IoT Technology

The Internet of Things is a myriad of protocols, platforms and standards. Of course, there’s no need to know about any of this in order to control your central heating system with an app, or switch on your lighting from your iPhone, but for those with an interest in IoT technology we’ve pulled together some introductory technical information on what makes IoT tick…

Underlying the IoT are the protocols, or rules, that govern the exchange or transmission of data between devices. Above this layer are the platforms, or frameworks, that build on these protocols and provide the architecture and services to IoT applications… And finally there are the standards groups, or alliances, who are attempting to define and agree on the best of these technologies to build the IoT of the future.

We appreciate there’s some overlap between all these areas but we’ve attempted to categorise them as best we can. We understand there will be those who disagree with our groupings. We also apologise for any omissions, but welcome your suggestions.


IoT Protocols

IoT Protocols

There are many communication technologies connecting the Internet of Things behind the scenes. Here we take a look at some ...
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Smart Home Platforms

Smart Home Platforms

There are a whole bunch of smart home automation platforms and frameworks out there vying for supremacy in the IoT ...
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Enterprise IoT Platforms

Enterprise IoT Platforms

The Internet of Things is not just about consumer devices, it also has a huge commercial and industrial impact (aka ...
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IoT Standards

IoT Standards & Alliances

The Internet of Things is going through a period of disarray, with IoT standards and protocols up in the air ...
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