IoT is the "Internet of things": the name for objects that are connected to the Internet. This expresses the transition between an Internet where people communicate with each other via computers and mobile phones, to one where things are connected to each other over the Internet.M2M is "machine to machine," which expresses the idea that machines communicate with each other over networks. In this context, "machine" can be taken to mean the appliances and equipment installed in homes, shops, factories, and other buildings, the vending machines and CCTV cameras found on city streets, etc.
The Open Services Gateway initiative. A technology for managing and controlling household devices remotely.
The Japan Smart Community Alliance. A consortium developing smart communities in international markets and promoting them domestically. Founded on April 6, 2010.
Home Energy Management System. A system for managing energy in the home. Connects devices that produce and consume electricity and the meters that measure them to a network, and automates control of status monitoring and remote operation.
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Date: 15 May, 2012
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