What’s the Difference Between IoT and IIoT (the Industrial Internet of Things)?

By April 15, 2019Product News

The Internet of Things is rife with acronyms, from LPWAN to MQTT to the acronym IoT itself. But if that wasn’t enough, we also have several variations on IoT! One such variation is IIoT, which stands for the Industrial Internet of Things. So what’s the difference between IoT and IIoT you ask? That’s exactly what this post is about.

The difference between IoT and IIoT

In my previous #askIoT post, Internet of Things Examples and Applications, we saw that the Internet of Things (IoT) adds value in three major areas: increasing efficiency, improving health/safety, and creating better experiences. The Industrial Internet of Things deals with the first two areas, increasing efficiency and improving health/safety.

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