Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Smart Logistics Newsletter Archives: February 2016


Orbcomm modem complies with Inmarsat to target asset tracking

Orbcomm’s OGi core modem has demonstrated compliance with RF communications using the Inmarsat I-4 L-band satellites. And Lockheed Martin’s aeronautics division has selected Orbcomm’s turnkey iApp platform as a replacement to existing RFID-based data collection.
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Microsoft demonstrates portal to improve military logistics

To demonstrate how military forces can combine a highly secure portal with advanced analytics to improve their performance, Microsoft has developed a proof-of-concept portal that tracks the logistics of a brigade deployment.
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Mitsubishi positioning systems can improves accuracy for warehouse management

Japanese company Mitsubishi Electric has developed an indoor positioning system using wireless LAN communications and acoustic ranging to achieve accuracy within less than one meter. The system is expected to be used for warehouse management.
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RFID chip development could improve warehouse security

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Texas Instruments have developed a type of RFID chip that is claimed to be virtually impossible to hack. This could improve security for RFID tagging in logistics applications.
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Smart antennas use Rain RFID for logistics applications

View Technologies, a joint venture between Stanley Black & Decker, and RF Controls, has announced the Echo 300 and 302 smart antennas for capturing real-time data for items incorporating Rain RFID (passive UHF) tags in retail, manufacturing and logistics.
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Air China plans cold chain pilot with support from Envirotainer

Air China Cargo is launching a cold chain service this spring starting with stations in Beijing, Shanghai, Singapore, Frankfurt and Geneva in a six-month pilot aimed at capturing a share of the pharmaceutical market.
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Impinj finds partners to improve logistical efficiency in healthcare

Impinj, a Seattle-based provider of Rain RFID technology, has introduced products aimed at improving logistic and supply chain efficiencies in the healthcare industry with partners Conexus, DeRoyal, Arc Healthcare Technologies and Vuemed.
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GAO RFID reader detects tags up to 100m

GAO RFID has announced a range of active 2.45GHz RFID readers capable of identifying tagged items up to 100m away. The devices are suitable for applications involving logistics, supply chain and warehouse management.
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Cisco to buy IoT logistics provider Jasper Technologies
Cisco has announced it is buying logistics and enterprise IoT cloud provider Jasper Technologies. Cisco is paying $1.4 billion in cash for Jasper.
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Amazon adds Netherlands to UK and Canada drone tests
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has said that the company is testing drone deliveries in Netherlands, the UK and Canada.
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Switzerland considers $3.4 billion automated cargo tunnels
Switzerland is considering building a $3.4 billion cargo tunnel for automated delivery trucks.
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JD.com testing drones for rural delivery
Beijing based Chinese online retailer JD.com is testing drones for delivering goods to customers in China's vast rural heartland.
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New JDA WMS for Intelligent Omni-Channel Fulfilment
JDA has launched a new version of its warehouse management system (WMS) with a fully mobile-enabled framework and expanded persona-based user experiences extending beyond managerial and supervisory roles to operational and functional roles.
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Publix pharmacies embrace RFID inventory for specialty medicine distribution
An RFID enabled centralised inventory management system is enabling local dispensing of specialty medicines by neighbourhood community pharmacies in local and rural communities throughout America.
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CEVA implements cloud based customs brokerage
Supply chain management company CEVA Logistics has implemented a new customs brokerage system, complying with the new automated commercial environment (ACE) requirements of the US Customs authority.
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Fujitsu makes Logifit logistics mission-critical
Tokyo based Fujitsu has added two products to its Logifit logistics portfolio, including more accurate geomapping calculations, faster and more adaptive dispatching, and integration with centralised logistics planning.
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