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Transforming the Internet of Things for Next-Generation Smart Systems
Is an electronic device that records information on the consumption of electric energy, voltage levels, current, and power factor.
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Unleashing the Convergence of Cloud Computing With Internet of Things: Drivers for Integration
Nalina Suresh (University of Namibia, Namibia), Valerianus Hashiyana (University of Namibia, Namibia), Martin Mabeifam Ujakpa (International University of Management, Namibia), Anton Limbo (University of Namibia, Namibia), Gloria E. Iyawa (Namibia University of Science and Technology, Namibia), and Ntinda Maria Ndapewa (University of Namibia, Namibia)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-7541-3.ch001
Abstract
The term “cloud of things” is currently in the forefront of computer research topics due to its vital role towards the internet of things. To integrate cloud computing and internet of things into a single technology or worldview, this chapter discussed the evolution of internet of things and cloud computing and reviewed literature on cloud computing and internet of things and their possible integration. The chapter also discussed the importance of cloud internet of things, its architecture, and operation; the need to integrate internet of things and cloud computing; and challenges of cloud internet of things. The chapter then used the identified open issues and future direction to propose a generic cloud internet of things architecture and pilot simulated the results to verify the possibility and effectiveness of cloud computing and internet of things (CIoTs) integration. The researchers believe that the chapter will provide a better insight for anyone who wishes to carry out research in the field of cloud internet of things.
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Electrical device which records electricity usage over various intervals.
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Criticality-Based Designs of Power Distribution Systems: Metrics for Identifying Urban Resilient Smart Grids
Device on an infrastructure’s premise that can be considered as a data interface between the infrastructure and the outer power distribution system, relaying power-infeed/consumption data and receiving information from the power distribution system. Upon this data, prosumer, i.e., consumer that are able to infeed power, and the energy management system can make automated or non-automated decisions.
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Privacy Preservation in Smart Grid Environment
An internet enabled device that records and send energy consumption information of buildings to the utility companies for accurate billing and monitoring.
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Blockchain Technology for IoT: An Information Security Perspective
Enabling two-way communication among sensors without human intervention.
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Smart Metering Systems: A Blockchain Application for Sustainable Procurement
An electronic device that records electricity consumption and communicates information to the electricity vendor for monitoring and billing.
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Towards Low-Cost Energy Monitoring
A metering device that measure energy usage and reports it in real-time.
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