- City Launches IoT Lab for Technology Innovation
IoT Lab-Fishers has signed on 50 members so far, with an opening date slated for this summer to begin Internet of Things-based research and development to serve manufacturing, farming and logistics.
- Brazilians Bet on IoT at Work
In five years, 81 percent of the nation's professionals believe they will be using technologies related to the Internet of Things, while 47 percent say their work environments are not yet smart enough.
- Researchers Testing RFID for Protecting Endangered Plants
The University of Kent's conservation and electronics departments have completed in-house testing of a UHF RFID system to detect the presence of tagged cycads—and to send alerts if a tag stops transmitting, which could indicate a possible poacher.
- Asian Art Museum Enhances Visitor Experience With BLE Beacons
The museum, using technology from Cusuem, has been providing location-based content for app-using visitors, while its long-term goals include ticket purchasing, membership drives and possibly RFID-enabled tools.
- Infinite Biomedical Technologies Releases HF Version of RFID-Enabled Prosthetic Hand With Locking Capability
The company has developed the morph2 to be a smaller, lighter version of its predecessor, enabling wearers to identify an object and adjust the hand's grip accordingly.
- LIVE! 2017 to Feature RFID Professional Institute Certification and Fast-Track RFID Training Course
RFID Journal's 15th annual conference and exhibition will offer attendees the chance to become Institute-certified, as well as provide training in RFID deployment and applications development.
- Arvind Uses RFID to Smarten Up Arrow Dress Shirt
The textile company's garment has an NFC tag embedded in its left cuff, enabling a wearer to share his business card and social-media pages with others, as well as launch a music playlist.
- Spectrometer Sensor Chips Offer Potential for Light Sensing With RFID
Ams has released a light and near-IR sensor-on-chip that enables companies to build light-sensing products that can be used as mobile devices, or be built into a permanent sensing network; the two SoCs are expected, in some cases, to be used with RFID to link the identity of a product or location with a sensor reading.
- RFID News Roundup
DENSO releases RFID-enabled scanners for retail, logistics ••• SATO launches new group companies in the Philippines ••• Identiv, NXP secure CES attendees via smart event and transportation badges ••• One2Touch NFC platform provides continuous communications capabilities ••• Xiamen intros rubber tire tag.
- Buildings 'Talk' to Tourists in Portugal and Italy via BLE Technology
The SMIITY app, from Mobinteg, enables villages and cities to provide tourists with content regarding historical structures, businesses and events in their community, based on an app user's location.
- Beacons Bring Hope to Seattle Homeless
The BLE-based GiveSafe app enables users to be alerted when a homeless person is within their vicinity, as well as view that person's history and make an anonymous contribution.
- NFC Tags Take to the Slopes on Ski Jackets
Spyder is testing Near Field Communication technology in some of its U.S. Ski Team jackets to engage with consumers, by providing links to social media, as well as information about the jackets, the ski team and local skiing.
- NFC Gets in the Ring at UFC Fan Village
This past summer, Ottawa's Ultimate Fighting Championship Fan Village found that participants using NFC-enabled technology from XOLUTION had higher game participation rates, and also shared event-based information via social networks about 5,000 times.
- RFID Journal LIVE! 2017 to Host IEEE RFID 2017
The co-located technical conference will feature a special Smart Cities Mega-Challenge.
- HitchHike Tag Bums a Ride from Wi-Fi Access Points
A system being developed by Stanford University researchers could enable a low-cost Wi-Fi tag to receive transmissions from access points, and to use the energy of those transmissions to send its own unique signal to a laptop or mobile device.