IoT News Roundup
Study says American manufactures need to up their IoT game; Miami Heat players wearing wearables; researchers exploit security holes in IP video camera; IoT will aid government spies, says report; KotahiNet launches low-power network in New Zealand; McObject upgrades database-management software.
- Cisco Acquiring IoT Platform Provider Jasper for $1.4 Billion
The networking device maker says Jasper's platform has enabled thousands of companies to turn products into Internet of Things services.
- ROC-Connect Wooing Insurers With Smart-Home Service
The smart-home platform provider envisions benefits for insurers and policyholders alike.
- Survey Reveals End Users' Priorities for Deploying, Staffing IoT Projects
TEKSystem commissioned a survey of more than 200 IT and business professionals last fall, in order to better understand their IoT strategies and staffing needs.
- IoT News Roundup
FreeWave's new rugged router creates remote Wi-Fi hotspots; Domotz Pro lets smart home integrators, installers offer support services; Freight Farms plugging its Leafy Green Machine into Xively platform; Argus Insights says smart-home vendors should improve marriage between apps and hardware; Electric Imp moves into the enterprise.
- Tracking Tractors: Fliegl's Beacon System Adds Visibility to Grain Movements
The German manufacturer of farm equipment has expanded its automated grain-weighing system to include beacon-based technology that ties the product to the vehicles that harvest and transport it.
- At Reeperbahn Music Festival, Beacons Serve as Digital DJs
The Logbook tool in the festival's mobile app leverages beacons to create playlists for attendees of the music industry event, which features hundreds of musicians.
- Building a Better Mouse (or Raccoon, Skunk, You-Name-It) Trap With IoT
Remote monitoring systems have given pest-control agencies near-real-time visibility into the status of animal traps, reducing fuel and labor costs.
- IoT News Roundup
Sierra Monitor expands suite of industrial IoT products; new Wi-Fi deadbolt from Brink's; Zebra and Atmel demonstrate sensor system for refrigeration monitoring; research predicts 35 percent CAGR on IIoT spending; Brother announces NFC-enabled printer, scanner; CDC occupational health center issues RFI on sensor systems.
- Consumer and Industrial IoT Merge at Bosch Assembly Plant
A control systems engineer has created a solution that uses the Pebble smart watch to alert assembly line workers regarding production faults, and says it has boosted productivity—and morale.
- Airbus, Marks & Spencer, Vail Resorts Help Commemorate RFID Journal Awards' 10th Anniversary
The companies will join an end-user panel discussing RFID's past, present and future at RFID Journal's 14th annual LIVE! conference, to be held on May 3-5, in Orlando, Fla.
- Liberty Mutual Partners With Subaru on Usage-Based Insurance
The company is expanding its usage-based insurance products by offering easy ways for some Subaru owners to share data.
- IoT News Roundup
Ericsson announces new IoT-focused products; Sensoria updates sensor module, rolls out new features; Lux Research spotlights power-sipping sensors; ZigBee Alliance and Thread expand collaborations; new IoT chips from RFaxis; Gimbal and Couchbase enable cellular-free apps.
- Wi-Fi Alliance Introduces HaLow As Long-Range, Low-Power Choice for IoT Networking
HaLow's long transmission distance and low power requirement could make it an attractive protocol for both commercial and industrial IoT networks, but devices that use the wireless protocol won't be commercially available for a few more years.
- How Can Companies Make IoT Products More Secure?
A panel of cybersecurity experts addressed a range of issues during a forum at the Consumer Technology Association's annual trade show, CES.