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Cloud Services

Cloud services are made available to users via the Internet. They are provided by cloud computer servers rather than a company’s own servers which when it comes to the IoT or even Industry 4.0 opens up many application possibilities.

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Fog or Edge Computing

This terminology is used when intermediate gateways between IoT devices and the Cloud are processing locally. 

  • To reduce the amount of information sent to the Cloud
  • For security reasons
  • To decrease network and Internet latency. The gateway can be more immediate than the Cloud because the Cloud can only take complex decisions from a pre-processed set of information.
  • To reliability. It provides a continuous working service even if the Cloud isn’t accessible.

 

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Sensor Fusion

Sensor fusion is an embedded software library which combines information from sensors, which are typically motion or image, and produces a complete, stable, accurate set of data.

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