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  • Companies Trialing Zebra Technologies' IoT Savanna Platform

    Reflexis is among five partners selected by Zebra to launch trials of a new Internet of Things edge-based platform designed to make RFID and other sensor-based deployments easy to install and integrate, with low security risk.

  • RFID News Roundup

    iDTRONIC releases two new RFID readers ••• Murata intros small RFID tag for wearable, health-care markets ••• Stanley Healthcare wireless emergency call solution receives UL 1069 certification ••• Checkpoint Systems wins Asia Business Achiever Award ••• CipherLab unveils mobile computer able to read RFID, bar codes ••• Suprema intros RFID-enabled fingerprint access-control device ••• LEID Products to demonstrate asset-management system.

  • Tenna Brings IoT, RFID to Industrial Asset Tracking

    The company, formerly known as BuildSourced, aims to provide a single platform for all asset tracking on civil construction or other sites, to manage everything from a screwdriver to a crane, as well as personnel.

  • RFID-Enabled Vending Machine Brings Automation, Security to Library Disk Loans

    Coyle Free Library is an early adopter of an RFID-based system known as the Library Media Box, from RTI, which offers automated borrowing of movies and games, while tags on books, laptops and other media, as well as portals at the door, ensure that library property is checked out before leaving the premises.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Murata intros RAIN RFID tag for use on metal ••• Harland Simon, GS1 Ireland partner on asset-tracking, inventory-management solutions ••• Nedap launches smart-parking sensor platform ••• SATO to unveil intelligent label-printing technologies ••• Identiv, Zwipe team up to provide biometric access ••• CAEN RFID releases two new readers.

  • RFID Tracks Safety Equipment for Fiji Airways

    The airline finds that safety equipment inspections, which previously took hours per plane, can now be accomplished within a few minutes using a UHF RFID solution from EAM Worldwide.

  • Lightweight Relays Enable Small Drones to Read RFID Tags Indoors

    MIT has developed an RFID system that would allow users to capture tag reads with a small drone carrying a virtual antenna array to forward data between tags and a reader.

  • Geolocation, RFID Companies Selling System for Pipe and Equipment Tracking

    ProStar Geocorp is deploying the RFID technology of its sister company, EchoRFID, to offer a holistic solution to track the GPS-based locations of pipes and other equipment in storage and in field installations, using RFID tags and handheld readers.

  • Tokyo Hospital Tracks Equipment via RFID-Enabled Shelving

    Teijin's Recopick system allows St. Luke's International Hospital to manage the location and status of pumps and other devices, thereby eliminating visits to its clinical engineering room, and reducing the tendency of nurses to horde equipment in their wards.

  • RFID Takes Flight at Rockwell Collins

    The company has adopted Brady Corp.'s Aerospace RFID Solution, which is intended to bring flexibility to users, with a choice of 11 different on- or off-metal tags that can be wrapped around equipment such as metal seat frames or oxygen canisters.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Vizinex RFID updates security label ••• FineLine Technologies receives RFID patent, acquires R.E.R. International ••• Technavio identifies top six vendors in RFID printer market ••• ABTS Convention Services launches wearable Bluetooth beacons powered by renewable energy ••• TagMaster North America, Watry design partner on RFID-based condo parking ••• Flowfinity adds NFC technology to its software for faster asset scanning.

  • RFID News Roundup

    RFID market to reach $11.2 billion this year, says IDTechEx ••• RFID company Verigenics receives ISO 9001:2015 certification ••• B.O.S. launches RFID system for tracking inventory at produce packing house ••• ZKAccess releases multi-biometric RFID-based access-control device ••• Mobile Experts predicts asset-tracking IoT device market to triple by 2022.

  • More than 60 Percent of Manufacturers to Use RTLS, RFID or Bar-Code Tracking By 2022, Says Zebra Technologies

    The company's "2017 Manufacturing Vision Study" found that more than half of all manufacturers plan to implement automated location-tracking systems during the next five years, and that the use of passive RFID will reach nearly half.

  • Scottish Hospital Expanding Hybrid Active and Passive RFID System

    National Health Service Forth Valley Royal has measured a savings of $456,000, based on a reduction of its inventory following a deployment of RFID to track its assets' locations in real time, as well as how they were used historically.

  • Bluetooth SIG Specification Enables BLE Mesh Networks

    With the newly released spec, companies can build networks in which Bluetooth Low Energy nodes communicate with each other, as well as with hundreds or thousands of BLE-enabled devices and smartphones that move around a facility.

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