- San Diego Airport Uses RFID, Sensors to Manage Taxis
The ground-transport dispatch office uses RFID to track cabs parked in the waiting lot, and BlipTrack sensors to track passengers at its taxi queuing area, resulting in shorter lines and faster service.
- Avocado Farmer Senses a Way to Cut Costs
Water consumption can make avocado farming a losing proposition for small growers. A LoRa-based sensor network is helping Kurt Bantle’s orchard become more sustainable.
- Gophr Uses Wireless Sensors to Map Pollution
The London delivery service provider is collaborating with technology companies to equip bicycle couriers with Bluetooth-enabled sensors in order to understand the cyclists' exposure to harmful emissions.
- MyDx Sensors Sniff Out Chemicals, Toxins
The wireless device is designed to analyze a small sample of a substance, while a companion smartphone app displays the results.
- New Bluetooth Standards Could Be a Boost to the Internet of Things
The Bluetooth Special Interest Group has not only introduced a new energy-saving specification, but also plans to release an update that promises to double BLE's data speed and quadruple its read range.
- NFC RFID Honors the Deceased
Families and friends can tap a smartphone against NFC tags embedded in memorials or attached to gravestones, in order to access written tributes to departed loved ones, as well as videos and audio.
- At Reeperbahn Festival, Beacons Helped Music-Industry Pros Do Their Jobs
Attendees used the Logbook tool in the festival's app, in conjunction with Bluetooth beacons, to automatically track which musicians they heard and generate a playlist for later reference.
- Wi-Fi Alliance Unveils HaLow as Long-Range, Low-Power Option
HaLow's long transmission distance and low power requirements could make it an attractive wireless protocol for active RFID tags and other industrial IoT applications, but Wi-Fi access points that support the protocol won't be commercially available for a few more years.
- Beacons Give Treats to Voodoo Festival Attendees, On and Off Site
During the Halloween weekend, the New Orleans event used Gimbal Bluetooth beacons, an Eventbase app and TouchTunes jukeboxes to deliver information and promotional offers to individuals at the festival and across the city.
- RFID Weaves Service, Marketing and Inventory at House of Blue Jeans
A small retail store in The Netherlands is using passive UHF tags and readers to help shoppers find what they're looking for—and have fun doing so.
- Museums Embrace Beacon-Based Audio Tours
Muzze provides hardware and a mobile app that make it easy for museums large and small to offer digital content based on a museumgoer's location.