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East Coast Warehouse Tracks Shipping Containers via RFID
By Claire Swedberg
The temperature-controlled warehouse operator has seen a 19 percent increase in productivity since installing a system that uses passive UHF tags to track when containers arrive at its yard, and are inspected, unloaded and returned.

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Graphene Batteries: A Marvel of Technology in the 21st Century
By Bhawna Rath
3D-printed graphene batteries and supercapacitors are set to make breakthroughs and power future generations of IoT devices

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Waze Driving Constant Contact Via Bluvision Beacons
By Claire Swedberg
Google's social navigation service will employ Bluvision's new BEEKS Plus LR beacons, which offer a longer range and battery life, to pinpoint the locations of Waze users as they drive through tunnels and under bridges.

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A Smart Supply Chain Starts With Smart People
By Mary Catherine O'Connor
Internet of Things technologies, on their own, will do nothing for the supply chain. But well-trained supply chain professionals could do quite a lot of good with IoT technologies.

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Solutions for Retail and Transportation
By Bob Violino
Avery Dennison's tags can track totes in the supply chain and perishable items in stores; Keonn's interactive AdvanLook solution engages customers; NXP's Ucode DNA chip provides cryptographic authentication of vehicles.

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NB-IoT Standards Are Final: Now What?
By Andrew Morawski
With the standards in place, it's time for the industry to deliver on the promise of this low-power wide-area networking technology.

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RFID Helps Greek Rail Service Save Money
By Claire Swedberg
TrainOSE is using a UHF RFID system from Trinity Systems to track the locations of freight cars, in order to improve logistics and reduce the fees it must pay if third-party railcars are not returned to their owners on time.

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San Diego Airport Uses RFID, Sensors to Manage Taxis
By Mary Catherine O'Connor
The ground-transport dispatch office uses RFID to track cabs parked in the waiting lot, and BlipTrack sensors to track passengers at its taxi queuing area, resulting in shorter lines and faster service.

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San Diego Airport Hails Faster Cab Lines With BlipTrack
By Mary Catherine O'Connor
After installing a set of BlipTrack sensors along its taxi queuing area, the airport's ground-transportation team has seen shorter passenger lines and faster pick-up service.

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Busses Inch Toward Autonomous Operation
By Mary Catherine O'Connor
Transit agencies are beginning to rely on IoT networks to improve safety and offer commuters new, energy-efficient modes of transport.

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Gophr Uses Wireless Sensors to Map Pollution
By Mary Catherine O'Connor
The London delivery service provider is collaborating with technology companies to equip bicycle couriers with Bluetooth-enabled sensors in order to understand the cyclists' exposure to harmful emissions.

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IoT News Roundup
By Mary Catherine O'Connor
Machina Research lowers IoT growth forecast; Verizon steers toward connected transportation with logistics industry buys; Murata announces new LoRa module; NIST issues security-focused IoT report; new product and features from Loopd.

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Project Turns Bicycle Couriers into IoT Nodes
By Mary Catherine O'Connor
In London, a delivery service is collaborating with technology companies to equip bicycle couriers with air-pollution sensors in order to understand the cyclists' exposure to harmful emissions.

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Nextbike's Quest to Simplify Bike-Sharing
By Claire Swedberg
The company is utilizing NFC tags and readers to facilitate its operations in 18 countries.

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Wearables Bring Back the Golden Age of Travel
By Charlie Isaacs
Major innovations in air travel used to be left up to people like the Wright brothers and Amelia Earhart. Today, technology is ushering in a faster and more efficient travel experience. From full-body scanners to biometric chips in passports

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