Internet-of-Things (IoT) Overview and Selected Devices

Proof Point

The IoT is composed of billions of devices connected to the cloud, collecting and processing consumer and commercial data, giving users insights to make better decisions

Internet-of-Things (IoT) Overview and Selected Devices

Proof Point Findings

  • Internet-of-Things – Network of physical objects and virtual platforms embedded with software, sensors, and network connectivity that are capable of collecting and exchanging data
  • Consumer IoT – Household objects and personal devices embedded with sensors and network connectivity
  • Examples: Smartphones, wearable devices, smart thermostats and lighting control, smart home security systems, smart entertainment systems
  • Industrial IoT – Objects used in different industries and infrastructures embedded with sensors and chips receiving, analyzing and transmitting data
  • Examples: RFID tags, point-of-sale terminals, CCTV, beacon, manufacturing robots, remote access control systems
  • IoT Enablers
  • Miniaturized Sensors and Processors – Increasing affordability of rapidly-advancing miniaturized computing chips embedded in devices
  • Ubiquitous High-Speed Connectivity – Introduction of high-speed network technology, such as 5G, and expanding Internet penetration
  • Cloud Computing – Emergence of offsite data storage, management, and analytics applications to handle increasing volume of data from IoT devices
  • Artificial Intelligence – Application of AI technologies to automate data analysis and visualization
  • IoT Benefits
  • Automates execution of selected tasks
  • Enhances data gathering tools
  • Improves physical and cybersecurity
  • Optimizes processes
  • Enables remote access
  • Boosts energy efficiency
  • Provides real-time asset monitoring and maintenance capabilities





Date Last Updated

October 27, 2017

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