Smartrac showcases IIoT solutions

Smartrac

At RFID Journal Live! 2018 in Orlando, Smartrac is showcasing innovative products and solutions alongside its customers and market partners. At the world’s largest RFID industry event, the RFID and IoT pacesetter’s focus is on applications for the Industrial Internet of Things and enhanced consumer experience. At booth #907, Smartrac is presenting a mix of RAIN RFID and NFC innovations designed for full supply-chain visibility in order to increase efficiency and safety in industry and logistics. Complementing Smartrac’s portfolio of RFID inlays and tags, the company’s IoT solutions suite Smart…

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IoT system reduces fish death rate at Iran farm

ASM Smart Water

Information technology company Afarinesh Samaneh Mehr Engineering Co. (ASM), has completed a proof-of-concept (POC) project at an Iranian fish company to manage the conditions to which farm fish are exposed as they are raised in open pools. The POC found that the rate of fish deaths could be cut by 30 to 40 percent with the technology. The Internet of Things (IoT) system consists of Libelium’s Smart Water line of Waspmote Plug & Sense! sensors that employ long-range wide-area network (LoRaWAN) and cellular transmissions to capture and manage sensor data…

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Identiv offers intelligent transponder solutions for IoT

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Identiv, Inc. (NASDAQ:INVE) announced that it will present the Company’s portfolio of radio frequency identification (RFID), near field communication (NFC), and inlay solutions during RFID Journal LIVE! 2018 in Orlando, FL. RFID Journal LIVE! is the world’s largest event focused on RFID and related technologies. Identiv’s team of experts focus on the design and manufacture of embedded high-frequency (HF) and ultra high-frequency (UHF) transponders for objects, such as medical devices, books, toys, athletic apparel, and perishable food items and pharmaceuticals. Identiv’s RFID, NFC, and inlay portfolio of solutions feature various…

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Particle aqquires RedBear to accelerate IoT innovation

RedBear IoT

Particle, the most widely used Internet of Things (IoT) platform, announced it has acquired RedBear, an IoT hardware development company based in Shenzhen and Hong Kong, China. Particle’s first-ever acquisition is designed to help any developer or enterprise bring real IoT solutions to market faster, marking a significant step in the company’s growth as a full-scale IoT organization. Particle’s acquisition of RedBear’s design and development capabilities is part of the company’s core strategy of investing in innovation that accelerates business for IoT builders working at any stage, from prototyping to…

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People Power intros IoT service to drive consumer engagements

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The company’s newest energy-centric service is designed to improve consumer participation in behavioral demand response initiatives. People Power, Internet of Things (IoT) software company providing white-label IoT solutions for energy, security and care services, announces the company’s newest energy-centric service designed to achieve significantly improved consumer participation in Behavioral Demand Response (BDR) initiatives, People Power BDR 2.0. Built on research and field-testing in collaboration with Stanford University ChangeLabs, the new service is comprised of microservices, adding to the library of AI-based energy-centric microservices announced recently with People Power Pro Energy…

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Nikola Labs qualifies INDRA wireless power chip

INDRA Wireless Power Chip

The chip, developed in partnership with Texas Instruments and Skyworks Solutions, is designed to be effective for Internet of Things applications. Nikola Labs has completed a key milestone toward bringing wirelessly powered products into the market, qualification of the INDRA wireless power receiving chip, which features best in class sensitivity and high efficiency, effective for Internet of things (IoT) applications, including sensors and low power edge devices. The tiny INDRA chip, which measures 5.6mm x 3mm x 0.8mm – less than 1/16 the size of a penny – is a…

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Johnson Controls acquires Smartvue Corp.

