By 2020, the Internet-of-Things {IoT} is expected to drive the deployment of 50 billion connected devices and a value-at-stake of $19 trillion.   What started as a concept for providing universal identities in the form of RFIDs has evolved into a domain encompassing numerous technologies from low-power sensor networks to cloud applications as well as a whole new breed of business models.   From being a concept attracting plenty of research, the domain has been adopted by multiple standardization bodies consolidating the many industrial best practices across numerous verticals and industrial players from Machine-to-Machine approaches of service providers to the improvement of operational excellence by both larger and smaller enterprises. The state of the Internet-of-Things has reached a breaking point with a large number of pure players providing offerings across the whole range of different services from low powered devices focusing on the ease-of-use to device management platforms including connectivity management.   On the application side a number of platforms are available providing different sets of capabilities including support for application development to targeted platform where enterprises can develop their own vertical-targeted applications.   Soon the state of the Internet-of-Things will turn this into a world of not just connected phones and computers, but those smart phone and computer screens will extend to then monitor and control every light bulb, electric socket, appliance, air conditioner, heater, gizmo, home, building, car, boat, plane, train, person, place or thing, they will all be connected as well.   As we evolve from the original IP Version 4 ( IP.v.4) to now IP.v.6, each device will have an unique IP address drawn from a huge numbering domain. IP.V.6 expands the IP address range from 4 bytes to 16 bytes wide. This very large number of 16 bytes, or 2 to the 128th power, is enough numbers for all of mankind's future needs, more than 150,000 numbers for every square foot on the planet, including the oceans.   If somethings either plugs into the grid or runs on a battery, it will be connected in this near UNLIMITED world of people, their media, their machines and all things in and at our service. The IoT is limited only by our imagination of what we can dream, do and accomplish.


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