Chapter 10

Connectivity Models for Smart Object Networks

10.1 Introduction

We conclude the first part of the book with a chapter exploring various connectivity models for IP-enabled smart object networks and the use of application layer overlay networks.

There are several potential connectivity models for IP smart objects ranging from the “true” Internet of Things where smart object networks are connected to the public Internet like any other network to autonomous smart object networks that are not connected to the public Internet. In between there are a myriad of models introduced in this chapter. One model consists of building an application layer overlay network that could be used to provide enhanced security, increase the scalability and efficiency ...

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