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What is IoT and how it works?

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Welcome to Wittyhack.com, in this post we are going to discuss the most trending topic in this digital growing world which is “Internet Of Things” commonly known as IoT.

There are many people unaware of IoT but at the same time, many small and big companies are investing their time and money in this future-ready technology.

If you are curious to know what is IoT and how it works? then you are in right place. Here we are going to explain to you about IoT and how you can use this technology in day today life.

What Is IoT?

IoT stands for the Internet Of Things. If we talk in a simple language then IoT is the system in which different things like an electronic device, animal or people have the ability to communicate without any human interaction.

In this case, we can consider an example of a wearable device like a smartwatch, which has the ability to track your health parameters.

In 1999 Kevin Ashton first time used the term “Internet of things” in a presentation made to Procter & Gamble (P&G).

How IoT Works?

Main working principle of IoT is based on four components:

  1. Sensor / Device
    The sensor is used to collect data from the environment. This cloud be anything such as heart rate sensor in your smartwatch or GPS sensor in your mobile device.
  2. Connectivity
    Connectivity is the most important part of IoT. When the sensor collects data from the environment then it gets transfer to the cloud for the further process using a different medium like WIFI, Bluetooth, Ethernet, satellite, etc.
  3. Data Processing
    At this stage due to connectivity cloud received data and now Data Processing come into the picture. This data cloud be simple as the temperature of your microwave oven or complex data like change in weather. Different data processing software process this data and transfer it to the next component which is User Interface.
  4. User Interface
    Function of this component is to create useful information for user in the form of Notification, Alert or Email.

What are the application of IoT?

1. Smart House
This is the most important sector where IoT works. According to statista.com by 2020 global smart home market will reach around 40 billion dollars.

This includes devices like smart TVs, washing machines, microwave oven, AC, etc. There are big brands like Samsung, LG, Philips, Haier working very hard to deliver a good smart home experience to users.

2. Wearable
The wearable is the very trending topic in the current market and youth is very attracted to it. Everyone wants to buy Apple Watch, Samsung Gear.

3. Smart City
Nowadays this is an important factor for the growth of city and country. In India, there are many cities in the list of Smart City.

Smart city concept includes monitoring of traffic, waste management, environment monitoring and many more.

List Of IoT Enabled Devices

1. Amazon Echo
Using this device you can operate different smart devices and you can give a voice command to perform respective tasks. For more information read this article – Who is Amazon Alexa? Do you really need one?

2. August Smart Lock
This smart lock can access from anywhere and help to keep thieves away from your home.

3. Belkin WeMo Smart Switch
The WeMo switch help to user operates from the wall, mobile app or by voice command. This switch is connected with your home Wi-Fi network.

4. Philips Hue Bulb
Philips is a big brand in IoT industries. Hue bulb allows the user to control light and create the right ambiance for every moment.


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