Internet of Things

Proposed by Kevin Ashton in 1999, the Internet of Things (IoT) refers to identifiable objects and their virtual representation in an Internet-like structure.

IoT was previously known as “control networks,” a concept Reza Raji described as “moving small packets of data to a large set of nodes, so as to integrate and automate everything from home appliances to entire factories.”

Today, the term commonly is used to signify advanced connectivity devices, systems and services that go beyond machine-to-machine communications, and covers a variety of protocols, domains and applications.