In this video, Lisa Bock looks at the types of IoT devices designed to improve the quality of life in homes and businesses along with recognizing the benefits and business impact.
- [Instructor] The Internet of Things is a collection of devices attached to the internet, that collect and exchange data, using nodes and controllers. A device on the Internet of Things, is an internet-connected smart device. Unlike a computer that computes, the design of an Internet of Things device, is to do a particular task, such as monitor temperature or record video.
The device gathers data, it then transmits it to a remote location. Billions of smart devices make up the Internet of Things, from radios to refrigerators, they are talking to us, and to each other. A simple example is a car. Modern day vehicles are equipped with security, hands-free calling, navigation, and internal diagnostics. The car is constantly transmitting information via satellite such as diagnostic and maintenance information and current tire pressure from the car to a central collection network, analyzed, and then sends the information to the client.
In fact, in the United States, there is a recent ruling that cars must talk to each other over a wireless network of vehicles for safety reasons. Another example is in our home. Light controls, thermostats, coffee makers, security cameras, smart home controllers, and even sweepers. Our devices with the goal of simplifying our lives.
All of the smart devices in our homes, cars, hospitals, offices, airplanes, and on ourselves, are all effectively endpoints in the IoT. There are several key elements involved, such as huge amounts of cloud-based storage, sensor technology with low-power requirements, and plenty of IP version six addresses for everything.
All contribute to a massive number of devices, designed to improve the quality of life in our homes and businesses, are joining the Internet of Things every day.
Lisa Bock kicks off the course with an overview of IoT, and the types of IoT devices designed to improve the quality of life in homes and businesses. Lisa covers different networks that range in size and purpose—LANS, WANS and PANS—and explains how businesses invest heavily in IoT in order to keep a competitive edge, going into IoT developments in automobiles, building automation, and the medical field. She then evaluates consumer devices, such as wearables and mobile devices. Plus, she discusses zero-configuration networking, service discovery, designing IoT security, and more.
- A history of the Internet of Things
- How sensor nodes collect and communicate information
- Data management and process management
- Networking the IoT
- How IoT is transforming and improving businesses
- How IoT is a natural extension and evolution of SCADA
- How IoT affects mobile devices, smart homes, and travel
- Zero-configuration networking
- Testing for vulnerabilities before implementation
- Designing IoT security