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AuthorizationAuthorization Authorization

Granting of rights, which includes the granting of access based on access rights.

Automated Identification and Mobility Technologies (AIM)Automated Identification and Mobility Technologies (AIM) Automated Identification and Mobility Technologies (AIM)

A group of technologies that are used to identify, store, and communicate data. An example would be a barcode, though there are many technologies in this area that are used for different services and are often used in combination.

AutomaticAutomatic Automatic

Working by itself with little or no direct human control.

AutomationAutomation Automation

The use or introduction of automaticequipment in a manufacturing or other process or facility.

Autonomic ComputingAutonomic Computing Autonomic Computing

Autonomic computing refers to the self-managing characteristics of distributed computing resources, adapting to unpredictable changes while hiding intrinsic complexity to operators and users.

Autonomous CircuitsAutonomous Circuits Autonomous Circuits

An autonomous circuit is a circuit that produces a time-varying output without having a time-varying input.

AutonomyAutonomy Autonomy

The ability of an intelligent system to independently compose and select among different courses of action to accomplish goals based on its knowledge and understanding of the world, itself, and the situation.

AutoSim IoT SimulatorAutoSim IoT Simulator AutoSim IoT Simulator

An IoT simulator developed by Automatski and uses a variety of protocols.

AvailabilityAvailability Availability

Property of being accessible and usable upon demand by an authorized entity.

Azure IoT SuiteAzure IoT Suite Azure IoT Suite

A cloud based IaaS and PaaS developed by Microsoft.

BandBand Band

A range of frequencies used by a technology for communication purposes.

Bar CodesBar Codes Bar Codes

A bar code (often seen as a single word, barcode) is the small image of lines (bars) and spaces that is affixed to retail store items, identification cards, and postal mail to identify a particular product number, person, or location.

Base Station (BS)Base Station (BS) Base Station (BS)

The radios and other equipment at the cell sites that are used to communicate with the cellular devices.

Base Station Controller (BSC)Base Station Controller (BSC) Base Station Controller (BSC)

A base station controller (BSC) is a critical mobile network component that controls one or more base transceiver stations (BTS), also known as base stations or cell sites.

Base Transceiver Station (BTS)Base Transceiver Station (BTS) Base Transceiver Station (BTS)

This is a machine that enables wireless communication between user equipment, for example a mobile phone or a computer, and networks like the GSM network. The data is received through an antenna and is then processed and transmitted by the BTS to create a wireless connection.

BeaconsBeacons Beacons

Low-cost devices that communicate with smartphone apps indoors, without the need for GPS.

Belief-Desire-Intention (BDI)Belief-Desire-Intention (BDI) Belief-Desire-Intention (BDI)

The belief-desire-intention software model (usually referred to simply, but ambiguously, as BDI) is a software model developed for programming intelligent agents.

Beyond MobilityBeyond Mobility Beyond Mobility

The connected world including cars, homes, and wearables are creating a rapidly expanding world of access to the customer.

Big DataBig Data Big Data

Data sets so large that they cannot be used with traditional database tools.

BiometricsBiometrics Biometrics

Biometrics refers to metrics related to human characteristics.

BiotechnologyBiotechnology Biotechnology

Biotechnology is the use of biological processes, organisms, or systems to manufacture products intended to improve the quality of human life.

Blended WorkforceBlended Workforce Blended Workforce

A labour force involving close collaboration between humans and intelligent machines in the form of augmentation.

Block ChainBlock Chain Block Chain

A distributed database, based on a ledger of transactions, that powers cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin.

BlueMixBlueMix BlueMix

A mix of IoT Platform, API, Visualization, and analytics offerings in a PaaS model developed by IBM.

BluetoothBluetooth Bluetooth

A wireless technology standard for exchanging data over short distances.

Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)

Ultra-low power version of the Bluetooth technology that is up to 15 times more efficient than Bluetooth.

Body Area Network (BAN)Body Area Network (BAN) Body Area Network (BAN)

A wireless network of wearable computing devices and physiological sensors, which may even be embedded inside the body.

Boot LoadersBoot Loaders Boot Loaders

Boot loader, also called a boot manager, is a small program that places the operating system (OS) of a computer into memory.

Bright WolfBright Wolf Bright Wolf

An IoT M2M platform developed by Bright Wolf.

BrilloBrillo Brillo

An underlying operating system for the IoT developed by Google, supporting Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Low Energy, and Android-based things.