The 25-square-meter Easy Deli leverages UHF RFID tags on products and 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.
Redback Energy Services has reduced a one-week inventory-counting process to about an hour, thanks to a UHF RFID-based solution from A2B Tracking that employs handheld readers, a smartphone app and a software platform.
CISC Semiconductor extends its RFID reader and tag portfolio; CAEN RFID intros fixed reader for industrial and outdoor installations; iDTRONIC offers Android 9-based handheld RFID readers; IoT company Particle raises $40 million in funding led by Qualcomm Ventures, Energy Impact Partners; NiceLabel unveils new ABAP package that supports RFID.
The cellular-based sensor solution, provided by CNIguard and Plextek, enables the New York-based utility company to remotely monitor conditions under its manholes so it can detect problems before a power failure or a dangerous explosion can occur.