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Internet of things

The inter-networking of physical “things”: devices, vehicles, buildings, and other items embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and network connectivity which enable these objects to collect and exchange data. The IoT allows objects to be sensed or controlled remotely across existing network infrastructure, integrating the physical world into computer-based systems. When IoT is augmented with sensors and actuators, it supports innovations such as smart grids, virtual power plants, smart homes, intelligent transportation and smart cities. Each “thing” is uniquely identifiable but is able to interoperate within the existing Internet infrastructure.

Ubiquitous Connectivity

Ubiquitous Connectivity is when everything and everyone is connected to each other. Smartphones and tablets are spreading but their full potential is yet to be explored. Mobile devices, embedded technology, wearables and potential add-ons enable easy data collection using existing smartphone sensors, e.g. sound, location, accelerometers or additional sensors, e.g. temperature, CO2, infrared.


Multiple protocols exist for substation automation, which include many proprietary protocols with custom communication links. Interoperation of devices from different vendors would be an advantage to users of substation automation devices. IEC61850 standard has been created to respond to all concerns and create an interoperable standard.

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