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RFID News Roundup
Turck releases new compact RFID read-write head, tags ••• Guard RFID announces mobile apps for its AllGuard platform ••• Seagull Scientific updates BarTender software ••• Xerafy settles lawsuit with SenseStone and Zhejiang Jiakang Electronics ••• Smartrac unveils Prelams based on NXP's latest Mifare Plus SE chip ••• BluFlux joins DecaWave's partnership program ••• Nursing home in Turkey installs Elpas RTLS from Tyco Security Products ••• Accutech debuts Tag Test Station for wander-prevention and infant-protection systems.
Nov 27, 2015—
The following are news announcements made during the past week by the following organizations:
Guard RFID Solutions;
Xerafy, SenseStone Technology, Zhejiang Jiakang Electronics;
Smartrac, NXP Semiconductors;
Turck Releases New Compact RFID Read-Write Head, Tags
Turck has announced the TB-Q08, a small RFID read-write head compliant with the ISO 15693 standard. Measuring 32 millimeters by 20 millimeters by 8 millimeters (1.3 inches by 0.8 inch by 0.3 inch), the TB-Q08 integrates the antenna, electronics and two LEDs that are visible from all directions. The LEDs indicate a functioning power supply, as well as active read-write operations, to the user.
When combined with Turck's new R10 and R12 tags—measuring 10 millimeters (0.39 inch) and 12 millimeters (0.47 inch) in diameter, respectively—the TB-Q08 works well for the identification of metal objects, the company reports. The new tags, which can be embedded directly in metal, are equipped with a chip that supports password functions, and can be used in conjunction with Turck's BL ident RFID system for tracking goods within a manufacturing environment, enabling basic brand protection, access protection and access-rights management.
Guard RFID Announces Mobile Apps for Its AllGuard Platform
Guard RFID Solutions has announced that its mobile application clients for its AllGuard Active RFID platform are now available as apps that can be downloaded for free at the Apple iTunes and Google Play online stores.Omni-ID and Guard RFID Release Open-Standard 433 MHz Technology) and support the ISO 18000-7 standard. The AllGuard Mobile app lets users monitor tag events and locations while on the move, according to the company, via either Wi-Fi networks or cellular data connections.
AllGuard Mobile provides users with the ability to view tag events and perform queries to locate assets or personnel, in graphical as well as text formats. Notifications of pre-determined tag events, such as those that create alarms or warnings, are displayed even if AllGuard Mobile is running in the background, the company reports. Such events can also be acknowledged and accepted by authorized users that have provided proper credentials. In addition, the app supports the ability to display the entire population of tagged items, so as to determine personnel demographics in the event of, for example, an incident requiring evacuation.
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