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RFID News Roundup

Avery Dennison RFID announces partnership with Target ••• Alien Technology, SOTI add automation, orchestration capabilities to Android RFID handhelds ••• Linxens Group acquires Smartrac's Secure ID & Transactions business ••• Mist offers BLE platform for scalable, standards-based asset visibility ••• Senseon expands cabinet-locking system for jewelers, boutiques, consumer electronics ••• Urbanest Darling Square deploys ASSA ABLOY Hospitality door lock solutions ••• Identiv announces high-security, high-frequency physical access cards.
By Rich Handley
Apr 06, 2017

The following are news announcements made during the past week by the following organizations: Avery Dennison RFID, Target; Alien Technology, SOTI; Linxens Group, Smartrac; Mist; Senseon; Urbanest Darling Square, ASSA ABLOY Hospitality; and Identiv.

Avery Dennison RFID Announces Partnership With Target

Avery Dennison RFID has announced a global radio frequency identification partnership agreement with Target Corp., as part of Target's deployment of RFID technology to more than 1,600 stores to help maximize inventory availability and deliver an enhanced guest experience. This deployment is the largest of its kind.

Target is leveraging Avery Dennison's broad UHF RFID portfolio for a variety of category and performance needs, including apparel and a number of home products. In addition, Avery Dennison RFID tags have been integrated with current trim products in order to optimize the branding of the garments being tagged.

"In the apparel industry, having an accurate picture of stock availability is an important driver for retailers to deliver an optimized omnichannel experience," said Bill Toney, Avery Dennison's VP of RFID market development, in a prepared statement. "We are honored to be selected by Target as a key business partner for this initiative." Avery Dennison and Target have declined to comment for this story.

Alien Technology, SOTI Add Automation, Orchestration Capabilities to Android RFID Handhelds

Alien Technology, a provider of UHF RFID products and services, has announced the availability of SOTI's MobiControl enterprise mobility management (EMM) solution on Alien's Android-based ALR-H450 line of handheld RFID readers. The ALR-H450 has been certified for use with MobiControl, and several of Alien's partners have already introduced products utilizing SOTI's EMM technology.

"Alien's fast, long-range Android RFID reader has experienced rapid market adoption, and a number of customers with large roll-outs required the ability to remotely manage their devices," said Neil Mitchell, Alien Technology's senior director of marketing, in a prepared statement. "The provision of the SOTI MobiControl EMM solution on Alien Android-based RFID solutions empowers customers with large or distributed supply chains to simply manage their installations without delay."

"We are introducing advanced automation and orchestration capabilities in close partnership with Alien Technology," said Shash Anand, SOTI's VP of strategic alliances, in the prepared statement. "Together, we offer leading enterprise mobility management capabilities and Android-based RFID technology, deepening the reach of our vertical leadership in warehouse, logistics and supply chain management."

Alien's Android-based ALR-H450 handheld reader

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