Platforms, Partnerships and Wide-Area Networks Dominate Industry Event

At IoT World, in Santa Clara, Calif., platforms and partnerships proliferated, while low-power wide-area network providers highlighted new capabilities and network expansions.

  • Citibank Tests Beacon Apps in NYC Branches

    The bank is teaming up with Gimbal to send messages to app-using banking customers at 10 branches, and to enable them to unlock ATM lobby doors with their smartphones.

  • Housing Project in Scotland Launches IoT Pilot Focused on Energy Use, Safety

    The project, billed as a "smart neighborhood" technology test, will monitor energy usage inside apartments, as well as the buildings' water and safety systems.

  • IoT News Roundup

    Security researchers punch holes in SmartThings security; GlobeRanger makes iMotion more IoT-friendly; Microsoft bolsters IoT product line with Solair acquisition; Nokia to support Z-Wave standard for upcoming smart home offerings.

  • Auto Parts Maker Faurecia Plugs Brazilian Factory into the Industrial Internet

    The company is beginning to roll out Kepware's new IoT Gateway, which Kepware says makes it easy for manufacturers to quickly and securely share operational data with cloud-based applications.

  • Beer Taps Talk with Craft Brewer's Beacon App

    Schlafly's app employs Juxtad's TapTalker technology to send push notifications to individuals who come within range of a beer tap fitted with a beacon.

  • IoT News Roundup

    Google Ventures leads Helium's funding round; C-Labs announces two new customers; Atlanta-area police departments purchase multi-sensor body cameras; Internet of Elevators at Hannover Messe; Danish city eases traffic woes using BLIP sensors; AT&T, Globecomm, partner to improve asset-tracking coverage.

  • Nokia Eyes Connected Health, Fitness Markets Via Withings Acquisition

    Nokia, once the world's largest mobile phone manufacturer, plans its return to the consumer electronics market with a $191 million purchase of Withings, a maker of fitness trackers and connected health devices.

  • L'Oreal's Skin-thin Wearable Tracks Sun Exposure

    A version of the adhesive patch—no thicker than a human hair—is currently being tested by L'Oreal to help consumers track their sun exposure.

  • IoT News Roundup

    ABB selling a Fitbit for motors; mBeaconCard adds smarts to ID badges; new IoT Skunkworks project at Teradata; Dell launches partner program to grow IoT business.

  • Five Guys Uses Sensors to Keep Things Fresh

    The burger franchise is installing battery-powered wireless sensors in all of its restaurants' coolers, prep rooms and milkshake machines to ensure the proper temperatures of its ingredients.

  • New IIC Testbed Delves Into Medical Device Interoperability

    The project supports efforts to establish connectivity between medical devices in order to reduce accidental death or injury due to medical errors.

  • MyDx Is Like a Pocket Sommelier for Cannabis Connoisseurs

    The device analyzes the amount of THC and other chemicals present in a small sample, while a companion smartphone app conveys a profile of the drug and its likely effects on a user.

  • IoT News Roundup

    Google adds security feature to Eddystone for beacons; app records diet with a microphone; Bluetooth SIG announces developer training; new IoT-enablement platform from PLAT.ONE; EU Parliament updates privacy laws.

  • Quantified Ag's Quest to Turn Cattle into IoT Nodes

    Using a sort of fitness tracker for cows, the Nebraska startup says it can help cattle feedlot operators detect illness in their herds sooner than conventional methods.

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