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Skyhook and Watson IoT keep your assets on track

Dec 19, 2016   

Posted by Dave McHoul

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Skyhook and Watson IoT: Using hybrid location solutions to keep your assets on track

 Imagine a scenario that occurs daily across the world: one hospital needs to transport an organ across town to another hospital where a transplant recipient is waiting. The receiving hospital is tracking its location to make sure everything is ready at the appropriate time. Then the van enters an urban canyon, tunnel or parking garage and its location is lost. 

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Topics: Devices, Internet of Things, Asset Tracking

Skyhook Launches Precision Location for IoT (Internet of Things)

Oct 4, 2016   

Posted by Ronda Billings Morra

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BOSTON, Sept. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Skyhook, the world's leading independent location platform, today announced the launch of Precision Location for IoT (Internet of Things), a lightweight, battery-conscious solution for integrating precision location into connected devices. Already award-winning, Skyhook's Precision Location for IoT has received a 2016 Product of the Year Award from IoT Evolution Magazine and IoT Evolution World, the leading magazine and website covering IoT technologies.

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Topics: Devices, Wearables, Internet of Things, Iot

Can Location Solve Mobile Payments Biggest Problems?

Aug 22, 2016   

Posted by Angela Diaco

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It's no surprise that everything is going mobile, and payment methods are no exception. While some people still prefer to pay the old fashioned way, payment apps have become increasingly popular in the last year. According to Statista, worldwide mobile payment revenue in 2015 was $450 billion and is expected to surpass $1 trillion in 2019. These numbers are too big to ignore, however some people consider mobile payments to be a rigmarole or unsafe. Mobile payment companies are finding that in order to capture the most users, they should make the payment process as seamless as possible.apps_header.png

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Topics: Internet of Things, location

Internet of Things Events You Can't Miss in 2016

Jun 22, 2016   

Posted by Angela Diaco

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The “Internet of Things” (IoT) has seen some amazing developments in recent months taking some tentative jumps into the mainstream with devices like Samsung's connected fridge. You may have seen the fridge highlighted in the debut commercials this spring starring Kristin Bell and Dax Shepard. 

 

This increasing number of smart "things" are creating new opportunities for technology to integrate into peoples’ lives. The potential to deliver innovative new services, solutions and improve user experiences with connected devices has been growing. This IoT revolution has been central to the disruption of healthcare, transportation, education, manufacturing and shipping industries - just to name a few.

 

We've done some digging and pulled together the following list of Internet of Things events driving this rapidly evolving market:

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Topics: Internet of Things

IoT World: Unlocking the Value of Manufacturing

Jun 9, 2016   

Posted by Michael Douglas

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Manufacturing and factories are predicted to be the biggest area for growth for IoT by 2025, according to leading industry analysts. In fact, Mckinsey predicts that factories alone will produce between $1.2T - $3.7T in revenue by 2025.

 

These are some sizeable goals, so I was curious to hear how the industry was advancing in real-life examples and to see if there was substance behind the hype. I attended a number of industry sessions at IoT World in Santa Clara that helped give some insight into specific use cases as well as challenges and triumphs the industry is facing and overcome.

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Topics: Internet of Things, Iot

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