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Internet of Things

Interlinking physical and virtual objects

The Internet of Things describes the networking of machines in the industrial environment through the internet.  Devices receive an exact identity (address) in a network and are provided with electronic intelligence allowing them to communicate via the internet and carry out tasks in an automated way. Communication between devices is also known as machine to machine communication.

Example: A refrigerator in a household is furnished with a sensor – when the refrigerator is empty it independently, or by the click of a button, reorders food supplies.

Source: Bigdata

Synonyms: Industry 4.0, Building Internet of Things