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Lopez Research: An Introduction to the Internet of Things

White Paper Published By: Cisco
Cisco
Published:  Jun 21, 2016
Type:  White Paper
Length:  6 pages

The Internet of Things may be a hot topic in the industry but itís not a new concept. In the early 2000ís, Kevin Ashton was laying the groundwork for what would become the Internet of Things (IoT) at MITís AutoID lab. Ashton was one of the pioneers who conceived this notion as he searched for ways that Proctor & Gamble could improve its business by linking RFID information to the Internet. The concept was simple but powerful. If all objects in daily life were equipped with identifiers and wireless connectivity, these objects could be communicate with each other and be managed by computers.

IoT describes a system where items in the physical world, and sensors within or attached to these items, are connected to the Internet via wireless and wired Internet connections. These sensors can use various types of local area connections such as RFID, NFC, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Zigbee. Sensors can also have wide area connectivity such as GSM, GPRS, 3G, and LTE.



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