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4.1.3 P2P connections

M2M and M2P connections are an important aspect of any IoE solution. But, for a complete IoE solution, individuals must communicate and collaborate with others using P2P connections.

P2P connections are characterised by collaborative solutions that leverage new and existing network infrastructure, devices, and applications. These optimised and secure network platforms allow for voice, video and data to be presented in a single view, to and from any endpoint or mobile device.

P2P applications provide services for managing meeting room reservations and resources, for example, using Cisco Smart+Connected Meeting Spaces. P2P applications also support online collaboration through web and video conferencing, for example, using Cisco Webex. Table 3 provides examples of the impact that P2P connections can have in retail, manufacturing, the public sector, and service provider industries.

Table 3 P2P interactions

Store associate mobile devices

Immersive video

Social media

Contact centre

On-demand expert advice

Collaborative product development

On-demand training


Environmentally hardened mobile video device

Active collaboration rooms

R&D and production teams

Engineers and production experts

Contact centre

Business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce site

Remote Expertise Collaborative Product Development Mobile collaboration on factory floor
Public sector


Bring your own device (BYOD)

Connected learning

Employee productivity

Lower costs

Distance learning

Service providers

Video cameras


Digital signage

Social media

Contact centre

Collaboration as a service

TelePresence as a service

Smart health

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