- IOT News Roundup
ARM, HP each purchase encryption software companies; machine-to-machine standards finalized; Sigfox scores major funding; SecureRF configures its cryptography solution for IoT devices.
- Senate Holds IoT Hearing
The Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation met to discuss how the U.S. Congress can foster the development and proliferation of IoT technologies in a way that neither harms consumer privacy nor stifles innovation.
- A Closer Look at the FTC's IoT Security Recommendations
We asked a security expert to evaluate the Federal Trade Commission's security guidance for consumer-facing IoT products.
- GTX Integrates BluVision Bluetooth Tech into Memory-Care Safety System
The company, which already sells a GPS-based solution designed to help caregivers monitor the outdoor locations of patients with Alzheimer's or other cognitive illnesses, is now offering a Bluetooth version for monitoring patient locations inside care facilities.
- Blesh's Bluetooth Beacons Take a Sneak Peek at Google's Physical Web
Blesh is supplying beacons designed to enable smartphones to receive and respond to beacon transmissions without requiring an app.
- IoT News Roundup
Uber steering toward autonomous cars; Intel expanding smart-home reach through Lantiq acquisition; Gartner survey shows plenty of excitement around IoT, but little leadership; ABI Research predicts sharp growth for smart glasses; Mobiquity, Relevant Solutions partner on mobile banking marketing.
- RFID Journal LIVE! 2015 to Feature Two Co-located Events
The 13th annual conference and exhibition will host a new Internet of Things Conference and IEEE RFID 2015.
- Panasonic Adds Bluetooth Beacons to Electronic Shelf Labels
The Powershelf system, which uses inductive coupling to transmit power and data to wireless electronic labels and sensors, now includes beacons to enable stores to provide data to customers on their phone apps.
- Werner Gets Trucking With Cold Chain Monitoring
Orbcomm's telematics service will monitor the conditions of perishable goods that Werner hauls, while helping it manage its fleet more effectively.
- IoT News Roundup
Ofcom plans for IoT growth; Pragmatic IC receives funding boost; ON World survey shows growing confidence and interest in industrial IoT; Punch Through Design releases Windows app for developers; new pressure-sensitive safety pads from RF Technologies; Regen Energy, Ayla Networks team up on building energy-management solution.
- Small Bookseller Flips On the Switch for Beacons
Bluetooth beacons integrated into new LED lighting serves as a one-two punch for a better-lit store and increased customer outreach.
- Federal Trade Commission Issues Report on the IoT, Privacy and Security
Comprising mostly findings from a November 2013 FTC workshop, the report makes a number of recommendations regarding best practices for data security, but does not call for specific legislation to regulate consumer-facing IoT products.
- Bags Pack Extra Security Via NFC Tag
The Alert Mobile Security solution uses RFID and a smartphone app that enables law-enforcement agencies, laboratories and other potential users to verify the chain of custody and authenticity of items sealed inside bags.
- Sensors Keep Experiments in Check at Weill Cornell Medical College
A network of Oceasoft sensors allow researchers in the life-sciences lab to keep tabs on essential equipment and environmental conditions within the lab—even when they're not working.