This white paper was authored by Kristen Hanich of Parks Associates in partnership with Technicolor and published on April 28, 2022. IoT adoption is growing across the world. This includes not just consumer smart home device adoption, but IoT deployments in industrial and business settings. IoT sensors and devices capture data and perform tasks, communicating over IP and other protocols with cloud or local systems to create intelligent systems and enable automation. This whitepaper addresses the demand and growth of IoT edge solutions in smart buildings and smart spaces. It investigates top verticals and use cases such as smart apartments and MDUs, retail and warehousing, and hospitality and building management. It looks at common challenges and best practices in deploying solutions into these environments and examines new open solutions compatible with many different networking technologies, such as the use of gateways with both Wi-Fi and new IoT radios, which can create, expand, and improve services in these new smart spaces.

Keywords: Blade/Edge Technology, Building Retrofits, Climate Change, Cloud & Data Analytics, Computer/Network Hardware, Connected Home, Consumer Electronics, Employee Productivity, Energy Efficiency/Management, Healthy Buildings, Home Networking, Home Theater, Intelligent Building, Internet of Things (IoT), Large Building Controls/Automation, Lighting Systems/Controls, Software Development, Structured Wiring/Cabling, System Integrator, IoT, WiFi, Building Envelope, ESG, NFC

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