But first, what is the Internet of Things?
The concept of connecting any device (i.e “thing”) to the Internet (and/or to each other) to make it talk, listen and/or perform tasks. This includes everything from cellphones, coffee makers, washing machines, head-phones, lamps, wearables, and almost anything else you can think of.
The Internet of what?
Internet of Things
Coined in 1999, this refers to the active exchanged of information between devices previously unconnected.
Internet of Everything
Another term for IoT coined by and still used by Cisco, implies that IoT is not only made up of things, but also of data, process and people.
Industrial Internet of Things
An umbrella term for M2M technology when it is focuses exclusively on industrial machines.
Machine to Machine
A communications style emphasizing data transfer between large (sometimes industrial) machines that makes use of near-instantaneous data transfer to facilitate higher efficiency and pre- empt problems.
Vehicle to Vehicle
It is simply put, communication be– tween two vehicles. It is used com- monly to describe Fleet Management, a style of business that maximizes efficiency and minimizes waste by continuously transmitting locational and statistical data between large fleets of vehicles and a central hub.
CDMA2000 (also known as C2K or IMT-MC) is a family of 3G mobile tech- nology standards for sending voice, data, and signaling data between mobile phones and cell sites. Not to be confu- sed with “the other” CDMA which stands for Code Division Multiple Access, a technique where several transmitters can send information simultaneously over a single communication channel.
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) is a packet oriented mobile data service on the 2G cellular communication system’s global system for mobile communications (GSM). GPRS introduced packet switched data which meant internet access.
Global System for Mobile Communications (originally Groupe Spécial Mobile), is a standard developed by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) to describe the protocols for second-generation (2G) digital cellular networks used by mobile phones, first deployed in Finland in July 1991.
The Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) is a third generation mobile cellular system for networks based on the GSM standard.