Introduction to IoT and M2M: What Technologies and Connectivity Options Are Right for You?

IoT / M2M is experiencing tremendous growth, with radio prices falling, new applications being deployed, and cellular use rising. There are many technologies to choose from in building an IoT / M2M solution. When you’re evaluating using a wide-area network, generally wireless technology will be used for satellite and cellular connectivity for most applications. At the same time, there is growth in the IoT / M2M space for short-range technologies, such as medical devices for self-monitoring that send information over Wi-Fi networks at home. But the minute you need a wide-area network, you’re probably going to want to pick a cellular or satellite technology. That choice depends on the application. What do you need? Each application will have different requirements forcing a particular selection for transport.

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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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e-Objects Platform

whitePaper | March 1, 2016

The Internet of Things (IoT) is revolutionizing business operations and enabling the development of innovative new services. IoT uses wireless or wired communication to connect objects, from smart energy meters and in-vehicle tracking devices, to health monitoring equipment, retail assets, and more.

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The CEO Perspective: Internet of Things for Mining and Metals

whitePaper | March 1, 2016

"The Internet of Things (IoT) supports tremendous change for the miningand metals industry segments. These highly complex industries mustnavigate remote and sometimes hazardous global operations, far-flungsupply chains, and the turmoil of price and demand volatility. Thrivingcompanies strive to continuously adapt and try new business and technologyapproaches to innovate and achieve efficiencies that support profitabilityas well as a commitment to sustainability and responsible mining. "

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5G, the Internet of Things (IoT) and Wearable Devices

whitePaper | July 22, 2018

There is significant interest in new applications of wireless technology with particular focus on Fifth Generation (5G) mobile technology; the Internet of Things (IoT), also known as machine-to-machine (M2M) communications; and wearable devices. The GSMA has produced this publication to address questions related to exposure to radio frequency (RF) signals used by these networks and devices. Wireless networks and devices exchange information (eg, voice or data) via RF signals – a form of electromagnetic energy, also called electromagnetic fields (EMFs). RF signals are part of everyday life, emitted both by natural sources like the sun and the Earth, and by artificial sources such as: wireless networks, TV and broadcast radio.

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Security-as-a-Service in the Carrier Cloud: How CSPs Can Capture the SMB Opportunity

whitePaper | October 19, 2018

The ongoing adoption of cloud computing by communications service providers (CSPs) continues to fundamentally reshape their business models and technology strategies on several levels. One such area that is garnering significant attention is the impact of the cloud on security services. This is because security services and the vital tools they encompass can be empowered through the adoption of a carrier cloud model. This, in turn, better positions CSPs to meet the demands of their customers, including those in the small to medium-size business (SMB) market segment.

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Smart Communities Internet of Things

whitePaper | May 2, 2016

It has been recognized that cyber-technology plays a key role in improving quality of people's lives, strengthening business and helping government agencies serve citizens better. In this white paper, we discuss the benefits and challenges of cyber-technologies within "Smart Cities", especially the IoT (Internet of Things) for smart communities, which means considering the benefits and challenges of IoT cyber-technologies on smart cities physical infrastructures and their human stakeholders. To point out the IoT challenges, we will first present the framework within which IoT lives, and then proceed with the challenges, conclusions and recommendations.

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Internet of Things in Logistics

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DHL Trend Research together in close collaboration with Cisco Consulting Services have launched a new trend report on a topic that fires the imaginations of both companies: the Internet of Things (IoT).IoT by itself will generate $8 trillion worldwide in Value at Stake over the next decade which accounts for more than 42 percent of IoE’s overall Value at Stake.

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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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