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Bringing the IoT Behind the Lettuce Curtain

An investment and advisory firm is creating a marriage between the agribusiness community in the Salinas Valley with the Internet of Things community in Silicon Valley.

  • Checkpoint Offers RTLS Solution for High-Value Retail Goods

    The company's ZigBee-based system, known as 3Si, is designed to track the movements and locations of merchandise in stores, in order to prevent shrinkage, as well as better understand shopper activity and product replenishment needs.

  • Freight Farms Sows Seeds and Technology

    A Boston startup thinks its tech-infused approach can make urban farmers far more productive.

  • IoT News Roundup

    Tillster to leverage Gimbal beacons, boost eatery apps; Comcast adding gaggle of smart devices to Xfinity gateway; PTC to acquire software analytics company ColdLight; GreenIQ hooks Home Depot, user can customize hub with IFTTT.

  • Child, Pet Dog or Pet Rock? Olea Sensor Networks Knows

    Using a multisensor device that includes Doppler technology, combined with proprietary algorithms, the startup is hoping to change the way in which automakers and others design safety systems.

  • Howler Targets a Variety of Business Sectors for Its Beacon-Based Services

    The startup has deployed 600 Kontakt.io Bluetooth beacons at 150 stores and other sites in Boston, so that Howler app users can receive location-specific content tightly focused on their interests.

  • Smartrac Sees RFID's Future in the Cards, the Clouds and the Cosmos

    The company is working with Cartamundi to embed NFC tags in game and trading cards, and has also released Smart Cosmos, a cloud-based platform, with the expectation that more objects will be tracked as part of the Internet of Things.

  • How Texas Instruments and IBM Plan to Secure IoT Devices

    Security is one of the biggest threats to the Internet of Things, and it should be designed into IoT devices starting at the beginning of their lifecycles. TI's Avner Goren explains why and how his company and IBM are pursuing a role in that process, by collaborating to build a framework for authenticating IoT devices.

  • IoT News Roundup

    Sigfox and TI collaborating on low-power radio modules; Samsung and Mybitat partner on senior digital health offering; Bluetooth schooling for developers; McDonald's customers drink up beacon offers in Turkey.

  • 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.

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