- A Thousand Beacons Will Help SXSW Attendees Connect
The Bluetooth devices will allow users at the music and film festival to see who is on stage or which film is showing at their location, while enabling them to link up with people of interest within their vicinity.
- IOT News Roundup
Cisco drives connected car infrastructure forward; Snowden reveals major SIM security breach; FAA unveils proposed regulations for commercial drone use; Bosch to acquire IoT middleware company ProSyst; Sony opens pre-orders for its smart glasses.
- National Instruments on Building an Industrial IoT Toolkit
NI, a provider of automated test equipment and virtual instrumentation software used in wireless sensor networks, is now helping its customers develop industrial Internet of Things solutions for applications such as factory automation and preventative maintenance.
- Senate Holds IoT Hearing
The Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation met to discuss how the U.S. Congress can foster the development and proliferation of IoT technologies in a way that neither harms consumer privacy nor stifles innovation.
- Blesh's Bluetooth Beacons Take a Sneak Peek at Google's Physical Web
Blesh is supplying beacons designed to enable smartphones to receive and respond to beacon transmissions without requiring an app.
- IoT News Roundup
Uber steering toward autonomous cars; Intel expanding smart-home reach through Lantiq acquisition; Gartner survey shows plenty of excitement around IoT, but little leadership; ABI Research predicts sharp growth for smart glasses; Mobiquity, Relevant Solutions partner on mobile banking marketing.
- RFID Journal LIVE! 2015 to Feature Two Co-located Events
The 13th annual conference and exhibition will host a new Internet of Things Conference and IEEE RFID 2015.
- IoT News Roundup
Ofcom plans for IoT growth; Pragmatic IC receives funding boost; ON World survey shows growing confidence and interest in industrial IoT; Punch Through Design releases Windows app for developers; new pressure-sensitive safety pads from RF Technologies; Regen Energy, Ayla Networks team up on building energy-management solution.
- Small Bookseller Flips On the Switch for Beacons
Bluetooth beacons integrated into new LED lighting serves as a one-two punch for a better-lit store and increased customer outreach.
- Bags Pack Extra Security Via NFC Tag
The Alert Mobile Security solution uses RFID and a smartphone app that enables law-enforcement agencies, laboratories and other potential users to verify the chain of custody and authenticity of items sealed inside bags.
- Japan Airlines, Aeon Mall Test Solar-Powered Bluetooth Beacons
The two pilot projects are using a Dai Nippon Printing Co. solution, made with Spansion's beacons.
- IoT News Roundup
Accenture calls industrial IoT a $14.2 trillion opportunity; ams offering light makers an IoT-ready chip; Gimbal in cahoots with Shazam and Koupon Media; Elisa launches IoT service in Finland, Estonia.
- Bluetooth Beacons Bring Services, Info to SeaWorld, LA Zoo Visitors
Both organizations are trialing a solution from The Experience Engine to deliver content to phone users as they walk through the parks, visit exhibits, or pass restaurants and gift shops.
- ARIBO: Bringing Autonomous Vehicles to Military Bases, Campuses and Even City Streets
Initiated as a way to develop autonomous vehicles for the battlefield, Applied Robotics for Installations and Base Operations (ARIBO) has evolved to support a range of pilots for users, both within and outside the armed forces, to test autonomous vehicles and a fleet-management platform.
- NFC Gives Trees a Touch of Blarney
Ireland's Blarney Castle Gardens is applying NFC RFID tags to its collection, in order to communicate information about the plants to staff members, as well as to visitors of the castle and Blarney Stone.