Insights from BCC Research

Computing with Spider Webs

Posted by Clayton Luz on Mar 23, 2017 10:30:00 AM

Modern life is becoming connected through a web of technology. The term "Internet of Things" (IoT) refers to, among other entities, an industrial internet of things, smart cities and smart buildings. These terms depend on one thing that brings them together—sensors.

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Topics: Instrumentation and Sensors

RFID-Based Real-Time Inventory Tracking Streamlines Efficiency

Posted by Clayton Luz on Mar 10, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Radio frequency identification and sensor technology use radio frequency waves to exchange data between a reader and a movable object in order to locate, identify or track the object.

 
Sounds like the ideal technology for parents of young toddlers, who are always, well, toddling off somewhere. Kidding aside, the technology has huge implications for players of an enterprise supply chain. Retailers, suppliers, logistics providers can leverage the technology to track goods along the supply chain.
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Topics: Instrumentation and Sensors

Hand-Picked Specialty Crops ‘Ripe’ For 'Smart Farming' Techniques

Posted by Clayton Luz on Mar 7, 2017 11:45:00 AM

Many of the “smart farming” techniques and technologies that help growers harvest more of what they sow faster and more efficiently have focused primarily on row crops like corn, soybeans, and wheat, bypassing growers of high-value fresh produce like strawberries.

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Topics: Instrumentation and Sensors

Digitizing Physical Spaces Using 3-D Scanning Technology

Posted by Clayton Luz on Feb 13, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Originating as little more than laboratory curiosities in the 1980s, three-dimensional (3-D) scanners have emerged and expanded into a wide variety of commercial, scientific and artistic market niches.

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Topics: Instrumentation and Sensors