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ICYMI Through May 18, 2020

Added to IoTplaybook or last updated on: 05/27/2020
ICYMI through November 12, 2018

2020 just keeps on giving presents we didn’t ask for, doesn’t it? Viruses and murder hornets and now an early start to the storm season. Tropical Storm Arthur hits North Carolina today, two weeks before the official storm season starts on June 1. Batten down those hatches and catch up on these newsbits before they blow away.

Some may need help remembering their way around when they go back to a post-corona office. Microsoft’s Channel 9 Deep Dive: Indoor Maps with Azure Maps in a couple of weeks can help.

Outdoor maps may be a better tool for the new FedEx Surround, which is powered by Microsoft Azure and Dynamics 365 and relies on smart IoT devices.

The Motley Fool gives us the numbers showing how the economic shutdown hurts IoT companies. Subject is Sierra Wireless and its 9.3% revenue drop in Q1 2020 over Q1 2019. Investors of all stripes are looking for a jump in IoT stocks as fever detection systems become a thing.

Want to check on thermal sensor system progress? Here’s a comparison between two leading Fever Fighting Devices. Actually, they only detect, not fight, but it’s a start.

802 Secure isn’t alone in offering more security help for the wave of newly-remote workers. But its AIRSHIELD Wireless IT and IoT for Executive Remote Workers does help protect the IoT devices people forget are on their networks.

Is every part of a business a potential IoT project? Since the BBN Times discussed IoT in human resources, it seems so. And they discuss more than just timeclocks.

Maintenance monitoring for industrial equipment generates buckets of IoT projects. But sensors with dead batteries cause more harm than good. So it’s nice that Everactive launched its Machine Health Monitoring product line to provide battery-less sensors usable on all manner of rotating equipment. You know, pumps, motors, fans, compressors, and merry-go-rounds.

Applied Information’s new Next Generation Pedestrian Crossing Safety System uses IoT to update the stick figure walking light. Crossings can now monitor traffic and work with smartphones.

You can’t build IoT devices without sensors, and the world’s largest sensor makers are spending more and more dollars to create more and more sensors, says News Distinct.

Do you have customers who only trust certain news outlets? Then maybe this introductory, “What is the Internet of Things?” from Fox Business will help give those prospects a nudge.

The Chinese launched two of the proposed 80 low Earth orbit IoT communications satellites on May 12.

Perhaps those satellites will help track shipping containers and other goods. Tres Solutions and Danelec Marine are working on new products for the logistically minded.