Glossary: W

WAN
Acronym for Wide Area Network.
WAVE
Acronym for Wireless Access in Vehicular Environments.
WICED
Acronym for Wireless Internet Connectivity for Embedded Devices. 
WSN
Short for Wireless Sensor Network.
Waggle
An open platform for intelligent attentive sensors. 
Wake Word
A word that triggers the interface on a device, typically a smart home's voice assistant, to listen for user commands or queries. 
Watson
IBM Watson IoT Platform extends the power of cognitive computing to the Internet of Things. 
Wearable Technology
Devices worn that generally interact with certain physiological measurements of the wearer. 
Wearables
Technology that can be worn, typically to quantify a physical process (such as heartbeat monitoring) or to augment human capabilities. 
Weave
A communication layer developed by Google enabling IoT devices to talk to one another, the cloud, and smartphones. 
Weightless
A set of open LPWAN wireless technology standards, specifically designed for IoT. 
Weightless-N
A LPWAN star network architecture that operates in the sub-GHz spectrum using ultra narrow band (UNB) technology.
Weightless-P
An ultra high performance, open LPWAN connectivity technology using a narrow band modulation scheme offering a bidirectional communications capability. 
WiFi
Wireless technology that lets a device connect to a network via an access point (AP). 
Wide Area Network
A telecommunications network spread out over a large geographic area. 
Windows 10 IoT Core
A minimal version of the Microsoft OS designed for sensor-laden Internet-connected devices. 
Wireless Access in Vehicular Environments
The IEEE 802.11p standard required to support Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) applications. 
Wireless Internet Connectivity for Embedded Devices
Broadcom's technology for bringing together secure Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) wireless connectivity for connected devices.
Wireless Sensor Network
Autonomous sensor nodes that are connected to one, or sometimes several, other sensors to cooperatively pass their data through wireless connections to a main location. 
Wristop
A contraction of wristband and desktop, a wristop computer refers to a wearable that goes on the wrist, such as a smartwatch.
Wu Lian Wang
The Chinese term for the Industrial Internet, or Industrie 4.0, according to HBR.

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