- IoT News Roundup
Parse announces IoT development kits; Senate resolution backs IoT, FTC launches group to study IoT; Konekt surges past Kickstarter goal; Silicon Labs launches IoT contest.
- Hotels, Retailers Try Cisco's Beacon-Management System
Using BLE-enabled Cisco access points, Cisco's CMX 10.0 software can identify when a beacon is missing or moved, or if it is a rogue.
- Industrial Internet Consortium Announces Microgrid Testbed
The group, which is working to advance industrial IoT deployments across sectors, is working with a number of utility providers to develop a responsive, reliable architecture for microgrids, which rely on networks of electricity sources.
- AT&T Saving $8 Million Annually With Enlighted Lighting System
Through its pay-per-savings business model, Enlighted has outfitted 240 AT&T facilities in 30 states with its sensor-based lighting-control system.
- IoT Technology Cuts Airport Security Waits
Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport is the latest to adopt a sensor-based system known as BlipTrack, which uses encrypted data collected from cell phones and tablets to estimate wait times—helping the airport to reduce those times by up to a third.
- Tennessee Aquarium Uses Beacons to Engage Visitors
The system, using technology from CloudBeacon, enables visitors to utilize their smartphones to locate animals and play the role of researcher.
- IOT News Roundup
Smart-MEMPHIS Consortium developing energy-harvesting sensors for medical, industrial applications; Recon Instruments, APX Labs join forces for workplace smart glasses; Numerex launches SmartGuide global tracking offering; Linear Technology announces SmartMesh IP development kit for developers.
- In the U.K., Pollinating IoT for Agriculture
Through Agri-Tech East, a one-year-old member organization focused on bringing growers and technologists together to improve the agricultural output in the East of England, farmers are starting to tap into the Internet of Things.
- Waggle: An IoT Platform by Scientists, for Scientists
Computer scientists at the Argonne National Laboratory are working with a range of stakeholders, from academics to urban planners, to deploy easy-to-use sensor networks for better understanding the built and natural environments in which we live.
- Sephora Sees Beauty in Beacon-Based Services
As it continues piloting the technology's use at two sites in California, the global cosmetics company plans to expand the deployment.
- IOT News Roundup
Caterpillar partnering with Uptake for predictive analytics; Cisco, Deutsche Telekom and Intel creating startup incubator; survey shows strong interest in business-focused IoT systems; DecaWave launches RTLS evaluation kit.
- Leveraging IoT Technology to Make Driving and Cycling Safer and More Efficient
With solutions emerging everywhere, from automotive titans to scrappy startups, technological approaches to improved safety and efficiency for drivers, cyclists and even motorcyclists are quickly evolving.
- Technical Machine: IoT Enabler
What do insects and sensors have in common? Quite a lot at Tiny Farms, which is using sensor boards from Technical Machine to grow its contract cricket-farming enterprise.
- At Goldcorp's Éléonore Mine, the IoT Is Worth Gold
The manager of a new Canadian gold mine says a network of RFID tags and sensors, linked via Wi-Fi, is helping the operation to run safely and efficiently.