- Steam Trap Sensor Provides Active RFID Without Battery
PsiKick's new self-powering sensors harvest energy from steam, vibration or ambient lighting to capture sensor data, then transmit that information to a cloud-based server for real-time and historical analytics regarding the operation of equipment.
- IoT Brings Pool, Irrigation, Lighting Data to Homeowner Association
San Diego's West Park Maintenance district is trialing the Common Sense system from Three Phase Electric for one year, to determine the value of capturing sensor data wirelessly and receiving alerts, as well as analytical data on a dashboard.
- IoT Company Brings Analytics to Customers' Data
Orbcomm's analytics service is intended to enable logistics companies, fleet managers and original equipment manufacturers to understand the intelligence behind real-time data capture so they can boost efficiency, reduce costs and improve product quality.
- 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.
- 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.
- IoT Opens Doors to Home Connectivity
IBM's Watson IoT Platform is being leveraged by window and door company Inwido to provide smart-home data, while IBM is also offering its IoT Building Insights solution for commercial building intelligence.
- 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.
- IoT Elevates Service and Lowers Downtime for Otis Customers
The Otis ONE solution leverages cellular technology, edge-based sensor management and a cloud-based service to provide predictive and proactive service for 300,000 connected elevators, and to share that data with customers.
- IoT Cuts Water Use, Boosts Yield for Asparagus Farm
Devine Organics saw its harvest yield almost double, even while reducing water consumption by 6 percent, based on data from a WaterBit LoRa-based system that leverages AT&T Controls' LTE network.
- RFID Brings Visibility, Analytics to Conditions and Status of Electronics Under Assembly
DAIHEN Corp. is already saving approximately 1,800 hours annually with an IoT-based system that employs RFID and sensor data to understand conditions and work-in-progress for each product being built.
- IoT Manages Nutrient-Rich Milling in Africa
The Sanku-Project Healthy Children program, which brings micronutrients to undernourished children, is using Internet of Things technology to access data regarding the nutrient mixers it plans to provide to thousands of mills around Africa.
- Thermocouple Solution Tracks Location, Status of Temperature Sensors
The TE Wire & Cable Smart Thermocouple solution, using technology from Plataine, will enable aerospace companies to better manage not only where the devices they use for autoclave temperature management are located, but when they need to be replaced.
- IoT Solution Tracks Waste Volume and Conditions in Bins
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.