The Internet of Things IoT What it is and why it matters SAS

The Internet of Things IoT refers to a vast number of “things” that are attached to the information superhighway to allow them to share data with other things – IoT applications, connected devices, commercial machines and more. Internet attached contraptions use inbuilt sensors to collect data and, in some cases, act on it. IoT connected gadgets and machines can enhance how we work and live. Real world Internet of Things examples range from a sensible home that immediately adjusts heating and lights to a smart factory that screens commercial machines to look for issues, then immediately adjusts to bypass mess ups.

Ashton may have been first to use the term Internet of Things, however the idea of connected contraptions – specially connected machines – has been around for a long time. For instance, machines have been communicating with each other because the first electric telegraphs were developed in the late 1830s. Other technologies that fed into IoT were radio voice transmissions, wireless Wi Fi technologies and supervisory keep watch over and data acquisition SCADA program. Then in 1982, a modified Coke desktop at Carnegie Mellon University became the primary connected smart equipment. Using the university’s local ethernet or ARPANET – a precursor to today’s web – scholars could discover which drinks were stocked, and whether they were cold.

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