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Smart Cooler Helps Companies Sell More

Embraco has created an Internet of Things-based platform to help customers market more drinks and food at the point of sale.

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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.

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    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.

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    A Truly Connected World: The Need for Global Device Connectivity and Control

    Access to a cloud-based mobile network platform allows enterprises to optimize international connectivity with their customers, employees or assets—wherever they are.

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    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

      • Critical Challenges and Opportunities in Smart Home Product Design
        Published August 2017
        TÜV Rheinland's Sarb Shelopal and Henk Veldhuis discuss what makes a smart home device smart—namely, its ability to effortlessly communicate with other devices in a home ecosystem, and to the internet, while securing a homeowner's privacy and personal data at all times. (14 pages)
      • 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)
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