- RFID News Roundup
HID Global intros new Keg Tag UHF for kegs, gas bottles ••• Farsens announces battery-free RFID pressure-monitoring tags ••• BluVision buys Proximity5 to strengthen beacon campaign management capabilities ••• Ubudu unveils beacon platform with two-way communication ••• OSPT Alliance expands presence in North America ••• Galatea markets NFC-tagged cultured pearls.
- At Canadian Diamond Mine, RFID Shines a Light on Tool Usage
The solution, provided by ToolHound, helps the company to better manage inventory and prevent hoarding by workers.
- Dixons Carphone Group Simplifies Tracking of Phone, Tablet Repairs
Europe's largest mobile phone retailer and services company is using an RFID solution from TrackerPoint to manage work-in-process as it repairs thousands of devices and shares that data with customers.
- Libraries Check Out Bluetooth Beacons
Two beacon companies have developed unique solutions to help libraries send data about their programs or other details to patrons who download an app and then pass a library's beacons.
- Engineering Firm Ludwig Pfeiffer Uses RFID to Keep Track of Tools, Workers
The German company says that its HF system from Reutemann.net and Panmobil has simplified the records-keeping processes for 6,000 pieces of equipment used on construction sites across Europe.
- Chinese Opera Gives RFID Its Props
Taiwan's GuoGuang Opera Co. has deployed an RFID system from EPC Solutions Taiwan to help track the locations and distribution of thousands of costumes and accessories stored within its warehouse.
- Mexican State Agency Reduces Donated Blood Wastage With RFID
Veracruz's health department has improved the visibility of the bags of blood products it sends to hospitals, by tracking their temperatures, locations and details, such as expiration dates.
- At Nashville's Music City Center, Beacons Help Visitors Find Their Way
The city's vast convention center has deployed a Bluetooth beacon solution, developed by Vanderbilt University researchers, that keeps things moving.
- Impinj Announces Commercial Availability of Its xArray UHF Reader
The device, now being offered by multiple solution providers, is designed to provide always-on inventory monitoring and real-time location data about tagged items, without the high cost of an active RFID system.
- Shimane University Hospital Tags Surgical Tools, Cuts Costs
An RFID-enabled surgical instrument tracking system from KRD Corp. allows the hospital, as well as Wakayama Medical Center, to boost efficiency and eliminate errors.
- Saint Francis Medical Center Employs RFID to Track Staff Training
At the hospital's request, attendance-software provider DotEnablers developed a mobile version of its event-tracking software, used in conjunction with RF IDeas dongle readers.
- Sixt Finds RFID Is Key to Improving Customer Service
The global car rental company has deployed the technology at about 200 branches to identify the locations of car keys, thereby reducing customers' waiting times and automating the collection of data related to when the vehicles are returned.
- 3DTAC Seeks RTLS Partners for Its Antenna Arrays
The Canadian company has developed low-cost RFID reader antennas that could be installed in arrays to create an RTLS with passive or active RFID tags.
- Iron Mountain to Introduce RFID-Ready Boxes for Records Storage
Starting in 2015, the document storage service company plans to RFID-tag all cardboard cartons that it provides to customers, to leverage an RFID solution provided by InSync.
- At Winter Resort, RFID Goes Downhill
Glissades des Pays d'en Haut, in Quebec, is using passive UHF tags to track the operation of its multi-passenger sleds, and to make sure they hurtle down the trails safely, one at a time.