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Make the Leap
By Kenneth Sanford
How to pave the way for artificial intelligence and self-maintenance, by first optimizing your operations with predictive maintenance

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Powercast Aims RF-based Charging Kit at Consumer Goods
By Claire Swedberg
The company is selling an evaluation kit to manufacturers of mobile phones, gaming remotes and other wireless devices to test technology that enables the charging of those devices without wires.

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Why Batteries Are Ripe for Disruption
By Bob Hamlin
Energy-harvesting techniques are maturing and could provide a more sustainable approach to deploying IoT networks.

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Startups, Academics Focus on IoT's Weak Link: Power
By Mary Catherine O'Connor
Batteries represent a design problem for Internet of Things devices, especially those used in very dense or widely distributed networks. But some researchers and startups believe they can address this shortcoming through energy harvesting.

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Great River Energy Fosters Secure, Smart Grid
By Mary Catherine O'Connor
The electricity cooperative recently selected Full Spectrum to provide its wireless data communications backbone to support critical communications and smart-grid applications.

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Filter Manufacturer Senses an Opportunity
By Mary Catherine O'Connor
Donaldson is offering its customers a solution that uses pressure sensors to track the lifespan of filters used in diesel fuel dispensers, with the goal of keeping their operations flowing smoothly.

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To Stand Out in the Field, Filter Manufacturer Adds IoT
By Mary Catherine O'Connor
Donaldson is offering its customers a means for remotely tracking the filters' lifespan, with the goal of keeping their operations flowing smoothly.

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Verdigris Unveils Einstein Energy-Management Platform
By Mary Catherine O'Connor
The startup attaches sensors to electrical panels, rather than to outlets or directly to equipment, in order to track energy consumption and equipment health.

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IoT Startup Arable Seeks to Simplify Ag Tech
By Mary Catherine O'Connor
The company's solar-powered Pulsepod marries a range of sensors with an advanced rain gauge and cellular connectivity to help famers better understand the health of their crops.

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IoT News Roundup
By Mary Catherine O'Connor
Samsung building LoRa network in South Korea; Intel acquiring computer-vision startup to bolster IoT capabilities; Virginia startup says it is bringing Nest-like controls to water heaters; Hitachi Insight Group merging public and private data sources for smart-city apps.

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New Functionality Could Boost BLE's Role in the IoT
By Mary Catherine O'Connor
The Bluetooth Special Interest Group, which oversees the development of Bluetooth standards, has introduced a new energy-saving specification for Internet of Things devices containing Bluetooth and other radios.

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New Bluetooth Standards Could Be a Boost to the Internet of Things
By Mary Catherine O'Connor
The Bluetooth Special Interest Group has not only introduced a new energy-saving specification, but also plans to release an update that promises to double BLE's data speed and quadruple its read range.

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IoT News Roundup
By Mary Catherine O'Connor
Gimbal shrinks beacon, adds USB power; Accenture offering analytics service; Smappee releases energy-management system for small and midsize businesses; AAB Smart Tools announces new pressure meter and companion smartphone app.

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Dutch Utility Provider Reinvents Approach to Public Lighting
By Marsha W. Johnston
Alliander, Holland's largest grid operator, has entered into a partnership with 15 cities, enabling their local governments to use an IoT application to control streetlights and conserve energy.

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IOT News Roundup
By Mary Catherine O'Connor
Smart-MEMPHIS Consortium developing energy-harvesting sensors for medical, industrial applications; Recon Instruments, APX Labs join forces for workplace smart glasses; Numerex launches SmartGuide global tracking offering; Linear Technology announces SmartMesh IP development kit for developers.

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