Demand for sensors are growing for perishable items such as food, flowers and pharmaceuticals.
David Savastano, Editor11.10.17
As the Internet of Things (IoT) becomes more of a reality, there is growing interest in the development of sensors for linking objects. In February 2017, Gartner, Inc. forecasted that “8.4 billion connected things will be in use worldwide in 2017, up 311% from 2016, and will reach 20.4 billion by 2020. Total spending on endpoints and services will reach almost $2 trillion in 2017.”
That requires a lot of sensors to connect these devices.
The ability to monitor perishable items, temperature, humidity and other areas is of much interest to manufacturers, retailers and end users alike. Today, in the case of perishables, there are a number of ways to monitor goods such as foods, flowers and medicines, such as thermochromic inks and barcodes, but the next generation of sensors are on their way, utilizing smart labels, NFC and Bluetooth, RFID and the cloud to deliver results.
Increasing Demand For Temperature Sensors
There are a number of drivers that are pushing
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