RFID is a separate technology that uses MUCH lower frequencies (as low as 14Mhz) typically with a fully passive transponder that is RF powered. Rather than integrate the two (which I see happening also), the initial draft of the retail profile used ZigBee for that function. I think you will see them integrate.
The main reason for using ZigBee telecom profile over BT is power consumption. Phones, particularly large display units, have a challenge with battery life. BT is a power hog, although BTLE is better. My opinion is that ZigBee telecom may or may not see the light of day... but I am often wrong
The company says it anticipates high-definition video for home security and other uses will be the next mature technology integrated into the IoT domain, hence the introduction of its MatrixCam devkit.
Siemens and Georgia Institute of Technology are partnering to address limitations in the current additive manufacturing design-to-production chain in an applied research project as part of the federally backed America Makes program.
Most of the new 3D printers and 3D printing technologies in this crop are breaking some boundaries, whether it's build volume-per-dollar ratios, multimaterials printing techniques, or new materials types.
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