Once a trend, the Internet of Things has become a reality that is changing the world in which we live. However, buzzwords can sometimes lead to confusion and cause questions to arise. So, are IoT and M2M the same thing? What is the difference between them?
Machine to machine can be mobile, but there are many mobile technologies beyond M2M. Mobile World Congress 2013 (MWC), starting next Monday, will address all matters related to telecommunications, and will be there to broadcast all about M2M.
Smart buildings are much about energy saving. This is probably the main approach to the concept, but there are also other features that differentiate a ‘normal’ building from a smart one, such as security controls, the remote control of elevators and disaster prevention systems.
Wearable technology has been one of the highlights at the latest Mobile World Congress which showcased a host of smart bracelets, smartwatches and other accessories capable of collecting, sending and processing data over mobile apps and other types of software.