Most pundits in the industry predicated that there will be more than 200 billion devices by 2020, connected to the Internet, or some would call the "cloud". This is described as the era of Internet of Things (IoT). The IoT is a big collection of smart sensors, networks, servers, and services that interact among them. This trend applies to all sectors or markets, and it is a way to automate, control, and manage factory, home, transportation, energy, medical/healthcare facility, etc. All layers of networks, from applications, middleware, virtualization, connectivity, and devices, will contribute to realize the full power of IoT.
For edge connectivity, the intelligent gateways play a major role in between the devices and the cloud in building the path for, collecting data from the devices for analysis, and forwarding the instructions from the upend servers to activate the devices. For IoT gateway application concept, it can apply to many circumstances, for example:
The IoT is incorporated to connect various smart home appliances, and an IoT connection management platform is required to enable various applications. These applicable solutions include: home health, entertainment, security, and home automation, which idyllically promotes a safer, happier, and more comfortable and convenient lifestyle.