RFID

Security

Exploring The SALTO Group Business and M&A Strategy

March 18th, 2022
Smart Buildings

Can’t Touch This! Report Hammers Home Key Message of Post-COVID Buildings

June 3rd, 2020
Smart Cities

The Endless Applications of Printable Energy Storage

By now, many have heard of printable electronics. Conductive ink is already being applied in asset tagging and logistics applications through RFID, within circuit boards to replace wiring, acting as radio antennas for vehicles, and even to protect surfaces in cold environments. As advances continue in printable electronics, the electrical conductivity of the ink is […]

Smart Buildings

A New Layered & Probabilistic Approach To Occupancy Sensing

“Occupant presence and behavior in buildings is considered a key element towards building intelligent and pervasive environments. Yet, practical applications of energy intelligent buildings typically suffer from high sensor unreliability,” highlights a recent paper that proposes a fundamentally new way of inferring occupancy in smart buildings. The study has been able to demonstrate an additional […]

Smart Cities

IEEE Release of 802.3bt Provides PoE Boost to Smart Buildings

The latest iteration of IEEE 802 standard promises to provide more Power over Ethernet (PoE) than ever before. Simultaneously, the established devices are getting increasingly efficient and new low-power devices are entering the market every day. This convergence is enabling a host of new devices to be powered via ethernet cables, giving a huge boost […]

Smart Buildings

“Offices, Retail Stores, Hotels & Hospitals Are All Prime Candidates For Smart Technologies”

“Commercial buildings, including office, retail, hotel, and hospital buildings, can all benefit from installing smart technologies. However each of these sectors has its own unique business goals to achieve, stakeholders to satisfy, and barriers to overcome, so the opportunities are different for each sector. The most favorable technologies will also change over time, as smart […]

Smart Buildings

How Far Are We Willing To Go For Greater Workplace Productivity?

Last week we discussed 32M, a Wisconsin based firm who are encouraging employees to have RFID chips implanted in their hands for enhanced purchasing and access control. This kind of development is just the latest part of the ongoing trend to add sensors and connected technology to every element of our increasingly smart workplaces. “Chipping […]

Security

Ushering In The “Internet of Us”

Employees at micro market firm Three Square Market (32M) will be getting an upgrade in the form of a microchip implanted in their hands. Once implanted, the chips will enable their hosts to make cashless purchases and gain access control when opening doors, logging into computers, using the copy machine and other tasks. The chip, […]

Smart Buildings

Building Smart Buildings Smartly – The New Technology of Construction

The construction industry is not known for its willingness to implement new technology but even it can’t ignore the wave of new technology flowing around it. As the abilities of artificial intelligence, drones, augmented reality, 3D printing and other new technologies continue to grow; it looks increasingly like construction is ready to open up to […]

Smart Buildings

Virtual and Augmented Reality For Smart Buildings

Virtual and augmented reality has long been considered a disruptive technology across industry and consumer markets, always on the verge of changing the way we live, work and play. The Gartner Hype Cycle places VR and AR past the peak of inflated expectations and deep in the trough of disillusionment but excitement, at least, remains. […]

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