American families sitting down to enjoy their Thanksgiving feast next week should give thanks to supply chain technologies for ensuring their food reaches their plates fresh and delicious.
E-Livestock Global and MasterCard are donating the technology to help farmers record vaccinations, anti-tick dipping and other events to prove animals' good health.
Perdue Farms is deploying UHF RFID tags on its birds, with readers at chicken house pop-holes to track their movements in pastures and identify what conditions promote free-range activity.
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.
The company's ytem SaaS platform provides an open end-to-end solution so members of a food item's supply chain, as well as consumers and other public parties, can access that information for food safety or long-term analysis.
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.
Liquor provider Roma is employing Avery Dennison technology to connect shoppers with its Cachaça Roma brand and enhance the customer experience.
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.
Thanks to funding provided by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, groups can protect their communities and citizens.
Asygn's RFID sensor ICs are being deployed or tested not only for hydropower production, but also agriculture and construction, to capture conditions in the field or at production facilities without requiring a battery or wired energy sources.