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Alien Technology to host workshop about RFID in Latin America ••• NFC Forum inks agreements with Active & Intelligent Packaging Industry Association, Wireless Power Consortium ••• Inmarsat finds skills gap could limit IoT innovation in energy sector ••• STATSports selects Taoglas to monitor sports performance ••• Telink Semiconductor releases SDK compatible with new Bluetooth SIG standard ••• Cortet By CEL launches ZigBee extender for wireless sensor network, M2M and Internet of Things applications ••• Fathom intros new industrial Bluetooth beacon.
By Rich Handley
Aug 10, 2017

The following are news announcements made during the past week by the following organizations: Alien Technology; the NFC Forum, the Active & Intelligent Packaging Industry Association, the Wireless Power Consortium; Inmarsat; STATSports, Taoglas; Telink Semiconductor; Cortet By CEL; and Fathom.

Alien Technology to Host Workshop About RFID in Latin America

Alien Technology, a provider of ultrahigh-frequency (UHF) radio frequency identification products and services, has announced that it will hold a Latin America RFID Academy workshop on Aug. 22-25, 2017. The workshop will take place in Miamisburg, Ohio.

According to Alien, the demand for RFID solutions is on the rise in Latin America and worldwide. Adoption of the technology has been rapid in retail, health care, transportation and manufacturing, the company reports, for real-time tracking of items in the supply chain to improve customer service.

The Latin America RFID Academy workshop will discuss how RFID operates in different environments. Presenters will offer best practices, showcase the latest technologies, and explain how to solve challenges in real-world settings and how to maximize a return on investment (ROI). Attendees will receive hands-on experience in break-out lab sessions and see RFID in action at the RFID Solutions Center, a 15,000-square-foot simulated supply chain and retail facility.

The company is offering a free seat at the event with a developer's kit purchase of either its ALR-F800 or ALR-H450 handheld reader. Alien has also added training on its new ALR-F800-X with Emissary solution, which is being implemented by numerous companies worldwide to reduce the cost and complexity associated with installing, configuring and managing a network of RFID readers.

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