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.

  • Industrial Internet Consortium Announces Microgrid Testbed

    The group, which is working to advance industrial IoT deployments across sectors, is working with a number of utility providers to develop a responsive, reliable architecture for microgrids, which rely on networks of electricity sources.

  • AT&T Saving $8 Million Annually With Enlighted Lighting System

    Through its pay-per-savings business model, Enlighted has outfitted 240 AT&T facilities in 30 states with its sensor-based lighting-control system.

  • IoT Technology Cuts Airport Security Waits

    Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport is the latest to adopt a sensor-based system known as BlipTrack, which uses encrypted data collected from cell phones and tablets to estimate wait times—helping the airport to reduce those times by up to a third.

  • Tennessee Aquarium Uses Beacons to Engage Visitors

    The system, using technology from CloudBeacon, enables visitors to utilize their smartphones to locate animals and play the role of researcher.

  • IOT News Roundup

    Smart-MEMPHIS Consortium developing energy-harvesting sensors for medical, industrial applications; Recon Instruments, APX Labs join forces for workplace smart glasses; Numerex launches SmartGuide global tracking offering; Linear Technology announces SmartMesh IP development kit for developers.

  • In the U.K., Pollinating IoT for Agriculture

    Through Agri-Tech East, a one-year-old member organization focused on bringing growers and technologists together to improve the agricultural output in the East of England, farmers are starting to tap into the Internet of Things.

  • Waggle: An IoT Platform by Scientists, for Scientists

    Computer scientists at the Argonne National Laboratory are working with a range of stakeholders, from academics to urban planners, to deploy easy-to-use sensor networks for better understanding the built and natural environments in which we live.

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