The Internet of Things: From RFID to the Next-Generation Pervasive Networked Systems

Lu Yan, Yan Zhang, Laurence T. Yang, Huansheng Ning

March 5, 2008 by Auerbach Publications
Reference - 336 Pages - 93 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781420052817 - CAT# AU5281
Series: Wireless Networks and Mobile Communications


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  • Explores technical visions underlying the Internet of Things such as ubiquitous networks, next-generation networks, and ubiquitous computing
  • Examines technologies that drive the future, including RFID, sensor technologies, smart things, nanotechnology, and miniaturizations
  • Discusses the market potential of these technologies, factors inhibiting market growth, and new business models
  • Reviews the hurdles toward standardization and the wide implications for society, such as growing concerns over privacy
  • Covers the benefits these technologies offer and how lifestyles may be transformed over the next decade
  • Summary

    Ubiquitous and pervasive technologies such as RFID and smart computing promise a world of networked and interconnected devices. Everything from tires to toothbrushes could soon be in communications range, heralding the dawn of an era in which today’s Internet of People gives way to tomorrow’s Internet of Things — where billions of objects will have the ability to report their location, identity, and history over wireless connections.

    Connectivity and Communication — Anything, Anywhere, and Anytime

    An examination of the exciting expansion period in this research, The Internet of Things: From RFID to the Next-Generation Pervasive Networked Systems provides comprehensive, technical, and practical deploying policy guidance that covers fundamentals and recent advances in pervasive networked systems. The book addresses the conceptual and technical issues that influence the technology roadmap and gives an in-depth introduction to the Internet of Things and its effect on businesses and individuals. Discussing case studies, experience reports, and best practice, it contains information on emerging technologies, market opportunities, and policy implications.

    Practical Guidance and Balanced Coverage

    The first book of its kind to address major new technological developments and define the Internet of Things, this text provides balanced coverage of theory and practical issues. Reflecting research trends and industry needs, itis a comprehensive technical and practical guide to recent advances in pervasive networked systems.