Want to Order a Pizza? Knocki Three Times on the Wall

The Clapper laid the home-automation groundwork. Now, a Texas startup says it has developed an IoT analog that is more foolproof and versatile.

  • Care Ecosystem: Can the IoT Improve Dementia Patient Treatments?

    A $10 million clinical trial will use smart watches, beacons and other sensors to aid caregivers tasked with helping patients cope with dementia, and to extend the amount of time they can live at home.

  • Flexstr8 Offers NFC-Enabled Labels for Hazardous Chemicals, Consumer Products

    The startup's NFC Smart Label solution is being trialed by companies to track goods, pharmaceuticals, and maintenance and service for industrial equipment.

  • IoT News Roundup

    SmartThings joins ZigBee board; Drone sniffs Austin ZigBee sensors; Punch Through Design blows past Kickstarter goal; Digi and Digi-Key offering IoT starter kit.

  • Density Brings Traffic Counting to New Venues

    Using a simple infrared sensor, the startup is providing real-time traffic counts to small brick-and-mortar merchants—but is finding interest from other sectors as well.

  • Three Approaches to IoT Security: Part Two

    There is no single path to securing mobile devices and networks. This article, the second in our three-part series, focuses on how one startup company is leveraging blockchain technology and a type of cryptography called telehash.

  • Ecovent Takes Unique Approach to Home Heating and Cooling Controls

    The startup, which uses a network of sensors and adjustable vents to control room-level temperature, has just received a large investment from Emerson's Climate Technologies business arm.

  • IOT News Roundup

    Microsoft taps Jasper control center; IBM, CVS Health set to mine health-care data from wearables; IoT survey respondents ask: 'Google who?'; ams acquires NXP's advance CMOS sensor business; Predixion, PLAT.ONE partner on analytics service; RF Code debuts CenterScape data center management platform; Kii launching lighting apps with Yankon.

  • Three Approaches to IoT Security: Part One

    There is no single path to securing mobile devices and networks. This three-part series of articles will explore a trio of different security approaches that companies deploying Internet of Things technologies might consider as they develop IoT products and services.

  • RFID Helps Heating Systems Stay Sludge-free

    Maintenance workers can use a smartphone app and NFC RFID technology from Tagproduct to monitor and adjust Temiq's Ninox device, which is designed to remove particles from water circulating in a boiler.

  • IoT News Roundup

    TCS survey sizes up IoT's growth; OIC boasts new members, including IBM, and standards specification; Geotab launches new fleet-tracking solution with O2; Redpine Signals launches new multi-protocol expansion board; New hotspot from Novatel and Verizon targets IoT apps.

  • IoT Lights Up Streets With Smart City Initiative

    San Jose, Calif., has installed intelligent lighting from Owlet, using Digi's Smart City sensors and software to manage light levels and track outages.

  • NSA Offers Block Ciphers to Help Secure RFID Transmissions

    The SIMON and SPECK block cipher families are free to use and enable the encryption of transmitted RFID data in any frequency.

  • IoT News Roundup

    Google unwraps new beacon format; CentraLite using Kickstarter to crowdfund IoT platform; Vodafone releases 2015 M2M Barometer report; Gemalto, China Telecom partnering on connected car technology.

  • HidroMares Helps Port Managers See the Seas to Better Manage Boat Traffic

    Using networks of sensors and a cloud-based interface, port managers can get real-time data about water conditions to help them guide ships in and out of port safely and efficiently.

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