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How wirelessly connecting objects to the Internet can help organisations anticipate change.
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Big changes ahead as tiny devices change way we live

Big changes ahead as tiny devices change way we live | Web of Things | Scoop.it

Australian company Taggle Systems has taken the concept of connected devices to an extreme. It has developed a low-power 25 milli-watt transmitter that can send a signal more than 10km and lasts for more than 10 years on a single AA battery.

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The Taggle receiver is designed to collect a small amount of data from thousands of low-value transmitters. "So you can get the device that goes on a water meter down to an incredibly low cost because power is usually a large chunk of the total cost of the device," Andrews says.

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Now Even Lions Are Sending Texts

Now Even Lions Are Sending Texts | Web of Things | Scoop.it
A new project uses cell phone technology to monitor Kenyan wildlife, and to get around the high cost of satellite infrastructure.
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How the 'internet of things' could radically change local government

"The IoT is linked to a number of other emerging ideas, such as smart cities, pervasive sensing and machine-to-machine communication – all of which are being tentatively explored by businesses and government. Regardless of what name it is given, this merger of the physical and virtual worlds could allow local authorities to deliver much more efficient services, reducing waste and unlocking reams of useful data: think water mains loaded with clusters of sensors that can alert engineers to leaks or blockages, or lampposts that can detect light levels and save energy by turning themselves off. Sensors could even be used to check the effectiveness of waste removal and recycling services, or help the police locate stolen goods."

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On the Internet of Things: IBM Tracks Your Pork From Farm to Fork. Starting with China

On the Internet of Things: IBM Tracks Your Pork From Farm to Fork. Starting with China | Web of Things | Scoop.it

"IBM has set out to prove it can revolutionize the food industry with data, starting with China. Six industrial slaughterhouses and 100 markets in Shandong Province are part of a large scale test in tracking pork from farm to customer. Pigs are marked with ear tags containing unique barcodes, those same barcodes appear on the bins that carry their meat during processing, and on the packages for the pork placed in stores. In the near term, IBM hopes that knowing the history of every piece of meat will enable fast and super accurate recalls in case of contamination. Eventually, this kind of comprehensive tracking could help farmers keep pigs healthier, improve the quality of meat after it is cut, and even place a picture on the store package of the exact pig made into that pork product. Knowledge is power in this new take on the supply chain."

 

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@ddrrnt - maybe China and the rest of us should quit eating pork.   

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Internet of Things traces fish

Internet of Things traces fish | Web of Things | Scoop.it

"We used a special syringe to inject a microchip into the fish's body, storing information about the fish. The chip is wirelessly connected to an information system to enable real-time monitoring," said a technician from Wuxi Fofia Technology Co Ltd, which developed the chip.


The technician said the technology could be used in livestock farming for quality control and management.


"No matter where an animal is, its origins can be checked immediately with the help of an electronic tag," said the technician.

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