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NSA Offers Block Ciphers to Help Secure RFID Transmissions

The SIMON and SPECK block cipher families are free to use and enable the encryption of transmitted RFID data in any frequency.

Internet of Things Case Studies

2010 RFID Journal Award: RFID Helps Ensure That Special Cup of Joe

Almacafe, the warehousing subsidiary of the National Federation of Coffee Growers of Colombia, tracks specialty coffee beans to better compete in the global market.

    Internet of Things Features

    Unlocking the Internet of Things

    The key is EPCIS, a universal business language that brings value to IoT applications.

    Internet of Things Editor's Notes

    IOT Hype Begins to Fade

    Consumer interest in smart home devices declined during the past year, indicating that Internet of Things technologies might be losing some of their luster.

    Internet of Things Expert Views

    A New Auto-ID Integration Standard Could Play a Big IoT Role

    An OPC UA companion standard being developed by AIM and the OPC Foundation represents an important step toward greatly simplifying the integration of identification systems, and could thus become an essential base for the Internet of Things.

    Internet of Things How To Articles

    How to Benefit From the Internet of Things

    RFID lets businesses make smart connections, to automate processes, improve customer loyalty and cut costs with remote monitoring.

      Internet of Things Videos

      Internet of Things White Papers

      • Networking for Industrial Machine Building
        Published July 2015
        Companies creating industrial machinery for fabrication, assembly and testing constantly upgrade the capabilities of their machines, requiring free-flowing data within the machines, as well as between those devices and the headquarters of their builders. This enables new business models focused on monetization of consumables or service, reduces customization costs, increases machine availability and provides end users with simpler integration into their facility and logistics systems. This free flow of information has been called the Industrial Internet of Things. National Instruments' Todd Walter explains how the IEEE and the AVnu Alliance are working to create updates to standard Ethernet to support the converged network needs for high-speed, reliable closed-loop control, and remote data access over standard IT infrastructure. (6 pages)
      • Messaging Technologies for the Industrial Internet and the Internet of Things
        Published June 2015
        The most important messaging technologies proposed as the foundation of the next generation of Internet of Things (and, more specifically, Industrial Internet) applications are reviewed in this white paper from PrismTech, which offers a comparison between DDS, AMQP, MQTT, JMS, REST, CoAP and XMPP. An understanding of both the architecture and the message- and data-sharing requirements of each target system is an important prerequisite for choosing the most appropriate messaging solution. (26 pages)
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