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  • Utility Maintenance Workers Gain Efficiency With RFID

    Hofor has already tagged 86,000 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.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Fujitsu to provide GlobeRanger manufacturing IoT solution to Baker Hill Industries ••• ABI Research reports growth of BLE beacon shipments in IoT, RTLS, personal/asset tracking ••• HID Global announces new all-purpose RAIN UHF RFID tags ••• SML adds support for iOS, Android, Windows 10 mobile devices to RFID app platform ••• NFC Ring unveils payment ring with Infineon contactless security chip.

  • VarodaRent Uses RFID to Manage Rented Moving Equipment

    The Dutch company cut its office labor costs nearly in half by using the technology to track which containers, dollies and other items are shipped to customers, as well as when they are returned.

  • RFID Helps Greek Rail Service Save Money

    TrainOSE is using a UHF RFID system from Trinity Systems to track the locations of freight cars, in order to improve logistics and reduce the fees it must pay if third-party railcars are not returned to their owners on time.

  • In Illinois, RFID Makes It Easier for Residents to Pay as They Throw

    Lakeshore Recycling Systems is using EPC Gen 2 tags and readers to track usage of the waste-collection services it provides to the cities of Wheaton and Highland Park.

  • RFID Makes Managing Hospital Porters More Efficient

    The system allows Manipal Hospital Bangalore's nurses to launch an automated search for available porters in their area, thereby reducing wait times and the need to place multiple phone calls.

  • Sharp Chula Vista Uses RTLS to Locate Patients, Manage Beds

    The San Diego hospital is using the technology to help employees find patients in real time, as well as alert housekeeping when a patient has been discharged, signaling that a bed is ready for cleaning.

  • Nextbike Uses RFID to Simplify Bicycle Rentals

    The company is utilizing NFC tags and readers to facilitate its operations in 18 countries.

  • Beacons, App Help Patients, Employees Navigate Huge Clinic

    The National Institutes of Health Clinical Center has launched an app that leverages data from beacons to guide patients and personnel around a 3-million-square-foot building.

  • Venture Research Adds More Intelligence to Its Surface Reader

    The latest version can identify not only EPC Gen 2 RFID tags, but also Bluetooth beacons, enabling companies to track tools and other assets in real time.

  • Inventor-e Launches Hybrid Auto-ID Solutions

    The U.K. company is offering its Smartie tags and iSite readers, along with apps and software to manage deployments that can combine Bluetooth beacons with EPC and NFC passive RFID tags.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Impinj, Accruent Healthcare partner on solution for tracking medical devices ••• Dolphin works with Aman Aviation to boost airline RFID adoption in India ••• Century Link unveils new UHF RFID laundry tags ••• Maria&Donato to embed Thinfilm NFC tags into its luxury handbags ••• Aucxis launches new fixed RFID reader.

  • Toter Dumps Wasted Time With RFID-Tagged Bins

    The company's RFID-based ToterTrax system, which can automatically record when and where its workers deliver each waste bin, opens up a range of other possible uses.

  • RTLS Lifts Patient Satisfaction and Efficiency at Stanford Children's Health

    The clinic is using a real-time location system to identify the locations of patients, personnel and assets, to ensure that patients are treated quickly and staff members can find the items they seek, as well as their colleagues.

  • THINaër Launches Low-Cost Beacon-based RTLS

    Health-care and aerospace companies are already using the firm's solution to determine the locations and movements of items and individuals, and to analyze that data in terms of efficiency, maintenance or other factors.

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