- IoT News Roundup
AT&T, Samsung and AirWatch sponsor new Georgia Tech lab; JFK airport uses BLIP Systems tech to track wait times; Skypatrol, Vodafone partner on M2M; New Braunfels, Texas, transitions to smart meters.
- Density Brings Traffic Counting to New Venues
Using a simple infrared sensor, the startup is providing real-time traffic counts to small brick-and-mortar merchants—but is finding interest from other sectors as well.
- HidroMares Helps Port Managers See the Seas to Better Manage Boat Traffic
Using networks of sensors and a cloud-based interface, port managers can get real-time data about water conditions to help them guide ships in and out of port safely and efficiently.
- The Industrial Internet Meets… the Mail-Sorting Machine
Pitney Bowes is using GE's Predix software to make data from its mail-handling and -sorting machinery more accessible.
- IOT News Roundup
Cisco introduces its IoT System; Ernst & Young gains IoT analytics know-how; GreenPeak unveils chip that supports ZigBee and Thread protocols; Icontrol, mnubo to partner on smart home analytics; Z-Wave Alliance grows member base.
- Dutch Utility Provider Reinvents Approach to Public Lighting
Alliander, Holland's largest grid operator, has entered into a partnership with 15 cities, enabling their local governments to use an IoT application to control streetlights and conserve energy.
- IoT News Roundup
Altierre's new IRIS chip sips energy; Industrial Internet Consortium publishes reference architecture; Wind River announces new app store; survey takes IoT developers' temperature; new hardware reference design from Sierra Wireless.
- What Will the Internet of Things Be in 2025?
Four predictions about the ways in which the IoT will impact our lives and workplaces a decade from now paint a future in which technology makes us better communicators, healthier eaters and more collaborative.
- 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.
- 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?
- 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.
- 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.
- At Goldcorp's Éléonore Mine, the IoT Is Worth Gold
The manager of a new Canadian gold mine says a network of RFID tags and sensors, linked via Wi-Fi, is helping the operation to run safely and efficiently.