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  • West Virginia Clinic Cuts Patient Wait Times With RFID

    Stanley Healthcare's MobileView Analytics platform is helping Davis Medical Center to identify the average wait and visit times for each patient, and to improve efficiency based on that data.

  • RFID News Roundup

    IDTronic releases new turnstile RFID gate readers ••• Nedap announces weatherproof, durable RFID tag ••• Invengo unveils slim UHF RFID tag for linen tracking ••• Rauland Responder, Versus Technology intro nurse-call and RTLS integration for hospital workflow automation ••• Socket Mobile expands contactless reader-writer product line ••• Technavio predicts large RTLS market growth in health care.

  • Researchers Testing RFID for Protecting Endangered Plants

    The University of Kent's conservation and electronics departments have completed in-house testing of a UHF RFID system to detect the presence of tagged cycads—and to send alerts if a tag stops transmitting, which could indicate a possible poacher.

  • County College District to Track 90,000 Assets With RFID

    The system, provided by Radiant RFID, will enabled the Dallas County Community College District to manage location data about assets ranging from computers to farm animals, and to integrate that information with its own management software.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Identiv launches high-security HF RFID access-control cards ••• Vizinex RFID releases tag for mounting on multiple surfaces ••• Keonn Technologies intros interactive display and product cross-selling system ••• Microsoft offers new blockchain product-tracking project ••• Red Ledge launches open RFID- and IIoT-ready asset-management system ••• Bristol ID Technologies expands management team.

  • SBB Cargo Provides Automated Alerts of Freight Car Movements Via RFID

    The Swiss rail company is deploying a passive UHF system from Vilant to track the movements of thousands of freight cars as they arrive at and leave rail stations and shunting yards.

  • Blockchain Secures Document Authenticity With Smartrac's dLoc Solution

    The company plans to release its new NFC-based paper documentation and certificate verification and authentication solution with Factom's blockchain technology to ensure that documents and related data are secure against fraud.

  • Stanley Healthcare Brings Managed Services to RTLS Customers

    The company is signaling a more service-based approach to the health-care market with a package of services that include calibration of environmental RTLS tags, asset tag management—including battery replacement—proactive onsite services for infant protection and other critical or safety-based tags, and analytics for future improvements of RTLS deployments.

  • Beacons Drive Sales for Don Chalmers Ford

    The dealership knows exactly where each used car on its three lots is located, in real time, thanks to a Bluetooth Low Energy beacon solution, thereby preventing the need for manual inventory counts, and ensuring that vehicles can be easily located for customers when they show up for a test drive.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Smartrac releases dual-frequency Prelam for contactless cards, establishes global distribution agreement with Future Electronics ••• Suprema launches RFID-enabled access-control device ••• Technavio report predicts U.S. RTLS market will grow by 45 percent through 2020 ••• NFC market expected to reach $47 billion by 2024 ••• OTI, Vend Access, Card Access Services to provide cashless-payment solutions in Australia.

  • Airline Industry Study Is Upbeat About RFID-Based Baggage Tracking

    A report from IATA and SITA predicts that global RFID use by Delta Air Lines and other carriers to manage bags will save $3 billion by the end of 2022, and reduce handling errors by 25 percent.

  • Utility Company Uses RFID to Identify Underground Pipes, Wires

    Bravo Environmental has buried approximately 100 InfraMarker tags to help it identity the locations of infrastructure, as well as the work performed at those areas.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Confidex announces Confidex Links service for NFC tags ••• William Frick & Co. releases RFID-based asset-tracking Android app ••• PANMOBIL intros apps for RFID-enabled logistics, asset-tracking ••• Avery Dennison's RFID sales up more than 35 percent in third quarter ••• Pepperl+Fuchs buys ecom instruments, a provider of RFID devices for hazardous areas ••• TransCore to provide all-electronic tolling for NYC bridges, tunnels.

  • MyDealerLot Offers Beacon- and Drone-based Vehicle-Management Solution

    The Bloodhound system is designed to allow dealerships to use smartphones, tablets or flying drones to locate cars by means of Bluetooth beacons attached to vehicles and walls.

  • RFID Keeps Quarry Drivers Moving

    U.K. minerals company Longcliffe Quarries is using a Command Alkon solution that includes an HID Global RFID reader at the gate to identify and authorize truck drivers as they enter, and send an alert to bucket operators.

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