In the last few years several brands have experimented with NFC enabled smart packaging, but these trials have primarily been in low volume marketing campaigns. A significant reduction in cost is required to progress to high volume, mass market roll out.
Working hand in hand with 18 partner companies, Siemens AG is founding “MindSphere World”, a worldwide user organisation for the cloud-based open IoT operating system MindSphere. Its aim is to expand the global reach of the ecosystem based on MindSphere. The organisation is also designed to afford support to its individual members in developing and improving IoT solutions on the MindSphere platform and in tapping new markets in the digital economy.
Qorvo (Greensboro, North Carolina), a leading provider of innovative RF solutions, is helping seniors live more independently in their homes with the help of a new eHealth system powered by the company’s chipsets for the Internet of Things (IoT). Health insurer CZ will provide the system to 3000 elderly customers in The Netherlands, marking the first deployment of a senior smart home solution by a large health insurance company.