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  • The IoT and BPM Matchbook
    Published July 2016
    Business process management (BPM) suites have become a leading technology for fast, enterprise-changing systems that can optimize and streamline workflows for organizations in nearly every industry. PNMsoft explores the possibilities afforded by connecting wearables to business processes and integrating Internet of Things devices with case-management and work-optimization systems. (16 pages)
  • What Is SHaaS? And Why Should You Care?
    Published June 2016
    Qorvo Low Power Wireless' Cees Links discusses how U.S. consumers are interested in smart-home services, the features they want and how they plan to use such technologies. (6 pages)
  • Barcodes vs. RFID and the Internet of Things for Work-in-Process Tracking
    Published May 2016
    BellHawk Systems examines the pros and cons of using bar codes versus RFID scanning technology for tracking work-in-process in industrial organizations. This document also outlines the issues of how automated data capture, whether using bar codes or RFID, becomes part of an Industrial Internet of Things systems architecture for making operational data available in real time regarding the status of customer orders, inventory and WIP.
  • The Cloud and RFID: Making Deployments Seamless
    Published April 2016
    The growing acceptance of cloud computing is expected to accelerate the adoption of radio frequency identification during the next 12 to 24 months. Terso Solutions' Mark Sehmer and Nathan Pleshek explain how solution providers are leveraging the cloud to deliver systems that make RFID and the data mined by the technology more valuable than ever. (7 pages)
  • Embedded RFID for Medical Devices
    Published February 2016
    Embedded RFID has become a game-changing technology that medical manufacturers and health-care providers are using to satisfy some of their most pressing needs. This white paper, from Jadak, identifies key challenges facing manufacturers of medical devices and supplies, and explains how embedded RFID technology is being leveraged to overcome those challenges in a way that enhances safety and reliability, increases revenue and brand equity, and reduces operating costs. (7 pages)
  • Home Appliance Connectivity: Limitless Potential
    Published February 2016
    This white paper, from the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers, highlights the potential of connected home appliances to provide time savings and convenience. The document addresses how manufacturers are tackling concerns regarding data privacy and the safety of connected appliances. Topics covered include the difference between smart, smart-grid-enabled and connected home appliances; how connected appliances will allow consumers to save more time; how smart appliances can reduce users' energy costs; the steps being taken to preserve high safety standards in connected appliances; and steps users can take to protect their personal data. (9 pages)
  • Cracking the Code: Deciphering Retail Location-Based Services Technology
    Published February 2016
    Within the last few years, a plethora of new location-based services (LBS) have been created for retail applications. The primary location-based technologies used, whether separately or combined together to create a synergized solution, include RFID, Near Field Communication (NFC), Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and GPS. In this white paper, Boston Retail Partners discusses the potential opportunities available through the installation of LBS in retail. (10 pages)
  • What RAIN RFID Brings to the Internet of Things
    Published December 2015
    Growth of the Internet of Things is forecast to exceed that of other connected devices. Estimates predict the resulting economic value-add that businesses will derive may be as high as $1.9 trillion, with adoption being led by retail, manufacturing and health care. The RAIN RFID Alliance explains how RAIN RFID, as an essential building block of the IoT, can enable many new applications and business models, as well as make them affordable and practical. (7 pages)
  • Edge Analytics via Edge Clouds for Real-time Insights
    Published December 2015
    In today's digitally connected society, there is a deeper and decisive affinity between enabled objects, connected devices and humans. As a result, large volumes of multi-structured data are being generated in different speeds, sizes, scopes and schemas through the interactions and collaborations of heterogeneous digital elements, smartphones, technical experiments, social media, health-care instruments, machines, satellite telemetry and imagery. This white paper, submitted by IBM's Pethuru Raj, articulates the need for edge analytics of Internet of Things data through appropriate edge clouds to realize actionable insights. (7 pages)
  • Testing Bluetooth Smart Products for the Internet of Things
    Published November 2015
    Bluetooth Smart is playing an important role in the Internet of Things. The technology has low power consumption, the components are available at low cost and it is supported by all mobile platforms and operating systems. This LitePoint paper describes the wireless testing required for IoT products built with Bluetooth Smart technologies, characterizes the market and motivations for using Bluetooth Smart for the IoT, describes leading applications, summarizes the technology's key performance characteristics and operational features, and discusses test specifications that must be employed to ensure product compliance. (18 pages)
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