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.
- CES 2016 IoT Roundup
Hundreds, if not thousands, of vendors announced IoT-related products and services at this week's CES trade show in Las Vegas. Here are a few that caught our attention: Omron's latest connected blood pressure monitors; Samsung's latest smart fridge; an offer from Vuzix and APX Labs for the new Vuzix M300 enterprise smart glasses; La Poste's upcoming IoT pilot; and new products and services from Helium.
- 'Reinvented' IBM Announces Clients in Consumer Electronics Industry
Big Blue is not a big player in the consumer electronics industry, but IBM's CEO, Ginni Rometty, says that is about to change.
- Ford, Toyota, Volkswagen Tout Plans to Add Connectivity and Autonomy to the Family Car
Connected cars have become an extension of the smart home, but OEMs are now focused on a far bigger tech challenge: enabling autonomous driving.
- The IoT Forecast: Five Predictions for 2016
The Internet of Things became a regular topic in mainstream news during 2015, thanks in part to a series of connected car hacks, but also because industrial and commercial IoT applications generated considerable buzz about the technology's transformative potential. So what do the next 12 months hold in store?