Architectural Considerations in Smart Object Networking (RFC7452)
Original Publication Date: 2015-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2015-Mar-20
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
H. Tschofenig: AUTHOR [+4]
RFC 6574 [RFC6574] refers to smart objects as devices with constraints on energy, bandwidth, memory, size, cost, etc. This is a fuzzy definition, as there is clearly a continuum in device capabilities and there is no hard line to draw between devices that can run Internet protocols and those that can't.
Internet Architecture Board (IAB) H. Tschofenig Request for Comments: 7452 ARM Ltd. Category: Informational J. Arkko ISSN: 2070-1721 D. Thaler D. McPherson March 2015
Architectural Considerations in Smart Object Networking
The term "Internet of Things" (IoT) denotes a trend where a large number of embedded devices employ communication services offered by Internet protocols. Many of these devices, often called "smart objects", are not directly operated by humans but exist as components in buildings or vehicles, or are spread out in the environment. Following the theme "Everything that can be connected will be connected", engineers and researchers designing smart object networks need to decide how to achieve this in practice.
This document offers guidance to engineers designing Internet- connected smart objects.
Status of This Memo
This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is published for informational purposes.
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RFC 7452 Smart Object Architectural Considerations March 2015
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Table of Contents
1. Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
2. Smart Object Communication Patterns . . . . . ....