- New Functionality Could Boost BLE's Role in the IoT
The Bluetooth Special Interest Group, which oversees the development of Bluetooth standards, has introduced a new energy-saving specification for Internet of Things devices containing Bluetooth and other radios.
- IOT News Roundup
IT pros worry about data privacy; Miracle-Gro releases app for Connected Yard; NFC Forum publishes new IoT-related specifications; companies show strong interest in location-based marketing; health-monitoring device usage expected to triple by 2020.
- Japanese Retailer Aeon Checks Out Checkpoint's RFID-enabled Robot
The company is switching to an RFID-based electronic article surveillance system, and is testing the robot's ability to track inventory to monitor the locations of goods at its flagship store.
- Life Insurer Peers Into Customers' Health Habits Through Their Watches
Australians who commit to wearing an Intel smart watch and hitting exercise goals can earn discounts of up to 10 percent off their insurance premiums.
- IoT News Roundup
EVRYTHNG seeks to disrupt the IoT gateway; KeyPOD keeps an eye on heavy equipment; Bosch announces IoT Cloud; GE makes Predix generally available, releases new UI; CALLUP offers new SIM management service.
- Report Says Airline Industry Is Making Connections to the IoT
Travelers are ever more engaged with their smartphones, and airports and airlines are eager to leverage beacons to engage more with them.
- Inventor Develops IoT Solution to Bedbug Problem
GUPSY's monitor uses a connected camera and insect trap that would act as an early-warning system for building owners or managers.
- IOT News Roundup
IIC members preparing to test time-sensitive networking standard; Senate bill calls for IoT research, support; AgeCheq offering new consumer data safeguard; HARMAN, NXP demo V2X technology; Pwnie Express reports on "Internet of Evil Things"; GlobalSign, Infineon partner on IoT security.
- UnitedHealthcare Puts Its Connected Health Plan in Motion
The health insurance provider has taken a bespoke approach to its wellness program for employee-sponsored health plans.
- Building a Smart Traffic Infrastructure in Palo Alto
By analyzing traffic patterns and parking availability, Palo Alto says it will not only make its streets safer and reduce congestion, but also play a part in the future of transportation.
- IndoorAtlas Vies for Position Among Location-Based Service Technologies
Yahoo Japan hopes that IndoorAtlas' geomagnetic positioning technology will help it grow its location-based services business.
- Displaydata's New Electronic Shelf Label Interacts With Shoppers
The company's Aura 29 BLE shelf label employs Bluetooth beacon technology that stores could use to deliver information to its shoppers and its workers, as well as track store traffic.
- IoT News from Mobile World Congress
Telcos look to both 5G and narrow-band LTE technology to support IoT applications; three new partnerships for Jasper; Nokia Growth Partners bets big on IoT; Bosch Sensortec eyes wearables with new sensors; GE pushes industrial Internet with partner program.
- Volvo's Plan to Turn Smartphones Into Car Keys
This spring, the carmaker is testing new functionality that will allow drivers to access and start their vehicles using its On Call smartphone app and integrated Bluetooth radio.