Huawei sees an opportunity in the industrial internet of things, so its buying a U.K. company specializing in sensor and meter networking for a reported $25 million.
Open Garden is teaming up with TrackR to connect its FireChat and bandwidth-sharing apps to TrackR’s smart tags. Why? A FireChat user may one day help locate your lost luggage.
Aquamatix, a Structure: Europe LaunchPad company based in London, is trying to improve the world’s water networks with lots and lots of sensors. Fixing outdated infrastructure is expensive, but real-time data from deep inside can help target specific problems.
A group of French researchers believe that the sensors and transmitters we wear will route and relay data, not just collect it. We won’t just be connected to the network. We’ll be the network.
Harvard researchers have created a working prototype of a robotic bee, although the next steps of making it wireless and giving it a powerful brain could prove challenging.
HStreaming has raised $1 million and is ready to take its message of real-time processing on Hadoop mainstream. In a world tired of batch processing only, that message should be well received.
Batteries are the barrier to more buildings having wireless sensor networks that can help cut energy consumption, GreenPeak CEO and founder Cees Links says. Sensor networks need power to run, but batteries have a limited life and need regular maintenance, which adds to the cost and inconvenience of adopting a nascent technology. That’s why GreenPeak thinks its technology is so valuable: the Netherlands-based startup is pushing its battery-free wireless chips and network hardware that rely on harnessing tiny amounts of energy from things like movement or solar.
And Links tells us that the company is making a major push into the U.S. market, which he explains “has a growing awareness of energy being a precious resource.” GreenPeak says it has established relationships with several U.S. systems integrators and distributors, and is actively looking to work with more large consumer-electronics makers to get its technology designed into wireless sensor systems in the U.S market. The company is a fabless semiconductor company, which means its chip designs need to be integrated into the building blocks of the network.
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