IoT Edge Devices and Microsoft
The “Things” in the Internet of Things are edge devices connected to centralized computing resources through external networks. Sometimes, the devices are also connected to each other at the edge via local networks. Data might be gathered from sensors in state-of-the-art complex devices such as smart meters, industrial barcode and RFID readers, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), and robotic machinery. Sometimes, the equipment that you need to gather data from lacks sensors in critical locations. Simple sensor kits might be applied to legacy equipment lacking needed sensors. Such kits might also be installed in new locations such as upon city infrastructure, buildings, mobile vehicles, or even drones.