Utilizing Various Communication Technologies
We have set up infrastructure that lets us communicate with our databases over a network such as a Local Area Network (LAN) or over the internet. This chapter goes into detail about the choice of how we might communicate with these networks. You will learn about the various communication options based on the distance of your device from the closest radio antenna, and you will complete two projects that illustrate communicating over a Wi-Fi network to a REST endpoint.
In this chapter, we are going to cover the following main topics:
- Utilizing short-range communications
- Utilizing medium-range communications
- Utilizing long-range communications
- Communicating with REST APIs
By the end of this chapter, you will have gained clarity about what communication technology to choose based on the distance that you need to cover. You will also have taken sensor readings and sent them to a REST API endpoint over Wi-Fi.