IoT News Roundup
IBM, Pfizer to enlist IoT in the fight against Parkinson's; BKON offering Eddystone beacon platform; HID's new digital ID platform; GCell's indoor solar-powered beacon; global consumer survey gauges trust in IoT; ZigBee Alliance gains retail group's endorsement.
- TrackerSense Assigns Eyes and Ears to Parcels
Offering single-use or reusable trackers, a U.K. startup has attracted several couriers and postal agencies during its first six months.
- Enterprise IoT Hitting Its Stride, Says Verizon Report
The telecommunications provider documents the state of the Internet of Things market and finds that while enterprise applications are taking root faster than consumer-facing ones, companies still have plenty of value to wring from IoT data.
- Linkpoints' Multi-Sensor Solutions for Apartment Dwellers, Businesses
The systems are already in use in Korean apartment buildings, as well at health-care, retail and industrial sites.
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People Power introducing smart-home devices powered by GreenPeak; FourKites, McLeod partner for truck-tracking applications; consumers have mixed feelings over wearable technology; Amazon dash buttons hit new milestone.
- Smart Homes, Cybersecurity and Personal Data: What Consumers Care About
A new survey reveals consumers' attitudes regarding risks and rewards of smart-home technologies; industry insiders lay out a road map for safer, more consumer-friendly technologies.
- Bios Incube Puts Tech Spin on the Afterlife
A Spanish startup is adding a sensor module and Wi-Fi connectivity to its planter, which integrates cremains into a tree starter.
- In Two European Cities, the IoT Could Help Unknot Traffic Quagmires
Sensors can't make congestion disappear, but two cities in Europe think they can help planners improve traffic flow.
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Ofcom says spectrum licenses are IoT-ready; Silver Spring Networks entering Chinese smart lighting market; new long-range Bluetooth module from Cypress Semiconductor; Sigfox gains new telecom partner; Infineon launches NFC module for wearables, partners with Chinese payment-technology company; Plataine and Argosy International combine products and services.
- Reebok, Music Festival Reach Out to Visitors With iGotcha RFID Solution
The athletic apparel company is using iGotcha Media's solution in its Innovation Showroom, while Grand Fetes Telus employs the technology for access control and linkage to social networking, pictures and contests.
- Beacons Guide Visitors Through Bavaria's State Library
Three floors and a labyrinth of rooms stand between visitors and the books or reading rooms they seek. This new app is designed to make navigating Munich's massive library easier.
- 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.
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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.