Verticals Definitions

  • A

    advanced metering infrastructure (AMI)

    Advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) is an architecture for automated, two-way communication between a smart utility meter with an IPaddress and a utility company.

  • Amazon Prime Air drone

    Amazon's Prime Air drone is a delivery system in development that uses remote-controlled robotic vehicles to transport goods from the warehouse to the consumer. The drones are small, unmanned octocopters -- helicopters with eight rotors -- that use GPS navigation.

  • C

    car hacking

    Car hacking is the manipulation of the code in a car's electronic control unit (ECU) to exploit a vulnerability and gain control of other ECU units in the vehicle.  

  • control network

    A control network is a network of nodes that collectively monitor, sense, and control or enable control of an environment for a particular purpose.

  • D

    drone (unmanned aerial vehicle, UAV)

    A drone, in a technological context, is an unmanned aircraft. More formally known as an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), a drone is, essentially, a flying robot.

  • drone photography

    Drone photography is the capture of still images and video by a remotely-operated or autonomous unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), also known as an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) or, more commonly, as a drone.

  • H

    home automation

    Home automation is the use of one or more computers to control basic home functions and features automatically and sometimes remotely.

  • I

    Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

    The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is the use of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies in manufacturing.

  • injectable ID chip (biochip transponder)

    An injectable ID chip, also called a biochip transponder, is an electronic device that is inserted under the skin of an animal to provide the animal with a unique identification number.

  • intranet of things

    An intranet of things is, depending on your viewpoint, either an element of the all-encompassing Internet of Things (IoT) or an alternative model that uses similar systems and technologies but limits the accessibility of its things to the corporate network.

  • IoMT (Internet of Medical Things) or healthcare IoT

    The Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) is a network of machine-to-machine communication between medical devices and healthcare IT systems.

  • M

    microcontroller

    A microcontroller is a compact integrated circuit designed to govern a specific operation in an embedded system.

  • N

    Nest Labs

    Nest Labs is a home automation specialist company that produces programmable Wi-Fi-enabled products that can be remotely controlled through a Web service or an associated smart home app.

  • S

    smart bulb (smart light bulb)

    A smart bulb is a networked LED light bulb that has additional features to enable automation, presence-sensing capabilities and customization.

  • smart city

    A smart city is a municipality that uses information and communication technologies to increase operational efficiency, share information with the public and improve both the quality of government services and citizen welfare.

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