Avery Dennison launches RFID-EAS inlay for retail; PENTAX Medical, Mobile Aspects sign RFID product distribution agreement; ShowMeCables releases omnidirectional, rubber duck antennas for IoT; Landis+Gyr, Vodafone Business partner on cellular IoT for energy management; Industrial Internet Consortium, Plattform Industrie 4.0 offer digital twin white paper.
With shopping behaviors changing at fuel stations and their convenience stores, a cloud-based solution from PDI is tracking fuel levels and in-store sales, helping businesses automate replenishment, predict sales and provide digital purchasing experiences.
Subsea 7 is returning its workers to the office with an Internet of Things solution from Empathic Building that displays where desks have been assigned, presents safety guidelines and displays real-time data regarding cafeteria occupancy.
The 25-square-meter Easy Deli leverages UHF RFID tags on products, as well as readers at the point of sale and exit, to enable shoppers to buy goods by placing them on the sales counter and approving the purchase without human assistance.
Touchless IoT-based technologies powered by wireless charging can help to keep restrooms as hygienic and healthy as possible.
A wireless solution from Apricity allows companies like Portland General Electric to capture data from residential water heaters, and to remotely turn them on and off according to temperatures and peak demands, using narrowband IoT and Cellular LTE-M.
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.
The companies are collaborating on a largescale implementation for Netze BW, a German distribution network company for electricity, gas and water.
Once piloting is complete, the power company could opt to deploy Asygn's passive UHF RFID chips across the energy-generating machinery it operates around the United States and Asia.
The Eclipse Foundation has launched a working group for the Industrial Internet of Things software standard known as Sparkplug, to ensure the interoperability of IoT systems for energy and gas, automotive and other industrial users.