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Rethinking the Internet of Things: A Scalable Approach to Connecting Everything by Francis daCosta

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CHAPTER 7

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Examples and Applications

Lots of information about Internet of Things applications has been published to date, but virtually all these examples assume a continuation of current networking architecture models. Specifically, IPv6 extended to the very edge of the network, with end devices powerful enough (in terms of processor, memory, etc.) to run an IP protocol stack. But as has been described in preceding chapters, this architecture is unsuitable for the “next wave” of IoT end devices to be brought onto the network. They will simply be too cheap, too numerous, too hard to manage, and too varied to support the traditional networking ...

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