The company's solar-powered Pulsepod marries a range of sensors with an advanced rain gauge and cellular connectivity to help famers better understand the health of their crops.
Samsung building LoRa network in South Korea; Intel acquiring computer-vision startup to bolster IoT capabilities; Virginia startup says it is bringing Nest-like controls to water heaters; Hitachi Insight Group merging public and private data sources for smart-city apps.
The Bluetooth Special Interest Group has not only introduced a new energy-saving specification, but also plans to release an update that promises to double BLE's data speed and quadruple its read range.
The Bluetooth Special Interest Group, which oversees the development of Bluetooth standards, has introduced a new energy-saving specification for Internet of Things devices containing Bluetooth and other radios.
Gimbal shrinks beacon, adds USB power; Accenture offering analytics service; Smappee releases energy-management system for small and midsize businesses; AAB Smart Tools announces new pressure meter and companion smartphone app.
Alliander, Holland's largest grid operator, has entered into a partnership with 15 cities, enabling their local governments to use an IoT application to control streetlights and conserve energy.
Smart-MEMPHIS Consortium developing energy-harvesting sensors for medical, industrial applications; Recon Instruments, APX Labs join forces for workplace smart glasses; Numerex launches SmartGuide global tracking offering; Linear Technology announces SmartMesh IP development kit for developers.
Electric utilities have been moving toward smart metering systems for many years. As conservation becomes increasingly important, water utilities are moving toward smart metering as well.
Ofcom plans for IoT growth; Pragmatic IC receives funding boost; ON World survey shows growing confidence and interest in industrial IoT; Punch Through Design releases Windows app for developers; new pressure-sensitive safety pads from RF Technologies; Regen Energy, Ayla Networks team up on building energy-management solution.
The two pilot projects are using a Dai Nippon Printing Co. solution, made with Spansion's beacons.