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Purple Deck Media announces NFC system compatible with Apple products; Talkin' Things releases NFC smart packaging for iPhone, Android; Quad Industries, Agfa, Imec, TNO demo plastic 12-bit RFID tag and readout system with screen-printed circuitry; GE Healthcare, Zebra Technologies bring BLE wireless asset-tracking technology to hospitals; Versus Technology offers RTLS for BLE wayfinding.

Smart Products Features

New Generation of Mobile IoT Is Changing Consumer Experiences

Startups with solutions that employ Bluetooth Low Energy, Eddystone and traditional Bluetooth will help consumers find their personal property, view product content without an app at stores, and share music from a phone with multiple speakers or devices.

Smart Products 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.

Smart Products Expert Views

Building the IoT on a Responsive Data Architecture

To get the most out of the Internet of Things, companies and industries must first address data-integration issues.

Smart Products Best Practices

A Strategic Approach to RFID

Here are some best practices for developing an RFID strategy that delivers near- and long-term benefits in aerospace and defense.

Smart Products 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.

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    Smart Products White Papers

    • De-risking IoT Wireless Design: Leveraging Certified Modules and Rapid Iteration
      Published February 2017
      Low-power IoT wireless design is challenging, because the very concept of where a connected product begins and ends gets stretched across hardware, firmware, local mesh and device operations in the cloud. Add in IoT's constraints around size, unit cost, mass distribution and power consumption, and it's clear that for a successful product, every aspect of the wireless design must be carefully considered and optimized. In this white paper, Rigado discusses two key strategies for IoT wireless design: leveraging pre-certified modules to reduce risk and time to market, and planning for continued iteration via remote updates. (8 pages)
    • Internet of Things Security and Privacy Recommendations
      Published December 2016
      The Broadband Internet Technical Advisory Group (BITAG) highlights a number of issues that contribute to the lack of privacy and security on Internet of Things devices—ranging from an absence of IoT supply chain experience to a shortage of secure network software updates to malware insertions during manufacturing. (43 pages)
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