What are the differences between IIOT and IOT?

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Let us understand the concepts of Internet of Things (IOT) and Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT) before learning the differences between them.

Internet of Things (IOT)

It is described as the physical devices like mobiles, Pc’s, home appliances and many more electronic devices that are embedded with sensors, software’s and other technologies to transmit the data and to communicate among the devices through the Internet.

For example: air conditioners, sensors, smart watches, mobile phones etc.

Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT)

It is described as using the internet of things in industrial applications and sectors.The IIOT refers to inter-connected sensors and other networked devices together with computer's industrial mainly used in manufacturing.

For example: amazon warehouse, smart robotics, Air bus etc.

Comparison

Generally, IoT focuses on consumer convenience. whereas IIoT focuses on return on investment (ROI) so that businesses benefit the most from implementing IIoT. If IoT and IIoT are compared with respect to complexity , cost and requirements , following points can be made. They are described below.

Cost

Basically IoT and IIoT depend on hardware such as sensors, internet connections and embedded systems.

But IoT is less expensive than IIoT, because the precision required by the IoT devices are less than IIoT devices.

IIoT uses more sophisticated devices for more precision, Because IIoT operates in critical areas of business such as manufacturing, machinery monitoring etc..

Complexity

IIoT applications are more advanced than IoT applications. as technological advancements increase, so does the complexity.

Thus IIoT applications are more complex than IoT applications.

Requirements

IoT end requirement is the consumer convenience and IIoT end requirement is the ROI or return on investment.

IoT focuses on managing home appliances which increase consumer convenience by saving resources such as electricity.

IIoT focuses on critical systems such as health care, aerospace, factory machinery automation and connecting machines and people together along with data analytics.

IIoT wants the uptime to be higher and downtime of business operations to be lesser.

Differences

The major differences between IIoT and IoT are as follows −

IIOTIOT
It is described as using the internet of things in industrial applications and sectors.It is described as the physical devices like mobiles, Pc’s, home appliances and many more electronic devices that are embedded with sensors, software’s and other technologies to transmit the data and to communicate among the devices through the Internet.
Examples: amazon warehouse, smart robotics, Air bus etc.Examples: air conditioners, sensors, smart watches, mobile phones etc
IIoT deals with large scale networksIoT deals with small scale network
Offers remote on site programmingOffers easy off site programming
To protect the data it requires robust securityIoT requires identity and privacy
Long life cycleShort product life cycle
High reliableLess reliable
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Updated on 23-Mar-2022 12:51:01

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