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  • Bluvision Boasts New RTLS-EZ Solution Deploys Within Hours

    The system uses Bluetooth Low Energy gateways that plug into outlets, as well as beacons and cloud-based software, to enable a fast and low-cost solution for RTLS tracking with granularity down to 1 meter.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Purple Deck Media announces NFC system compatible with Apple products; Talkin' Things releases NFC smart packaging for iPhone, Android; Quad Industries, Agfa, Imec, TNO demo plastic 12-bit RFID tag and readout system with screen-printed circuitry; GE Healthcare, Zebra Technologies bring BLE wireless asset-tracking technology to hospitals; Versus Technology offers RTLS for BLE wayfinding.

  • Burglars Stung by IoT Bees in Santa Clara

    Technology startup Roambee helped police locate the company's own stolen goods with its Internet of Things devices used to track assets and shipments via GPS, cellular, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Low Energy functionality.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Weir Oil & Gas launches mobile iron asset management solution ••• Elatec intros new development board for RFID modules ••• Datamars Textile ID, Impinj form strategic partnership in RAIN RFID laundry market ••• Murata acquires ID-Solutions ••• Toshiba announces new ICs for BLE smart devices ••• Tyco Retail Solutions joins GS1 Alliance Partner Program ••• Atlas RFID Solutions wins 2017 President's "E" Award.

  • Active RFID Tracks Kit Carts Through Assembly

    The system links each loaded cart as the kit is assembled, then is staged for shipping, shipped to the assembly plant and received, thereby reducing the amount of time workers previously spent searching for missing carts required for assembly.

  • Tamper-Evident Tag Transmits Whether or Not Seal Breaks

    HID Global's edTamper Seal Tag was designed for airline use to track whether life vests packed under passenger seats were present and unopened, thereby ensuring they will operate properly if needed.

  • Hospital to Track 12,000 Assets via Active RFID

    Michigan Medicine has already tagged about half that many items, and is tracking them with a Stanley Healthcare MobileView Wi-Fi- and ultrasound-based system.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Fujitsu announces ultra-thin washable UHF RFID tag for fashion apparel, accessories ••• Altova launches cross-platform mobile development framework with NFC features ••• CDO's asset-tracking solution supports AsReader's UHF RFID reader-writers ••• MSS Software expands client solutions with RFID asset-tracking capabilities ••• Zebra Technologies intros large-format, direct-to-card printer ••• Murata Americas releases three-axis MEMS accelerometers ••• Xerafy receives Frost & Sullivan New Product Innovation Award.

  • GuardRFID Brings RTLS to Remote Locations

    Solar-powered readers and exciters are designed to be easy and low-cost to install in areas where there may be no power or internet connectivity, to enable the locating of individuals or things within a meter or less at a distance of up to 400 meters.

  • RFID Journal LIVE! News Roundup

    Tyco Retail Solutions offers IoT-enabled RFID inventory-visibility systems ••• MTI Wireless Edge unveils new RFID antenna for asset tracking, other applications ••• Checkpoint Systems releases RFID label for merchandise-visibility applications, including retail cosmetics ••• SDG Systems announces data-collection middleware, partners with Swiftsure Group on IoT-based reader solution ••• Identiv intros temperature-datalogging solution for cold-chain management ••• Smartrac showcases solutions for smart Internet of Things ••• NXP Semiconductors creates RAIN RFID solutions for inventory management, smart cities ••• CipherLab showcases Android computer with NFC, UHF RFID Bluetooth reader.

  • HID Global Offers BLE Solution for People-Locating

    The system enables companies to better manage their workforce, contractors or visitors via a beacon receiver and a Bluetooth Low Energy-enabled ID badge, with a cloud-based server tracking the locations of individuals and providing alerts and analytics to company management.

  • Alien Technology Unveils Reader and Gateway Device to Simplify RFID Deployments

    With the ALR-F800-X, users can name their readers according to their location, automatically read tags conforming to all standards, and set perimeters for readers with Microsoft's Windows tools and the device's Emissary software layer.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Feig Electronics announces RAIN reader compatibility with Portable Technology Solutions software, offers new antenna multiplexer ••• Convergence Systems Ltd. launches UHF RFID handheld sled with long read range ••• DSS Plastics Group to exhibit secure plastic cards ••• Genetec announces distribution partnership with reader manufacturer STid ••• Faxitron intros RFID system from Health Beacons Inc., FDA-cleared for use in breast lesion localization ••• Balluff unveils tool-identification system ••• Lord Carter Innovation Award runners-up include two users of Harland Simon RFID system ••• Nedap Retail introduces RFID antenna for surveillance, item tracking.

  • Partnership Enables Hybrid BLE for Zonal and Real-Time Tracking

    Acumentive is in discussions with customers that plan to launch the Bluetooth Low Energy system with low-cost zonal tracking, using dongle readers and beacons in some areas, and Fathom Hub-based tracking of moving beacons in others.

  • RFID Automates Fracking Interventions for Weatherford

    The oilfield services company is deploying LF RFID readers in its drill tools and tags that drop into oil wells, to trigger such actions as closing or opening valves to allow the flow of fluids.

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