- IoT Solution Protects Bridge With LoRa Connectivity
The city of Florence employed Worldsensing connectivity and gateways, along with sensors and installation services from Pizzi Instruments, to track the conditions around its medieval bridge as it fixed a sinkhole.
- Students Outpace DeepRacer With IoT Algorithms
College of Charleston attendees teamed with Internet of Things company Logicalis to fine-tune a set of reinforced-learning tools that enable a vehicle, using wireless connectivity to a laptop or tablet, to learn its own route and respond with appropriate speed and direction settings.
- Blockchain Solution Employs NFC for Supply Chain Accountability
ShipChain and GTX are partnering to offer a solution that captures supply chain data throughout perishable goods' journey from manufacturer to consumer, with a goal of boosting visibility and trust.
- RFID News Roundup
Schreiner ProTech intros RFID label with moisture sensor; JADAK unveils RAIN RFID starter kit; ForgeRock announces open-source IoT edge solution; Synchronoss Technologies partners with Arrow Electronics, Microsoft on smart-building solutions; B.O.S. rebrands its RFID and Mobile Division; Event Genius, Afro Nation sign cashless payment agreement for Ghana.
- LoRaWAN Brings IoT Connectivity to Rural U.S.
Internet of Things startup IoT America is selling an IoT network to extend wireless coverage for rural users such as farmers who want access to data about sensors, enabling the monitoring of assets, conditions, and tank or grain elevator levels in real time.
- RFID News Roundup
STMicroelectronics, Kudelski Group partner on IIoT security solution; Janam Technologies intros touch computer with RFID, NFC capabilities; Market Study Report predicts UHF RFID tag inlay market growth; Claroty enhances its industrial cybersecurity platform with IoT monitoring; BehrTech launches LPWAN for Industrial IoT network and device management; Sensera, Arrow Electronics sign global agreement to cooperate on IoT sensor solutions; Avnet offers free IoT security starter kits.
- 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.