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
On-demand expert advice
Collaborative product development
Environmentally hardened mobile video device
Active collaboration rooms
R&D and production teams
Engineers and production experts
Business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce site
|Remote Expertise Collaborative Product Development Mobile collaboration on factory floor|
Bring your own device (BYOD)
Collaboration as a service
TelePresence as a service