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  • BLE-enabled HomeBridge Brings Beacons to Home Automation

    By Claire Swedberg

    IoT solutions company Volansys has released early versions of its new HomeBridge gateway with built-in BLE 5.0 mesh-capable technology, to enable the integration of BLE devices, beacons and badges into an existing home- or building-intelligence system.

  • Fracking Companies Track Iron via RFID-enabled App

    By Claire Swedberg

    Weir has already been applying RFID to its fracking equipment for servicing, but now it provides an app, along with hardware, to enable its oil and gas company customers to digitally track inventory and manage certificates linked to each asset.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Rich Handley

    iDTronic releases new Android-based RFID reader ••• Research and Markets explores global RFID transponder market ••• Ayla Networks adds Google Cloud platform support to its IoT platform ••• Ayyeka announces LoRa support for IoT gateway ••• CoreKinect, Cox Communications team up for IoT solutions ••• Wireless Broadband Alliance establishes IoT roaming requirements.

  • IoT Solution Tracks Waste Volume and Conditions in Bins

    By Claire Swedberg

    Sensoneo says its ultrasonic-based system has helped companies reduce their costs by an average of 30 percent, by reducing labor hours and fuel consumption otherwise required to empty bins that may not yet need service.

  • Super-Slim RFID Tags for Linen Tracking

    By Claire Swedberg

    The latest linen tag from Fujitsu Frontech North America can be inserted into a standard seam in linens, uniforms and scrubs, making RFID technology deployments easier for those who manufacture such products.

  • RFID Pilot Brings Intelligence to Solid Tires

    By Claire Swedberg

    Camso is investigating a new RFID tag, known as a plug, that could be built into its forklift tires to enable performance, maintenance and service improvements for its customers, as well as provide manufacturing and supply chain visibility.

  • RFID Ensures a Proper Seal for Health-Care Packaging

    By Claire Swedberg

    Nelipak has released the latest version of its medical packaging sealing equipment, which employs RFID technology to ensure that the correct components are used.

  • IoT News Roundup

    By RFID Journal

    AT&T, Honeywell team up on connected aircraft and freight solutions ••• Vodafone offers Irish businesses access to its global IoT network ••• AT&T, Aira announce IoT system for those with blindness, vision impairment ••• Samsung demos IoT asset-management solutions for smart factories ••• Wireless Broadband Alliance establishes requirements for IoT roaming ••• NetComm Wireless announces IoT partnership with Ericsson.

  • Startup Targets IoT Hackers With New Platform

    By Claire Swedberg

    The solution, provided by Minim, will enable Internet service providers and home owners to access information about the activities of each IoT device, via firmware downloaded onto a router and a cloud-based server that manages data and shares it with authorized users.

  • RFID Tracks Luxury Bed Use at Hotels

    By Claire Swedberg

    Elite Beds is using AgoraBee RFID-based technology to capture and access sensor data regarding how often leased beds are used, as well as how much pressure hotel guests put on the mattresses, thereby helping its staff to manage maintenance, turning and cleaning services.

  • Congonhas Airport Modernizes Security and Operations

    By Edson Perin

    The facility is using RFID and RTLS technologies to control ramp access and improve asset and staff monitoring, at lower costs.

  • Hotels, Retailers, Offices Piloting Technology Once Aimed at Health Care

    By Claire Swedberg

    CenTrak has expanded its RTLS and BLE solutions to companies beyond its traditional health-care market, as its partners from hospitality to retail are asking to employ the BLE and other functionalities built into its systems.

  • Brazilian Sugar and Ethanol Company Uses RFID in Agribusiness

    By Edson Perin

    Technology developed by CPqD allows Usina São Martinho to reap the fruits of processes steeped in the Internet of Things.

  • New Wi-Fi Access Points Come With BLE

    By Claire Swedberg

    A partnership between Ruckus Wireless and Kontakt.io has resulted in BLE functionality being built into Ruckus' Wi-Fi nodes; the system is being trialed by companies to provide location-based data in hospitals, schools and other public places.

  • Startup Offers Low-Cost RFID System That Can Be Self-Installed

    By Claire Swedberg

    The boxed solution, from RFRain, comes with low-cost readers and antennas, networked to a gateway running filtering and management firmware that can then forward data to a cloud-based server, all within a few hours after the box is opened.

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