Smartvue

With the acquisition, the cloud services provider is adding a global IoT platform and partner revenue opportunities to its portfolio. Johnson Controls has announced that it has acquired Smartvue, a leading IoT and video provider which empowers cloud video surveillance and IoT video services. The addition of the Smartvue cloud-based video platform will enhance Johnson Controls’ offering of an end-to-end, smart cloud based solution that can provide superior business data and intelligence to customers and added value to partners. Nashville-based Smartvue’s global video surveillance and IoT video cloud platform is…

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IoT solution to bring location awareness for half a million cars

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Manheim is deploying an LPWAN solution from sister company Cox Communications to track the locations of its vehicles across its North American sales lots. Automobile auctioneering company Manheim is using a low-power wide-area network (LPWAN)-based Internet of Things (IoT) system developed by its sister company, Cox Communications, (both owned by Atlanta-based Cox enterprises), to track up to 500,000 vehicles at car lots across North America. The new solution, known as Cox2M, is designed for asset management across multiple industries, but is initially being launched with the company’s automotive division to…

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Acuity Brands released integrated development environment for IoT

ATRIUS

Acuity Brands, Inc. has released Atrius Solution Builder, an HTML5, browser-based Integrated Development Environment to help rapidly build visually-rich, interactive web-based graphical user interfaces, applications and dashboards. These user interfaces can be built for range of digital devices such as computers, mobile devices, tablets, touch screen displays, educational kiosks and digital signage. Atrius Solution Builder can derive information from multiple sources, including Atrius Platform Services, web services APIs, Niagara Framework (Niagara 4 and Niagara AX), and additional databases, devices and protocols via open source Distributed Services Architecture (DSA). This capability…

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IoT technology tracks pets in airports

Digi-Pet

While radio frequency identification (RFID) and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies are becoming common for tracking luggage as it moves through airports and between flights, one new solution is focusing technology on the location and well-being of a plane’s living cargo—namely, passengers’ pets. This month, Unisys released globally an IoT-based solution known as Digi-Pet that provides passenger pet-owners with a view into their animals’ environment as they are being transported to the belly of an airplane, and again when they are removed from the plane until they are delivered to…

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Uber self-driving cars ordered off road in Arizona

UBER selfdriving car

State Governor Doug Ducey has withdrawn permission for the company to test autonomous vehicles on public roads in Arizona, one week after the accident that killed 49-year-old pedestrian, Elaine Herzberg. It has been reported in the US that Herzberg was, or had been, homeless. “Improving public safety has always been the emphasis of Arizona’s approach to autonomous vehicle testing, and my expectation is that public safety is also the top priority for all who operate this technology in the state of Arizona,” Ducey wrote in a letter to Uber CEO,…

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WellAware partners with Amazon Web Services on oil and gas IIoT platform

WELLAWARE

The company is also collaborating with CheckPoint Pumps & Systems on an IoT pump-monitoring system. WellAware, the oil and gas industry’s only full-stack IoT (Internet of Things) solution for oilfield monitoring and optimization, today announced a collaboration with Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) at AWS re:Invent 2017 in Las Vegas. The joint effort provides oil and gas operators and service providers with superior data security and reliability on WellAware’s industrial IoT platform, which helps them significantly reduce operating costs and asset downtime by automating and optimizing oilfield production. “We’re excited…

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FogHorn, Google cloud partner to provide IIOT solution

FOGHORN

FogHorn Systems, a leading developer of “edge intelligence” software for industrial and commercial IoT applications, has announced a collaboration with Google Cloud IoT Core to simplify the deployment and maximize the business impact of Industrial IoT (IIoT) applications. The companies have teamed up to integrate FogHorn’s breakthrough Lightning edge analytics and machine learning platform with Cloud IoT Core, a fully managed service that allows you to easily and securely connect, manage, and ingest data from globally dispersed devices. “Cloud IoT Core simply and securely brings the power of Google Cloud’s…

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SURE Universal predicts telcos will take over IoT

SURE

As the IoT continues its explosive global growth, “smart” hardware devices have been taking up all the media headlines. However, smart devices are only as valuable as the software that runs them. The smart money is migrating to software, recognizing the benefits and services software brings to consumers, and the business opportunities it creates for vendors. “The IoT can’t reach its potential without a standard-based solution and a sustainable economic model,” says Viktor Ariel, PhD, Founder and CEO of SURE Universal, makers of the first universal software platform for IoT…

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Connecthings launches IoT pilot program with Capital Metro

Connecthings

Connecthings launched today a pilot program to deliver real time Capital Metro bus schedule and service alert information to riders who are blind or visually impaired. The program, which will run for the next sixty days at sixteen Capital Metro bus stops across downtown Austin, was developed in partnership with RATP Dev USA, Capital Metro’s bus service operations and management partner, BlindSquare, the world’s most popular accessible GPS application for people who are blind or visually impaired, and BlueCats, manufacturers of the world’s most advanced Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons…

