A connected business is a profitable business, and technologies like cloud computing, RFID and Bluetooth Low Energy are becoming vital.
The evaluation platform, designed for application development, features modules utilizing the company's second-generation Bluetooth Low Energy system-on-chip.
GuardHat offers a mix-and-match solution for companies seeking social-distance-based proximity alerting, contact tracing and collision prevention, with mustering and access control among its Internet of Things features.
Safedome offers Bluetooth-based contact-tracing tech; NXP, Mastercard, Xiaomi expand contactless payments in Europe; Kerlink, TagoIO integrate IoT technologies for cloud-based platform; Kogniz launches AI solution for safe return to work; KORE, Dexcom partner on IoT patient-monitoring system; Industrial Internet Consortium, IoT Alliance Australia publish digital transformation white paper.
STMicroelectronics reference design monitors social distancing, contact tracing; OneM2M adds new partners for IoT interoperability; Bosch Sensortec, Qualcomm team up on software solutions; FEIG Electronic unveils RFID-barcode reader; Biorefinery optimizes operations with Kathrein RFID system; JADAK intros handheld reader with RFID, barcode scanning; Insight SiP electronic device protects wearers during pandemic.
The system-on-chip could cost as little as 20 cents apiece in large volumes and enable wireless Bluetooth Low Energy transmissions from sensors to a mobile phone or tablet, so that a real-time locating system could be deployed at minimal expense.
The company's MotionWorks Proximity solution leverages the BLE and Wi-Fi functionality in Zebra Mobile computers, as well as cloud-based software, to alert workers when they are too close to each other, and to capture events and conduct contact tracing, without any infrastructure deployment.
Arrow Electronics, Panasonic Industry, STMicroelectronics offer IoT modules; NFC Forum adopts bi-directional communication between smartphones, IoT devices; ProGlove provides social-distancing sensors for factory floor; Laird Connectivity unveils wireless IoT gateways; Nedap intros BLE-NFC vehicle gate access solution.
Life Link III knows the location of equipment on its rescue and medical flight helicopters, and at multiple storage sites, thanks to an IoT-based solution from Operative IQ that reduces the time workers spend manually counting inventory.
IoT button from Secufy and Thingstream prioritizes emergency responses; Suprema intros contactless access solution using NFC, BLE; Kudelski Group, CoreKinect enable secure monitoring of medical assets during pandemic; MachNation unveils IoT customer-experience testing service; SATO joins RAIN RFID Alliance; NFC Forum approves global wireless charging specification.