Sensor Network Has Avocado Farmer Seeing Green

High water costs made Kurt Bantle's avocado farm financially untenable, but after optimizing his irrigation system by using a network of sensors linked to an IoT network, he was able to slash his water costs and recoup his investment in just six months.

  • Nextbike's Quest to Simplify Bike-Sharing

    The company is utilizing NFC tags and readers to facilitate its operations in 18 countries.

  • IoT News Roundup

    CompTIA finds uptick in companies making money from IoT; Vodafone testing sun-exposure app using NB-LTE technology; think tank says federal government dragging its feet on IoT adoption; crowdfunded sensor-filled beacon blows past goal; GE rolling out Predix starter kits.

  • Ye Ol' Geezer Meat Shop Chills Out With the IoT

    A lot is riding on this butcher's equipment, especially when the mercury breaks 100 degrees in the Utah desert, so the shop owners have turned to internet-networked sensors to keep tabs on its coolers and freezers remotely.

  • Foot-Traffic Monitor Targets Wide Range of Applications

    San Francisco startup Density has unveiled a new iteration of its anonymous foot-traffic counting sensor technology, which it is offering to retailers and others through a subscription service.

  • Beacons and NFC RFID Take Off at Bologna Airport

    Since June, passengers at the Italian airport have been able to access information about flights, security and buses via Bluetooth beacons installed at various locations, as well as NFC RFID tags attached to posters.

  • IoT News Roundup

    SoftBank to pay $32 billion for ARM; Open Trust Protocol, MQTT advance on standardization path; ForgeRock announces identity-management upgrades; Zebra's new access points are IoT-ready; Murata's transmitter gets ISA standard nod; Bluvision, Siemens collaborating to offer smart manufacturing systems.

  • Pitney Bowes' SmartLink Connects Metering Machines to the Cloud

    By retrofitting its postage meters, the company hopes to make it easier for its small and midsize customers to use and update the machines via the IoT.

  • Beacons, App Help Patients, Employees Navigate Huge Clinic

    The National Institutes of Health Clinical Center has launched an app that leverages data from beacons to guide patients and personnel around a 3-million-square-foot building.

  • Taylor Romero's DIY Path to an Internet-Connected Store

    With his barbershop and men's boutique Spruce, Taylor Romero forged his own path to smart retail.

  • IoT News Roundup

    FCC green-lights spectrum needed for 5G; IDTechEx says wearable technology market will be worth $100 billion in 2023; Glasgow's LoRa network to support range of IoT applications; IBM and AT&T collaborating.

  • U.S. Malls, Hospitals Use Senion's Beacon-based Solution

    A California hospital and a mall have installed the Swedish company's StepInside technology to track and analyze traffic patterns at their facilities; the software also enables them to share location-based content with app users.

  • How Dublin Became a Smart City, Part Two

    This series examines how wooing major tech firms and supporting academic researchers is helping to transform the Irish capital.

  • How Dublin Became a Smart City, Part One

    This series examines how wooing major technology firms and supporting academic researchers is helping to transform the Irish capital.

  • Allrecipes Uses Beacons to Spice Up App

    Footmarks' beacon platform, installed at Marc's stores in Ohio, provides Dinner Spinner app users with recipes tailored to their location, weather and current product sales.

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