IoT: Revolutionizing your home

In the previous post I briefed about IoT and Eclipse IoT. In this post I will explain about home automation and Eclipse SmartHome which is a framework of Eclipse IoT. Home automation: Since the beginning of technology, people started automating things and we have come to a point where most of the work is being done with the help of automated machines. Now is an era of automating the automated machines so that they can behave according to external conditions and choice of a particular person. Home automation is part of this evolution. From Wikipedia: Home automation is the residential extension of building automation and involves the control…

IoT: An upcoming revolution

This is a series of two blog posts which briefs about IoT and Smart Home solutions. In this first post, I’m going to explain what IoT is and why one shall care. In the next post, I’m going to write about Eclipse SmartHome and its implementation OpenHAB. Internet of Things (IoT) IoT is one of the most popular jargons these days in tech industry. Different organizations and individuals provide distinct but somewhat similar definitions of IoT. For me Internet of Things is an extension of Internet as evident from the following definitions of Internet and IoT from Wikipedia: “The Internet is the global system of interconnected computer networks…