The digital world is evolving with smart technologies like connected devices. In addition, the Internet of Things technology makes digital evaluation faster. 

This Internet of Things guide will introduce you to almost everything about the IoT and IoT devices. Read the article to learn how does Internet of Things works, the present, and future of this technology, and how you can implement IoT for greater business growth. 

What is the Internet of Things (IoT)?

The Internet of Things consists of a set of objects physical objects connected with computing power with different technologies to exchange data with other devices and systems through the Internet or other medium.

Can you imagine a person with a heart monitor implant, a farm animal with a biochip transponder, or a car with built-in sensors to alert the driver about a tire puncture? These can be possible by connecting devices with an Internet Protocol (IP) address transferring the Internet of Things (IoT).

How does the Internet of Things (IoT) work?

An IoT ecosystem comprises Internet-connected devices that gather, send, and act on data from their surroundings using embedded systems such as CPUs, sensors, and communication hardware.

Although people may interact with the devices, like setting them up, giving them instructions, or retrieving data, the devices do most of the work without human interference.

The connection, networking, and communication protocols involved with these web-enabled devices are greatly influenced by the implemented IoT applications. In addition, IoT can also leverage artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to make data collection easier and more dynamic.

History of the Internet of Things

The idea of the “Internet of Things” was originally proposed by Peter T. Lewis to the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation 15th Annual Legislative Weekend in Washington, D.C., in a speech.

According to Lewis, “the Internet of Things integrates people, processes, and technology with connectable devices to allow remote monitoring, status, modification, and trend evaluation of such things.”

Kevin Ashton of Procter & Gamble, subsequently MIT’s Auto-ID Center, created the term “Internet of Things” independently in 1999; however, he prefers the name “Internet for Things.”

At the time, he saw radio-frequency identification (RFID) as critical to the IoT, which would enable computers to manage all individual things.

Reference: History of the Internet of Things

The main idea behind this new technology is to implant short-range mobile transceivers in numerous devices and everyday requirements to enable new types of communication between people and things and between things themselves.

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