Battery-Free Beacons: 2019

Battery-Free Beacons: 2019

Thanks to Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, the modern world is awash in 2.4-GHz radiation. A semiconductor startup in Israel, Wiliot, thinks it can use some of that RF energy to free the Internet-of-Things from batteries and other energy storage devices. “There’s a lot of...
Process Visualization and Production Lines

Process Visualization and Production Lines

Data Makes All Difference In the old days, factories relied on manpower to monitor the health of production equipment. Equipment errors and failures would be logged manually once an operator caught the issue. Maintenance and repair would follow – with employees...
South Korea Adopts LG Mobile Payments

South Korea Adopts LG Mobile Payments

LG Pay   In 2017, LG joined the ranks of Samsung, Apple, and Google with LG Pay, a service which allows users to make payments offline – in the same way that one would use a credit card. This Fall, all major credit cards integrated into the platform. South...
BLE Payments in Retail

BLE Payments in Retail

The cashless movement. It isn’t a question of if but when we can expect to have entirely cashless societies. Mobile payment technologies are quickly becoming intrinsic to the global economy. To forecast trends for the North American market, one only needs look to the...