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  • 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)
  • New Internet of Things Application Enables Elderly to Live Longer Independently at Home
    Published November 2015
    Senior citizens often prefer to live at home longer since that is the environment they are used to. But if something happens to them, will they be able to alert someone and seek assistance? GreenPeak Technologies' Cees Links explains his company's solution to the problem, the Sensara Senior Lifestyle System, an IoT service application that utilizes sensors, communication and smart cloud technologies. (3 pages)
  • Consumers Want a Smart Home Butler That Provides Services—Not a Bunch of Connected Things
    Published October 2015
    Almost every technology media outlet—consumer, trade and engineering—has been writing about the ongoing avalanche of technology for the home. GreenPeak Technologies' Cees Links discusses a better way to market the smart home and the consumer Internet of Things.
  • Connect, Talk, Think, Act: Developing Internet of Things and Industrial Internet Opportunities
    Published September 2015
    The Internet of Things is just scratching the surface of what will become possible in this age of customer service innovation. An instrumented, interconnected and intelligent world not only creates tremendous opportunity to make, transport and operate "things," but also leads to better products based on real-time insight into how they are used. To that end, Sogeti examines several compelling IoT use cases, ranging from industrial to consumer markets. This document is designed to help companies focus on "things" from their own perspective, and to develop solutions that will enhance their competitive edge. (36 pages)
  • RFID: The Backbone of the Internet of Things—An Examination of the Implications for Retail
    Published August 2015
    Industry adoption of RFID is on the verge of a momentous tipping point, driven largely by the world of apparel retail. SML explains how the features and benefits of RFID technology are tailor-made for the pricing and SKU complexity of the apparel retail model, delivering real business value as an inventory-management tool.
  • 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)
  • RFID-based IoT Technology Pushes the Envelope of Production Efficiencies for Composite Component Manufacturing
    Published May 2015
    Aerospace companies are deploying advanced control and measurement applications that leverage the benefits of the Internet of Things. To make the IoT useful, one must turn data into knowledge, and then move up to context-aware optimized decision-making. Plataine discusses how companies can implement RFID-based IoT technologies at production plants. (2 pages)
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