- New Zealand Farm Cuts Water and Energy Consumption With IoT
WaterForce's SCADAfarm system, using Schneider Electric technology, allows cattle, sheep and vegetable producer BlackHills Farm to remotely monitor the watering level and conditions of crops, in order to provide the correct amount of water at every location at all times.
- More than 60 Percent of Manufacturers to Use RTLS, RFID or Bar-Code Tracking By 2022, Says Zebra Technologies
The company's "2017 Manufacturing Vision Study" found that more than half of all manufacturers plan to implement automated location-tracking systems during the next five years, and that the use of passive RFID will reach nearly half.
- RFID News Roundup
Fashion retailer Brownie signs agreement with Nedap for cloud-based RFID software ••• TMR Research report says RFID revolutionizing pharmaceutical industry ••• Harland Simon launches new Wi-Fi RFID reader ••• Silicon Labs' Bluetooth Mesh solution helps IoT developers cut time to market ••• Toshiba BLE products now support Bluetooth Mesh standard.
- Wisconsin Cranberry Farm Protects Crops With IoT System
The Monnit wireless temperature and humidity sensor solution enables Hilltop Cranberry to receive alerts if temperatures dip too low, thereby ensuring the farm takes action to protect its crops from frost damage.
- RFID News Roundup
Zonar app increases bus rider safety with real-time data ••• Chicagoland car wash issues seven millionth FastPass tag from DRB Systems ••• Checkpoint Systems offers RF label protection for eyewear, other hard-to-tag merchandise ••• iDTRONIC intros new RFID-enabled door locks ••• Elatec expands development board for RFID modules ••• Smartrac launches RFID-enabled cable ties ••• BLE chip from STMicroelectronics accelerates spread of connected smart things.
- Brazilian Government's IoT Study Releases First Results
A recent report, titled "Internet of Things: An Action Plan for Brazil," cites five lessons from the project.
- RFID News Roundup
CISC announces new testing features for RAIN RFID, EPC Gen2V2 tags, readers ••• Skyworks releases multi-standard IoT front-end module ••• SALTO Systems to introduce BLE-enabled reader ••• Ayla Networks adds IoT platform enhancements for manufacturers ••• Fujitsu intros sensor-based IoT system-development platform ••• Telit offers BLE module with integrated MEMS motion and environmental sensors.
- New App from RedBite Makes RFID Deployments Lower in Cost
By the end of this month, the company reports that its itemit app for Android and iOS devices will enable smartphone users to monitor assets via RFID for about $200 annually, plus the price of a Bluetooth-enabled reader.
- Bluvision Boasts New RTLS-EZ Solution Deploys Within Hours
The system uses Bluetooth Low Energy gateways that plug into outlets, as well as beacons and cloud-based software, to enable a fast and low-cost solution for RTLS tracking with granularity down to 1 meter.
- Building IoT Devices Is a Snap for Startup Interstacks
The Pennsylvania company has developed a modular system with Lego-like blocks that enable sensor-based tracking and wireless connectivity for un-networked industrial machines, with RFID functionality in the works.
- Burglars Stung by IoT Bees in Santa Clara
Technology startup Roambee helped police locate the company's own stolen goods with its Internet of Things devices used to track assets and shipments via GPS, cellular, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Low Energy functionality.
- Loewe Pilots Real-time Location System for Luxury Apparel, Accessories
The IoT solution from CXignited enables the Spanish fashion brand to automatically manage inventory, enabling associates to provide fast access to the latest collection of products.
- RFID Journal LIVE! News Roundup
Tyco Retail Solutions offers IoT-enabled RFID inventory-visibility systems ••• MTI Wireless Edge unveils new RFID antenna for asset tracking, other applications ••• Checkpoint Systems releases RFID label for merchandise-visibility applications, including retail cosmetics ••• SDG Systems announces data-collection middleware, partners with Swiftsure Group on IoT-based reader solution ••• Identiv intros temperature-datalogging solution for cold-chain management ••• Smartrac showcases solutions for smart Internet of Things ••• NXP Semiconductors creates RAIN RFID solutions for inventory management, smart cities ••• CipherLab showcases Android computer with NFC, UHF RFID Bluetooth reader.
- Avery Dennison Experience Center Aims to Encourage Innovation
The company's new I.Lab is intended to put RFID and other Internet of Things technologies in front of users and developers, while also serving as a source for creating new solutions based on their ideas and questions.
- Study Forecasts 350 Percent Rise in IoT in Retail by 2021
According to a Juniper Research study, this growth is being fueled by RFID and Bluetooth Low Energy beacons, which are becoming lower in cost and more prevalent in stores, and which can now be leveraged for better analytics, customer experience and supply chain improvements.