Mi-pad's hotel in Queenstown automatically provides guests with room assignments and access via an app using technology from ASSA ABLOY Hospitality, and enables visitors to manage room conditions to meet their own comfort needs.
Digital solutions companies such as Kindle Communications are building systems—often using RFID for automated data collection—that provide better experiences for conference attendees, as well as analytics for event managers to help them understand each individual's experience at the show, and the results after they left.
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Zebra Technologies' annual survey finds that consumers feel they are better connected than store associates, that workers would benefit from tablet use and that decision makers seek automated checkout experiences, as well as boosted fulfillment rates, based on inventory accuracy.
Supply Insight, Brady Worldwide partner on RFID item-tracking system ••• Frost & Sullivan says omnichannel retailers increasingly deploying RFID to manage customer experience ••• Armstrong International offers RFID-enabled steam trap ••• Avnet acquires Softweb Solutions, offers IoT applications ••• Nordic Semiconductor intros cellular IoT module ••• IoT company KORE acquires eSIM provider ASPIDER-NGI.
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Orbcomm's cellular-based CT 3000 and CT 3100 units can be plugged into the reefer units of containers, thereby providing two-way access to sensor data, along with GPS-based location information, which shippers or transport companies can access via the ReeferConnect software platform, and adjust conditions remotely.
Savagewood Brewing Co. has achieved a return on investment based on ensuring its glycol chiller doesn't fail and cause beer to spoil during brewing, using a Direction Communication Solutions system with CalAmp's cellular-based gateway and sensors.
Delta Air Lines finds that information provided by RFID regarding life vests, emergency equipment and oxygen canisters enables it to plan more effectively and make better business decisions.