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  • RFID Technology Tracks Conditions Under the Big Top

    One Cirque du Soleil troupe has begun using a wireless solution from Blulog to ensure that temperature and humidity levels are comfortable and healthy for aerialists wherever they perform. Blulog has also released a new, low-cost version of its NFC data loggers for a very different industry—food cold supply chains.

  • Garmin Releasing Its Second NFC-enabled Garmin Pay Product

    The technology in the company's vivoactive 3 and Forerunner 645 Music watches consists of NXP Semiconductors' Secure Element and Loader Service for secure NFC-enabled transactions and integration to bank service companies.

  • MeReal Biometrics Combines Biometrics and NFC Technologies for New Card Solution

    The company, based in France and Hong Kong, is selling an ID card for the hospitality industry that leverages Near Field Communication, as well as biometrics and acoustic signals, to vary the level of security for access control, payments and VIP services.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Janam Technologies releases rugged smartphone with RFID, NFC capabilities ••• Quuppa launches tag module for indoor positioning ••• Cypress Semiconductor offers software suite to accelerate IoT product designs ••• CenTrak intros hybrid ultrasound-Gen2IR IoT location and sensing solution ••• Sonitor Technologies announces ultrasound-based indoor positioning platform for smartphones, mobile devices ••• Silicon Labs provides battery-operated Wi-Fi devices for Internet of Things ••• Avery Dennison RBIS to offer panel discussion on brand protection, connected products.

  • Proposed GS1 Specification Would Link Bar-Code, QR-Code, NFC and RFID Data

    The organization's working group is planning a summer release of its new spec, while EVRYTHNG, a software company co-chairing the group, is selling its own platform to manage data about a product in a single location, whether accessed via NFC, RFID or bar-code technology.

  • RFID News Roundup

    B.O.S. Better Online Solutions' RFID and Mobile Division receives order for retail self-scanning project ••• Comprion launches NFC testing and troubleshooting system ••• Scania evaluates H&D Wireless RTLS solution for indoor positioning ••• SML sponsors Auburn University RFID Center, joins Board of Advisors ••• MetraLabs, Qopius collaborate on retail vision robot ••• Frost & Sullivan report cites high-revenue RF test and measurement areas.

  • Small Murata IoT Component Links BLE, NFC

    The company's fingernail-sized MBN52832 module can collect sensor data and forward it wirelessly via BLE or NFC, enabling IoT applications with very small controls in lighting, health care, agriculture or other vertical markets.

  • Small Children Jam to NFC-Enabled Jukebox

    The Jooki, from MuuseLabs, is intended to allow children to listen to their favorite music, without the added distractions of a smartphone or tablet, by placing an NFC-tagged figurine on a speaker equipped with a reader and a Wi-Fi connection.

  • RFID News Roundup

    SML enters new markets for RFID beyond apparel, footwear ••• ImageFIRST introduces managed solutions for tracking scrubs, lab coats ••• FineLine Technologies acquires Ferm RFID Solutions B.V. ••• China Unicom Research Institute joins ZigBee Alliance ••• NFC Forum issues call for entries for Innovation Awards ••• Unified Office adds IoT infrastructure management to managed business communications service ••• Thales eSecurity, 451 Research report data breaches rising with transformative technology adoption.

  • New NFC Tag Detects Tampering, Transmits That Status to Readers

    Automotive, pharmaceutical and high-value brand companies are testing samples of Smartrac's Circus Tamper Loop tag with NXP's NTAG 213 TT chip built in, to identify whether a product has been tampered with and respond to interrogation with the tampered status.

  • NFC Brings Music Mixing to DropMix Board Game

    The game, from Hasbro and Harmonix Music Systems, allows players to create thousands of unique mixes based on popular songs, with the help of passive NFC RFID and Bluetooth technologies.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Bergen Airport to leverage BLIP Systems' technology to reduce wait times ••• RAIN RFID Alliance announces retail brands worldwide adopting UHF RFID ••• Schreiner ProTech intros RFID label for container management ••• CEVA's Bluetooth 5 Low Energy IP certified with Ellisys' Bluetooth compliance tester ••• Global Net Solutions Offers IoT badge-based security system ••• Runtime announces commercial support for Thread ••• CAEN RFID releases Bluetooth UHF RFID key fob reader.

  • Foodles Brings Oodles of RFID-Enabled Dining Options to Paris

    The technology startup is delivering UHF and NFC systems to small and mid-sized businesses so that they can provide fresh food offerings to employees, while RFID enables sales transactions and inventory management.

  • Paper Company Brings Intelligence to Packaging

    Several consumer-brand businesses are testing RFID and NFC versions of Stora Enso's Intelligent Packaging solution that includes RFID-enabled packages and readers, as well as software and apps to manage read data.

  • French Researchers, Paper Company Release NFC Printing Method on Paper

    A doctoral thesis at the University of Grenoble Alpes identifies three methods of printing electronics for Near Field Communication tags directly onto paper; the system is now being offered by French paper company PowerCoat.

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