Food/Agriculture

IoT Brings Connectivity to Fresh Food Vending

IoT Brings Connectivity to Fresh Food Vending

Glory is piloting two smart vending machines that enable consumers to purchase and reserve fresh salads, wraps or yogurts with their smartphones, then pick up their orders when they arrive, while the machine's 4G connectivity helps providers monitor conditions remotely.
RFID News Roundup

RFID News Roundup

Avery Dennison Smartrac receives How2Recycle label for RFID paper hangtags; STMicroelectronics, CIHEVEA deploy LoRa SoC for smart farming; Robomart unveils fast-delivery retail platform; Senet, Helium partner on LoRaWAN network integration; the Industry IoT Consortium launches automotive OTA updates testbed; SpotOn raises funding to acquire Appetize; LiFi Beam funds light fidelity network installations.
U.K. NFC Pilot Focuses on Recycling

U.K. NFC Pilot Focuses on Recycling

PragmatIC's flexible IC is being built into the packaging of food and beverages, then is being read at multiple points, such as on store shelves and when the packaging is returned, to manage both reusable and recyclable containers.