- SpiceJet Uses Beacons, NFC RFID to Automate Check-in
The Indian airline's new system, installed this summer at Hyderabad Airport, enables passengers to automatically receive a boarding pass as soon as they arrive at the airport, or to tap their phone against an RFID-tagged sign to access that pass.
- Beacons and NFC RFID Take Off at Bologna Airport
Since June, passengers at the Italian airport have been able to access information about flights, security and buses via Bluetooth beacons installed at various locations, as well as NFC RFID tags attached to posters.
- TSA Hopes to RFID-enable 60 Security Lanes This Year
American Airlines will fund the new screening lanes at four airports; the Transportation Security Administration is in talks with other airlines regarding similar deployments.
- RFID News Roundup
Impinj, Accruent Healthcare partner on solution for tracking medical devices ••• Dolphin works with Aman Aviation to boost airline RFID adoption in India ••• Century Link unveils new UHF RFID laundry tags ••• Maria&Donato to embed Thinfilm NFC tags into its luxury handbags ••• Aucxis launches new fixed RFID reader.
- RFID Journal to Hold RFID in Aerospace and Defense Event in Long Beach, Calif.
Fast-track RFID training will be offered on Oct. 19, one day prior to the event.
- THINaër Launches Low-Cost Beacon-based RTLS
Health-care and aerospace companies are already using the firm's solution to determine the locations and movements of items and individuals, and to analyze that data in terms of efficiency, maintenance or other factors.
- RFID Delivers Benefits to Air Canada Cargo
The freight services company is deploying Franwell's CargoAware solution to track shipments as they move through its five hubs and larger cargo-transfer stations around the world.
- TSA Installs RFID-enabled Screening System at Atlanta Airport to Cut Wait Times
The U.S. agency is piloting an automated system for screening carry-on bags and items that uses RFID-tagged bins, linking each bin's tag ID with photo and X-ray images of its contents.
- RFID News Roundup
George Mason University chooses HID Global ID card solution ••• William Frick & Co. unveils UHF RFID tags with two dual-record memory ••• PLI, Smartrac, NXP join forces to provide secure RFID cards to hospitality market ••• TSA, Delta Air Lines test RFID to speed up screening process ••• Impinj releases IoT Connector software for SAP's Hybris Commerce ••• MTI Wireless Edge announces two new RFID antennas.
- Delta Gives Green Light to RFID Baggage Tracking
The airline has installed thousands of RFID readers across its U.S. operations.
- RFID News Roundup
Checkpoint releases circular tag for health, beauty products; boosts production capabilities ••• Farsens unveils prototype RFID sensor tags ••• RFID, RTLS adoption to rise in warehouses, according to Zebra study ••• Startup reelyActive launches Bluetooth-enabled customer-tracking service ••• STiD unveils two new UHF RFID tags for aerospace, oil and gas industries ••• GS1 UK survey shows growing RFID adoption by apparel sector ••• Radley and Smart Label Solutions announce partnership.
- Alaska Airlines Passengers Take Electronic Luggage Tags for Test Flight
The airline is offering 500 frequent fliers the chance to try Vanguard-ID's ViewTag, which combines an e-paper display, a Bluetooth Low Energy radio and a passive UHF RFID inlay.
- MWT Materials Brings RFID Shielding to Fish-Processing Plants, Airports
The company's isolation curtains and RF-blocking pads enable users to better control where RFID reader transmissions go, as well as prevent inadvertent tag readings.
- Finalists Unveiled for 10th Annual RFID Journal Awards
Florida Hospital, Delta Air Lines and Target are among the finalists for 2016. The winners will be revealed at this year's LIVE! event, being held on May 3-5.
- Aerospace, Aviation Leaders to Discuss RFID's Benefits at RFID Journal LIVE! 2016
End users from Airbus, Boeing, Delta Air Lines, KLM, Orbital ATK, the U.S. Air Force and Northrop Grumman will share best practices and adoption strategies at RFID Journal's 14th annual event.