- 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.
- IoT Sensor Solution Identifies Equipment Failures Before They Happen
Equipment manufacturers and users have begun utilizing a wireless system from ServiceMax that employs RFID and other technology to capture sensor data about a piece of equipment, and to identify problems as soon as a change in performance is detected.
- Retailers Enhancing Customer Experience With IoT
According to a study conducted by Zebra Technologies Brazil, 70 percent of retailers plan to invest in Internet of Things technologies to provide consumers with new levels of customization, speed and convenience.
- RFID Brings Temperature Visibility to Pizza Chain
Domino's franchise Mar Pizza is deploying a ZigBee-based IoT system from Unified Office to gain real-time and historic temperature data, as well as other sensor information, at its restaurants across three states.
- Beacons Come to Market in Brazil
Bluetooth Low Energy technology, developed by Taggen in partnership with CPqD, is providing national support for the Internet of Things throughout the nation.
- Brazilian Students Create Intelligent Canine Feeder
Sesi de Cianorte's students have developed an RFID-enabled device that identifies each pet and provides food in the proper measure.