Mesh networking topologies for reliable and scalable IoT deployment
The name “Internet of Things” was coined by Kevin Ashton in 1999 in reference to different electro-mechanical systems that automatically sense and control the physical environment without any human intervention. According to some estimates, Total Addressable Market (TAM) for IoT globally will be around $1.2 trillion by 2022. IoT covers a wide range of application domains spanning Industrial IoT, Smart Agriculture, Smart Home, Smart Cities, Intelligent Retail, Health care, etc. resulting in a massive influx of devices onto the network.
Internet of Things (IoT) is one of the hottest topics currently, promising to connect millions of people and machines to interact with each other. It is also termed as “Network of Networks,” with a multi-layered architecture connecting end nodes to the central server over cloud. With a massive influx of devices on the network, IoT relies on Wireless Technologies for device management and maintenance. This also poses a serious challenge to the scalability and reliability of Wireless Technology in question. This paper looks at all relevant Wireless Technologies and how Mesh Networks can provide a scalable, reliable and extensible solution to the ever-evolving and demanding IoT applications.
This paper would answer the following questions –
- What are the components of IoT Architecture?
- What are the available wireless technologies for various IoT applications?
- What factors need to be considered while selecting the right wireless technology?
- How different mesh networks work in different IoT applications?