- Stauff Markets RFID-Based Hydraulic Pressure Measurement System
The solution consists of passive RFID-based sensors and handheld interrogators used to track hydraulic pressure changes in machinery prior to an equipment failure.
- Dominion East Ohio Uses RFID to Inspect Natural Gas Pipes
The energy company is attaching passive HF RFID tags to aboveground pipes, and is using handheld readers and an iPhone app to manage the inspection data.
- Checkpoint Offers RTLS Solution for High-Value Retail Goods
The company's ZigBee-based system, known as S3i, is designed to track the movements and locations of merchandise in stores, in order to prevent shrinkage, as well as better understand shopper activity and product replenishment needs.
- University of Tennessee Medical Center OR Monitors Supplies, Safety Via Trash Bins
Five of the hospital's operating rooms are already using the system to automatically identify the discarded packaging of supplies in order to document which items were used for each patient's procedure.
- Dolphin RFID Solutions Manage Vehicle Parking, Identify Missing Car Parts
The new solutions are designed for tracking the locations of vehicles at manufacturing sites or parking lots, and for preventing the theft of parts from rental cars.
- Smartrac Sees RFID's Future in the Cards, the Clouds and the Cosmos
The company is working with Cartamundi to embed NFC tags in game and trading cards, and has also released Smart Cosmos, a cloud-based platform, with the expectation that more objects will be tracked as part of the Internet of Things.
- Army Training Centers Enlist RFID to Help Track Uniforms
Nearly all items are being tagged for four U.S. Army Recruit Training Centers, including the one at Fort Leonard Wood, where the RFID system is already in action.
- Market Researcher Uses Beacons to Study Shopper Behavior
Verve is testing a system utilizing Bluetooth beacons to track members of its research panel within a store, as well as send messages and questionnaires to them in a timely manner.
- Summa Akron City Hospital Tracks EMS Stretchers, Reduces Wait Times
The Ohio hospital is employing RFID to learn how long it takes for patients arriving at its emergency department to be transferred from stretchers to beds, which has helped it to minimize delays.
- Tyco Retail Solutions' Steerable Beam Antenna Brings Movement Data to Retailers
The company's new IDA-3100 antenna is intended to bridge a gap between a traditional handheld or fixed UHF reader portal and a high-cost real-time location system.
- Emanate Wireless Develops Self-Charging RTLS Tags that Monitor Hospital Equipment Usage
The startup's tags plug into an electronic device's power cord, report where that device is and whether it is in use, and can offer closer location data via built-in Bluetooth beacon functionality.
- ID Integration, InfinID Offer Active RFID System for Aerospace and Government Sectors
The technology is being tested by two aerospace companies to track the movements of work-in-progress or tools, by forwarding read data across a mesh network to a single gateway reader.
- Bluetooth Beacons Help Palm Beach Aggregates to Reduce Errors
The Florida company is using TACinsight's solution to identify each truck before it is filled with sand, gravel or other material, thereby preventing errors during the loading process.
- Pyhäsalmi Mine Will Expand RFID System to Boost Safety
The Finnish mine is already using RFID to identify which trucks are onsite and which personnel are in the mines, and it plans to track detonators as well.
- British Startup Rolls Out RFID Bike-Safety System
Cycle Alert is being tested in the cities of London and York to help truck and bus drivers view where RFID-tagged bicycles are in their vicinity, thanks to an onboard unit that warns if a bike ventures too close.