The anatomy of the internet of things
The internet of things or the M2M process differs from the average human to human process (or H2H) because with several different machines communicating to one another connection and data analysis will basically have to happen in real time. As machines will basically have to be on 24 hours a day 7 days a week, most people are developing ways to save energy and also help the environment. For example, by having machines moved by solar energy. Well now a very important point when it comes to the internet of things terms. Let’s take a look at the main things that make the internet of things come alive.
Have you ever wondered what the things of the internet of things really stand for? Well let’s understand it better. The “things” are simply the machines which will process the information and the objects that will stay connected to these machines. Every object that can receive a chip (such as animals, containers, cards, phones and other mobile devices) are called the nodes in the internet of things web.
Sensors are what disseminate and send data collected from the objects straight to the machines. The information given by these sensors can be of heat, height, location, temperature, illumination, blood sugar, air quality, soil moisture, numbers and much more, all you have to do is program it and done! These can be as small as a cellphone chip.
Sending data from sensors to the things
Well information can be sent by wireless devices to the machines that will gather the information. Information can be sent through radio frequency, wireless devices, Bluetooth, XBee and others. In case the person wants to the send the information through wires then there is no problem about that withers. Some wired links that can be used are Ethernet, HomePlug and several others as well.