Mike explores some of the latest and greatest networking technologies with the Internet of Things (IoT). He describes the three common wireless technologies used to connect to IoT devices, 802.11, Zigbee, and Z-wave. Mike finishes with a discussion and demonstration of typical IoT setups and configurations.
- How many different technologies … does it take to turn on a light bulb? … Well, the answer is three. … So in this episode, what I want to do is talk … about the Internet of Things, … and I'm going to be concentrating on home automation … because that's where we tend to see this type of stuff. … Today when we say Internet of Things, … we're talking about giving internet capability … to all kinds of stuff that we would never have considered … to be internet-capable before. … Thermostats, light bulbs, refrigerators, … hot water heaters, door locks, garage door openers, … the list goes on and on of our ability … to remotely control all kinds of devices … simply by putting them on the internet. … Ergo, Internet of Things. … This little light bulb in my hand has a microprocessor, … it has an address so it can be talked to, … it has a API so I can make it do all kinds of stuff, … change colors, things like that. … I've got two light bulbs behind me. … The one on the left is a monochrome light bulb, …
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- Internet tiers
- How dial-up and broadband connections work
- File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
- Classic email protocols
- Setting up a generic VPN
- Typical IoT setups and configurations
- Setting up a new virtual machine (VM)
- Networking with VMs
- Cloud ownership