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

identiv

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

people power

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

LPWAN

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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