Published on: January 6, 2022
INTERNET OF THINGS
Telecommunication Engineering Centre(TEC) releases ‘Code of Practice for securing consumer Internet of Things(IoT)’
WHAT IS THE INTERNET OF THINGS (IOT)?
- Internet of Things is the inter-linking of digital devices, machines, people and other objects with each other through wireless networks.
- It enables anything and everything to connect and communicate with each other.
- It is the future internet. Because the first version of the internet was about data created by the internet. The next version is about the data created by things.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
- Anything that can be connected, will be connected in IoT.
- Any device that has on/off switch can be a part of the IoT.
- Most often the connected devices will have an I.P address. With Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6), allocating IP addresses to billions of devices has never been so much easier.
- Examples of things which can be connected to the internet include
- Connected wearables – Smart glasses, Smartwatches, fitness bands etc.
- Connected Homes – linking household appliances to the network.
- Connected cars – Vehicles that are connected to the internet.
- Connected cities – Connected traffic signals, Smart metres which analyse usage of water, gas, electricity etc, Smart bins which give signals when they need to be emptied etc.
- Different networks shall be connected to each other to provide inter-connectivity between different things. For example,
- BAN (Body Area Network): Wearables.
- LAN (Local Area Network): Smart home.
- WAN (Wide Area Network): Connected car.
- VWAN (Very wide area network): Smart city.