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ICYMI Through December 20, 2021

Added to IoTplaybook or last updated on: 01/05/2022
ICYMI through November 12, 2018

Dreams of a white Christmas will remain unanswered for most of us this year, except for areas of the upper Northwest down toward Colorado, around Minnesota, and a little of the upper Northeast. At least travel will be smoother with less precipitation. Enjoy the holidays, and here are your last juicy newsbits for the year.

Senet's global IoT connectivity network expanded by partnering with Helium, the decentralized wireless network. Together, they now cover more than 2,000 U.S. cities.

Can technology help deal with climate change? Two Italian companies hope so, as integrator Eurotech uses WaterView computer vision and AI to enable real-time weather condition monitoring.

Batteries in IoT devices are often difficult to replace, and all batteries require proper disposal. Perhaps the scientists at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) will be successful in commercializing biodegradable printed paper batteries. When buried, the batteries break down in a month.

Those in home automation might make use of the news that Comcast finally added a video doorbell for its Xfinity Home security customers.

GO, a communications company in Malta, added an asset tracking program to its GO Business IoT services platform.

JD Supra reported on an activity on the legal side of industrial IoT to improve technology for conventional and renewable energy companies. Areas of interest are improving safety and efficiency, analysis of energy use, environmental responsibility, and integrating IIoT with existing technologies.

Link Labs released SuperTag Hub, an easy-to-implement IoT device for boosting supply chain visibility. It works as an access point and gateway for real-time indoor, outdoor, and on-the-move asset tracking.

New Zealand's Unidata joined the Inmarsat Application and Solution Provider (ASP) Programme to enhance its global monitoring and measurement services.

RBC Signals of Redmond, Wash., also partnered with Inmarsat to add more coverage for IoT enterprise customers.

Continuing our predictions from last week, here's another: 5 IoT Trends in 2022.

A short article on the value of IoT analytics.

Some groups are determined to fuse IoT and blockchain, and now there's an IEEE group to develop global standards for decentralized identities using blockchain.

Comcast's MachineQ and CoreKinect partnered to offer a LoRaWAN-based outdoor asset tracking program for inventory management. Companies can integrate it into their own business applications or use CoreKinect's data visualization application.

Travel Daily Media discusses how IoT helps hotel guests while maintaining worker safety.

Banner Engineering of Minnesota released its DXMR90 industrial controller for IIoT.

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Nervous about traveling? Tired of the hassle? Try this "Window to the World" project, and move a plane around a map to see live images from around the world through a window frame.