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  • 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)
  • Attaining IoT Value: How to Move from Connecting Things to Capturing Insights
    Published December 2014
    Cisco estimates that the Internet of Everything (IoE)—the networked connection of people, processes, data, and things—will generate $19 trillion for the private and public sectors between 2013 and 2022. This white paper, written by Andy Noronha, Robert Moriarty, Kathy O'Connell and Nicola Villa, combines original and secondary research, as well as economic analysis, to provide a roadmap for maximizing value from IoT investments. It also explains why, in the worlds of the IoT and the IoE, the combination of edge computing/analytics and data center/cloud is essential to driving actionable insights that produce improved business outcomes. (20 pages)
  • Food Traceability: Solving the Imperative of Compliance
    Published November 2014
    With the steep increase in FDA food recalls, every second required to respond could mean the difference in consumers' health, and result in the loss of millions of dollars. Honeywell Scanning & Mobility explains how technology-based traceability systems, utilizing mobile computers, scanners and label printers, provide substantial advantages over pen-and-paper methods for small and large businesses in the food chain. Automated track-and-trace systems improve productivity, increase consumer safety and brand protection, and enable compliance with government regulations. (7 pages)
  • Enhancement of Security in RFID Using RSA Algorithm
    Published November 2014
    Jonathan Sangoro, Professor Waweru Mwangi and Dr. Michael Kimwele of Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology's School of Computing and Information Technology address the security challenges of RFID by proposing a Rivest Shamir Aldeman (RSA) algorithm as a viable solution to encrypting data over transmission and authenticating readers and tags.
  • NFC for Embedded Applications
    Published September 2014
    Experts predict an explosion of connected things to occur over the next few years. As more things get connected, concerns regarding data privacy and security will escalate. NXP Semiconductors explains why utilizing Near Field Communication as a communication method can help address some of these concerns. (20 pages)
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