- IoT News Roundup
Ofcom plans for IoT growth; Pragmatic IC receives funding boost; ON World survey shows growing confidence and interest in industrial IoT; Punch Through Design releases Windows app for developers; new pressure-sensitive safety pads from RF Technologies; Regen Energy, Ayla Networks team up on building energy-management solution.
- Small Bookseller Flips On the Switch for Beacons
Bluetooth beacons integrated into new LED lighting serves as a one-two punch for a better-lit store and increased customer outreach.
- Federal Trade Commission Issues Report on the IoT, Privacy and Security
Comprising mostly findings from a November 2013 FTC workshop, the report makes a number of recommendations regarding best practices for data security, but does not call for specific legislation to regulate consumer-facing IoT products.
- Bags Pack Extra Security Via NFC Tag
The Alert Mobile Security solution uses RFID and a smartphone app that enables law-enforcement agencies, laboratories and other potential users to verify the chain of custody and authenticity of items sealed inside bags.
- Sensors Keep Experiments in Check at Weill Cornell Medical College
A network of Oceasoft sensors allow researchers in the life-sciences lab to keep tabs on essential equipment and environmental conditions within the lab—even when they're not working.
- Japan Airlines, Aeon Mall Test Solar-Powered Bluetooth Beacons
The two pilot projects are using a Dai Nippon Printing Co. solution, made with Spansion's beacons.
- IoT News Roundup
Accenture calls industrial IoT a $14.2 trillion opportunity; ams offering light makers an IoT-ready chip; Gimbal in cahoots with Shazam and Koupon Media; Elisa launches IoT service in Finland, Estonia.
- How Bigbelly Evolved from a Waste-Management Firm to an IoT Company
The fast-growing business hopes to leverage a piece of vital urban infrastructure—the public waste bin—into a tool for deploying smart-city applications.
- B&B Electronics Seeks to Stake Its Industrial IoT Market Position With New Name, Partnership Network
The hardware company, now called B+B SmartWorx, has announced a large network of ecosystem partners that provide network and managed services.
- Bluetooth Beacons Bring Services, Info to SeaWorld, LA Zoo Visitors
Both organizations are trialing a solution from The Experience Engine to deliver content to phone users as they walk through the parks, visit exhibits, or pass restaurants and gift shops.
- IoT News Roundup
Open Interconnect Consortium releases IoTivity platform; new sensor platforms for developers, do-it-yourselfers; U.S. Congress launching an IoT Caucus; Google shuttering consumer Google Glass product; Kontact.io shipping Cloud Beacon.
- ARIBO: Bringing Autonomous Vehicles to Military Bases, Campuses and Even City Streets
Initiated as a way to develop autonomous vehicles for the battlefield, Applied Robotics for Installations and Base Operations (ARIBO) has evolved to support a range of pilots for users, both within and outside the armed forces, to test autonomous vehicles and a fleet-management platform.
- NFC Gives Trees a Touch of Blarney
Ireland's Blarney Castle Gardens is applying NFC RFID tags to its collection, in order to communicate information about the plants to staff members, as well as to visitors of the castle and Blarney Stone.
- Blue Maestro Prepares Release of New Bluetooth-Enabled Sensor Products
The provider of Tempo wireless environmental sensors is launching a waterproof temperature sensor that acts as a data logger, as well as a BLE-enabled temperature-measuring pacifier, a small mobile sensor and a Wi-Fi-based hub.