Connected devices are at the very core of the Internet of Things.  How well they communicate with one another and the ways in which they communicate with the other pillars that support the IoT determines their level of success.  The challenge for those executing IoT projects, is that there is no one communications platform, protocol or solution that can be implemented to deliver a full scale deployment.  Rather, it is the weaving together of various communications technologies that is required in order to build an optimized prototype.  The following article does a terrific job of detailing everything one needs to know about the entire IoT communications ecosystem.  It addresses these important areas, and even provides a glossary of terms:

  • Protocols
  • Architecture
  • Alliances & Organizations
  • Additional Resources 

The Internet of Things covers a huge range of industries and use cases that scale from a single constrained device up to massive cross-platform deployments of embedded technologies and cloud systems connecting in real-time.

Tying it all together are numerous legacy and emerging communication protocols that allow devices and servers to talk to each other in new, more interconnected ways.

At the same time, dozens of alliances and coalitions are forming in hopes of unifying the fractured and organic IoT landscape.

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