- Wiliot Unveils Passive Bluetooth Sensor
The innovative semiconductor firm has also announced that it has raised an additional $30 million in funding from Avery Dennison, Amazon Web Services and Samsung Venture Investment.
- RFID News Roundup
OmniAir Consortium certifies STAR Systems International multi-protocol tolling reader ••• iDTRONIC offers HF mid-range reader module with SMA antenna ••• Texas city renews RFID charging service locations with Blink Charging ••• LoRa Alliance reports LoRaWAN network operator milestone ••• Newave Sensor Solutions, Smart Label Solutions complete exclusive agreement.
- Canadian City Plans IoT Pilots With New LoRa Infrastructure
The city of Fredericton will offer an open data portal for its residents, local entrepreneurs and public employees, which includes data such as the level of the river, car occupancy in handicapped spaces and water consumption in buildings, using IoT network from eleven-x.
- RFID, BLE Take Sting Out of Beekeeper Data Management
Beekeepers in the United States and Canada are piloting wireless technology from Montreal company Nectar to capture hourly sensor readings and related analytics regarding the health of their hives, in order to prevent the loss of bee colonies.
- Companies Testing New IoT Devices for Refrigerated Container Monitoring
Orbcomm's cellular-based CT 3000 and CT 3100 units can be plugged into the reefer units of containers, thereby providing two-way access to sensor data, along with GPS-based location information, which shippers or transport companies can access via the ReeferConnect software platform, and adjust conditions remotely.
- California Brewer Gains Peace of Mind With IoT-Managed Chiller Temperatures
Savagewood Brewing Co. has achieved a return on investment based on ensuring its glycol chiller doesn't fail and cause beer to spoil during brewing, using a Direction Communication Solutions system with CalAmp's cellular-based gateway and sensors.
- RFID Reading Robot Automates Decathlon Store's Inventory Management
The company's flagship sporting goods store, located in San Francisco, is leveraging Simbe Robotics' Tally robot to automate inventory counts, locate missing products and enable analytics about products of interest, while RFID readers at the door help to prevent loss.
- New Broadband Protocol Turns Routers into IoT Gateways
Greenwave Systems is offering its AXON software, using the User Services Platform (USP) protocol, to provide internet service providers with the ability to sell IoT solutions to their customers, leveraging internet routers.
- DLA Plans IoT Solution for Tracking Assets at Texas Facility
The agency has signed a multi-million-dollar contract with Savi to initially track the movements of 24,000 vehicles and other high-value assets at the Red River Deport, as well as wherever the vehicles are deployed around the world.
- Particle Releases Mesh-Based IoT Solution for Developers
The system includes low-cost wireless sensor transmitters and gateways, as well as the company's Device Cloud software, so developers can create an ecosystem of sensors to wirelessly detect conditions for everything from factories to parking lots.
- LoRa Solution Offers Wireless View Into Soil Health
A handful of growers and other food companies are piloting a wireless sensor system from Teralytic that uses Semtech LoRaWAN chips built into sensor probes to capture and interpret data about a farm's soil conditions, including temperature, moisture and fertilizer levels.
- Kerlink Brings LoRaWAN Connectivity to Scotland, Japan
Network and technology providers are signed up to provide the firm's hardware, network server, software and application for IoT-based solutions to track and manage data about infrastructure and assets for greater efficiency.
- Alibaba Cloud Brings myDevices' Internet of Things Technology to China
The IoT in a Box solution enables companies to mix and match sensors and applications for a turnkey solution that employs LoRa technology, gateways and software on a cloud-based server.
- EECC Study Finds Intelligence in UHF RFID
The organization's latest "UHF RFID Transponder Benchmark" survey found that this year's chips and tags are 20 percent more sensitive than previous versions, on average, and that many are capable of controlling their communications as a precursor to more intelligence-based use cases.
- 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.