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Biometrics: The Evolution Toward Digital Identities

Traditional government-issued documents are currently the worldwide standard and function as the primary form of ID. They are required for standard identification uses and as a mandatory step toward other fundamental societal interactions, including registering for banking services, voting, accessing healthcare facilities, and, of course, traveling and border control. The concept of citizen identity in ...

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Cooperative mobility is set to be propelled by the mass adoption of Long-Term Evolution (LTE Uu) vehicle connections and investment in roadside infrastructure connectivity. It refers to a scenario where all traffic agents (vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists, etc.) communicate with each other and with the infrastructure, making transportation more efficient and safer.

Shipments of vehicles that ...

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Lofty Opportunities are Emerging with AR Cloud

The Augmented Reality (AR) cloud will play a catalytic role in the way that users engage and search for information, simultaneously transforming the way businesses operate and communicate with customers and employees in both physical and digital forms. It has the potential to directly impact most of the AR value chain, which ABI Research forecasts ...

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The State of 5G for Fixed Wireless Broadband

Fixed wireless broadband services based on Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology have been widely deployed globally, with its primary focus on areas with a poor fixed network infrastructure. Today, 5G technology opens more opportunities for the fixed wireless broadband segment. 5G supports gigabit speed broadband with ultra-low latency, allowing service providers to provide a fiber-like broadband ...

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Smart buildings are set up to utilize a wide range of technologies and solutions that create an efficient ecosystem to run the entire structure. Traditionally, this market has keyed in on four main areas: HVAC, lighting, access control, and safety. However, with more advanced needs than automated lighting and temperature regulation, along with changing working ...

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As we approach the 10th anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon explosion, ABI Research is assessing to what extent Internet of Things (IoT) technologies have been a deterrent of massive environmental and man-made Oil and Gas– (O&G) related disasters. The insight into the reality of O&G-indicated expenditure on IoT analytics and predictive software suggests that the ...

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6 Tech Trends that WON'T Be Ready for 2020

As is the case heading into each new year, predictions on technology advancements and innovations are in abundance. After a tumultuous 2019 beset by many challenges, both integral to technology markets and derived from global market dynamics, 2020 looks set to be equally challenging.

In our whitepaper, 54 Technology Trends to Watch in 2020 ...

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Smart Home for the Holidays

Smart home devices have become a trendy holiday gift item since Amazon introduced its Echo in 2014, and with the addition of Google Assistant and Facebook Portal into the mix, among others, that momentum is expected to continue. Reduced pricing and starter smart home bundles will entice millions of dollars in consumer spending this holiday ...

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5G and the Factory Floor

5G has finally made its mark on a wide range of applications and services, most notably in the consumer market. However, larger revenue opportunities will arise from targeting enterprise verticals. ABI Research forecasts that by 2028, manufacturing will account for nearly a quarter of total generated revenue in the 5G Ultra Low Latency Use Cases (URLLC ...

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With pressure mounting from economic uncertainty, industry consolidation, and evolving competition, commercial fleet managers are relying on investments in technology to remain profitable and increase ROI. Consumer expectations around e-commerce—now a year-round consideration instead of just during the holiday season—are stronger than ever, and the amount of data available to fleet operators continues to grow ...

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