Bluvision was named as the leader among 24 Bluetooth low energy beacon vendors, based in part on its support for asset tracking and industrial applications, according to a competitive market analysis by ABI Research.
In another sign that the movement to kill passwords is gaining momentum, Microsoft is testing a new version of its Authenticator app that would allow Windows 10 users to unlock their computers via Bluetooth by simply tapping on their phones.
Google is adding native Bluetooth beacon support for its latest Chrome for Android update as part of its Physical Web initiative, the company said in a blog post.
Accessory maker Brydge unveiled on Monday a pair of Bluetooth wireless keyboards for the iPad Pro and iPad mini 4.
Bluetooth Low Energy beacons are finally set to hit the mainstream in 2016, with retailers in particularly gearing up for major deployments next year, according to ABI Research.
Retail giant Target is turning to beacons to boost its customer experience. The chain began piloting beacons Wednesday in 50 of its stores so that shoppers may receive coupons for items on their mobile devices based on their in-store location.
Business travelers who want to work in their hotel rooms are often frustrated by the poor quality of the Wi-Fi connection, even when they have to pay extra for it.To provide better Wi-Fi connectivity in hotel rooms, Zebra Technologies has made available a wall-mounted access point that can provide mobile broadband speeds in each room.
Identiv, a Fremont, California-based security firm, has been awarded four patents by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for near-field communications, mobile and security inventions.
Chip maker ARM is trying to improve the battery life of IoT devices that use Bluetooth to communicate data, with the acquisitions of Wicentric and Sunrise Micro Devices.
Security and privacy have been major topics of discussion in the world of wearables--think Google Glass--and the Apple Watch isn't immune to these concerns.