Simplifying IoT: How to make the journey from idea to revenue smoother and faster

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a disruptive force that is changing business models in just about every industry. Cellular technology is the most popular choice for connecting commercial deployments thanks to the ubiquity of networks and the inherent security it offers. However, connecting products and services using cellular technology is often a complex, time-consuming undertaking that can add operating expenses and introduce risk. Not everyone who wants to use the IoT as part of their business actually succeeds. What makes it so hard? Where do companies get bogged down? This paper looks at why many organizations struggle with IoT deployments, and how to avoid key challenges. Sierra Wireless offers a new approach, Ready-to-Connect Solutions, that streamlines the development, deployment, and operation of large-scale IoT solutions, so as to accelerate time-to-revenue, increase security and add business flexibility while lowering overall costs.

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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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CONSUMING M2M DATA IN THE FIELD SERVICE ORGANIZATION

whitePaper | March 1, 2016

According to the web, “Machine to machine (M2M) refers to technologies that allow both wireless and wired systems to communicate with other devices of the same type.M2M can include the case of industrial instrumentation - where a device (such as a sensor or meter) can capture an event (such as temperature, inventory level, etc.), which is relayed through a network (wireless, wired or hybrid) to an application (software program), that translates the captured event into meaningful information (for example, items need to be restocked).

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Eclipse IoT White Paper - The Three Software Stacks Required for IoT Architectures

whitePaper | August 14, 2017

The Internet of Things (IoT) is transforming how individuals and organizations connect with customers, suppliers, partners, and other individuals. IoT is all about connecting sensors, actuators, and devices to a network and enabling the collection, exchange, and analysis of generated information.

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An internet of old things

whitePaper | March 1, 2016

The term, ‘internet of things’, refers to the technical and cultural shift that is anticipated as society moves to a ubiquitous form of computing in which every device is ‘on’, and every object is connected in some way to the internet. The specific reference to ‘things’ refers to the concept that every new object will also be able to part of this extended Internet, because they will have been tagged and indexed by the manufacturer during production. The technology has enabled supermarkets to track the temperature of consignments of prawns from the fishing boat that caught them, to the in-store freezers, to following the life cycle of a product from cradle to grave, shelf to landfill. Tracked and monitored as they move around the world, objects are becoming networked and ‘always-on’ (Greenfield, 2006), a condition that means it will become harder to disassociate an object from its memories.

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Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Communication Platforms: The Future Bricks and Mortar for Building Intelligent Water Systems

whitePaper | March 1, 2016

Data, data everywhere….but never enough information to act upon. Utilities have faced this common problem for decades: only a fraction of the data collected is ever analyzed and turned into actionable information. This wasn’t because utility managers did not want to glean valuable information from the data sets; they simply did not have staff available because of tightening budgets and constantlychanging priorities. Utilities are also losing highly trained staff due to the aging workforce; the retirement of the baby boomers is taxing the ability of utilities just to keep routine operations going.

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How to Create, Deploy, & Operate Secure IoT Applications

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As IoT deployments accelerate, an area of growing concern is security. The likelihood of billions of additional connections and the proliferation of endpoint devices in the form of IoT modules, sensors and other equipment is radically increasing the threat surface that organizations need to defend. We’re now in a world in which a tire pressure sensor on a vehicle can be hacked, enabling cyber criminals to gain control of vehicle systems.

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Protocols that are Driving Smart Grid Interoperablility

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Efforts are underway to create a smarter grid by adding intelligence to the electrical infrastructure that connects generation, distribution, transmission, and consumption. According to calculations by the Department of Energy, the current electrical grid consists of roughly 10,000 generating units with a genus- tion capacity in excess of 1,000,000 megawatts of energy and over 300,000 miles of transmission lines. It is arguably the best creation of the past century, and has kept consumer costs relatively low over the years. With a growing environmen- tally-conscious population and an increasing demand for energy, however, this incredible infrastructure needs to be revamped in preparation of future requirements.

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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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