IoT News Roundup
Sprint updates Command Center device provisioning service; Novotech Technologies installing B+B SmartWorx sensors and connectivity platform; CyberLightning releases new version of CyberVille IoT device-management software; Sierra Wireless, L&T Technology Services form strategic partnership; LogMeIn launches next generation of Xively Internet of Things platform.
- Zebra's Sled Reader Enables UHF RFID Tag Reads Via Smartphone
The RFD8500 reads EPC UHF RFID tags and sends that data to iOS and some Android devices via a Bluetooth connection, enabling users, such as store personnel, to collect read data on their mobile devices.
- NXP Rolling Out Bluetooth Mesh Technology
The chip maker is the latest company to provide a means for controlling Bluetooth devices without having to rely on a hub-and-spoke communication architecture.
- Mojix Unveils ViZix Sensor Network Management Platform
Ten years following its founding, RFID system vendor Mojix now uses a wide range of sensor technologies to help customers. Its new software platform, ViZix, is designed to manage a range of sensor data and workflows.
- New NFC Security Feature Tightens Controls on Tag Data
The NFC Forum expects that a new standard that certifies data being written to Near Field Communication tags will make more companies interested in integrating NFC technology into products and services.
- IoT News Roundup
IBM, TI announce IoT asset-authentication service; Silver Spring Network plugs into city-wide lighting-control system; AvaLAN announces solar-power kits for remote radios; Withings using ams sensor for air-quality monitoring in Home device.
- From Magazines to Malls: How Retailers Are Leveraging Beacon Technology
Beacons are enabling location-based advertising services to bridge the divide between products placed in magazines and retail shopping experiences.
- Drought Highlights Need for Businesses to Rethink Water
California's Department of Water Resources is taking unprecedented steps to curb water usage, with new mandates targeting commercial and residential users. Smarter water systems could help businesses save water and money—and not just during periods of scarcity.
- Contractors Use RFID Sensors to Measure Strain in Seattle Rail Tunnels
The sensors, provided by Phase IV, are being embedded in prefabricated concrete sections of the tunnels' lining, and will be used to verify the structure's integrity.
- IoT News Roundup
ZigBee, Thread announce standard sharing; Amazon's Dash Button is real; Novatel grows IoT business with Feeney Wireless purchase; survey shows consumer attitudes about smart-home products.
- The Weather Business: Can Your Company Benefit?
Many firms already analyze multiple datasets to better understand their operations. Could adding weather data to the mix help?
- British Startup Rolls Out RFID Bike-Safety System
Cycle Alert is being tested in the cities of London and York to help truck and bus drivers view where RFID-tagged bicycles are in their vicinity, thanks to an onboard unit that warns if a bike ventures too close.
- Apigee Helps Enterprise Customers Tie Devices to Internet via New 'Link' Service
The company wants to help its customers link their products to the IoT through standards-based APIs.
- 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.