- Companies Trying Sigfox Spot'It Tags for Low-Cost Tracking
The tags are designed to provide location data on Sigfox's cloud-based server without requiring an installation of readers or access points, or handheld devices to capture the data.
- Japanese Hospital Trials UHF Patient Wristband
SATO, the wristband technology provider, is testing the new product with the hospital to confirm that it does not interfere with pacemakers or other implantable devices, while also viewing how it boosts efficiency and patient comfort.
- New Beacon Company Brings Intelligence to In-Flight Entertainment, Banks
Conichiwa, a spinoff of German hotel app firm conichi, is providing systems that recognize an individual or item based on beacon transmissions, and can thus personalize service or improve efficiency.
- 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.