- RFID News Roundup
Printronix Auto ID offers thermal and RFID printer; Wiliot raises funding for postage-stamp-sized IoT computer; IoT company Swift Sensors intros water-resistant PoE bridge; TAG Sensors opens factory in Norway; CalAmp launches smart sensors for tracking assets; Armstrong International, Everactive collaborate on IoT steam trap monitoring system.
- Companies Testing Passive BLE Sensor Tag
Wiliot's battery-free sensor tag can incorporate temperature or other sensors and send encrypted data using ambient radio waves from Wi-Fi, cellular and Bluetooth transmissions within the vicinity.
- Omni-ID Offers New Product Family With BLE, LoRaWAN
The first two Sense active IoT products to be launched help users locate assets and inventory in large industrial settings—across wide areas such as an outdoor yard, an oil and gas site or a factory—while active sensor tags will be released later this year.
- RFID Powers Smart Balls, Luggage Tags
Kookaburra's Smart Balls with SportCor technology using BLE transmissions, as well as British Airways' RFID-enabled luggage tags, are leveraging a wireless transmission solution from Powercast that powers devices, eliminating the need for USB-cabled recharging or, in some cases, batteries.
- Retailers Track Reusable Crates via the IoT
Sensize offers a cellular-based asset-management system using Arm's connectivity and its own Internet of Things sensor and software to provide supermarkets with location data regarding crates used for home delivery in the United Kingdom, as well as companies moving goods in large plastic magnum boxes.
- Donaldson Provides IoT-Based Filter Management
The company's iCue cellular-based system uses a Vodafone cellular network to manage data from wireless sensors attached to filtration equipment at factories across the globe, thereby ensuring the equipment works properly and preventing manufacturing shutdowns.
- Smart Display Solution Finds a Match in RFID
Ynvisible has developed an interactive printed graphics display that employs RFID for power harvesting and could also be married to NFC, HF or UHF tags and sensors to provide visual displays in places where RFID reads are inconvenient or impossible.
- IoT Tag Solution Tracks Conditions for Cold Chain
FreshTrack, provided by CoreKinect and Kudelski Group, is being piloted by three retailer companies to track conditions around goods in the supply chain; sensor data is captured as goods are received, enabling store managers to view the conditions before they accept a shipment.
- RFID News Roundup
Teslonix intros overhead RFID reader system; Xerafy releases metal RFID asset-management tag; Allot report highlights IoT concerns as telecoms prepare for 5G; Objenious LoRaWAN-certified products to include Kerlink low-power IoT reference design; Senet, MeterSYS partner on smart-city solutions for public utilities; Wyld Networks, Delta-T Devices sign framework contract for connected soil sensors; Zigbee Alliance augments Green Power Program for IoT devices; Accruent, Synchronoss Technologies announce IoT partnership for dynamic environments.
- Construction Site Solution Pairs RFID and Video
Triax is teaming up with EarthCam to employ the latter's video-capture technology at construction site entrance points, thereby creating an automated link between a worker's ID number and video of that individual, with the goal of boosting safety and security.
- Partnership to Bring Intelligence to Commercial Waste Bins
Ingram Micro is employing Nordsense technology to identify waste containers' fill levels using laser optical sensors, then is transmitting data via a cellular connection and using that information to provide waste collection management to collectors and cities, in order to improve collection routing and reduce energy consumption.
- RFID News Roundup
Stora Enso, Atos partner on sustainable automated retail solutions; PragmatIC, Schreiner MediPharm team up for smart labels; Understory, MSI GuaranteedWeather intro weather sensor for auto insurance; Altair Semiconductor unveils automotive IoT chipset; the Industrial Internet Consortium updates its IIoT technical report; PT Next acquires RFID software company CodeNameWhat; Triax Technologies, Skanska to co-present at Autodesk University on IoT systems.
- Passive RFID Tracks Conditions for Construction, Smart Buildings
Smartrac and SensThys have partnered to develop a moisture-, humidity- and temperature-sensing solution that is being piloted for roof leak detection and concrete curing; the technology companies are also selling a starter kit for a variety of use cases.
- Missouri City Staging IoT Pilot for Storm Emergency Simulations
The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology division is working with the Open Geospatial Consortium and the City of St. Louis to develop an integrated emergency-response system that will include sensors and software to detect and respond to river floods, flash floods, fires, car accidents and stranded individuals.
- EECC Study Expands Structure to Test IoT-based RFID Tags
The European EPC Competence Center's latest annual report addresses the functionality of a widening variety of UHF RFID tags that can come with impedance-based sensors, high memory, greater sensitivity, more security and improved sustainability.