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DLM is an initiative undertaken by MCMC to promote and accelerate the development and adoption of applications and services.

The Internet of Things is a web in which gadgets, machines, products, devices & inanimate objects share information in new ways, in real time.

The focused ecosystems in this period are Connected Healthcare, Traceability for food and drug, People Friendly Commuting; and Home & Community Living.

Digital Lifestyle eco-system development is promoted based on a model of collaboration or partnership with the industry.

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Internet of Things - Overview

We are standing on the brink of a new ubiquitous computing and communication era, one that will radically transform our workplace, community, and personal spheres. Early forms of ubiquitous information and communication networks are evident in the widespread use of mobile phones: the number of mobile phones in Malaysia surpassed 37 million in 2012. These little gadgets have become an integral and intimate part of everyday life for millions of Malaysians, even more so than the internet.

Figure 1 – A new dimension

Today, developments are rapidly under way to take this phenomenon an important step further, by embedding short-range mobile transceivers into a wide array of additional gadgets and everyday items, enabling new forms of communication between people and things, and between things themselves. A new dimension has been added to the world of information and communication technologies (ICTs): from anytime, anyplace connectivity for anyone, we will now have connectivity for anything (Figure 1).

Connections will multiply and create an entirely new dynamic network of networks – an Internet of Things. The Internet of Things is neither science fiction nor industry hype, but is based on solid technological advances and visions of network ubiquity that are zealously being realized.

The internet, as we know it, is transforming radically. From an academic network for the chosen few, it became a mass-market, consumer-oriented network. Now, it is set to become fully pervasive, interactive and intelligent. Real-time communications will be possible not only by humans but also by things at anytime and from anywhere. The advent of the Internet of Things will create a plethora of innovative applications and services, which will enhance the quality of life and reduce inequalities whilst providing new revenue opportunities for a host of enterprising businesses.

Welcome to The Internet of Things

The Internet of Things is a web in which gadgets, machines, everyday products, devices and inanimate objects share information about themselves in new ways, in real time.

Using a range of technologies such as embedded radio frequency identification (RFID) chips linked with IP addresses (internet signatures), near-field communications, electronic product codes and GPS systems just about anything can be connected to a network. The connected objects can then be tracked and output information can be recorded, analysed and shared in countless ways via the internet.

Source: ITU Internet Reports 2005, The Internet of Things Executive Summary, retrievable at www.itu.int/internetofthings/



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