- DOE's BENEFIT Initiative Seeks Low-Cost Building Sensors
The U.S. Department of Energy is funding three multi-year projects to create either passive or active RFID sensors that can collect temperature, humidity or other environmental data for use by building-management systems.
- IoT Platform Creates Single Interface for South African Meat Company
The Cavalier Group contracted a Pretoria-based startup to integrate alarm and access-control systems to make it easier for staff to respond to alerts and keep the facility running optimally.
- San Diego Airport Uses RFID, Sensors to Manage Taxis
The ground-transport dispatch office uses RFID to track cabs parked in the waiting lot, and BlipTrack sensors to track passengers at its taxi queuing area, resulting in shorter lines and faster service.
- Density Sees Health-Care Applications for its Foot-Traffic Sensors
The San Francisco startup says that the data it provides could be used, for example, to determine which nearby hospital is the least busy before deciding where to bring a patient.
- Avocado Farmer Senses a Way to Cut Costs
Water consumption can make avocado farming a losing proposition for small growers. A LoRa-based sensor network is helping Kurt Bantle’s orchard become more sustainable.
- Gophr Uses Wireless Sensors to Map Pollution
The London delivery service provider is collaborating with technology companies to equip bicycle couriers with Bluetooth-enabled sensors in order to understand the cyclists' exposure to harmful emissions.
- Wireless Sensors Help Ye Ol' Geezer Stay Cool
The Utah butcher shop is using Monnit hardware to monitor its coolers and freezers, and make sure they are always operating correctly.
- RFID News Roundup
Avery Dennison intros new RAIN RFID inlay for apparel industry ••• Impinj stock climbs 26 percent on first day of trading ••• Omni-ID releases slimmer printable on-metal UHF label ••• Bluvision integrates sensor-enabled manufacturing solutions with Siemens technology ••• A.C.C. Systems announces multiprotocol UHF RFID reader.
- Startup to Pilot Low-Cost Wireless Sensor Technology
C2Sense's passive RFID sensors will be tested in at least three pilots to determine if they can detect specific gases in the real world.
- McDonald's, Other Companies Test TAG Sensors' RFID Temperature Loggers
The data logger—in the form of a passive RFID inlay and a battery-powered sensor embedded in an adhesive label—is designed to provide a low-cost method of tracking products' environmental conditions throughout the supply chain.
- Impinj Partners With Intel on Collaborative Offerings
Impinj will now sell Intel's Retail Sensor Platform reader and gateway as part of its own solutions to integrators for inventory management in stores.
- SMARTRAC, RFMicron Release Passive RFID Temperature Sensor Technology
The new sensors enable users to track the temperatures of products or assets via low-cost disposable passive RFID tags and off-the-shelf UHF EPC Gen 2 readers.
- Ubisense Introduces AngleID to Provide Low-Cost, Real-Time Zone Location
The sensor, the company says, can be set up in 10 minutes and supports five configurable zones for monitoring the locations of objects fitted with Ubisense active tags.
- RFID Journal Announces Winners of Its 10th Annual Awards
Decathlon and Florida Hospital are among the top picks for 2016, chosen at this week's LIVE! event, being held in Orlando.
- MyDx Sensors Sniff Out Chemicals, Toxins
The wireless device is designed to analyze a small sample of a substance, while a companion smartphone app displays the results.