When discussing IoT, it is often said that every deployment starts with a smart, connected device. These devices contain sensors that are generating data, which is the basic element needed to deliver on business-oriented use cases. There are many types of sensors available, which can detect conditions such as temperature, proximity, acceleration, force and flow. Additionally, control systems can report when a button is pushed, the position of dial or the value of a meter.
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