IoT: From Hype to Adoption

July 1, 2019

The Internet of Things (IoT) is moving out of the hype cycle into early mainstream adoption. Many emerging and growing manufacturers and wholesale distributors are working to determine where IoT fits into their business strategies. A key part of this is prioritizing the numerous potential IoT initiatives. Many of these companies face constraints in budgets, inhouse expertise, bandwidth, and technical resources.

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An internationally recognized research, technology and business development consulting firm, Harbor Research has predicted, tracked and driven the development of the Internet of Things for the past 30 years.

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WHY LoRaWAN® IS THE FOUNDATION FOR SMART BUILDING SUCCESS

whitePaper | March 12, 2020

Smart buildings present an obvious sector of the market in which Internet of Things (IoT) enabled services can generate efficiencies, improved user experiences and profits. Much of the early focus has been on utilizing IoT applications to generate savings in utility consumption but this is now widening to encompass applications that support the new ways that people use the buildings they live and work in. Popular applications include room and desk sharing, individual environmental control, predictive maintenance and many others.

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Internet of Things (IoT) in the Federal Government

whitePaper | June 8, 2021

The Internet of Things is one of the most impactful IT innovations of our time. As consumers, we already encounter the IoT in our daily lives with smart items such as TVs, watches, and phones. As we journey further in time, IoT will become a ubiquitous aspect of life at home and in the workplace. Gartner defines the IoT as the network of physical objects that contain embedded technology to communicate and sense or interact with their internal states or the external environment.” More simply, IoT devices are computers (typically very small), that are embedded into an object to perform a function (e.g., collect data, run software) and connect to a network (e.g., the internet). For example, an IoT device could be an assembly line sensor capable of detecting minute deficiencies and determining when equipment needs repair.

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Industrial Internet of Thing

whitePaper | January 2, 2020

The brief report provides a positioning of developments in the area referred to as Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) – loosely interpreting this as the industrial developments associated with the Internet of Things (IoT). IoT in turn describes the extension of the application of internet communications beyond computers and networked devices to also include the networking of everyday objects. In the context of industrial operations these objects are typically equipment, products and raw materials.

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Global Industry Standards for Industrial IoT

whitePaper | June 2, 2021

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is a rapidly expanding world of connected objects. As IIoT systems proliferate, large amounts of data are consumed by machine learning algorithms and shared between partners, customers and others. IIoT is a technology environment in which integration and interoperability are critical capabilities and the complexity of this environment makes this difficult to achieve. Standards play a critical role in IIoT for five main reasons. First, users and vendors cannot engineer a custom interface every time components or systems need to interact. Standards can make this explosion of interfaces manageable; they are the lingua franca for interoperability. For suppliers, this eliminates needless costs related to common capabilities instead encouraging a focus on innovations that add value.

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TURNING THE INTERNET OF THINGS INTO REALITY

whitePaper | January 15, 2020

The prospects are exciting. By enhancing resources with IoT, employees and organizations generate new value. Notable examples include improved air quality in cities and increased availability and reliability of rail vehicles of up to 99%. Other IoT implementations cut non-technical power losses in half, saving $150 million for an electric utilities company in Brazil, and reduce delivery days in electronics manufacturing from 25 to less than 7, improving quality at the same time.

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Industry 4.0 in agriculture: Focus on IoT aspects

whitePaper | January 10, 2020

The Industry 4.0 trend is transforming the production capabilities of all industries, including the agricultural domain. Connectivity is the cornerstone of this transformation and IoT a key enabling technology that is increasingly part of agricultural equipment. From Industry 4.0 to Agriculture 4.0 The Industry 4.0 trend is seen as a transforming force that will deeply impact the industry. The trend is building on an array of digital technologies: Internet of Things, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, and of digital practices: cooperation, mobility, open innovation.

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An internationally recognized research, technology and business development consulting firm, Harbor Research has predicted, tracked and driven the development of the Internet of Things for the past 30 years.

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