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  • 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)
  • Instant Insight Is Profit
    Published November 2015
    Northern Apex's new white paper explains how automated, real-time data collection and rapid access to that information is revolutionizing manufacturing. The technology has enabled companies to become industry leaders and increase profits. (3 pages)
  • 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)
  • Watch this Space: How Mobile and Beacons Are Enhancing the Value of Out-of-Home Media for Advertisers and Mobile App Partners
    Published September 2015
    In this Gimbal-sponsored white paper, IMMR's Phil Hendrix outlines the potential of MOHBE (mobile and out-of-home, powered by beacons) technology for advertisers, mobile app publishers and OOH media properties, covering the following key topics: industry leaders' perspectives on OOH, mobile and beacons; a primer on what beacons are and how they work; the five stages of mobile, beacon and OOH integration; why OOH stands out in a crowded media landscape; how advertisers, mobile app partners and OOH media can capitalize on the opportunity; and the challenges that advertisers and the OOH ecosystem must address. (23 pages)
  • EPCIS: The Standards, Supply Chain Implications and Solution Provider Expertise
    Published August 2015
    The Electronic Product Code Information Services (EPCIS) plays a pivotal role in the life-sciences supply chain. The EPCIS standard is a candidate to meet compliance requirements in several markets, and more companies are beginning to rely on it for internal serialized data communication. TraceLink's executives have been integrally involved with the development of EPCIS guidelines for use within life sciences, providing regulatory and technical expertise in four GS1 working groups. The company discusses its solution that supports the use of EPCIS between internal systems and trade partners at the packaging line, enterprise and network levels, offering flexible integration and data translation and transport capabilities. (4 pages)
  • RFID Access Control: A Comparison of Seven Leading Technologies
    Published July 2015
    RFID-based access-control and cashless-payment systems are now standard for large-scale festivals and tech-forward, high-profile events. Such systems eliminate costs and increase revenue. But each event and solution provider is different. TourTech explains how to determine which partner is right for your unique event, and which ones to trust. This document provides a short overview of each company, along with a comparison chart and standout features. (9 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)
  • Careful Connections: Building Security in the Internet of Things
    Published January 2015
    This document, issued by the Federal Trade Commission, offers an in-depth analysis of discussions held at a 2013 workshop about the Internet of Things, and explains four ongoing initiatives to address consumer protection implications. The report offers the FTC staff's insights into how the principles of security, data minimization, notice and choice apply in the developing Internet of Things marketplace, and also highlights the Commission's bipartisan recommendation for federal data security and data breach notification legislation to strengthen existing tools. (12 pages)
  • Internet of Things: Privacy and Security in a Connected World
    Published January 2015
    This report, issued by the Federal Trade Commission, recommends concrete steps that businesses can take to enhance and protect consumers' privacy and security, as Americans start to reap the benefits from a growing world of Internet-connected devices. The report is partly based on input from leading technologists and academics, industry representatives, consumer advocates and others who participated in the FTC's Internet of Things workshop in Washington D.C. in November 2013, as well as those who submitted public comments to the Commission. (71 pages)
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