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July 1, 2016updated 12 Jan 2017 11:42am

What is PnP?

Some believe this is the key for technology adoption, others say it’s too risky.

By Joao Lima

PnP stands for plug and play. This is about making consumers’ life as easy as possible when they buy a new device by making that device operational almost instantly once switched on.

PnP reduces or in some cases completely eliminates the need for physical device configuration.

For example, smartwaches are usually straight forward to pair with a smartphone. This is PnP. In the smart home, some of the devices are also PnP, for example, Amazon’s Echo home PA.

Find out about the dangers associated with PnP on the next page.

Despite PnP being an easy way for consumers to connect their devices to a wider ecosystems, be it a phone or an IoT network, there are dangers associated with PnP technologies.

Experts believe that PnP products do not carry with them all the necessary security requirements to ensure data is safe at all times.

However, in a world where more things are getting connected to the internet a day than ever before, PnP is going to be crucial to ensure everyone can use the technology.

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