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The fusion of IPv6 and low-power wireless Personal Area Networks that allows power-constrained IoT devices to access the TCP/IP Internet.


Advanced Encryption Standards

AES is an electronic data encryption specification which is standard since 2001 for IoT device transport layer security.

Application Programming Interface

API is a type of method that is used for expediting communication between computer and hardware/software platforms.


Beacon Technology

Beacon technology allows small network transmitters to communicate with systems that are using low-power Bluetooth. The version of Apple is called iBeacon.

Big Data

A huge volume of information i.e. structured and unstructured both, collected from a large number of sources and get delivered at rapid speed.


It is a process of reporting event information from tagged assets that are related to things such as temperature, movement, temperature, distress and more such.

Bluetooth Low Energy

BLE is also called Bluetooth 4.0 which is a wireless and personal-area network having short-range and low-power consumption that permits objects for transmitting data.


Cloud Computing

Cloud computing is a network of remote servers that are hosted online and used for storing, managing and processing data.


Embedded Software

It is computer software that is used for controlling hardware devices and systems that are not considered computers just like a smart refrigerator.



It is also called FOTA and is a technology that permits all the remote wireless installing, repairing and upgrading of software and services on mobile devices.

Fog Computing

Fog computing is like one or more than one platform that offers server-like amenities like data storage or high performing computing near the IoT device that uses a local area network in contrast to the internet.



Gateway is a device that receives information from different points on the network and then transmits that information to another network.

Global Navigation Satellite System

It is any satellite navigation system that provides autonomous geo-spatial positioning, navigation, and timing whether by region or globally.

General Packet Radio Service

GPRS is a wireless communications standard on 2G and 3G cellular networks that supports a different number of bandwidths and provides data rates of around 56-114 KBPS.


Industrial IoT

IIoT allows M2M communication for machinery and different industrial applications.


Industrial, Scientific and Medical Band is an unlicensed part of the RF spectrum that is used for general purpose data communications.


Link Budget

The telecommunication system jargon describes that an accounting of all the profits and losses that are going from a transmitter passed using the medium and end up at the receiver.

Low-Power Wide-Area

LPWA is a network providing a low range as well as low power consumption utilized majorly for M2M communications.

Low-Power Wireless Sensor Network

It is a collection of scattered and independent devices measuring environmental or physical condition without any power consumption.


LORAWAN is a specification that is deployed internally for enabling IoT and M2M, intended for carrier wireless networks and battery-operated things.


LTE-M is a power-efficient standard, especially for machine communications.



M2M is the process of machines or different connected devices communicating with each other without the need for human interference.

Media Access Control

MAC is a data link layer or a sublayer that transmits data packets to and from a range of network interface cards.

Mesh Network

Mesh network is a kind of network system here the devices can transmit data and serve as relays to different nodes.

Mobile IoT

In mobile IoT, low power, wide area devices are utilized in the conjunction with mobile devices interfacing with the IoT networks.


MOTE is majorly used in North America, which is one way of referring to an endpoint in the IoT.



Narrow Band IoT is a convenient and cost-effective means of expanding the IoT into a new series of devices and for daily household items.

Near-Field Communication

NFC allows two-way communication between closely located endpoints and it is a short-range and low-power, low-speed form of radio communication.


Quality of Service

It is a measurement of how a network provides support for IT connectivity which covers elements like transmission delays, data loss, and availability of connections.


Radio Frequency

Radio frequency is fundamental for IoT connectivity and is a term that means wireless communication when it is about IoT.

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