- Swedish Watchmaker Brings NFC Payments to Its Smart Watches
Kronaby's Hybrid Smartwatch incorporates technologies from Fidesmo and STMicroelectronics that enable contactless payments, with access control and other functions slated for further use cases.
- RFID Steps Up Display Accuracy in Shoe Department
A European retailer has deployed an RFID-based inventory-management system from TAG Co. that links a tagged display shoe to its box in the back room, and can also detect if a style or color of shoe is missing from the display.
- IoT News Roundup
STMicroelectronics intros Sigfox-certified IoT solution for industrial asset management ••• Silicon Labs offers LTE-M solution for low-power cellular IoT applications ••• Kerlink launches Japanese subsidiary to serve IoT market in Asia ••• Soracom, Unabiz unveil Sigfox Monarch development kit ••• LoRa Alliance announces new LoRaWAN protocol specs to support OTA firmware updates ••• Longview IoT, GMO GlobalSign, Intrinsic ID partner on IoT security solution ••• HARMAN International opens new headquarters in Israel.
- Partnership to Offer Smart Vending Machines for RFID Access, Payments
Connect&GO has invested in 25 percent of Montreal start-up Brite4 to develop and market smart vending machines for self-serve festival, concert or resort access, using Brite4's machine and reader portal designs with Connect&GO software and integration.
- Marriott Maracay Golf Resort Brings RFID-Based Security to Locks, Safes
The historical Venezuelan hotel has deployed an HF RFID- and ZigBee-based solution from ASSA ABLOY that manages guests' access to their rooms, and to the safes within those rooms, while detecting unusual activity and helping employees identify any guests who have forgotten items in their safe.
- Jika Jika!, Other U.K. Festivals See Boost in Spending With NFC
This summer's music festival in Northern Ireland experienced a 23 percent increase in sales per person, thanks to an NFC-enabled cashless payment system from Event Genius.
- RFID News Roundup
iDTRONIC intros tablet with optional RFID and bar-code reader ••• Afero offers IoT platform Web service for device management ••• Telensa, FarSite partner on wireless bin sensing for smart cities ••• Entrust Datacard, ADLINK team up to improve IIoT security ••• Bosch Sensortec unveils low-power accelerometer for IoT, wearables ••• Itron supports Wi-SUN Alliance FAN Certification Program for outdoor IIoT networks.
- RFID News Roundup
Insight SiP intros BLE module based on Nordic Semiconductor system-on-chip ••• ThoughtWire, Mappedin partner on IoT mapping for built environments ••• CenTrak acquires Elpas Solutions to bolster IoT security offerings ••• DigiCert, Gemalto, ISARA team up to develop digital certificates for IoT-connected devices ••• Invengo releases latest version of its RFID-based linen inventory-management platform.
- Notion IoT Sensors Let Homeowners Design Their Own Home Intelligence
Travelers Insurance is the latest insurance company to offer home monitoring from the technology startup, at a discounted rate so users can select what they want to monitor when they're away from home.
- RFID News Roundup
Telaeris intros RFID-enabled Android handheld security badge reader ••• Identiv joins RAIN RFID Alliance ••• Gallup, Urbanova launch people-centered smart-city platform ••• C3 IoT, Google Cloud announce partnership to accelerate IoT app development ••• Murata invests in MEMS sensor manufacturing in Finland.
- Skiers Gain Art-Decorated RFID for Lift Access at Granite Peak
The system, provided by SKIDATA, will allow season- and day-pass owners to access the resort and lifts hands-free using an RFID card, and to utilize the same pass—which features artwork from a different local artist each year—to collect loyalty points and engage with the resort later in the season.
- NFC, Biometrics Bring Security to Crypto Payment Card
Cryptocurrency startup Unikeys is employing Near Field Communication and biometric technology in its payment card, so that users can safely make payments with tokens from services such as Bitcoin without exposing passwords or other data to the Internet.
- Integrated BLE-NFC Solution Opens the Door to Mobile Access
Nedap has upgraded its two-year-old MACE solution to allow integration with companies' access-control systems, enabling them to provide mobile phone-based access to individuals with their own apps and access-control technologies.
- FreeWave Technologies Provides UHF Video Streams, Manages Volcano Conditions
The company has expanded its RF-based solutions to include the transmission of video via UHF signals and solutions for monitoring fault lines and volcanic conditions in some of the most remote parts of the world.
- Sensor Data, Images Hitch Ride With Wi-Fi-based Solution
Wavelite has commercialized a system from Stanford University that employs a modified Wi-Fi transmission to send everything from temperature and humidity data to pictures to a phone, tablet or laptop.