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The Internet of Things in the Cloud by Honbo Zhou

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Chapter 2

Ubiquitous IoT Applications

2.1 A Panoramic View of IoT Applications

We talked about the big picture and megatrends of the Internet of Things (IoT) in the first chapter, and now we are going to describe the vastly large number of IoT applications and related technologies in a variety of fields in greater detail.

Telemetry is an “ancient” technology that allows remote measurement and reporting of information. Although the term commonly refers to wireless data transfer mechanisms, it also encompasses data transferred over other wired media. Telemetry is synonymous with IoT to some, and it can be regarded as one of the earliest IoT applications. It is closely related to and intertwined with other IoT technologies and applications such ...

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