- Tyco Retail Solutions' Steerable Beam Antenna Brings Movement Data to Retailers
The company's new IDA-3100 antenna is intended to bridge a gap between a traditional handheld or fixed UHF reader portal and a high-cost real-time location system.
- Emanate Wireless Develops Self-Charging RTLS Tags that Monitor Hospital Equipment Usage
The startup's tags plug into an electronic device's power cord, report where that device is and whether it is in use, and can offer closer location data via built-in Bluetooth beacon functionality.
- Weatherford Laboratories' RFID Solution Reduces Risk of Losing Offshore Earth Samples
The company is offering the system, developed in partnership with JPL RFID, to its oil and gas customers, to ensure that samples from a drill site can be tracked.
- ID Integration, InfinID Offer Active RFID System for Aerospace and Government Sectors
The technology is being tested by two aerospace companies to track the movements of work-in-progress or tools, by forwarding read data across a mesh network to a single gateway reader.
- Bluetooth Beacons Help Palm Beach Aggregates to Reduce Errors
The Florida company is using TACinsight's solution to identify each truck before it is filled with sand, gravel or other material, thereby preventing errors during the loading process.
- Pyhäsalmi Mine Will Expand RFID System to Boost Safety
The Finnish mine is already using RFID to identify which trucks are onsite and which personnel are in the mines, and it plans to track detonators as well.
- British Startup Rolls Out RFID Bike-Safety System
Cycle Alert is being tested in the cities of London and York to help truck and bus drivers view where RFID-tagged bicycles are in their vicinity, thanks to an onboard unit that warns if a bike ventures too close.
- Hotels, Retailers Try Cisco's Beacon-Management System
Using BLE-enabled Cisco access points, Cisco's CMX 10.0 software can identify when a beacon is missing or moved, or if it is a rogue.
- 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.