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Zonar app increases bus rider safety with real-time data ••• Chicagoland car wash issues seven millionth FastPass tag from DRB Systems ••• Checkpoint Systems offers RF label protection for eyewear, other hard-to-tag merchandise ••• iDTRONIC intros new RFID-enabled door locks ••• Elatec expands development board for RFID modules ••• Smartrac launches RFID-enabled cable ties ••• BLE chip from STMicroelectronics accelerates spread of connected smart things.

Smart Products Case Studies

Nebraska Hospital Boosts Efficiency, Patient Care With RFID

Cardinal Health's Inventory Management Solutions, installed at Nebraska Medicine, track the storage and use of high-value supplies for surgical procedures, thereby reducing out-of-stocks and expirations, while also automating patient billing.

    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

    Educational Advice to Businesses Trading Abroad

    The associated implications of the Internet of Things mean greater data and the capacity for both individuals and machinery to communicate on a wider basis.

    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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