Chapter 11

The Future of the Internet of Things

Harish Viswanathan

Francis Mullany


The essential vision

Machine communication for monitoring and remote control predates the Internet, with supervisory control and data acquisition systems (SCADA) having been used to monitor and control machines since the 1960s. The deployment of devices for monitoring and control has accelerated in recent years, aided by ubiquitous wireless connectivity and declining communication costs. Nevertheless, until recently machines still communicated only with purpose-built applications and with limited data acquisition or analysis capabilities.

Connecting things to the ...

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