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Case Study: Athens International Airport uses EXM and Libelium’s IoT platform to enhance environmental monitoring

Athens International Airport (AIA), in Greece, has increased the number of passengers by more than 10% in the last year. Approximately 20 million passengers went through its gates in 2016 setting a new traffic record for Athens. (more…)

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Blockchain system ‘successfully deployed’ to improve logistics connectivity, efficiency and security

A new pilot program from Marine Transport International (MTI) is said to have shown that the logistics industry can improve its connectivity, efficiency and security with blockchain. MTI and Agility Sciences today released a whitepaper detailing the deployment of their Container Streams system in a supply chain environment. (more…)

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RFID market to reach US$11.2bn in 2017, says IDTechEx report

Based on the new report “RFID Forecasts, Players and Opportunities 2017-2027”, IDTechEx Research finds that in 2017, the total RFID market will be worth $11.2 billion(€9.50 billion), up from $10.52 billion (€8.92 billion) in 2016 and $9.95 billion(€8.44 billion) in 2015. (more…)

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How real-time IIoT actionable data impacts process improvement of warehouses and manufacturers

All those sensors on AGVs (Automated Guided Vehicles) which prevent collisions (with people, equipment, or building structures) are collecting data. Until recently, no AGV manufacturer has found a way to concretise these data and make the actionable, predictive, and fundamentally useful. (more…)

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Why the Internet of Things will always need a human touch

Human beings are inherently sociable. We are driven by interaction, communication and an innate sense of community. Many of our greatest innovations have been about bringing people together; whether physically, in the case of air travel and transport innovations, or remotely in the case of telephone and internet communications. (more…)

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Five ways to improve the supply chain with the Internet of Things

The concept of the Internet of Things (IoT) has come a long way since the first ‘internet refrigerator’ was launched back in 2000. While connected fridges still aren’t mainstream, many far more practical uses for the IoT have emerged. For businesses that play an active role in supply chain fulfilment, the benefits are proving to be significant. (more…)

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Zen and the art of automatic car maintenance

How safe are our cars, really? While we may be excellent drivers, that means nothing if the car itself is suffering from mechanical faults. Cars over a certain age are obliged to undergo MOT certification every year, but during the 12 months between checks, there’s actually no legal need to undergo regular maintenance. (more…)

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Nine out of 10 consumers believe that they are more likely to purchase a car if explored in virtual reality

In a new poll of 1,000 car buyers across Europe, 89% of the total sample revealed that they would be more likely to proceed to purchase the vehicle after exploring and customising its features using virtual reality (VR), 44% of those stated that they would be ‘very likely’ to do so. (more…)

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Scared about supply chain cybersecurity? 5 reasons you aren’t scared enough- Part 2

We saw the 1st reason of supply chain cybersecurity in the 1st part yesterday. Now we see the remaining reasons today. In today’s world, “common criminals, organised crime rings, and nation-states leverage sophisticated techniques to launch attacks that are highly targeted and very difficult to detect,” (more…)

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Uber for trucks causes major disruption for traditional ground logistics and freight brokerage market

Connected trucks will be integral to future logistics and freight operations as smart trucks will be a necessity in smart cities. By 2020, 35 million trucks are expected to be connected with digital freight solutions and autonomous technologies, transforming the trucking industry into a smarter, efficient and more productive sector. (more…)

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