Authored by Vasilios A. Orfanos, Stavros D. Kaminaris, Panagiotis Papageorgas, Dimitrios Piromalis, and Dionisis Kandris, this report debuted in the MDPI Journal of Sensor and Actuator Networks on April 3, 2023. The report delves into the virtues and drawbacks of Internet of Things (IoT) networking technologies, categorized by connectivity (wired, wireless, dual mode), user interaction, technical traits, data integrity, and cost. Prominent technologies include KNX, Ethernet, WiFi, BLE, Zigbee, LoRa, EnOcean, and Mioty. Amid the annual influx of new devices, the central insight gleaned underscores the need for a unified interface to facilitate seamless communication among them.
Keywords: Access Controls, Architecture/Engineering, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Association, Audio/Video, Block Chain, Communications, Computer/Network Hardware, Control & Monitoring Equipment/Sensors, Energy Efficiency/Management, Fiber Optics, HVAC & Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), Internet of Things (IoT), Large Building Controls/Automation, M2M, Mesh Networking, Power over Ethernet (PoE), Processors/Semiconductors, Protocols/Standards, Smart Cities, Smart Grid, Utilities