The Internet of Things (IoT) is connected networks of various types of things, such as sensors, actuators, electronic devices, home appliances, and so on. These networks of end-devices, hubs, and servers enable exchange of data and execution of operations among things for specific purposes. Communications and executions through the connections are designed to happen without human interventions. In the broad sense, the IoT means a combination of software and platforms for automatic and intelligent services, as well as the networks itself.
The IoT applications are extensive, for example, home automation with smart consumer electronics and appliances, smart factories that consist of connected manufacturing equipment, and transportation systems for connected vehicles and traffic control, etc. Each application is realized through the operations of physical device control, networking, data analysis, and decision making. In general, the IoT end devices are lightweight, low-cost, and power-efficient. While, the back-end systems have the capability to analyze data from the end devices and to make decisions based on pre-defined algorithms or trained intelligence. For competitive IoT ecosystems, it is required to be scalable in attaching new forms of devices to the networks; and to be sufficient controls available from the networks. Further, from the end devices to the services, all the components have to be tightly integrated throughout the whole ecosystem.
To address IoT-specific requirements, Tizen IoT is derived from Tizen. Tizen IoT is the Tizen implementation for the SmartThings ecosystem.
Tizen IoT is composed of:
Connected with the Cloud, the SmartThings App on your smart phone provides easy and convenient ways for users to manage and configure the devices and the services. For more information about Samsung’s SmartThings solution, see SmartThings website.
Figure: SmartThings Ecosystem