Companies that offer IoT products often prioritize functionality, availability and accessibility, but security and privacy must be more than mere afterthoughts.
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.
After the computer company launched its new Internet of Things services division, COVID-19 posed the first challenge: providing worker-safety solutions that cover everything from safe, hands-free entrance to contact tracing.
GuardHat offers a mix-and-match solution for companies seeking social-distance-based proximity alerting, contact tracing and collision prevention, with mustering and access control among its Internet of Things features.
MSM Solutions updates Android operating system for RFID software; IOTech offers open edge software platform for IoT systems; ADLINK, Intel team up on AI robotics controller; Axess brings Kathrein RFID tech to ski resorts; CompTIA predicts AI, 5G will drive technology revolution; Sectigo launches YouTube video series on IoT security.
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.
Billfold POS, which provides a contactless experience that includes payments and access control, is adding RFID-enabled ID checks and touchless payments as entertainment venues reopen, as well as a wallet app for stadiums, airports and other spaces.
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.