- Blulog Launches NFC Temperature Datalogger, Service
The company's battery-powered device, currently being used in pilot projects, features a passive NFC RFID inlay for downloading temperature data via an NFC-enabled Android smartphone.
- IOT News Roundup
PTC sees bright future with Vuforia acquisition; Beecham Research predicts robust growth for Low-Power Wide Area Networks; HyperCat Consortium launches smart city project incubator; Renesas Electronics America adds Icon Labs' Floodgate security to its IoT-focused platform.
- Smart Home Dividend: Utility Finds Connected Homes Conserve More Energy
Smart meters and connected home energy devices are fun and flashy, but can they actually help homeowners save energy and money? One utility company says they do.
- The IoT Weaves Service, Marketing and Inventory at House of Blue Jeans
A small retail store in The Netherlands is using a range of technologies to help shoppers find what they're looking for—and have fun doing so.
- Beacon Technology Teaches International Students About Their Surroundings
The University of Lodz has adopted the SmartUni app, which enables its 1,200 international students to better understand their surroundings and receive updates, announcements and schedules based on their location on campus.
- IOT News Roundup
Amazon Web Services announces IoT platform; Wipro joins Georgia Tech's IoT research center; Acuity Brands Lighting, Silver Spring Networks partner on smart lighting platform; Digi gobbles up bluenica.
- A New Leaf for Precision Farming
Researchers at the University of California, Davis, have developed sensor-based technology that helps farmers optimize crop irrigation. A wireless communications company is now licensing the technology as an IoT solution.
- HyperCat Seeks to Grow Specification Through Collaborations
The HyperCat Consortium, which has developed a specification to make it easier to discover and search for data from connected things via the Internet, wants to band together with other IoT interoperability and standards groups.
- At Xively Xperience, Advice on Building IoT Connected Product Businesses
Keeping a long-term focus, listening to feedback from end users, and embracing tech support as an opportunity rather than a burden were among the recommendations from executives in the trenches of Internet of Things product development.
- IoT News Roundup
Pitney Bowes expands collaboration with GE; Infosys testbed seeks root cause for part failure; new IoT starter kits from Texas Instruments; LoRa expanding into France, Russia; Sensara, Greenpeak creating smart home platform for seniors.
- GE Continues March Toward Digital Factories
At its Minds + Machines conference, General Electric predicted a threefold increase in revenue for its software business, announced a partnership with PTC, and launched a new application aimed at optimizing power plants.
- RFID Journal LIVE! Brasil 2015 to Feature Two Co-located Events
IEEE Brasil will again host its RFID conference, and CPqD will host its second International Workshop on RFID and IoT in conjunction with the event.
- Beacons Cast Spell on Mobile Gaming
For its BattleKasters game app, Artifact Technologies has been installing Bluetooth beacons at fan-based conferences, where an average of 1,000 players have used the technology to cast spells and work their way toward a portal to save the planet.
- On-Ramp Becomes Ingenu, Announces Public Build-Out
Ingenu is part of an increasingly crowded market of long-range, low-power wireless technologies to support the IoT.