LTE Prepares for the IoT Age

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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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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Establishing Confidence in IoT Device Security: How do we get there?

whitePaper | May 14, 2021

The purpose of this draft paper is to start a conversation about what it means to have confidence in the cybersecurity of IoT devices used by individuals and organizations and the various ways of gaining that confidence. This paper describes the landscape of confidence mechanisms that are currently available for establishing the security of IoT devices in the marketplace. In preparing this paper, NIST conducted extensive research on initiatives that can help to instill confidence in IoT device security and held a series of meetings with government and industry experts to glean information on the unique aspects and challenges in this space.

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The Industrial IoT Landscape

whitePaper | December 30, 2019

Our mission is to design and demonstrate an Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). We will develop the guidance needed to securely connect and profitably deploy intelligent systems across devices, edge, and cloud.

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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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Smart Factory

whitePaper | December 13, 2021

Automation vendors and end-user industries have been investing in Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), across their diverse applications, convinced with the view that IIoT is going to be the key driver for digital transformation.

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Empowering DSOs to secure the Smart Grid

whitePaper | February 6, 2020

As the world’s growing need for energy meets the power of the Internet of Things, the traditional energy marketplace is rapidly transforming. Millions of meters and energy assets are connected and digitized each year, providing enormous benefits to the entire ecosystem: real time tracking of energy production and consumption data, optimized load balancing systems, streamlined operations and billing systems to name a few. As connectivity expands and the landscape is digitalizing, new distributed energy resources (DERs) and stakeholders are able to integrate into and expand the grid. DERs offer non-carbon resources that improve the energy sector’s overall carbon footprint, a key benefit for everyone.

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