- 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.
- Malibu to Enable Consumers to Order Drinks With a Twist
The maker of flavored rums plans to introduce RFID-enabled coconut-shaped drinking cups to clubs, bars and festivals by summer 2017.
- 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.
- MyDealerLot Offers Beacon- and Drone-based Vehicle-Management Solution
The Bloodhound system is designed to allow dealerships to use smartphones, tablets or flying drones to locate cars by means of Bluetooth beacons attached to vehicles and walls.
- Qualcomm Buys NXP
The transaction, scheduled to close at the end of the 2017, could make Qualcomm a leader in RFID chip sales for IoT, cellular, automotive, transportation, payments and other applications.
- UMass Med Center to Use Beacons to Track Naloxone
The hospital will attach Visybl's Bluetooth beacons to packages of the opioid-blocking drug to determine whether patients discard the medication before leaving the premises, and to gauge their willingness to have the medicine tracked.
- Hospitals, Schools, Hotels Test Mist's Virtual Bluetooth Beacons
The company says one of its devices can create unlimited virtual Bluetooth Low Energy (vBLE) beacons within a 2,500-square-foot area, sparing a store the expense of installing and maintaining battery-powered beacons, and enabling it to change those beacons' locations merely by updating the software settings.
- Manufacturer Tracks Scaffolding Products Via Beacon-Based RTLS
Altrad is using Smartly's SINTRA system to track the locations of steel scaffolding tagged with Bluetooth beacons, with Samsung phones and tablets functioning as tag readers.
- 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.
- Malibu Rum Serves Up NFC-Connected Bottles
The maker of the coconut-flavored liquor is carrying out a three-month pilot involving Tesco shoppers, to learn how RFID can be used to engage consumers and understand their behavior.
- Waze Driving Constant Contact Via Bluvision Beacons
Google's social navigation service will employ Bluvision's new BEEKS Plus LR beacons, which offer a longer range and battery life, to pinpoint the locations of Waze users as they drive through tunnels and under bridges.
- 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.