A Japanese Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry project, using Wiliot battery-free BLE sensors, is testing the viability of letting consumers track food freshness and volume in fridges via an app.
At next week's conference in Las Vegas, Wiliot will help technologists and businesspeople put their hands on BLE sensor technology so they can start building systems to solve problems.
Energous is selling its kit with Atmosic's BLE system-on-chip, enabling users to build solutions that leverage wireless charging at up to a 13-meter distance for IoT solutions ranging from factory condition monitoring to in-store electronic shelf labeling.
Semtech, Vutility collaborate on LoRaWAN energy-monitoring system; Janam Technologies launches self-credentialing kiosk; Viakoo device certificate manager allows Zero Trust for IoT networks; Powercast ships 10 million wireless RF Powerharvester chips; Soracom, Orange Wholesale France partner on IoT connectivity services; Itron partners with Spanish city on smart-city project.
The company has released its postage stamp-sized energy-harvesting device to transmit data at a distance of up to 10 meters, along with a software platform and a starter kit designed for easy development and deployment.
Powercast is teaming with robotics firm Badger Technologies to offer an electronic shelf label management system that stores can employ, leveraging an RFID reading robot to update pricing at the shelf level.
The French company has a six-month observation period during which it plans to seek investors or buyers so it can continue technology development.
LoRa Alliance expands LoRaWAN certification test tool capabilities; Identiv offers on-metal UHF RFID labels; Kerlink, CITiLIGHT collaborate on LoRaWAN street lighting; TSC Printronix Auto ID unveils onsite servicing for industrial printers; Atmosic receives funding for energy-harvesting Bluetooth 5.3 SoCs.
Two factors may be driving growth: decreasing tag costs—as low as 10 cents apiece for Wiliot's battery-harvesting tags—and software with artificial intelligence and machine learning so users can do more with the data they collect.
HID cloud-based platform enables Microsoft certificate automation; STMicroelectronics, Sierra Wireless collaborate on IoT solutions; Nedap launches RFID platform for supply chain visibility; Insight SiP expands its IoT security program; Energous gains FCC approval for OTA wireless charging; XO2Tech unveils RF refrigeration/cooking system; ELATEC commissions technology report on workplace security.