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Monday, September 05, 2016

Smaller and More Flexible Tracking Motes

RFID, AIDC, and IoT News: Intel Demonstrates New Mote that Can Track Parcel Handling History

Idea Not New, but Approach Is, with Tiny Mote Powered by Wi-Fi Networks

It's been a long time since SCDigest has written anything about motes, the small wireless chips that can easily network with each other and be connected to a range of sensors to monitor factory machinery, bridges and lots more. These motes are sometimes connected to the concept of “Smart Dust.” (See Technologies to Watch: Motes.) .... Supply Chain Digest Says...  In fact, why would parcel carriers even bother to deliver a package that is known to have been mishandled.

Well just recently, the smart folks at Intel demonstrated a new potential use for motes: tracking how small packages are handled in their journey from shipper to business or consumer.  ... " 

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