- NFC Brings Focus to Eyewear Returns
Luxottica boosts quality and efficiency by up to 50 percent by using NFC RFID to track each pair of eyeglass frames or sunglasses during its reverse-logistics process.
- Tennessee Aquarium Uses Beacons to Engage Visitors
The system, using technology from CloudBeacon, enables visitors to utilize their smartphones to locate animals and play the role of researcher.
- RFID Navigates South African Rivers in Kayak Marathon
The event's organizers could identify where participants were located throughout the 120-kilometer course, based on RFID technology that read the tags of kayaks passing checkpoints, thereby allowing friends and family to meet paddlers along the river and provide food and water.
- Canadian Hockey Group Scouts Out RFID's Ability to Measure Athletic Skills
The Northern Ontario Hockey Association is exploring the use of passive tags to collect data regarding the performance of teenage players during team tryouts and practice sessions.
- RFID News Roundup
Trimble's RFID-enabled CrewSight automates personnel management on construction sites ••• FinnCode brings NFC-enabled added-value to Italian luxury shoes, bags ••• Ams, STMicroelectronics launch secure NFC mobile-payment solution ••• Estimote adds beacon-sharing to its Cloud platform ••• Mayo Clinic, Gentag partner to develop wireless sensors to treat obesity, diabetes.
- A Thousand Beacons Will Help SXSW Attendees Connect
The Bluetooth devices will allow users at the music and film festival to see who is on stage or which film is showing at their location, while enabling them to link up with people of interest within their vicinity.
- Turkish Technic Uses RFID, ZigBee and Other Auto-ID Technologies to Improve Efficiency
The system helps Turkish Airlines' maintenance, repair and overhaul division to identify and manage the movements of aircraft, components, tools, technicians and vehicles as the planes are serviced and maintained.
- Airbus Enters New Phase of RFID Usage, Digitalization
The aircraft manufacturer is asking suppliers to tag all traceable items, and is increasing the RFID expertise of its staff to support the technology's deployment across the supply chain.
- RFID News Roundup
Xterprise rebrands as SML Intelligent Inventory Solutions, plans 2015 announcements ••• ITL acquires majority ownership of Overheer, plans to offer complete RFID solution ••• L-com announces new embedded PCB antennas for OEM applications ••• Asset Vue intros new solutions for data center IT asset management ••• Hotels in Azerbaijan, Slovenia and Mauritius adopt InvoTech's linen-tracking system.
- Porsche Uses RFID to Track Prototype Testing, Improve Security
The car manufacturer is tracking which components are installed in its prototype vehicles, and is monitoring the cars' locations to reduce their chances of being seen by unauthorized parties.
- RFID News Roundup
Alien Technology introduces new Higgs4-based inlays ••• Many RFID-adopting retailers report more than 5 percent improvement in gross margins ••• Kereon to distribute Tageos RFID labels in Latin America ••• Onyx unveils Enterprise Beacon ••• A2B Tracking Solutions, Impinj partner on asset-tracking solutions ••• Identiv launches new service for developing Internet of Things products ••• URevu announces customer-service app using wearable beacons.
- DIRECTV Uses RFID to Cut Inventory Time From Years to Months
The satellite TV company plans to utilize an RFID system, already live at one of its broadcast centers, to manage a total of 200,000 assets.
- Gilbane Tests Out RFID System to Document Workers' Hours
The construction company is using the technology to record who enters and leaves a 1-million-square-foot building site.
- NFC Gives Trees a Touch of Blarney
Ireland's Blarney Castle Gardens is applying NFC RFID tags to its collection, in order to communicate information about the plants to staff members, as well as to visitors of the castle and Blarney Stone.
- SK-Electronics Unveils Ant-Size RFID Tag
Researchers at the Kyoto Institute of Technology are using SK's Fine Tag, affixing the tiny passive EPC UHF tag to ants in order to track the insects' behavior.