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Mastering Internet of Things

By : Peter Waher
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Mastering Internet of Things

By: Peter Waher

Overview of this book

The Internet of Things (IoT) is the fastest growing technology market. Industries are embracing IoT technologies to improve operational expenses, product life, and people's well-being. Mastering Internet of Things starts by presenting IoT fundamentals and the smart city. You will learn the important technologies and protocols that are used for the Internet of Things, their features, corresponding security implications, and practical examples on how to use them. This book focuses on creating applications and services for the Internet of Things. Further, you will learn to create applications and services for the Internet of Things. You will be discover various interesting projects and understand how to publish sensor data, control devices, and react to asynchronous events using the XMPP protocol. The book also introduces chat, to interact with your devices. You will learn how to automate your tasks by using Internet of Things Service Platforms as the base for an application. You will understand the subject of privacy, requirements they should be familiar with, and how to avoid violating any of the important new regulations being introduced. At the end of the book, you will have mastered creating open, interoperable and secure networks of things, protecting the privacy and integrity of your users and their information.
Table of Contents (24 chapters)
Title Page
Copyright and Credits
Packt Upsell

Defining control parameters

Actuators come in all sorts, types, and sizes, from the very complex to the very simple. While it would be possible to create a proprietary format that configures the actuator in a bulk operation, such a method is doomed to fail if you aim for any type of interoperable communication. Since the internet is based on interoperability as a core principle, we should consider this from the start, during the design phase.

Interoperability means devices can learn to operate together, even if they are from different manufacturers. To achieve this, devices must be able to describe what they can do, in a way that each participant understands. To be able to do this, we need a way to break down (divide and conquer) a complex actuator into parts that are easily described and understood. One way is to see an actuator as a collection of control parameters. Each control parameter is a named parameter with a simple and recognizable data type. (In the same way, we can see a sensor...