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Cisco NB-IoT platform now commercially available worldwide

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Cisco has announced that Cisco Jasper Control Center for NB-IoT is now available worldwide, making it the first commercially available global NB-IoT platform. When used in conjunction with the Cisco Jasper Control Center IoT connectivity management platform, enterprises will be able to manage both NB-IoT and cellular devices. NB-IoT (Narrow Band-IoT) is expected to drive growth of IoT at a massive scale, increasing the number of connected devices to in excess of 3 billion by 2023.[1]Supported by the GSMA, NB-IoT is a 3GPP-standard for Low Power Wide Area Networking (LPWAN)…

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Kerlink, Aexonis partner on testing facility for manufacturers to evaluate Lorawan devices

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Kerlink a specialist and global leader in solutions dedicated to the Internet of Things (IoT), and Aexonis, the category innovator of IoT mediation and management software, today announced their collaboration to simplify IoT deployment and open the market to companies and organizations that can manage their own IoT networks. Kerlink is helping Aexonis build a live air IoT interoperability center of excellence at Aexonis’ offices in the city of Les Ulis, near Paris. The facility is designed to enable manufacturers, developers and other solution providers to come together to test,…

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Silicon Labs provides battery-operated wi-fi devices for IoT

VFM200

Silicon Labs has introduced a new Wi-Fi portfolio to simplify the design of power-sensitive, battery-operated Wi-Fi products including IP security cameras, point-of-sale (PoS) terminals and consumer health care devices. Optimized for exceptional energy efficiency, the WF200 transceivers and WFM200 modules support 2.4 GHz 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi while delivering the high performance and reliable connectivity necessary as the number of connected devices increases in home and commercial networks. “We’ve delivered the first low-power Wi-Fi portfolio designed specifically for the IoT, enabling breakthroughs in secure, battery-powered connected device designs that simply weren’t…

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IIoT company Nexiot launches integration with blockchain technology

Nexiot

Nexiot, which pioneered the development of smart sensors for non-powered assets in the supply chain, has launched an integration with a Blockchain type Distributed Ledger as part of its Digital Logistics Platform. Nexiot’s self-sustaining sensors send messages every five minutes from assets such as rail wagons, shipping containers, and boxes, including updates on location, impact events, border crossing, and mileage. Enhanced with Blockchain technology, the data, securely held in the new Digital Ledger, includes a date and time stamp, making the information legally binding and adding a valuable layer of…

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Samsung Electronics, Royal Philips team up to expand connected health ecosystem

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Royal Philips, a global leader in health technology, and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has announced plans for a strategic partnership to connect Samsung’s ARTIK Smart IoT Platform to the Philips HealthSuite Digital Platform. This collaboration will ultimately allow the Samsung ARTIK ecosystem of connected devices to safely access and share information with Philips’ cloud platform. Healthcare application developers will be able to realize interoperable connected health solutions using integrated data sets and innovative HealthSuite services such as advanced health analytics. “This collaboration will enable healthcare application developers to focus on…

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Trustwave Report Shows Disparity Between IoT Adoption, Cybersecurity Readiness

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A new study from Trustwave and Osterman Research reveals that adoption and security practices are misaligned. Trustwave has released the “IoT Cybersecurity Readiness Report” which assess the current and future use of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies and corresponding security practices and implementation challenges across organizations in a wide-range of industries. Astonishingly, although most organizations surveyed plan to increase adoption of IoT into operations, only 28 percent consider security strategies specific to IoT as “very important.” Osterman Research conducted the survey on behalf of Trustwave, primarily with midsize and large…

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Merlin CSI Integrates Altizon IIoT Platform for Data Analytics and Machine Learning

Altizon-IIOT

The system consists of APIs and an SDK for product integration of analytics and machine learning into everyday manufacturing processes. Altizon, a global industrial IIoT platform company, and Merlin CSI, a firm specializing in software design, implementation and the support of industrial automation, control and edge processing systems, today announced Merlin CSI’s adoption of Altizon’s open innovation kit for its Datonis IIoT platform, consisting of APIs and a SDK for product integration of analytics and machine learning (ML) into everyday manufacturing processes. The complete solution allows Merlin CSI to leverage…

