IoT | Internet of Things | Industry 4.0 | Cloud
The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the connection of machines, devices and products to each other and to the cloud to collect and analyze data. IoT technologies make it possible to create “smart” devices that are able to connect and interact with each other and with people.
Some technologies that are relevant in the implementation of IoT systems are:
Sensors and actuators: Sensors collect data from the physical world, while actuators convert inputs to the physical world. Examples of sensors are cameras, microphones and motion sensors, while examples of actuators are motors, lamps and sockets.
Communication technologies: IoT systems often rely on specialized communication technologies to connect devices to each other and to the cloud. Examples of such technologies are Bluetooth, WiFi, Zigbee and LTE.
Cloud platforms: Cloud platforms provide storage, computing resources and functionalities that can be used by IoT devices to store and analyze data and run applications. Examples of cloud platforms include Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform.
BITS experts have used IoT in a variety of projects. A selection of case studies and references can be found below.