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What is an IoT platform?

The purpose of any IoT device is to connect with other IoT devices and applications to relay information using internet transfer protocols. The gap between the device sensors and data networks is filled by an IoT Platform. IoT platforms are sometimes called “middleware” because they handle everything in-between an end device and the application that’s built on top of it. IoT platforms are emerging as the central backbone of the IoT deployments. By 2019, the IoT Platform market will reach $1 billion. A modern IoT Platform architecture An IoT platform is just about enabling connectivity between “things” or devices. A true end-to-end IoT platform consists of 8 important architectural building blocks: 1. Connectivity & normalization : brings different protocols and different data formats into one “software” interface ensuring accurate data streaming and interaction with all devices. 2. Device management : ensures the connected “things” are working properly,

What is the difference between IoT and M2M?

Devices, computers, and machines were already connected by the time Kevin Ashton coined the term Internet of Things. The concept gained popularity for its ability to connect the unconnected – physical-first objects. The meaning and application of the term IoT will continue to evolve as new connected technologies emerge, replacing physical-first objects with smart connected devices. Examples of IoT include connected cars, smart meters, and smart cities, wearables etc. M2M means machine to machine communication, is basically communication between a machine or a device with a remote computer. It is a data communication standard. M2M is also named as Machine Type Communication (MTC) in 3GPP. There are three processes involved in an M2M communication:      It connects the device to the cloud.      Manage the device.      Collects the machine and/or sensor data. M2M the subset of IoT, initially represented closed, point-to-point communication between physical-first objects.