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Internet of Things White Papers

  • Simplifying Security for IoT Device Engineers and Manufacturers
    Published May 2016
    The idea of providing network security to legacy embedded systems and the latest IoT devices is taking hold in the marketplace, but most vendors offer a single component, like a secure boot or a simple encrypted connection, without addressing other common attack vectors. The lack of product depth among software vendors is forcing engineers to integrate a confusing array of components from many sources, only to find that they do not play well together or impose an unwieldy demand on scarce system resources. Icon Labs' Dave West outlines four device classes with common security concerns. (5 pages)
  • Home Appliance Connectivity: Limitless Potential
    Published February 2016
    This white paper, from the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers, highlights the potential of connected home appliances to provide time savings and convenience. The document addresses how manufacturers are tackling concerns regarding data privacy and the safety of connected appliances. Topics covered include the difference between smart, smart-grid-enabled and connected home appliances; how connected appliances will allow consumers to save more time; how smart appliances can reduce users' energy costs; the steps being taken to preserve high safety standards in connected appliances; and steps users can take to protect their personal data. (9 pages)
  • Family@Home Transforms Smart Houses into Smart Homes
    Published December 2015
    Although the technology industry has been telling consumers they need a smart home, all that has been available to date are connected devices. Consumers want smart applications that take care of their family and their home, not just connected devices. GreenPeak Technologies' Cees Links explains how his company is working with service providers to transform the connected house into a smart home. (6 pages)
  • 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.
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