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ERIC Number: EJ1133057
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Mar
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-2158-0502
Internet of Things
Ritz, John; Knaack, Zane
Technology and Engineering Teacher, v76 n6 p28-33 Mar 2017
In the 21st century, electronic connectivity is a major component of everyday life. One expects to have mobile phone coverage and to have access to log a computer or tablet onto the internet. This connectivity enables users to keep track of personal affairs and conduct work from remote locations. Designers and manufacturers are also connecting many other products to the internet so their performance can be monitored and controlled externally. Examples include remote-controlled door locks and thermostats, shopping online using smartphones and electronic wallets, and tracking fleet trucks on the highway and in freight yards. Today, by placing sensors on animals such as sharks, researchers can study the migration and activities of wild animals. This 21st century phenomenon of electronic connectivity is known as the Internet of Things (IoT), which involves the internet, computers, software, network connectivity, sensors, and actuators. It enables the control of products and other transactions over the internet. This article further explains the Internet of Things and what you might see it perform in the near future.
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Language: English
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