The Internet of Things: Frequently Asked Question

March 1, 2016

“Internet of Things” (IoT) refers to networks of objects that communicate with other objects and with computers through the Internet. “Things” may include virtually any object for which remote communication, data collection, or control might be useful, such as vehicles, appliances, medical devices, electric grids, transportation infrastructure, manufacturing equipment, or building systems. In other words, the IoT potentially includes huge numbers and kinds of interconnected objects. It is often considered the next major stage in the evolution of cyberspace. Some observers believe it might even lead to a world where cyberspace and human space would seem to effectively merge, with unpredictable but potentially momentous societal and cultural impacts

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Internet of Things (IoT) in the Federal Government

whitePaper | June 8, 2021

The Internet of Things is one of the most impactful IT innovations of our time. As consumers, we already encounter the IoT in our daily lives with smart items such as TVs, watches, and phones. As we journey further in time, IoT will become a ubiquitous aspect of life at home and in the workplace. Gartner defines the IoT as the network of physical objects that contain embedded technology to communicate and sense or interact with their internal states or the external environment.” More simply, IoT devices are computers (typically very small), that are embedded into an object to perform a function (e.g., collect data, run software) and connect to a network (e.g., the internet). For example, an IoT device could be an assembly line sensor capable of detecting minute deficiencies and determining when equipment needs repair.

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The Work Ahead in IoT: The Gap Widens Between IoT ‘Haves’ and ‘Have-nots’

whitePaper | September 1, 2021

The current task with IoT is to drive performance outcomes by combining it with other advanced technologies and gaining buy-in from the employees essential to making digital initiatives possible. While the definition of IoT evolves, the mission remains essentially the same: to provide real-time visibility into critical business operations.

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Internet of Things for Telecom Engineers

whitePaper | February 11, 2020

The Internet of Things (IoT) is no longer the future: it is the new reality moving telecommunications forward. The IoT enables physical objects to see, hear, think, and perform jobs by having them “talk” to each other, share information, and coordinate decisions. The number of internet-enabled objects has surpassed the Earth’s population. Today, the IoT connects everything from HVAC thermostats and smart homes to transportation, healthcare, industrial automation, and emergency response equipment. As the prevalence of IoT innovations grow, telecom leaders must embrace the opportunities, and challenges, posed by a more connected future.

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Transforming Endpoints with Artificial Intelligence

whitePaper | August 5, 2021

There has never been so much compute power available in IoT devices - now is the time to be designing and deploying true intelligence in IoT endpoints. Devices which are aware of their environment are capable of adding huge value to the data they collect and the services which they enable. This paper explores how new and emerging technology can enable your devices to see, hear and feel what is going on, interpret what they sense, take autonomous actions and generate real, trusted, valued data for the cloud. Recent developments in hardware and software will enable a step change in the capability of resource-constrained endpoint platforms, allowing developers to build vision, voice and vibration capability, coupled with genuine intelligence at the endpoint.

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IoT at the Edge: HOW AI WILL TRANSFORM IOT ARCHITECTURE

whitePaper | May 23, 2021

The vast amounts of data constantly collected by the billions of sensors and devices that make up the Internet of Things (IoT) can pose a serious processing challenge for businesses that rely on traditional intelligence and analytics tools. An emerging solution is to use Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning to build intelligent systems that automatically gather, process, and extract actionable insights from IoT data - in real time without the need for human intervention. How are AI-enabled systems transforming IoT devices and applications at the edge, and what are some of the emerging use cases we can expect to see in the near future?

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INTERNET OF THINGS AND UEI DATA ACQUISITION & CONTROL SYSTEMS

whitePaper | February 5, 2020

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a networked system of interconnected physical objects that have the capability of sharing data with each other and also with a cloud service for archiving and analysis. With IoT, data producing devices can easily publish data, and multiple consumer clients can receive that data from any location in the world.

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