Internet of Things – Manufacturing

Internet of Things: Manufacturing basics introduces learners to the fundamental concepts and terminology associated with modern internet of things (IoT) systems in industrial and high-volume manufacturing settings. Utilizing THORS’ colorful and comprehensive animations, along with informative illustrations and visually interactive quizzing methods, this course provides solid foundational knowledge for the future planners of IoT systems and technology in manufacturing industries.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the basic concepts and technology driving IoT developments.
  • Recall the primary building blocks of IoT systems: Things, Connectivity, and The Cloud.
  • Recognize the networks and network technologies that facilitated IoT development.
  • Differentiate between some of the important sensors that detect motion, movement, and other variables.
  • Elaborate on the importance of concepts, such as edge computing and the fog and mist.
  • Recall the main challenges that manufacturing industries present for IoT systems.
Internet of Things: Manufacturing
Course Length: 2 HRS

Table of Contents

Internet of Things Introduction

  • What is the Internet of Things?
  • IoT Building Blocks

The Cloud

  • Cloud Technologies
    • Versions of the Cloud
    • On-Premises Data Center
    • Virtual Chaining
    • Virtual Customer Premises Equipment (vCPE)
    • Big Data Analytics
  • Cloud Services
    • IoT Service Management
    • Credentials Management
    • Security and Threat Intelligence


  • Sensors
    • Sensor Fusion
    • Touchscreen Sensors: Resistive
    • Touchscreen Sensors: Capacitive
    • Touchscreen Sensors: Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW)
  • Compute Capability Devices
  • Intelligent Devices and Machines
    • Robots and Drones
    • Wearables
    • Biometrics
    • Computer and Machine Vision
    • Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR)
    • Energy Harvesting Devices


  • Network Technologies
    • Local Area Network (LAN)
    • Wide Area Network (WAN)
  • Network Architecture
    • Smart Gateways
    • Virtualization
    • Edge and Fog
    • Network Security
    • Spectrum Management
  • IoT Platforms
    • Applications (Apps)
    • Device Management

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