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We live in the age of Industry 4.0 or the fourth industrial revolution, an era in which factories and their products have become increasingly automated, self-monitoring, and computerized.  One driver of this revolution is the Internet of Things (IoT). The IoT refers to everyday devices that can collect, transmit, and receive information through the internet. Thanks to extensive wireless networks and inexpensive processors, our phones, tablets, and speakers, as well as home appliances, children’s toys, and security systems, can become “smart” devices. That is, they can operate autonomously and connect with other electronic devices to exchange data via the internet. These devices belong to the IoT, and they are known as “connected products.”

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