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  • RFID News Roundup

    NXP offers larger silicon wafers to boost RFID chip production capacity, sustainability ••• NFC RFID technology from Smartrac and FinnCode adds music to kids' book ••• CYBRA intros RFID-enabled safety solution for real-time tracking of people, assets ••• RAIN Alliance publishes new document on RFID reader sensitivity testing ••• Extronics launches iRFID500 handheld UHF RFID reader for hazardous areas ••• Avery Dennison invests in flexible electronics company PragmatIC ••• Italian bus company uses beacon-based gamification to boost ridership, protect environment ••• Janam's XT2 rugged, RFID-enabled mobile computer certified for IntelliTrack's Android app ••• RFID tags give researchers new insight into hummingbird migration behaviors.

  • High Tech Fire & Safety Manages Equipment Inspections via NFC

    A solution from Tap Report enables inspectors and maintenance workers to access and write data about a piece of safety equipment with the tap of a phone against an NFC RFID tag.

  • Mist's Virtual Bluetooth Beacons Get a Try-out

    The company says one of its devices can create unlimited virtual Bluetooth Low Energy (vBLE) beacons within a 2,500-square-foot area, sparing a store the expense of installing and maintaining battery-powered beacons, and enabling it to change those beacons' locations merely by updating the software settings.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Balluff and InformaTrac to provide complete RFID solution ••• IntelliTrack partners with Bluetooth beacon provider Visybl to offer RTLS ••• Ecom unveils CamScan to capture and encode RFID data ••• Leantegra announces new version of Bluetooth beacon platform ••• NXP adds new security features to SmartMX2 P60 Step-Up! ••• Shoppers Drug Mart adopts RFID-enabled audio prescription labels for sight-impaired.

  • Piedmont Healthcare Expands RTLS to Six Hospitals

    The solution, provided by Vizzia Technology, includes CenTrak's real-time location system to track equipment, as well as L-Com's Point Six Wi-Fi sensors to wirelessly measure and report refrigerator and freezer temperatures, in order to reduce spoilage.

  • Manufacturer Tracks Scaffolding Products Via Beacon-Based RTLS

    Altrad is using Smartly's SINTRA system to track the locations of steel scaffolding tagged with Bluetooth beacons, with Samsung phones and tablets functioning as tag readers.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Altoros joins Smart Airline Baggage Management Testbed ••• Hanmi IT launches RF-Prisma handheld reader ••• Dolphin RFID, Esbee Dynamed offer equipment-tracking solutions for hospitals ••• Harting, INTACS partner on RFID-enabled warehouse training rig ••• Feig Electronics establishes six-year warranty for RFID readers ••• Addenbrooke's Hospital adopts RFID-enabled surgical kit inventory system.

  • Waze to Deploy Bluvision's Directional-Beam Beacons

    Google's social navigation service will employ Bluvision's new BEEKS Plus LR beacons, which offer a longer range and battery life, to pinpoint the locations of Waze users as they drive through tunnels and under bridges.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Omni-ID broadens its active tag product line ••• Tego releases multi-platform operating system ••• Proximity Technologies launches suite of Bluetooth beacon products ••• Smartrac announces partnerships with Plastilam, Catalyst ••• AIM publishes guidance on data content and structure for passive tags ••• Atlas RFID Solutions opens new Asian office.

  • Indian Aviation MRO Company Expects RFID to Reduce Labor by 50 Percent

    The system, provided by Dolphin RFID, is enabling Aman Aviation & Aerospace Solutions to reduce the amount of time workers spend filling out paperwork and inputting information, as well as to ensure data accuracy.

  • Meggitt Polymers & Composites Uses RFID to Track Aircraft Components, Materials

    The company's San Diego plant is employing a GlobeRanger RFID- and sensor-based solution to track the work-in-progress of engine components, and plans to use the system to automate mold press settings.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Omni-ID releases extreme-temperature RFID tag ••• CSL licenses RFID patents from Round Rock Research ••• Schreiner ProTech intros high-temp-resistant RFID label for the auto industry ••• DHL SmartSensors track more than 100 million health-care, drug shipments ••• FleetCor completes acquisition of STP.

  • The NFL RFID-Tags Its Footballs

    The National Football League's Competition Committee is reviewing the results of a preseason pilot of Zebra UWB RFID tags embedded in balls, as an extension of an existing system that tracks players' movements during games.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Ubisense releases new version of AngleID reader ••• Grand Rapids uses Brady labeling solution for smart trash carts ••• BLE, UWB technologies could displace RTLS, says ABI report ••• Kontakt.io adds location-tracking products to its Bluetooth beacon portfolio ••• World Wide Technology, Awarepoint partner to deliver location as a service ••• TagMaster acquires French RFID company Balogh.

  • Utility Maintenance Workers Gain Efficiency With RFID

    Hofor has already tagged 10,000 of its underground utility valve caps for an RFID system from Veriloc, which allows workers to read historical data regarding each valve before beginning maintenance tasks.

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