- Node-ify Brings IoT to Homes at Low Cost
Palo Alto Innovation intends to release its product later this year, using BLE and LoRa technologies to capture sensor data, ranging from water leak detection to an opened door or refrigerator temperature, in the cloud.
- RFID Technology Companies Team for Product Development
Global RF and satellite product manufacturer MTI is teaming with California startup SensThys to provide RFID solutions using products built at MTI's facilities with hardware from both companies.
- New Passive Sensor Tag Operates With Standard Readers
Asygn's AS321X UHF RFID tag consists of the company's own IC and sensors, with an instrumentation amplifier and an acquisition interface, to enable the sensors to seamlessly measure and forward data with the power of the RFID tag interrogation.
- IoT Technology Tracks Weather, Air Quality in Cities
Understory's Atmosphere solution, consisting of wireless weather and air-quality sensors, as well as cloud-based software and apps, is being tested in Dallas, with 10 other cities expected to have the technology in place by the end of this year.
- IoT Brings Intelligence to Edge for Ships, Oil and Gas, Utilities
Dell Technologies is selling a bundled solution, using its Edge Gateway and Arundo Analytics' Edge Agent software, to manage sensor data in some of the most difficult environments, and to identify potential problems and act on that data locally, even without Internet connectivity.
- Plug-and-Play Hub and Sensors Bring Low-Cost IoT to Industrial Settings
Utility companies and manufacturers are deploying a Narrowband Internet of Things solution from Belgian startup VersaSense to track conditions via a wireless hub that automatically begins the flow of sensor data once the sensors are attached.
- Wiliot Unveils Passive Bluetooth Sensor
The innovative semiconductor firm has also announced that it has raised an additional $30 million in funding from Avery Dennison, Amazon Web Services and Samsung Venture Investment.
- RFID News Roundup
OmniAir Consortium certifies STAR Systems International multi-protocol tolling reader ••• iDTRONIC offers HF mid-range reader module with SMA antenna ••• Texas city renews RFID charging service locations with Blink Charging ••• LoRa Alliance reports LoRaWAN network operator milestone ••• Newave Sensor Solutions, Smart Label Solutions complete exclusive agreement.
- Canadian City Plans IoT Pilots With New LoRa Infrastructure
The city of Fredericton will offer an open data portal for its residents, local entrepreneurs and public employees, which includes data such as the level of the river, car occupancy in handicapped spaces and water consumption in buildings, using IoT network from eleven-x.
- RFID, BLE Take Sting Out of Beekeeper Data Management
Beekeepers in the United States and Canada are piloting wireless technology from Montreal company Nectar to capture hourly sensor readings and related analytics regarding the health of their hives, in order to prevent the loss of bee colonies.
- Companies Testing New IoT Devices for Refrigerated Container Monitoring
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.
- California Brewer Gains Peace of Mind With IoT-Managed Chiller Temperatures
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.
- RFID Reading Robot Automates Decathlon Store's Inventory Management
The company's flagship sporting goods store, located in San Francisco, is leveraging Simbe Robotics' Tally robot to automate inventory counts, locate missing products and enable analytics about products of interest, while RFID readers at the door help to prevent loss.
- New Broadband Protocol Turns Routers into IoT Gateways
Greenwave Systems is offering its AXON software, using the User Services Platform (USP) protocol, to provide internet service providers with the ability to sell IoT solutions to their customers, leveraging internet routers.
- DLA Plans IoT Solution for Tracking Assets at Texas Facility
The agency has signed a multi-million-dollar contract with Savi to initially track the movements of 24,000 vehicles and other high-value assets at the Red River Deport, as well as wherever the vehicles are deployed around the world.