IoT News Roundup
Volvo turning smartphones into keys; the Open Connectivity Foundation says it will make the OIC's vision a reality; Semtech, Sigfox building out networks in Germany; Actility launches network into space with Inmarsat partnership; Vodafone, 3B Medical adding cellular connectivity to sleep apnea aid.
- Four Strategies for Protecting User Data
You probably do not have sinister plans for collecting consumers' data, but when deploying a customer-facing IoT system, you need to carefully plan how, when, where and why data is collected and stored.
- Omneo Group Creates Digital Legacies With NFC
Families and friends of the deceased can interact with NFC tags embedded in memorials or attached to gravestones, easily accessing Omlime.com, a sort of social network to keep memories alive.
- IoT News Roundup
Aeris forges partnerships to make connecting devices easier; Microsoft releases Azure Hub, HCL opens incubation center; Con Ed taps Silver Springs Network for smart meters; GSMA offers IoT security guidance; AppCarousel and Mobica combine services.
- NY Waterway Turns Ferry Fleet Into Connected Network
Using an updated, IP-based surveillance system with gateways that aggregate and transmit multiple data streams to a cloud-based platform, the transit provider hopes to improve its fleet safety and communications capabilities.
- Heavy Equipment Manufacturer JCB India Boosts Service Revenue With Livelink
After integrating a telematics system into its construction equipment and offering a subscription service to help fleet owners manage the vehicles, the company has seen an uptick in service work.
- PAL Robotics Rolls Out Tag-Reading Robot
The Barcelona firm expects to provide the newest version of its motorized StockBot to retailers for long-term pilots later this year, to count inventory by reading RFID tags.
- IoT News Roundup
Study says American manufactures need to up their IoT game; Miami Heat players wearing wearables; researchers exploit security holes in IP video camera; IoT will aid government spies, says report; KotahiNet launches low-power network in New Zealand; McObject upgrades database-management software.
- Cisco Acquiring IoT Platform Provider Jasper for $1.4 Billion
The networking device maker says Jasper's platform has enabled thousands of companies to turn products into Internet of Things services.
- ROC-Connect Wooing Insurers With Smart-Home Service
The smart-home platform provider envisions benefits for insurers and policyholders alike.
- Survey Reveals End Users' Priorities for Deploying, Staffing IoT Projects
TEKSystem commissioned a survey of more than 200 IT and business professionals last fall, in order to better understand their IoT strategies and staffing needs.
- IoT News Roundup
FreeWave's new rugged router creates remote Wi-Fi hotspots; Domotz Pro lets smart home integrators, installers offer support services; Freight Farms plugging its Leafy Green Machine into Xively platform; Argus Insights says smart-home vendors should improve marriage between apps and hardware; Electric Imp moves into the enterprise.
- Tracking Tractors: Fliegl's Beacon System Adds Visibility to Grain Movements
The German manufacturer of farm equipment has expanded its automated grain-weighing system to include beacon-based technology that ties the product to the vehicles that harvest and transport it.
- At Reeperbahn Music Festival, Beacons Serve as Digital DJs
The Logbook tool in the festival's mobile app leverages beacons to create playlists for attendees of the music industry event, which features hundreds of musicians.
- Building a Better Mouse (or Raccoon, Skunk, You-Name-It) Trap With IoT
Remote monitoring systems have given pest-control agencies near-real-time visibility into the status of animal traps, reducing fuel and labor costs.