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Vizinex RFID, Xtreme RFID collaborate on mini RFID tag ••• ORBCOMM launches cold chain monitoring solution ••• Cubic Telecom closes €40 million in Series C IoT investment round ••• Zinnov Zones study gives eInfochips high marks for its IoT technology ••• Opto 22 intros IoT certification program for systems integrators ••• IoT software provider Runtime earns Open Connectivity Foundation award.
By Rich Handley
Aug 24, 2017

The following are news announcements made during the past week by the following organizations: Vizinex RFID, Xtreme RFID; ORBCOMM; Cubic Telecom; Zinnov Zones; Opto 22; Runtime, and the Open Connectivity Foundation.

Vizinex RFID, Xtreme RFID Collaborate on Mini RFID Tag

Vizinex RFID, a company that develops and manufactures RFID tags for specific applications, has announced that it has collaborated with Xtreme RFID to launch a new tag specifically built for smaller equipment. The new tag is known as the VX-Mini.

"Our first VX product, the VX-Mid, was very well received in the market. Our customers have asked for the same ruggedness and mounting flexibility in a tag with a smaller footprint and a lower price point, and the VX-Mini is our response to that request," said Ken Horton, Vizinex's CEO, in a prepared statement. "We believe current customers using returnable transport items and tagging heavy equipment or tooling, or anyone who wants to better track high-value assets in outdoor or industrial environments, will get what they need from the VX-Mini."

The VX-Mini measures 17.02 millimeters by 61.47 millimeters by 7.5 millimeters. The mount-on-metal tag has a read range of up to 10 feet and a temperature tolerance of -40 degrees to 374 degrees Fahrenheit. According to the two companies, it can be optionally upgraded to a high-temperature version if higher tolerance is required.

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