Businesses and shoppers can both benefit when people can make payments and obtain information with a quick tap of a smartphone.
Several companies are conducting early testing of Avery Dennison's Maxdura device—which comes with a built-in battery, a sensor and UHF functionality—so that data can be captured as perishable foods, drugs or other goods pass through portals where tags are being read.
Swinburne University of Technology has teamed up with Software AG to provide Internet of Things solutions that are now being tested by Bega Cheese and other companies to boost product quality and operational efficiency for the production of food, composite materials and other goods.
CSafe Global has partnered with Cloudleaf to build Internet of Things sensors into its temperature-controlled containers so that life science companies and shippers can view and manage temperatures and other conditions during global shipments.
The e-commerce company, which sends goods to customers to test out before making a purchase, has adopted the technology to manage its products.
The introduction of an active RFID system by marine terminal operators at the Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach achieved the expected benefits—and some unexpected ones.
The company's MotionWorks Proximity solution leverages the BLE and Wi-Fi functionality in Zebra Mobile computers, as well as cloud-based software, to alert workers when they are too close to each other, and to capture events and conduct contact tracing, without any infrastructure deployment.
An IoT system being piloted by an Inner Mongolian open pit mine includes Beijing TAGE's Idriver solution, using software from Wind River, to manage sensor data, direct vehicles and forward information wirelessly to mine management.
The hybrid RFID and QR code-based solution from Identech allows Stadler Winterthur to provide project-specific instructions to its workers, capture data about production, and enable maintenance-based information collection for its rail-service customers.
Aeler Technologies' composite 20-foot shipping container leverages an Internet of Things-based software platform from Foundries.io, enabling companies leasing its containers to view not only where their goods are located, but also the environmental conditions.