- Wide Rollout of IoT Soil-Moisture Sensors in the Works
Sensoterra is employing Kerlink's reference design to build LoRaWAN sensors that can be provided to farmers, horticulturists and landscapers with a real-time soil-moisture managing system to reduce water consumption, chemical needs, fuel and labor.
- Smart Security Vehicles Leverage IoT to Capture and Share Data
With Internet of Things sensors and connectivity from MetTel, Brosnan Risk Consultants is monitoring the conditions in and around its security trucks, then sharing that data with customers to provide greater visibility into work being done by each of thousands of officers throughout the United States.
- New Retail Kiosk Enables RFID-based Sales
Stora Enso's Intelligent Cabinet features an RFID reader and an antenna to capture the unique ID numbers of tagged goods, enabling un-manned sales for food, beverages or other consumer goods by retailers in such places as office buildings, malls and schools.
- IoT Keeps an Eye on Cold Beer in South Africa
Anheuser-Busch InBev's South African Brewery is piloting an IoT system that captures data about the temperatures and locations of beer coolers around the country, and can thus confirm that they are in use, are being used properly and are in good working order.
- IoT-BLE Device Brings Low-Cost Tool for Experimentation
STMicroelectronics is selling a low-cost plug-and-play Internet of Things device with built-in sensors and an app so that anyone with a smartphone can begin experimenting with IoT solutions in their home, business or place of recreation.
- University Research Tracks Everyday Activities via RFID
A team from the University of Michigan and the University of Washington have completed their testing of a UHF RFID system that measures received signal strength and phase responses to reader interrogation, to identify not only what tag is in a room but whether it has moved or interacted with a person.
- New Sled from Janam Brings UHF RFID Reading to Android-based Handhelds
The sled snaps into XT2 and XT2+ series mobile-computing devices so that users can have the flexibility of reading RFID tags, along with the existing functions of bar-code scanning, as well as HF RFID and NFC tag reads.
- IoT Solution Helps Supermarkets Reduce Energy Consumption
The system from Sensormatic Solutions, using Internet of Things sensors, can also reduce water consumption by up to 40 percent, the company reports.
- Passive RFID Temperature-Sensing Kit Allows Testing
Metalcraft's Temperature Sensor Kit enables systems integrators or their customers to test UHF RFID-based temperature-sensing systems for specific use cases, without large investments in software or integration.
- IoT-Based Drone Seeks Treasure for History Channel
PrecisionHawk brought a LIDAR-based drone with wireless connectivity to map out the terrain in the Philippine jungles, in order to search for the hiding places that Japanese soldiers might have used for the treasure they captured while occupying the island during World War II.
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- New Short-Range UHF Reader Targets Automotive Suppliers
SICK's RFU61x is designed to capture UHF RFID tag reads at short range so that original equipment manufacturers can leverage the tags in tight or crowded assembly locations.
- Axzon Adds New Features to Sensing RFID Tag
The company's Xerxes tags come in two forms: a passive version, available now, that can accommodate four sensor modalities and comes with encryption for secure blockchain applications, and a battery-powered datalogger.
- California City Brings IoT to Buses
Montebello is capturing sensor data and video footage from each of its moving buses in real time, which can also be viewed historically, with video linked to sensor data, time and GPS location, making reported incident investigation faster and easier.
- IoT Lets Buildings Talk About Their Health
A new feature known as Talking Buildings, part of WiseState's Bopstem solution, allows building managers to chat with their buildings about the operations of a chiller, water heater or generator, via WhatsApp or Telegram.