What is IoT? Internet of Things or IoT is a network of devices that are able to share the data in a network through a wired or wireless medium. They are powered with the internet and share their data with the server for processing.
Now, these days IoT Devices are used in our daily life. Smart Home is the Best example of that.
Alexa and Google Home are the best example of IoT devices.
Both are working on the voice command, you can control your home appliances through the voice command.
According to the Wikipedia
The Internet of things is a system of interrelated computing devices, mechanical and digital machines provided with unique identifiers and the ability to transfer data over a network without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction.Wikipedia
Examples of IoT
In this technology world, we are surrounded by IoT devices. Few examples are in the below list.
- Smart Home
- Smart City
- Traffic Control System
- Smart lighting
- Smart Metering
- Surveillance System
- Smart Cars
- Smart Medical Equipment
The smart home is a trending topic, for now, these days, because there are many devices and appliances that come with the power of IoT. Which means we can connect them with the internet and operate from anywhere.
Smart Home Devices
- Smart TV is a common device that we all are using. Which is fully loaded with the power of the internet of things.(eg. Sony Bravia 80.1 cm )
- Smart fridge (eg. Samsung Smart fridge, )
- Smart Light (eg. Philips Smart Wi-Fi LED Bulb )
- Google Home
- Smart Fan
- Smart AC
- Smart Electric Meter
- Smart Water Meter
What is Smart City?
Smart City is a concept to reduce human interference in daily services and reduce unnecessary power consumption and automate things as much as possible through the internet.
Or makes the services monitorable and controllable from anywhere
Example Smart City Devices
- Smart Traffic Lights
- Smart Street Light
- Smart Cameras
- Smart Railway Crossing
- Smart Transportation System
- Smart Shopping Store
- Smart Parking
- Smart Rainwater Management System
Traffic Control System
Traffic Control System comes in the category of the smart city but itself it’s a big example of IoT. Through the help of the IoT Traffic control system can analyze the traffic and operate the traffic signal lights and the surveillance cameras can watch the over speed and other traffic rule offenses.
ExampleTraffic Control System
- Smart Traffic Light
- Smart Surveillance camera
These days the whole Automobile industry is working on Electric vehicle and IoT enabled cars
There are many car brands that come with IoT enabled functionality. like Voice assistant and live tracking.
IoT Enabled Cars or Smart Cars
Tata Altroz comes with Google Assistant
MG Hector come with voice command features(MG Hector “Internet inside”)
IoT is the concept, to reduce physical involvement, improve the quality of service and real-time data analysis.