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Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to an infrastructure of ubiquitous, context-aware devices communicating and interacting with one another over the Internet to accomplish objectives. The IoT Global Standards Initiatives defines IoT as an infrastructure of interconnected things, both physical and virtual, at a global scale, to enable advanced services for the information society, based on interoperable information and communication technologies. Many existing technologies, such as the Internet platform, sensors and sensor networks, radio frequency identification (RFID), mobile computing, and the cloud, which have evolved over the past few decades and are continuing to evolve, are now converging and integrating to create the IoT infrastructure. Traditionally, devices equipped with RFID and near-field communication (NFC) chips could only be used locally due to their limited NFC ...

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