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Scaling IoT with Battery-Free Bluetooth

Scaling IoT with Battery-Free Bluetooth

10-10-2017

Imagine a Bluetooth chip with an infinite lifetime, a small sticker about the size of a small coin with processing power and sensors, for a fraction of the price of traditional devices. Wiliot says it wants to liberate the Internet of Things (IoT) from battery powered beacons. So Stephen Statler, its SVP of marketing and business development will present some user cases around how they are achieving this ambition.

New Data Loggers Offer Improved Functions and Performance

New Data Loggers Offer Improved Functions and Performance

10-10-2017

Blulog, which specializes in cold chain optimization solutions, has launched a new version of its remote, real-time monitoring system. Its RF data loggers, used by more than 150 companies in 50 countries, enable remote and real-time monitoring of cold rooms, warehouses, refrigerated trucks and other storage areas of temperature-sensitive products.

Five Million Reasons Why Holograms are Secure

Five Million Reasons Why Holograms are Secure

17-10-2017

OPTAGLIO, a research centre situated in Lochovice in the Czech Republic has announced it has exceeded 5 million dpi (dots per inch) resolution on holograms, according to an article in Packaging Europe. The advance enhances visual based protections against counterfeiters, as this level of resolution is beyond the reach of potential attackers, according to the developers.

Real-time Parcel Tracking Gets Commercial Roll Out

Real-time Parcel Tracking Gets Commercial Roll Out

10-10-2017

Internet of Things innovator Hanhaa, today announced that its ParceLive service is now being commercially deployed by a ‘first wave’ of its logistics partners.These companies will use the system to track shipments, support customer service and analyze network efficiency. Further partnership announcements will follow shortly, says the company.

Blockchain Technology to Halt Whisky Fraud

Blockchain Technology to Halt Whisky Fraud

17-10-2017

Advanced Research Cryptography , better known as, Arc-net, located in Belfast Northern Ireland, has developed a blockchain-based traceability solution to tackle food fraud. Arc-Net has announced that Dunfermline distillery Adelphi Ardnamurchan has placed its limited edition spirit on its blockchain platform in a move that secures the whisky from food fraud.

Opening Doors in Innovation: the Avery Dennison I.Lab™

Opening Doors in Innovation: the Avery Dennison I.Lab™

17-10-2017

Our world is getting faster, smaller and more competitive. The line between the physical and digital is blurring. Consumers are now more informed, empowered and demanding than ever before and expect seamless experiences in all parts of their lives. The ‘internet of things’ (IoT) has become a reality and before we know it, everything we own will have a unique digital identity.

Smart Shelves as well as Smart Packs help with ‘the Tap’

Smart Shelves as well as Smart Packs help with ‘the Tap’

17-10-2017

Thin Film Electronics has announced that GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), one of the world’s leading research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare companies, has commercially deployed its SpeedTap™ tags to create interactive ‘smart’ shelves for enhanced communication with consumers

Dealing with the downside of date codes in a data age

Dealing with the downside of date codes in a data age

17-10-2017

The arguments regarding Sell By, Use By and Best Before dates on packs of perishable continue to excite the interest of Brand Owners, Retailers and Regulators, not to mention the poor, confused, or misled, consumer. The European Commission has had several forays into the subject and it is quite clear from several reports and studies that date codes on labels should be nearing the end of their own particular “shelf-life.”