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Understanding the Internet of things.

Recent developments in connectivity technologies have spurred the adoption of Internet-connected “smart” devices for remote sensing, actuating, and intelligent monitoring using advanced analytics and real-time data processing. As the pace and the scale of such solutions increase rapidly, there will soon be a problem getting these disparate solutions to work seamlessly together to realize a large-scale Internet of Things (IoT). Recent developments in protocols and standardization initiatives for the IoT, particularly application layer protocols, aim to address these issues.