec pros will learn about the risks related to the IoT and what they can do to mitigate them. A thing, in the Internet of Things, can be a person with a heart monitor implant, a farm animal with a biochip transponder, an automobile that has built-in sensors to alert the driver when tire pressure is low -- or any other natural or man-made object that can be assigned an IP address and provided with the ability to transfer data over a network. IPv6’s huge increase in address space is an important factor in the development of the Internet of Things.
How the Internet-of-Things Will Shape the Future In December of last year, IEEE placed the web-of-things (WoT) as second in its top 10 tech trends for 2014. As the world reaches for greater connectivity, the Internet of Things (IoT) has become a vital instrument to interconnect devices. No doubt, the IoT will prove to be a disruptive technology. When Bosch decided to create the IoT company, Bosch Connected Devices and Solutions, it served as a reminder of how this seemingly new concept has quickly become mainstream. However, despite countless media mentions on IoT, understanding remains limited with many of us never experiencing it firsthand. What is the Internet of Things? Companies like Samsung and GE are manufacturing products like smart thermostats, lighting systems and other appliances that communicate using the IoT. A wide adoption of the Internet of Things model will result in the generation of a large amount of data requiring storage, processing and retrieval. RFID Sensors are being implanted in humans as well
We are building a UK network dedicated to the Internet of Things - Arqiva We are building and running a national Internet of Things (IoT) network, starting with 10 of the UK’s largest cities. To enable this we have partnered with SIGFOX, a pioneer in cost-effective, energy-efficient Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity.The new network, which will use SIGFOX technology and connect the UK to the SIGFOX global IoT network, will unlock substantial economic benefits and support innovative new services for smarter homes and cities. SIGFOX’s ultra-narrowband technology is particularly suited to connecting objects over long distances where a long battery life and low cost are required. By becoming the SIGFOX Network Operator in the UK, we have strengthened our position as a leading provider of machine-to-machine connectivity services. Our Managing Director of Smart Metering and Machine-to-Machine solutions, Wendy McMillan, said:“Arqiva has the unique breadth of capabilities needed to meet evolving machine-to-machine connectivity requirements across the UK.
Cambridge quantum leap for wireless comms and IoT Cambridge engineers believe they have found the ‘Holy Grail’ of the semiconductor industry. Researchers from the University of Cambridge say they have cracked one of the mysteries of electromagnetism which could enable the design of antennas small enough to be integrated into an electronic chip. These new nano antennas are the so-called ‘last frontier’ of semiconductor design and would provide a massive leap forward for wireless communications and the Internet of Things. In new results published in the journal Physical Review Letters, the researchers have proposed that electromagnetic waves are generated not only from the acceleration of electrons, but also from a phenomenon known as symmetry breaking. The phenomenon of radiation due to electron acceleration, first identified more than a century ago, has no counterpart in quantum mechanics, where electrons are assumed to jump from higher to lower energy states. “It’s actually a very simple thing, when you boil it down,” said Dr Sinha.
How the Internet of Things Changes Everything Currently in the business world we are witnessing something like the epic collision of two galaxies — a rapid convergence of two very unlike systems that will cause the elements of both to realign. It’s all thanks to the Internet of Things. If you are not familiar with the term, the Internet of Things refers to a dramatic development in the internet’s function: the fact that, even more than among people, it now enables communication among physical objects. By 2015, according to my own firm’s projections, not only will 75 percent of the world’s population have access to the internet. For managers, this development creates challenges both long-term and urgent. As consumers, we have all had a glimpse of how the relationship between buyer and seller changes when devices are connected to the internet. Clearly, when things are networked, that has an impact on how actual value is produced. A study undertaken by researchers from the Institute of Technology Management at the University of St.
Fujitsu and Microsoft collaborate to transform manufacturing processes through IoT innovation HANOVER, Germany and TOKYO, April 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- At the Hannover Messe event, Fujitsu Limited and Microsoft Corp. announced their collaboration to bring innovative operational excellence to manufacturing with the help of Fujitsu devices powered by Windows 8.1 Pro, the Internet of Things (IoT) services of FUJITSU Cloud A5 for Microsoft Azure, and the Fujitsu IoT/M2M (machine-to-machine) platform. Having recognized a solution was needed to optimize processing by both machines and humans, Fujitsu brought together its Eco-Management Dashboard, the IoT/M2M platform, Microsoft cloud services and Windows tablets in a way that could enable managers, engineers and scientists to improve product quality, streamline systems and enhance functionality while reducing costs. This solution is based on the innovative work Fujitsu performed in Aizu-Wakamatsu, Japan. Fujitsu and Microsoft are on the leading edge of advancing the next generation of manufacturing. About Fujitsu About Microsoft
Stan Shih to work with European firms on IoT development | Economics | FocusTaiwan Mobile - CNA English News Taipei, April 12 (CNA) Stan Shih (施振榮), founder of Taiwan's personal computer maker Acer (宏碁), said Sunday that a foundation he plans to establish with European companies will hold a forum in Berlin on April 16 and another one in Taipei on June 1 to promote the development of the Internet of Things (IoT). The Stans Foundation will form the Wangdao Alliance （王道聯盟） with high technology companies in Taiwan and Europe to collaborate on IoT development, starting with the ExA Summit, Shih said. "Wangdao", a philosophy advocated by Confucianism, refers to using the most righteous and kind way to do thing well. He said he hopes that through the ExA Summit, a Wangdao platform that aims to facilitate collaboration among IoT enterprises will be established. The collaboration between IoT vendors in Europe and Asia is expected to expand to the world, giving Berlin status as Europe's Silicon Valley, and Taipei as Asia's Silicon Valley, Shih said. (By Lo Hsiu-wen and Evelyn Kao)Enditem/pc