Internet of Cows: Ingestible IoT sensor monitors the health of livestock

An ingestible IoT sensor is assisting farmers with monitoring the health of their livestock and helping to boost profitability.

The sensor, created by Austrian technology company smaXtec, provides data on inner body temperature, rumination, PH levels, and movement activity. This data helps to ensure the welfare of the livestock by sending early warnings of potential ill-health.

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Early intervention can help to limit the...

Sutton Council using IoT sensors to improve disabled parking experience

Disabled Parking Spot

Sutton Council, in South London, is trialling the use of internet-enabled sensors to improve services for disabled car users.

Provided by IoT Solutions Group, the sensors will be placed in disabled parking spots to provide vital data on the usage, frequency, and duration for which a given space is used.

The council hopes the project will help it make informed decisions during area developments and road layout changes, ensuring disabled car users are considered in the...

BT and ABP launch IoT trial at the Port of Ipswich

BT has partnered with Associated British Ports (ABP) to launch an IoT trial at the Port of Ipswich.

The trial will explore how the IoT can help to digitise the port’s logistics and operations processes and speed up the movement and processing of goods.

Andrew Harston, Region Director, Wales and Short Sea Ports, Associated British Ports, said: 

“The trial with BT is an exciting step in the Port of Ipswich’s journey to becoming a smart port.

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NTT creates a ‘digital twin’ of the Tour de France

Japanese telecoms giant NTT has created a “digital twin” of the Tour de France as the tech partner of event organiser Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO).

The Tour de France is the third-largest sporting event in the world and is watched by approximately 3.5 billion people across 190 countries.

A digital twin of the event will give operations staff real-time visibility of race data to ensure the continuity and safety of the race.

Peter Gray, Senior Vice...

Opinion: Key trends that will drive IoT technology development

At last month’s Sigfox Connect, Benjamin Mazet, Product Management Director at Sigfox presented on “Key trends that will drive IoT technology development.”

He believes that the key challenge for the next 18-24 months is to improve IoT technology in order to fully benefit from the digital transformation provided by this new industrial revolution.

The IoT is considered part of the fourth, or new, industrial revolution by connecting the physical and the digital...