A thing is a virtual representation of a physical device that sends data packages to Managed IoT Cloud. Each thing has their own set of X.509 certificate keys. A large number of things can be created in batch if they share the same settings.
A thing type is a group of things that report the same sensor data packages. Rules can be applied for all things in a Thing Type group, and data from the things can be viewed in the same dashboard.
Anything related to IoT, Managed IoT Cloud, API’s, hardware/sensors and networks (NB-IoT, NB-IoT) can be discussed in the Start IoT forum.