How to Connect Network Devices in the Internet of Things

Over the last few years, many companies have introduced platformsand products designed for the Internet of Things (IoT). These prod‐ucts often are either just proprietary middleware and services, or are simply embedded electronics, with or without the addition of a net‐ work connection. Just adding a network connection to an existing device doesn’t make it part of the Internet of Things. In an environment that is rapidly changing, and will continue to be volatile for several more years before best practices, or even just accepted practices, start to emerge, designing your product will depend heavily on a number of factors: naturally, the requirements are important, but there’s also the refresh cycle, time to market, physical environment, and how the device will connect to the net‐ work. One of the key problems in the current generation of Internet of Things devices is the refresh cycle problem.

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Top 5 Challenges in IoT Device Manufacturing Test

whitePaper | May 16, 2018

IoT devices are everywhere and the variety of functions performed by these wireless devices is enormous, with new application ideas deployed daily. While some companies have designed small wireless devices for years, many companies are now designing their first wireless products. What RF tests do they need to add to their production lines? This could involve a lot of expensive precision RF test equipment. A company may be adding wireless capability to many of their products, and the variety of different products incorporating wireless connectivity can drive test system costs to be a major factor in manufacturing costs. But this test equipment might also be used to test multiple products, amortizing the cost. Either way, many IoT device makers face the same five big challenges in manufacturing test.

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Access Control in IoT/M2M - Cloud Platform

whitePaper | March 1, 2016

Many studies on the both technical and social aspects of IoT have shown that the concern about the security and privacy play a huge role for the mass adoption of the IoT/M2M as cloud services.

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A Study of Efficient Power Consumption Wireless Communication Techniques/ Modules for Internet of Things (IoT) Applications

whitePaper | May 2, 2016

A study of wireless technologies for IoT applications in term of power consumption has been presented in this paper. The study focuses on the importance of using low power wireless techniques and modules in IoT applications by introducing a comparative between different low power wireless communication techniques such as ZigBee, Low Power Wi-Fi, 6LowPAN, LPWA and their modules to conserve power and longing the life for the IoT network sensors. The approach of the study is in term of protocol used and the particular module that achieve that protocol. The candidate protocols are classified according to the range of connectivity between sensor nodes. For short ranges connectivity the candidate protocols are ZigBee, 6LoWPAN and low power Wi-Fi. For long connectivity the candidate is LoRaWAN protocol. The results of the study demonstrate that the choice of module for each protocol plays a vital role in battery life due to the difference of power consumption for each module/protocol. So, the evaluation of protocols with each other depends on the module used.

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What Is A Long-Range M2M Wireless Network?

whitePaper | March 1, 2016

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Enabling Internet of Things to Solve Customer Engagement Riddle

whitePaper | March 1, 2016

Besides, as the Internet of Things (IOT) develops, one of its primary objectives will be the development of customer engagement strategies to exalted levels. This elevated level of automation touches nearly every area of the enterprise and, when used strategically, delivers measurable bottom-line improvements. Nowhere is automation more visible than in the customer support arena, where advantages can mean increased sales, customer satisfaction, and lower costs. Despite advantages, if not executed strategically, unforeseen consequences may result in decreased customer support and engagement.

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Audio as the new UX: Why Bluetooth Audio Matters in the IoT

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In a growing number of IoT applications, Bluetooth wireless connectivity is the basis for a variety of audio-driven capabilities, including voice recognition, two-way voice communication, and music streaming. This paper explains how Bluetooth audio can differentiate IoT devices, and summarizes the design considerations for today’s Bluetooth-enabled audio features. When Bluetooth wireless connectivity first arrived on the scene, more than 20 years ago, it quickly gained a reputation for being a poor choice for audio early versions of the technology struggled to deliver high-quality music and voice reproduction. Never mind the fact that Bluetooth became a household name due to its use in audio applications such as handsfree headsets and portable speakers.

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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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