Consumer IOT News

  • Study Forecasts 350 Percent Rise in IoT in Retail by 2021

    According to a Juniper Research study, this growth is being fueled by RFID and Bluetooth Low Energy beacons, which are becoming lower in cost and more prevalent in stores, and which can now be leveraged for better analytics, customer experience and supply chain improvements.

  • IoT News Roundup

    Mist offers BLE platform for scalable, standards-based asset visibility; Domino's franchise groups deploy Unified Office's IoT Operations Performance Suite; EEMBC benchmark reveals energy cost of using BLE for Internet of Things; Xicato, LumiFi partner for multivendor lighting control; Fujitsu, VMware expand strategic collaboration to offer IoT solutions for automobile industry.

  • IoT News Roundup

    Semtech LoRa technology selected for Australia's first IoT network ••• CALLUP to introduce remote SIM card management system for the IoT ••• Bridge Alliance, Gemalto offer eSIM solution for consumer IoT devices ••• Itron, Bsquare provide app community for grid edge devices ••• SALUS Controls chooses Ayla Networks to connect smart building products to the IoT ••• Microsoft intros new blockchain product-tracking project ••• Red Ledge launches open RFID- and IIoT-ready asset-management system ••• MITRE announces winner of Internet of Things challenge.

  • IoT News Roundup

    Juniper Research warns that IoT botnets present huge cybersecurity risk; NXT-ID chooses Nordic Semiconductor's wireless BLE and NFC module for smart cards, wearables; TrackNet secures series A investment to develop, deploy IoT solutions; Eir Business releases IoT store built on Asavie platform; Digi International intros embedded modem; Kony helps KMC Controls launch mobile app with IoT technology; Silicon Labs acquires Wi-Fi company Zentri; Frost & Sullivan announces Technology Innovation Award for Antenna Company.

  • IoT News Roundup

    NFC Forum unveils tag-certification initiative, calls for participation; DHS releases strategic principles for securing Internet of Things; Gooee partners with PointGrab to enhance smart lighting platform; Oracle buys Dynamic Network Services.

  • PRESS RELEASE: Confidex Announces Modular NFC Tag Portfolio for High-Volume Applications

    The product line offers multiple options regarding chip memory, label materials and optional services for printing, encoding and branding.

  • How Singapore Is Using the IoT to Build a Smart-Nation Platform

    Chan Cheow Hoe, Singapore's chief information officer, says Internet of Things technologies are playing a role in most of the city-state's projects regarding transportation, health care and environmental sustainability.

  • IOT News Roundup

    A flood of security-related news, from zombie light bulbs to new credentialing tools for embedded device makers; Nokia tests NB-IoT; Panasonic, Colo. Department of Transport collaborating on connected car technology; Onyx announces beacon-based asset tracking.

  • Security Firm to Detail Vulnerabilities in WeMo Switch and Android App

    On Friday, at Black Hat Europe, an annual conference for the information security industry, Invincea Labs will detail two security vulnerabilities that it has discovered in smart-home products and an app made by WeMo—one of which would expose a user's smartphone photos and location to an attacker.

  • VMWare Partners With APX Labs to Support Workplace Wearables

    Smart glasses seem to be gaining traction in the enterprise, aided by software enabling companies to quickly scale up from pilots to deployments.

  • In Tennessee, Minor League Baseball Meets the Physical Web

    Fans of the Nashville Sounds Minor League Baseball team used their phones to access player statistics, read baseball trivia and find the nearest peanuts and Cracker Jack… or beer.

  • GreatCall Partners With Lyft to Transport Carless Seniors

    Users hail a vehicle via GreatCall's operator services, circumventing the need to download and use the Lyft app.

  • Verdigris Unveils Einstein Energy-Management Platform

    The startup attaches sensors to electrical panels, rather than to outlets or directly to equipment, in order to track energy consumption and equipment health.

  • Pixie's Unique Approach to Thing-Finding

    The Israeli firm integrated technology from Decawave, a provider of UWB systems generally used for industrial applications, into its consumer-facing tracking tool.

  • Connected Sump Pump Senses Trouble, Warns Homeowners

    Liberty Pumps has integrated an IoT processor and Wi-Fi radio into its new residential sewage pump products to alert customers of potential flooding and provide the firm with performance and diagnostic data.

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