- TSA Installs RFID-enabled Screening System at Atlanta Airport to Cut Wait Times
The U.S. agency is piloting an automated system for screening carry-on bags and items that uses RFID-tagged bins, linking each bin's tag ID with photo and X-ray images of its contents.
- RFID News Roundup
Thinfilm helps Hopsy deliver smart beer to craft brew market ••• Confidex unveils secure RFID label with NXP Ucode DNA chip ••• Genesis Health System implements RFID-enabled nurse-call system ••• Turck says new ARGEE technology can help factories simplify RFID integration ••• Beacons set to drive coupon redemption, according to Juniper Research ••• United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust deploys RTLS.
- Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals' ICUs in Delhi Use RFID to Track Equipment
The intensive care units now know in which zone each of their 300 critical-care assets was last detected; the organization plans to expand its deployment to another hospital.
- RFID Tracks Surgical Tools, Assets at Ixtapaluca Hospital
Three operating rooms and 500 surgical instruments have been RFID-enabled, with plans to expand the deployment to all surgical units, to ensure that no tools are missing before or after an operation.
- Disney Research Explores Ways to Add RFID Intelligence to Robots, Toys
Walt Disney Co.'s lab network, together with scientists from MIT, the University of Washington and Carnegie Mellon, has developed systems that the company could use to help robots identify individuals, as well as to track everyday interactions between people and things.
- RFID Prevents Johnson Controls' Containers from Being Lost
The company recouped its investment in RFID soon after tagging 876,000 reusable containers used to transport car seats and their components, and installing SLS' smartPORTALs at 600 dock doors within 37 facilities.
- RFID News Roundup
Impinj enhances ItemSense software, unveils Monza 4i tag chip ••• NXP intros Icode DNA chip for secure vicinity applications ••• Trimble unveils ThingMagic Sargas RFID reader ••• TrackX, Quest Solution partner to accelerate asset-tracking implementations ••• CYBRA announces RFID Lock & EnCode SmartSeal ••• RR Donnelley, Smartrac collaborate on smart packaging solutions ••• Metalcraft RFID tags perform well in university study.
- Ubisense Introduces AngleID to Provide Low-Cost, Real-Time Zone Location
The sensor, the company says, can be set up in 10 minutes and supports five configurable zones for monitoring the locations of objects fitted with Ubisense active tags.
- Alien Releases New IC With Longer Read-Write Range, Error Protection
The company's Higgs-EC chip and inlays, as well as an Android-based handheld reader, are all designed to accommodate the rapid growth of item-level RFID tagging and the need to read those tags in high volumes.
- Nicklaus Children's Hospital Uses NFC Tags, BLE Beacons to Manage Inspections, Assets
The technology includes NFC RFID tags for facilitating inspections and a beacon-based RTLS solution for identifying the locations of assets, personnel and patients.
- Wind Energy Services Provider Adds RFID to Tools
A combination of UHF and HF RFID tags is helping SSC Wind to reduce the incidence of lost equipment at its job sites from 75 percent to 2 percent, and to ensure that recalibration is performed on time.
- RFID News Roundup
View Technologies announces new smart antenna for smaller locations ••• Mojix expands into Latin American markets ••• Bell Mobility offers BeWhere beacon-based RTLS to Canadian market ••• S.C.'s Pour Taproom installs RFID-enabled beer taps ••• Halton Healthcare deploys Stanley Healthcare's AeroScout RTLS.
- Alaska Airlines Passengers Take Electronic Luggage Tags for Test Flight
The airline is offering 500 frequent fliers the chance to try Vanguard-ID's ViewTag, which combines an e-paper display, a Bluetooth Low Energy radio and a passive UHF RFID inlay.
- Denmark's Mega Hospital Works on Mega RFID Deployment
When New University Hospital's construction is completed in 2019, planners expect 350,000 assets and individuals will be tagged and 2,500 fixed readers will be installed.
- Idolink Brings Smart Apartment, RTLS Solutions to U.S.
The systems are already in use in Korean apartment buildings, as well as at health-care, retail and industrial sites.