Glossary

Connected Devices

Connected devices are hardware products that are embedded with sensors and / or chips that allow them to connect to wireless networks and communicate with a central management systems and / or other hardware devices. These products are also often called smart devices or Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

Connected devices run the gamut from thermostats, watches, and automobiles, to sensors embedded in manufacturing equipment, medical devices, and more. By 2020, the number of connected devices is forecast to grow to almost 31 billion around the globe.