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IoT is at the forefront of the digital transformation era and is a key technology in most of the advancements we are all witnessing day by day. IoT is responsible for almost all interactions, automatic control and action triggering in the most important digital transformation areas of our era, such as: smart cities, smart manufacturing, industry 4.0, smart home, smart agriculture, smart healthcare and so many others.


What is Internet of Things (IoT)?

Internet of Things (IoT), the vast array of physical objects equipped with sensors and software that enable them to interact with little human intervention by collecting and exchanging data via a network. The Internet of Things (IoT) includes the many “smart,” computer-like devices so commonplace today, which can connect with the Internet or interact via wireless networks; these “things” include phones, appliances, thermostats, lighting systems, irrigation systems, security cameras. vehicles, even animals and cities.

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Internet of things Technologies and Applications

The IoT employs various technologies and has numerous applications across diverse industries.

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