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Irrigation for Corn, Rice and Other Crops Managed via IoT

ATT-IoT-platform

Cellurar networks hosted by AT&T enables PrecisionKing’s solution for managing alternate wetting and drying methods on rice fields, as well as technology from WaterBit, to track soil moisture levels in a variety of crops. In recent years, technology companies have been developing, testing and deploying a variety of Internet of Things (IoT)-based innovations that leverage cellular networks hosted by AT&T to capture and manage IoT data regarding what is happening on farm fields. The data enables not only automated responses, such as the powering on of irrigation, but also analytics…

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Atonomi offers security protocol for blockchain data sharing

Atonomi

Blockchain technology, which is making the news most prominently for the bitcoin digital currency, is being embraced by some users of radio frequency identification (RFID) and other Internet of Things (IoT) technologies as a way to share, store and analyze sensor data on a public ledger. Because the cost of storing data on many blockchains is high, the IoT data may be stored off-chain, with data being written to the blockchain, to provide consensus verifying that the off-chain data is valid and to provide the data has not been tampered…

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AT&T launches cloud IOT dashboard, new partnerships

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AT&T has announced a new cloud-based platform for businesses to manage Internet of Things (IoT) devices across multiple mobile and satellite networks, operators, and regions. Called Multi-Network Connect, the platform allows customers to manage devices over multiple access technologies such as 2G, 3G, 4G LTE, Low-Power Wide Area (LPWA), and satellite. The company said that organisations can configure the platform to work across various operator networks. AT&T said that the platform supports the Globecomm Satellite IoT Platform and expects future enhancements to enable support for the Bridge Alliance Shared IoT…

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Breed Reply launches new investor search for great IoT startups

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IoT incubator Breed Reply has launched a new search for early-stage IoT businesses that have the potential to benefit from funding, advice, and support. This is the seventh time that the company has run its Best in Breed talent-search programme. Last year, one-third of Breed Reply’s 18-strong portfolio raised a total of more than $50 million in Series A funding from investors. Funding for growth Breed Reply funds and supports the development of early-stage companies in the Internet of Things, in Europe and the USA. Based in London, with offices…

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Google launches Cloud IoT Core service out of beta

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Google Cloud today launched its service for managing connected electronic devices out of beta. Cloud IoT Core offers a system for managing the connection of internet of things (IoT) devices, like sensors, with Google’s cloud, as well as a pipeline for getting data to and from those devices. The new offering is fully managed, so customers don’t need to worry about provisioning the service or scaling up the underlying infrastructure to deal with demand. Google announced the service at its I/O conference last year and launched it in public beta…

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SATO intros IoT-equipped mobile printer

IoT-Mobile-Printer

SATO, a leading global provider of Auto-ID solutions that empower workforces and streamline operations announced it launched its new PW208NX IoT-equipped rugged mobile printer designed for the printing of markdown labels, price tag labels and delivery labels in heavy use front-line operational environments. With an estimated market size of $2.29 trillion worldwide, the e-commerce sector has seen remarkable 23.2% growth in 2017, quadruple the rate of traditional retail. Double-digit growth is expected until at least 20211. Widespread e-commerce usage requires retail and logistics providers to adopt ever more sophisticated technology…

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Porsche brings the blockchain to cars

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In collaboration with the Berlin-based start-up XAIN, Porsche is currently testing blockchain applications directly in vehicles. This makes the Zuffenhausen-based company the first automobile manufacturer to implement and successfully test blockchain in a car. Transactions based on this technology are both secure and can be processed far more quickly than anything that has come before. The applications tested include locking and unlocking the vehicle via an app, temporary access authorisations and new business models based on encrypted data logging. This could be developed further, for example, to improve autonomous driving…

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Ayyeka announces Wavelet remote monitoring device for IIOT

Ayyeka

Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) remote monitoring company Ayyeka has announced the launch of the next generation of its Wavelet wireless telemetry device. The Wavelet is an IIoT edge device that autonomously operates industrial sensors, allowing operators to collect real-time information about the condition of dispersed assets including water, wastewater, oil and gas, and environmental infrastructure. The device adds full 4G (LTE) connectivity and dual SIM card support to the long list of technologies that it supports which includes all other GSM-based networks as well as Sigfox and LoRa. It…

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