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10 January 2024

Trusstor integrates IoT solutions with Autodesk Construction Cloud 

Construction operations platform Trusstor is advancing its functionality by integrating with construction management software Autodesk Construction Cloud.  

The integration will allow construction project teams to keep track of workers’ locations, activities, and safety incidents in real time, the company said. 

The Trusstor platform combines a zero-intrusion Internet of Things (IoT) solution with capabilities such as advanced oversight, reporting, and analysis.   

Meanwhile, Autodesk Construction Cloud is a combination of advanced technology, building networks, as well as predictive insights to help construction teams.   

By adding the Trusstor Partner Card to their Autodesk Build Insights or BIM 360 Project Home dashboards, project teams gain full visibility into on-site activities, aiding in project management and monitoring.  

The Trusstor Partner Card enables project managers to plan, manage, and monitor weekly on-site activities effectively.   

The user-friendly IoT wearables from Trusstor deliver real-time insights for advanced project monitoring and reporting.  

10 January 2024

Airtel’s IoT solutions to power 20 million Adani Energy smart meters 

Airtel Business, the B2B division of Bharti Airtel, has secured a contract to deliver real-time connectivity and smart Internet of Things (IoT) solutions for 20 million AESL smart meters across India. 

With its extensive communications network in the country, Airtel will provide the necessary connectivity to ensure AESL’s smart meters function efficiently and securely. 

The smart meters are being configured to improve communication for the company. 

The initiative aims to modernise energy metering by utilising Airtel’s advanced connectivity solutions including narrowband-IoT (NB-IoT), 4G and 2G technologies. 

These technologies can facilitate real-time data transfer and communication between smart meters and centralised applications. 

Airtel’s IoT platform, the Airtel IoT Hub, will be integral to the project, offering tracking, monitoring, analytics and diagnostic services. 

12 January 2024

Fedrigoni acquires minority stake in IoT solution provider SharpEnd 

The Fedrigoni Group, a provider of speciality papers for luxury packaging and premium labels, has acquired a minority stake in SharpEnd, an Internet of Things (IoT) solutions and consulting company.   

The financial details of the deal have not been disclosed.  

This investment is part of Fedrigoni’s new corporate venture capital programme aimed at accelerating innovation and acquiring new technologies.  

SharpEnd, which was founded in 2015, focuses on helping brands enhance their products, packaging, and customer engagement through connected solutions.   

The company’s proprietary software as a service platform,, manages billions of touchpoints across various sectors, including drinks, beauty, wellness, and luxury fashion.  

Launched in 2019, the platform is currently utilised in more than 130 countries.   

12 January 2024

Wiliot launches IoT platform for packaging 

Internet of Things (IoT) start-up Wiliot is set to showcase its ambient IoT technology at the US National Retail Federation’s (NRF) Retail’s Big Show 2024 in New York City. 

Ambient IoT is an evolution of legacy IoT and RFID [radio frequency identification] technologies. Wiliot’s ambient IoT visibility platform connects the digital and physical through the company’s IoT pixels – stamp-sized, self-powered compute devices – and battery-free smart tags that push data to the cloud in real time. 

IoT pixels can attach to any physical thing – such as packaging, or a container or crate – and connect it to the internet. 

Once connected, products transmit real-time item and case-level information about their location, temperature, humidity and even carbon footprint. This provides retailers with the data they need to improve supply chain performance, ensure product safety and optimise staff time. 

19 January 2024

Retailers embrace AIoT technology 

Retailers are facing intense competition, compelling them to seek innovative ways to stand out. Prioritising customer service, efficient operations, and personalisation is crucial in this landscape. 

A recent collaboration between Hikvision and Retail Customer Experience has yielded a white paper detailing the potential of Artificial Intelligence of Things (AIoT) in helping retailers stay ahead of the game. 

The fusion of artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT), known as AIoT, introduces intelligent video systems. These systems utilise high-definition cameras and AI analytics to offer actionable insights. 

Retailers can leverage features such as remote inspection and business intelligence, tailoring the shopping environment to meet consumer demands efficiently. 

This technology not only enhances operational efficiency but also elevates the overall customer experience.