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   IOT JOURNAL NEWSLETTER | AUG. 10, 2016
   » Water-Smart Avocadoes
   » Britain: On Its Own With IoT
   » Getting on the Smart City Bus
NEWS STORIES
Sensor Network Has Avocado Farmer Seeing Green
High water costs made Kurt Bantle's avocado farm financially untenable, but after optimizing his irrigation system by using a network of sensors linked to an IoT network, he was able to slash his water costs and recoup his investment in just six months.
By Mary Catherine O'Connor
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WestLotto Hopes to Get Lucky With BLE Technology
The German lottery operator is in the middle of a six-month pilot of a system that uses Bluetooth beacons to send promotional offers to WestLotto app users, and then monitors how those individuals respond.
By Claire Swedberg
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Busses Inch Toward Autonomous Operation
Transit agencies are beginning to rely on IoT networks to improve safety and offer commuters new, energy-efficient modes of transport.
By Mary Catherine O'Connor
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Don't Miss Out—The Event Is Next Week!
Internet of Things Virtual Event
Aug. 16, 2016 • 11 AM to 1 PM EDT (3 PM to 5 PM UTC)
What's behind all the excitement about the Internet of Things? How will companies benefit from IoT technologies? What will be the impact on consumers? What strategies should companies use to take advantage of IoT technologies, and which technologies will dominate the IoT? This virtual event will feature case studies from early adopters. Learn from industry experts, market leaders and analysts who will share their insights about overcoming technical, user and governmental challenges, and how to create effective business models using the power of the Internet of Things.
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EDITOR'S NOTE
Climate Change Is Chipping Away at the Shellfish Industry
Oyster farmers, already suffering from losses caused by ocean acidification, are also on guard against bacteria that new research shows are increasing in lockstep with warming oceans. The IoT can help oyster producers address threats associated with warming waters in the short term, but the long-term fix will take more than technology.
By Mary Catherine O'Connor
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EXPERT VIEW
What Does Brexit Mean for the Internet of Things?
Britain's exit from the European Union is creating massive uncertainty for the U.K. economy. Technology firms, including IoT players, face potential challenges to their markets, funding and workforces, but they can also take advantage of fresh opportunities.
By Nick Monnickendam
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WHITE PAPER
Globalized M2M and IoT Connectivity
More than 13 billion connected devices are estimated to exist, with more than 5.5 million new ones coming online daily. The challenge many enterprises face with an ever-growing network of connected things is how to effectively capture and channel the data being exchanged. EMnify explores machine-to-machine (M2M) connectivity, how IoT applications are enabled by M2M technology, the existing options for IoT connectivity, and data management and security for manufacturers preparing for a global deployment of internet-enabled devices.
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