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Industry 4.0: The Industrial Internet of Things by Alasdair Gilchrist

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© Alasdair Gilchrist 2016

Alasdair Gilchrist, Industry 4.0, 10.1007/978-1-4842-2047-4_11

11. IIoT WAN Technologies and Protocols

Alasdair Gilchrist

(1)Bangken, Nonthaburi, Thailand

The core difference between M2M and the IIoT architectures is the interaction with the Internet. The Internet connectivity allows M2M systems located in remote locations to communicate beyond their natural boundaries. This facilitates collaboration among devices, customers, partners, and supply chains around the globe.

The Internet has revolutionized data communications. Previously, a mesh of expensive, point-to-point leased lines, frame-relay, or ATM circuits had to be leased from a telecommunications service provider in order to manage remote data communications, regionally ...

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