- 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.
- 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.