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How Fujitsu Is Using the IoT to Grow Lettuce

Using a range of sensors and a cloud-based analytics program, Fujitsu partnered with Microsoft to tune up a hydroponic lettuce farm.

  • Market Researcher Uses Beacons to Study Shopper Behavior

    Verve is testing a system utilizing Bluetooth beacons to track members of its research panel within a store, as well as send messages and questionnaires to them in a timely manner.

  • Upcoming Trial to Combine Ebola Care with Wireless Vitals Monitoring

    Scripps Translational Science Institute plans to evaluate the use of wireless vital sign trackers and analytics software to predict declining health more quickly than by using conventional methods.

  • 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.

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