NXP adds secure wireless MCUs to IoT portfolio; XO2Tech unveils new RFID products; Telenor IoT, Omdia issue report on APAC adoption; Itron upgrades Florida infrastructure with IoT tech; Loriot updates network management system for IoT.
As the world becomes more digitally connected, manufacturing companies are making the shift beneficial to economies, communities and consumers.
Intent Technologies, Nexity Group integrate Semtech LoRaWAN tech; ScaleOut Software upgrades digital twin service; Seagull Scientific app receives Zebra validation; Beontag acquires adhesive company Technicote; Belden funds Litmus Industrial IoT edge platform; RAIN Alliance names new leadership.
Utilities are on a journey toward a fully automated metering system for electricity, with water and gas following behind, as systems evolve from manual meter checking to automated, two-way networks.
Omni-ID's five new products are battery-free labels with sensors and UHF functionality to transmit data, such as temperature or moisture presence, to an RFID reader for use in the cold supply chain, at data centers or during construction.
Smart factories are switching their traditional processes to more advanced technology-based systems.
The organization has unveiled a pair of short-term pilots for gait analysis in geriatric patients, as well as for asset-tracking within healthcare facilities.
HID Global acquires Omni-ID; Terso Solutions deploys RFID at a thousand healthcare facilities; Semtech, IQnexus collaborate on LoRaWAN IoT air-quality sensors; AT&T, Kigen add SIM flexibility to cellular IoT devices; Industrial Internet Consortium changes name, focus; Link Labs boosts battery life, location accuracy for BLE IoT tags.
Kinexon's X-Tag is designed to cost about one-fifth the price of existing UWB tags for Industrial IoT applications tracking items moving around a facility to gain a real-time view into operations and analyze business processes.
Humatics, Siemens receive MTA UWB train-positioning contract; SimplyRFID offers inventory-management guide for wine sellers; InnovationLab, Trelleborg integrate printed sensors in logistics app; New Boundary offers IIoT monitoring solution; Laird Connectivity, Memfault partner on IoT/Bluetooth debugging platform; RFID use boosts plastic pharmaceutical bottle sales.