The Spoken Rx solution, part of CVS Pharmacy's app, enables those who have trouble reading printed drug labels to hear a medicine's name spoken aloud, along with usage instructions, at the tap of a smartphone.
Near Field Communication technology can help to reduce the risk of coronavirus exposure for those staying at a hotel either for business or for pleasure.
A solution from Creating Revolutions includes NFC-enabled wristbands for hotel room housekeepers, as well as NFC tags, cloud-based software and AI, to confirm that linens are laundered, surfaces are wiped, filters are changed and housekeepers are healthy—and to share that data with guests.
Smartrac unveils inlays for secure product authentication; Extronics offers RTLS solution for process industry; Sigfox, Phoenix Fund provide Internet of Things service in Puerto Rico; Tuya joins Zigbee Alliance Board of Directors; Microsoft acquires IIoT security startup CyberX; Industrial Internet Consortium publishes smart factory white paper; Digi International intros router for industrial, remote location monitoring.
MintID's authentication solution includes an app and an NFC and RFID tag that collectors and retailers can read using a smartphone in order to prevent counterfeits, learn a product's market value and streamline the sales process.
The DESFire EV3 IC is designed to provide security and connectivity to contactless smart-city services.
Sonra and other brands are launching an encrypted, tamper-evident solution with app and blockchain functionality, provided by collectID, to help collectors ensure authenticity, gain brand content and manage collections digitally.
STMicroelectronics extends NFC reader IC portfolio for digital car keys; Apptricity launches mobile app featuring RFID; BehrTech receives Canadian government grant for IoT sensor technologies; Tompkins Robotics intros micro-fulfillment solution for retailers; Thread Group certifies IoT offerings from Silicon Labs, NXP, Nordic Semiconductor, WideSky; Powercast joins the RAIN RFID Alliance.
Arrow Electronics, Panasonic Industry, STMicroelectronics offer IoT modules; NFC Forum adopts bi-directional communication between smartphones, IoT devices; ProGlove provides social-distancing sensors for factory floor; Laird Connectivity unveils wireless IoT gateways; Nedap intros BLE-NFC vehicle gate access solution.
Smart labels and packaging are safely supporting healthcare products for patients and professionals, thereby saving lives.