SATO intros IoT-equipped 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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Ayyeka announces Wavelet remote monitoring device for IIOT


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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NetFlex intros flexible Arduino system for IoT and sensor products


NextFlex, America’s Flexible Hybrid Electronics (FHE) Manufacturing Institute, has announced it has successfully proven the robustness of the FHE manufacturing process, producing multiple functional samples of a flexible Arduino system. As part of the Flexible Arduino Microcontroller Project, NextFlex redesigned a device typically built on a rigid printed circuit board (PCB)-by printing and attaching thin bare die on a flexible substrate while maintaining the performance associated with traditional packaged ICs . This achievement ultimately helps realize FHE’s enormous potential for creating ubiquitous IoT and sensor products for consumer, commercial and…

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Gopher Protocol unveils solution for Internet of Things, AI


Gopher Protocol Inc. (OTCQB: GOPH) (“Gopher”), a development-stage company which specializes in the creation of Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) enabled mobile technologies, provides developing status for the official launch of its Indiegogo campaign for its proprietary pet tracking device – As announced on December 21, 2017, Gopher’s manufacturer VQ GLOBAL USA, Inc. commenced design of three models which include the Orb Sphere shape – Mobile Unit, Portable Gateway and the Static Gateway Unit – Single Channel. Construction drawings including schematic diagram of the three models,…

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Small Murata IoT Component Links BLE, NFC


The company’s fingernail-sized MBN52832 module can collect sensor data and forward it wirelessly via BLE or NFC, enabling IoT applications with very small controls in lighting, health care, agriculture or other vertical markets. Electronic components company Murata has released a fingernail-sized, low-power-consuming module for use in Internet of Things (IoT) devices that incorporates Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and Near Field Communication (NFC) technologies. The unit is designed for companies building IoT solutions for home or building automation, proximity services, health care or beacon-based systems. Murata’s miniaturized MBN52832 module measures 7.4…

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InfluxData integrates Time Series Platform with ThingWorx to simplify IoT developer experience


InfluxData, the modern Open Source Platform built specifically for metrics and events that empowers developers to build next-generation IoT, analytics and monitoring applications, has announced that it has joined the PTC Partner Network. Joining the PTC Partner Network and integrating its platform with the ThingWorx industrial innovation platform will enable InfluxData to simplify thedeveloper experience for IoT developers using the ThingWorx platform, allowing them to deliver their applications and solutions faster. As part of the PTC Partner Network, InfluxData will be discoverable and accessible via the ThingWorx Marketplace, making it…

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Smartrac showcases what ‘Internet of Your Things’ has in store


At Retail’s BIG Show in New York, Smartrac is not simply showing the way toward the ‘Internet of Your Things’. Together with its partners Blue Bite and Temera, the RFID and IoT pacesetter is also presenting innovative solutions and real-world examples of how brand owners and retailers can utilize it here and now. Once products are digitized via embedded RFID technology and the digital IDs associated with the tags are securely married with the product data, the stage is set for the profitable utilization of the newly created ‘Internet of…

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Life of PI for OSIsoft as smart grids start to roar

OSIsoft has announced its new connector for integrating data from electricity substations with its IoT platform, PI System. Operational intelligence company OSIsoft has long had a keen focus on the utilities industry, with executives at the company claiming that over 1,000 utilities companies, all of the grid operators in the US, and hundreds of renewable power specialists use its PI System to manage their business. PI System is basically an industrial IoT (IIoT) platform, designed to capture data from sensors, machinery and IoT devices in smart grids and apply real-time…

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Libelium adds six pack of clouds to Meshlium IoT gateway

IoT sensor specialist Libelium has integrated six new cloud platforms with its Meshlium IoT gateway product. Libelium is known as a player in the IoT, smart cities and machine-to-machine (M2M) platform space. The company develops wireless sensor networks and a commensurate offering of management software that runs its hardware products. Now looking to provide a higher level of interoperability across its platform base, Libelium has integrated six new cloud platforms with its IoT gateway Meshlium. They are: Biz4, NEC Connexive, RoboMQ, Spark Compass, Symphoni and Ubicamóvil. Definition time As an…

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Smart home automation startup Brilliant Tech closes $21M Series A

Brilliant Tech, a smart lighting and home automation company raised a $ 21M Series A round led by August Capital. Other investors that participated in the round include Miramar Ventures, The Box Group, and the Stanford-StartX Fund. The Brilliant Control Brilliant’s flagship product is a smart home control that comes in sizes of 1-4 switches. It operates as a ‘control hub’ for smart home devices via its elegant interface. It neatly integrates with smart home products like Nest thermostat, Sonos, Philips Hue, Ring, SmartThings, Wink bulbs, and Honeywell allowing users…

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Telit to Certify LTE Cat 1, Cat 4 VoLTE and LTE Cat 11 Technologies with AT&T

LE910B1-NA, LE910B1-SA, LE910B4-NA offer choices for integrators between single-mode Cat 1 or dual-mode Cat 1 and Cat 4 with 2G fallback to implement Voice over LTE (VoLTE) in new and existing IoT devices. LM940, Telit’s industrial-grade LTE Cat 11 Mini PCIe Card supporting download speeds of up to 600 Mbps is first in its class to receive AT&T certification. Telit, today announced that its LE910B1-NA, LE910B1-SA, LTE Category 1 (Cat 1) and LE910B4-NA, LTE Category 4 (Cat 4) received certification for operation on AT&T’s LTE nationwide network with support to…

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Japan trials driverless cars in bid to keep rural elderly on the move

NISHIKATA, Japan (Reuters) – As the annual rice harvest begins this month in the Japanese town of Nishikata, the combines that usually putter along the sleepy roads lining its rice fields are giving way to a vehicle residents have never before seen, a driverless shuttle bus. Japan is starting to experiment with self-driving buses in rural communities such as Nishikata, 115 km (71 miles) north of the capital, Tokyo, where elderly residents struggle with fewer bus and taxi services as the population ages and shrinks. The swift advance of autonomous…

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Lyft Is Launching a Fleet of Self-Driving Cars in San Francisco

If Uber’s scandals, lawsuits, and federal investigations haven’t already driven you into the backseat of its competition just yet, maybe this will: Lyft is launching a fleet of self-driving cars and select customers in the San Francisco Bay Area will be offered free rides in autonomous cars developed and operated by self-driving outfit (With a human at the wheel for backup, per California law. And common sense.) Lyft and haven’t revealed certain key details about the pilot program—like when it will start (“soon”), how long it will run,…

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Terrifyingly Convenient

A.I. assistants can give you the news, order you a pizza, and tell you a joke. All you have to do is trust them—completely. This is already beginning to happen—and it isn’t just Siri or Alexa. As of April, all five of the world’s dominant technology companies are vying to be the Google of the conversation age. Whoever wins has a chance to get to know us more intimately than any company or machine has before—and to exert even more influence over our choices, purchases, and reading habits than they…

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THE INSURANCE AND THE IoT REPORT: How insurers are using connected devices to cut costs and more accurately price policies

Insurance companies have long based their pricing models and strategies on assumptions about the demographics of their customers. Auto insurers, for example, have traditionally charged higher premiums for parents of teenage drivers based on the assumption that members of this demographic are more likely to get into an accident. But those assumptions are inherently flawed, since they often aren’t based on the actual behaviors and characteristics of individual customers. As new IoT technologies increasingly move into the mainstream, insurers are able to collect and analyze data to more accurately price premiums, helping them to…

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