Internet of Things - IoT
The Internet of Things (IoT) describes the network of physical objects—“things”—that are embedded with sensors, software, and other technologies for the purpose of connecting and exchanging data with other devices and systems over the Internet.
Significant numbers of energy-consuming devices (e.g. lamps, household appliances, motors, pumps, etc.) already integrate Internet connectivity, which can allow them to communicate with utilities not only to balance power generation, but also helps optimize the energy consumption as a whole.
Environmental Monitoring applications of the IoT typically use sensors to assist in environmental protection by monitoring air or water quality.
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