- Boeing Deploys RFID In-House for Assembly Management
The company is using Fujitsu's new RFID Integrated Label to track up to 7,000 different components built into aircraft at four Boeing factory sites.
- Lockheed Martin to Deploy BLE Solution for RTLS at Orlando Facilities
The Tracko solution, from OnyxBeacon, was commercially released in late 2016, and includes beacons, an app and software platform to identify location, and sound alerts as configured by users.
- London Airport Enables Proximity Apps With BLE Beacons
Gatwick Airport's 2,000 Bluetooth Low Energy beacons, from Pointr Labs, are transmitting to the phones of passengers and airport personnel, so that the airport, airlines and stores can build apps that guide passengers to flights, offer them promotions at nearby stores, and provide location data to staff members responding to calls.
- Tamper-Evident Tag Transmits Whether or Not Seal Breaks
HID Global's edTamper Seal Tag was designed for airline use to track whether life vests packed under passenger seats were present and unopened, thereby ensuring they will operate properly if needed.
- Republic Airline Issues RFID Request for Proposals
The airline seeks to add RFID reading capabilities to the safety equipment on its aircraft, track parts on planes, and facilitate removal and installation transactions in its ERP system.
- Defense and Aerospace Industry Leaders to Discuss RFID's Benefits at LIVE! 2017
RFID Journal's 15th annual event, being held on May 9-11 in Phoenix, Ariz., will feature a defense and aerospace conference track including a DoD session panel.
- CEITEC Receives Certification for e-Passport Chip
The Brazilian semiconductor company has received Common Criteria International Safety Certification, enabling to market the product inside and outside the country.
- New Beacon Company Brings Intelligence to In-Flight Entertainment, Banks
Conichiwa, a spinoff of German hotel app firm conichi, is providing systems that recognize an individual or item based on beacon transmissions, and can thus personalize service or improve efficiency.
- RFID News Roundup
Zebra Technologies unveils mobile handheld devices for clinical mobility workflow, patient care ••• STMicroelectronics offers NFC technology for secure contactless payments, IoT ••• Brady, Vizinex RFID partner on aerospace tags ••• AiRISTA Flow, Conexus provide RTLS solutions to military hospitals ••• Shenzhen Chuangxinjia intros new RFID label for multiple applications ••• iSEEK Corp. announces compact shape code for embedded identification apps ••• Juniper Systems integrates UHF RFID with Mesa 2 rugged tablet.
- International LAX Terminal Sees 50 Percent Efficiency Gain for Wheelchair Responses With BLE
Aero Port Services is deploying its beacon-based solution at the Tom Bradley International Terminal, following testing that found average responses to wheelchair requests dropped from 15 to 20 minutes to only seven minutes.
- RIOgaleão Airport Adopts 3,000 BLE Beacons
Internet of Things technology is helping passengers at the main airport in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, find services via their smartphones.
- RFID News Roundup
NFC Forum unveils tag-certification initiative, calls for participation ••• Fly Delta app adds push notifications for baggage check-in ••• DHS releases strategic principles for securing Internet of Things ••• Fior Markets' 2016 global handheld RFID terminal market report ••• Siemens' new RFID readers for flexible applications ••• Thinfilm, Bedford offer smart hangtag for NFC mobile marketing ••• Gooee partners with PointGrab to enhance smart lighting platform.
- Airline Industry Study Is Upbeat About RFID-Based Baggage Tracking
A report from IATA and SITA predicts that global RFID use by Delta Air Lines and other carriers to manage bags will save $3 billion by the end of 2022, and reduce handling errors by 25 percent.
- RFID News Roundup
MEPS Real-Time intros Intelliguard Linked Visibility Inventory System ••• Invengo acquires 10 percent stake in SML ••• Tests show Fujitsu UHF RFID linen tags are suitable for use in MRI systems ••• Vizinex RFID and Brady SmartID release aerospace tags ••• UAB Medicine to adopt Connexient's indoor wayfinding solution ••• NIST seeks comments on lightweight cryptography draft report.
- Delta Air Lines, U.S. Air Force, Northrop Grumman and Others to Share Best Practices for Using RFID Technologies
RFID in Aerospace and Defense will help attendees determine how to deploy RFID in their operations.