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Itron and VINCI Energies build Australia’s largest smart lighting project

Itron and VINCI Energies build Australia’s largest smart lighting project

Itron, VINCI Energies’ Electrix and Transport Canberra and City Services (TCCS) are working together to create an Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) network to support smart lighting and smart city and energy solutions in Canberra, Australia’s capital city.

Battery-less Industrial Tracking Tags

Battery-less Industrial Tracking Tags

UWINLOC, the company that developed the first battery-less connected tracking tags system, has launched a new line of tags to address use cases in the manufacturing and logistics sectors

Animals and IoT: Eartag tracks Health and Location of Reindeer

Animals and IoT: Eartag tracks Health and Location of Reindeer

The “Healtag” tracker from Finnish startup, Anicare can measure different vital functions of animals with IoT for up to five years autonomously

IoT in Oil and Gas Industry: 1.3 Million Wireless IoT Devices

IoT in Oil and Gas Industry: 1.3 Million Wireless IoT Devices

According to a new research report from the M2M/IoT analyst firm Berg Insight, the number of devices featuring cellular or satellite connectivity deployed IoT in oil and gas applications amounted to 1.3 million at the end of 2018.

Electric Grid: Meters Integrated With Voltage Optimization App

Electric Grid: Meters Integrated With Voltage Optimization App

Utilidata and Itron recently joined up to deliver a technology solution that will help electric utility companies modernize the electric grid, create greater efficiency and be cheaper.

Machine Learning system: Predictive Analysis at the Edge

Machine Learning system: Predictive Analysis at the Edge

Falkonry, Inc. announced the launch of its Falkonry Edge Analyzer while attending the Gartner Data and Analytics Summit. The Edge Analyzer is a portable, self-contained engine that enables customers to deploy predictive analysis on edge devices for low latency applications in disconnected environments or close to data sources.

RFID integration: New Plug-and-Play RAIN Reader

RFID integration: New Plug-and-Play RAIN Reader

JADAK, a business unit of Novanta Corporation has released a plug-and-play USB reader called “ThingMagic Elara” which makes it easy to add RFID integration into mid- and short-range applications.

Flexible Factories: Ericsson and ABB join Forces to Accelerate Wireless Automation

Flexible Factories: Ericsson and ABB join Forces to Accelerate Wireless Automation

Ericsson and ABB have strengthened their collaboration to accelerate the industrial ecosystem for flexible factories and wireless automation.

Festo Shows Underwater Robot With Fin Drive

Festo Shows Underwater Robot With Fin Drive

Many water animals are able to propel themselves by using fins to generate a continuous wave advancing along their entire length. At Hannover Messe, Festo presented an artificial BionicFinWave robot that uses this so-called undulating fin movement to move through a pipe system made of acrylic glass. The autonomous underwater robot communicates with the outside world wirelessly and transmits data – such as the recorded sensor values for temperature and pressure – to a tablet.

Automated Driving: Volkswagen Tests in Hamburg

Automated Driving: Volkswagen Tests in Hamburg

Volkswagen Group Research is testing automated driving in urban traffic in Hamburg. This is the first time the German car-manufacturer tests automated driving to Level 4 at real driving conditions in a city.