A solution from telecom carrier National Narrowband Network aims to reduce water waste by up to 30 percent with Sensoterra probes and an app that provides real-time data and analytics about water use in growing fields, city parks and athletic fields.
Kerlink will provide Saturas with LoRa-based hardware and software as it launches its technology commercially.
Fujitsu Frontech North America intros washable RFID linen tag; Tatwah offers ultra-low-power Bluetooth 5 beacons; ACD Group unveils terminal that can accommodate RFID readers; Tuya Smart announces NB-IoT module for smart cities, health care, agriculture; STMicroelectronics microcontrollers add security for IoT applications.
Although the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service hit the brakes on RFID cattle-tagging requirements, some states have continued to promote and support the use of LF RFID tags to bring traceability to beef and dairy animals.
Senecal has been tracking each batch of chickens processed at its Normandy facility, linking RFID data to 2D barcodes on meat packaging so stores and consumers can view data regarding each product and its origins; eventually, the chickens' lives will be monitored via barcodes.
The agency is launching pilots of the technology for cattle tracking, while offering to share the cost of RFID deployments with U.S. states as they transition from metal ear tags to RFID-enabled LF and UHF tags that can be read via handheld or fixed portal readers.
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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.
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.
Atlas RFID Solutions launches new track-and-trace software; JADAK releases handheld barcode scanner with RFID functionality; Silicon Labs, Notion partner on IoT smart-home sensor; BehrTech intros wireless IIoT connectivity brand and product family; LoRa Alliance expands LoRaWAN certification program for IoT devices; ABI Research report says IoT tech taking root in agriculture.