All the components that enable businesses, governments, and consumers to connect to their IoT devices, including remotes, dashboards, networks, gateways, analytics, data storage, and security is part of the Internet of Things ecosystem.
Other Internet of Things Terms & Definitions:
Entity: Includes businesses, governments, and consumers.
Physical layer: The hardware that makes an IoT device, including sensors and networking gear.
Network layer: Responsible for transmitting the data collected by the physical layer to different devices.
Application layer: This includes the protocols and interfaces that devices use to identify and communicate with each other.
Remotes: Enable entities that utilize IoT devicesto connect with and control them using a dashboard, such as a mobile application. They include smartphones, tablets, PCs, smartwatches, connected TVs, and nontraditional remotes.
Dashboard: Displays information about the IoT ecosystem to users and enables them to control their IoT ecosystem. It is generally housed on a remote.
Analytics: Software systems that analyze the data generated by IoT devices. The analysis can be used for a variety of scenarios, such as predictive maintenance.
Data storage: Where data from IoT devices is stored.
Networks: The internet communication layer that enables the entity to communicate with their device, and sometimes enables devices to communicate with each other.