[Term of the Day]: Ubiquitous Network

[Term of the Day]: Ubiquitous Network

Term of the Day


"Ubiquitous Network"


What is a Ubiquitous Network?

Ubiquitous network, also known as pervasive network or ambient work, is a term associated with the Internet of Things (IoT) where computing is made to appear everywhere and anywhere. 

It is the growing trend of embedding computational capability that involves connecting electronic devices, including embedding microprocessors to communicate information effectively and perform useful tasks in a way that minimizes the end user's need to interact with computers as computers.

Often considered the successor to mobile computing, the ubiquitous network generally involves wireless communication and networking technologies, mobile devices, embedded systems, wearable computers, radio frequency ID (RFID) tags, middleware and software agents that make computing is made to appear everywhere, anywhere and in any format. Hence, it is also known as everyware.

An example of this technology is a smartwatch that alerts the user to a phone call and allows the call to be completed through the watch. Another good example is an autonomous vehicle that recognizes its authorized passenger through smartphone proximity.