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...
IoT: The Fourth Industrial Revolution

IoT: The Fourth Industrial Revolution

  The Fourth Industrial Revolution IoT is initiating a fourth industrial revolution. The Internet of Things and remote controls and monitoring is making such a high level of flexibility possible that single-piece manufacturing may soon become feasible, and indeed,...
Bluetooth Low Energy Fundamentals

Bluetooth Low Energy Fundamentals

Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) Fundamentals Bluetooth Low Energy (LE), used in Bluetooth 4.2 and 5.0, is the greatest leap so far in the evolution of Bluetooth. Previous versions of Bluetooth focused on expanding features and increasing the potential transmission size of...
Temperature Compliance in Medical Supply Chains

Temperature Compliance in Medical Supply Chains

  Enhancing Visibility along Medical Supply Chains In 2013, the EU overhauled medical regulations, requiring pharma firms to verify the temperature of medicines throughout supply chains. Even for medications which do not require refrigeration, extreme temperatures can...