Internet of Things

Internet of Things

IEEE standards enabling products with real-world applications.


It is predicted that 50 to 100 billion things will be electronically connected by the year 2020. This Internet of Things (IoT) will fuel technology innovation by creating the means for machines to communicate many different types of information with one another. With all objects in the world connected, lives will be transformed. But the success of IoT depends strongly on standardization, which provides interoperability, compatibility, reliability, and effective operations on a global scale.

Recognizing the value of IoT to industry and the benefits this technology innovation brings to the public, the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) has a number of standards, projects and events that are directly related to creating the environment needed for a vibrant IoT.

This area provides a concise reference point for all things in SA related to IoT, including related fields such as the Smart Grid, cloud computing, and big data.