Quick definition: Communication Platform as-a-Service (CPaaS) is a cloud-native solution for adding communications capabilities to a software application. Using Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), developers can integrate a vendor’s communication platform with their own software to enable specific functionality like SMS, voice, and video.
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What Is M2M Technology? The Power of Connectivity
M2M technology has been around for decades. The concept was introduced back in 1968, when Theodore Paraskevako conceived of a way for telephones to exchange caller information, representing the first instance of machine-to-machine communication.
What Is GSM? The Global System for Mobile Communication Explained
GSM is currently the most widely used network technology in Internet of Things (IoT) applications for its simplicity, affordability, and accessibility. But that’s likely to change over the next few years.
What Is Transmission Control Protocol (TCP)?
Unlike User Datagram Protocol (UDP)—another standard that applications use to exchange data—TCP is designed for accuracy, not speed. In data transport, data packets can sometimes arrive out of order or get lost. TCP numbers each packet to ensure that every piece reaches its destination and can be rearranged if needed. When packets don’t arrive within a specified timeframe, Transmission Control Protocol requests re-transmission of the lost data.