- RFMicron Now Axzon as Part of Company's Rebranding Efforts
The company's new trade name is intended to reflect its growing focus on wireless sensing products and solutions that measure and transmit sensor data without requiring batteries.
- Digital Twins Bring Value to Big RFID and IoT Data
PACCAR is using a digital twin model to manage the maintenance and repair of some engines, by creating a virtual version of an engine based on sensor data from the real-world versions.
- Internet of Things Technology Tracks Pets in Airports
Unisys has released an app- and IoT-based solution that enables passengers to keep an eye on their pets before and after a flight, by viewing their location and the conditions around them, as well as watching the animals on video via wireless sensor technology.
- RFID-enabled Tooth Transmits Sensor Data About Diet
The Tufts University development has led to a sensor tag with a layer that swells according to the presence of chemicals or nutrients, affecting the quality of the RF transmission so that users could track what they ingest and the health effect it has on them.
- Japanese Hospital Tests BLE Beacons to Track Patient-Staff Interactions
The solution, provided by SATO Healthcare, is undergoing a proof-of-concept at Nagoya University Hospital to track not only the movements of staff members around its facility, but also the vital signs and locations of patients, in order to understand nurse responses to changes in a patient's status.
- Moscow Boosts Public Vehicle Efficiency With Internet of Things Technology
The Department of Information Technologies' IoT system is tracking the locations and status of 22,000 vehicles throughout the Russian city, to automate dispatching and thereby reduce fuel overconsumption; next, it plans to examine the possibility of tracking vehicle driver activity via wristbands or brain-wave sensors.
- RFID News Roundup
Fujitsu Components America offers BLE sensor beacon, data logger ••• Asahi Kasei Microdevices develops transmit-only BLE IC ••• DeltaTrak unveils BLE wireless monitoring solution ••• Frost & Sullivan honors Smartrac for its RFID solutions ••• Inmarsat says IoT will play major role in protecting agricultural workers.
- Small Murata IoT Component Links BLE, NFC
The company's fingernail-sized MBN52832 module can collect sensor data and forward it wirelessly via BLE or NFC, enabling IoT applications with very small controls in lighting, health care, agriculture or other vertical markets.
- Bluetooth Low Energy and Internet of Things Make House Calls
Heal's Wellbe device comes with BLE, Bluetooth and 4G cellular functionality to automatically capture data from health-tracking sensors so that doctors can keep an eye on the health of chronically ill or elderly patients between visits.
- Tieto Corp. Beacon Solution Brings Intelligence to Offices
The system, provided by Quuppa, has helped the company to increase sales and productivity, understand how its workspace is being used and automatically enable the utilization of rooms.
- Men's Clothing Store Brings RFID Intelligence to Fitting Room
UNTUCKit is piloting RFID technology to track the movements of its "try-on" shirts into dressing rooms, and is comparing that information to sales and traffic data in order to understand which shirts draw customers' interest, how well they fit and, ultimately, whether that leads to sales.
- Companies Testing IoT System When Goods Are 'On the Road'
A waste-management firm and a high-value goods logistics provider are piloting a solution from Barcoding Inc., using CalAmp sensor devices and tags as well as software to capture and manage data about goods—even when they are in transit—via a combination of cellular, Wi-Fi, BLE and other technologies.
- RFID Pilots Address Perishable Foods, Beauty Products
A restaurant chain is trialing the RFID functionality in Avery Dennison's Freshmarx solution to ensure food is delivered fresh and at appropriate temperatures, using the company's microwave-safe tags, while retailers are planning to expand existing pilots of RFID systems to include cosmetics and perfumes.
- Fleet-Management Company Uses IoT Network Across Borders
DRVR's solution for tracking vehicles throughout Southeast Asia leverages Tata Communications' MOVE-IOT Connect SIM technology to provide seamless data access, no matter which cellular network is being used.
- RFID News Roundup
Ams launches NFC smart sensor IC for wireless temperature loggers ••• DENSO acquires InfiniteKey ••• RS Components intros smart RFID readers for industrial control panel applications ••• InfluxData announces Eclipse Foundation membership ••• ZigBee Alliance, Thread Group release specification to address IoT industry fragmentation ••• NFC Forum issues call for speakers to discuss RFID, IoT, NFC, AIDC technologies.