Harnessing the Internet of Things for Global Development

March 1, 2016

After more than a decade of discussion and anticipation, the Internet of Things is now firmly on its way. This is a major development, which promises to extend our online world in a myriad of ways. Connecting things, as well as people, offers prospects of new ways of monitoring situations, learning and responding in real-time. In some sense, the “Internet of Things” is a misnomer. The Internet of Things is not a single, unified network of connected devices, but rather a set of different technologies which can be put to work in coordination together at the service and to the ultimate benefit of people in both developed and developing economies. This set of Internet of Things technologies is realizing a vision of a miniaturized, embedded, automated environment of devices communicating constantly and automatically. However, connecting up devices or robots (whether they are bridges, fridges or widgets) is only a means to an end — the really interesting part arises in terms of what can be done with the data obtained, and the learning outcomes for improving our future.

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whitePaper | March 1, 2016

Machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, involving wide area communication of sensor data to an Internet based application, is emerging as an important paradigm in mobile cellular networks.

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The five stages of values

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The Internet of Things can deliver the step change in operational efficiency and customer loyalty that the automotive insurance sector needs to remain competitive. Time for a change Drivers today feel little loyalty to their insurer. It’s easy to see why. Many see their annual premium as a tax on driving, and feel they get little back from their insurers in return. In fact, most policyholders will have no contact with their insurer until renewal comes around; and any interaction they do have in the interim will be the painful negotiation of a claim.

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Internet of Things Gateway

whitePaper | March 1, 2016

This small, compact implementation of an Ethernet gateway, designed for low-power wireless networks, is based on IEEE 802.15.4 standards, so it’s compatible with ZigBee and JenNet-IP.

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The Importance of Quality Assurance Testing for the Internet of Things

whitePaper | March 1, 2016

It is essential to implement a robust regression testing process that covers not only the device but the interaction with the cloud and mobile apps as well, to ensure the product is functioning as intended. Download this white paper to learn how to address all of the complexities involved with adding connectivity to your products.

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Thin Film Electronics

Thin Film Electronics ASA (Ticker: THIN.OL) is a leader in the development of printed electronics. The first to commercialize printed rewritable memory, Thinfilm is creating printed system products that will include memory, sensing, display and wireless communication—at a cost-per-functionality unmatched by any other electronic technology. Thinfilm's roadmap of system products integrates technology from a strong and growing ecosystem of partners to enable the Internet of Things by bringing intelligence to disposable goods. Specialties Printed Memories, Printed Electronics - Temperature Threshold Detection Smart Labels, Integrated Printed Systems, NFC enabled smart labels, Printed Sensor Devices, NFC OpenSense™, EAS Electronic Article Surveillance

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