Java and the Internet of Things: Automating the Industrial Economy

Industrial automation involves the integration of physical machinery and processes with sensors, computers, and software. The result is an intelligent manufacturing infrastructure for increased safety and efficiency, and lowered costs. However, industrial automation comes with its own set of challenges. These include the need to connect multiple proprietary control systems, maintain end – to-end system uptime, reduce energy consumption and total costs, adhere to regulatory requirements, and increase safety and security at every phase. At its core, industrial automation aims to bring together the advances of two transformative revolutions: the machines, facilities, fleets and networks that arose from the Industrial Revolution, and the powerful advances in computing, information and communication systems established via the Internet Revolution.

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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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Profiting from the Internet of Things: Above and Beyond Connectivity

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The number of connected things – the Internet of Things (IoT) – grows each day. Many IoT things are low-tech and unlikely to stimulate a business model revolution (tracking personal belongings through a Tile device, or remotely turning off your home lighting), and many others are downright silly (does anyone remember the connected fork that transmits your eating pace to a smartphone app?). But these are surpassed by IoT use cases that offer the potential to transform entire industries and individual lifestyles. Smart meters are transforming the world’s power industry, connecting homes and appliances for remote monitoring and control.

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LTE Prepares for the IoT Age

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The Internet of Things (IoT) is perhaps the most buzzed-about opportunity out there when it comes to wireless, and no wonder: Over the past decade, digital technologies have begun to blanket our lives, forming the backbone of a large, intelligent infrastructure that can support, in theory, billions of new connected devices. And as traditional mobile broadband subscriptions reach the saturation point in the U.S. and other developed markets, connecting things rather than people opens up potentially lucrative new revenue streams to keep business growing. But the IoT isn’t a one-size fits all proposition, nor are the traditional wireless players the only ones interested in exploring that landscape. To address the market successfully, mobile network operators (MNOs) are looking at a cornucopia of new LTE standards that will allow them to optimize their IoT offerings to specific applications tweaking for metrics like cost-performance ratios and battery life. The growing technology standards arsenal ranges from EC-GSM to CAT M to 5G and beyond.

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NB-IOT Enabling New Business Opportunites

whitePaper | March 1, 2016

The LPWA market has existed for about 10 years; it’s not a new thing. The current technologies (solutions) supporting this market are fragmented and non-standardized, therefore there are shortcomings like poor reliability, poor security, high operational and maintenance costs. Furthermore, the new overlay network deployment is complex

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The Work Ahead in IoT: The Gap Widens Between IoT ‘Haves’ and ‘Have-nots’

whitePaper | September 1, 2021

The current task with IoT is to drive performance outcomes by combining it with other advanced technologies and gaining buy-in from the employees essential to making digital initiatives possible. While the definition of IoT evolves, the mission remains essentially the same: to provide real-time visibility into critical business operations.

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IoT Gateways Ride on the Cloud, Opening up IoT Applications

whitePaper | March 1, 2016

The Internet of Things (IoT), big data, and cloud open up various smart applications from smart homes, smart factories, smart cities, to homeland security and disaster prevention and management, which are all concerned with the quality of life and the safety of property.Abound IoT applications like preventive maintenance that helps factories boost production efficiency or environmental monitoring in rural areas for homeland security have instilled energy to verticals. “When IoT is applied from cities to remote areas in various environments, in order to generate the best values, one must customize accordingly for tight integration,” said YC Cheng, Assistant VP of NEXCOM’s IoT Automation Solutions Group.

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The Internet of Things: Five Myths and Realities

whitePaper | March 1, 2016

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a concept that describes a totally interconnected world. It’s a world where devices of every shape and size are manufactured with “smart” capabilities that allow them to communicate and interact with other devices, exchange data, make autonomous decisions and perform useful tasks based on preset conditions.It’s a world where technology will make life richer, easier, safer and more comfortable. Or is it?Like many emerging technologies, the Internet of Things is vulnerable to hype and exaggeration. To some people, it sounds like a vague and distant prospect; to others, it sounds threatening and dangerous. This executive brief will explore five of the most common myths associated with the Internet of Things and shed some light on the true nature of the technology and its capabilities.

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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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