All posts by Mike Wheeler

Wholefoods online store packages its commitment to environment

An Australian online wholefood store is upping the ante on reducing its carbon footprint by moving to compostable packaging made from 100 per cent vegetable material. Lismore-based Affordable Wholefoods sells quality bulk organic, non-organic and gluten free wholefoods in resealable, reusable packaging but wanted to offer a more environmentally friendly option. Mark Evans, owner of … Continue reading Wholefoods online store packages its commitment to environment

Formulating water-soluble CBD for infusions

As medicinal cannabis and THC become increasingly acceptable and legally available, a parallel interest is growing in the benefits of another component of cannabis — cannabidiol, or CBD. CBD, a non-THC (non-psychoactive) cannabinoid, can be helpful for a vast number of medical conditions, including anxiety, epileptic seizures, chronic pain and spasticity from multiple sclerosis. Because … Continue reading Formulating water-soluble CBD for infusions

Winmate’s EACFA20 Microsoft Azure IoT-certified gateway

Backplane Systems Technology has released Winmate’s EACFA20 Microsoft Azure IoT-certified gateway. The EACFA20 is a compact industrial IoT gateway engineered to be a stable, secure communication bridge between local devices, sensors and the cloud. It contains a low power consuming Freescale Arm Cortex-A9 i.MX6 processor and operating system support for Android and Linux. The EACFA20 … Continue reading Winmate’s EACFA20 Microsoft Azure IoT-certified gateway

Unifying control systems in the food and beverage industry

Many food and beverage plants have incrementally upgraded their systems over the years, with them now being a complex network of distributed control systems (DCSs) and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems. Connecting a mix of DCS and SCADA systems into one master system can have multiple benefits. Here, Darcy Simonis, Industry Network Leader … Continue reading Unifying control systems in the food and beverage industry