White Paper: Real Time Automation: The Internet of Things

What is IoT? In a strange way I feel like that is like asking what is breakfast? Based on your personal preference and locations you might get a lot of different answers. Bacon and grits in some places and a fruit parfait in another. IoT is exactly the same. The root idea is universal but many different camps are vying to define certain pieces of technology as the barriers needed to be deemed IoT. My goal is not to persuade you that one camp has a better idea. I want to offer a generic high level understanding of IoT and emphasize that for those of us involved in Industrial and Building Automation, much of this “New” technology is far closer to our status quo than a new frontier.

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