- At Nashville's Music City Center, Beacons Help Visitors Find Their Way
The city's vast convention center has deployed a Bluetooth beacon solution, developed by Vanderbilt University researchers, that keeps things moving.
- Impinj Announces Commercial Availability of Its xArray UHF Reader
The device, now being offered by multiple solution providers, is designed to provide always-on inventory monitoring and real-time location data about tagged items, without the high cost of an active RFID system.
- Shimane University Hospital Tags Surgical Tools, Cuts Costs
An RFID-enabled surgical instrument tracking system from KRD Corp. allows the hospital, as well as Wakayama Medical Center, to boost efficiency and eliminate errors.
- Saint Francis Medical Center Employs RFID to Track Staff Training
At the hospital's request, attendance-software provider DotEnablers developed a mobile version of its event-tracking software, used in conjunction with RF IDeas dongle readers.
- Sixt Finds RFID Is Key to Improving Customer Service
The global car rental company has deployed the technology at about 200 branches to identify the locations of car keys, thereby reducing customers' waiting times and automating the collection of data related to when the vehicles are returned.
- 3DTAC Seeks RTLS Partners for Its Antenna Arrays
The Canadian company has developed low-cost RFID reader antennas that could be installed in arrays to create an RTLS with passive or active RFID tags.
- Iron Mountain to Introduce RFID-Ready Boxes for Records Storage
Starting in 2015, the document storage service company plans to RFID-tag all cardboard cartons that it provides to customers, to leverage an RFID solution provided by InSync.
- At Winter Resort, RFID Goes Downhill
Glissades des Pays d'en Haut, in Quebec, is using passive UHF tags to track the operation of its multi-passenger sleds, and to make sure they hurtle down the trails safely, one at a time.
- Volkswagen Group's Uruguayan Importer Improves Efficiency Through RFID
The company is already using passive UHF tags to track tools, and expects sometime next year to begin tagging the Audi and Volkswagen cars it sells and maintains.
- Cable Company Reels in Benefits With RFID
Keystone Cable's warehouse in Singapore has deployed a solution consisting of Xerafy passive UHF tags, a Phychips dongle reader and SIMTech's smartphone app, reducing the time employees spend searching for reels of cable by 90 percent.
- French Nuclear Plant Service Provider Tracks Containers Via RFID
SPIE Nucléaire is using handheld readers to record the locations and conditions of equipment containers that it has fitted with passive UHF tags.
- Iron Mine Uses RFID to Locate and Control Equipment
Precyse Technologies' Smart Agent active tags enable the mining company to know where its generators, welding equipment and mobile lighting are located, as well as switch the lighting on and off.
- RFID News Roundup
Checkpoint Systems' Check-Net system can now print, encode, test a million RFID labels in 24 hours ••• BeSpoon unveils 3D RTLS development kits ••• Holland RFID merges with InfoChip Systems ••• PDC announces two new RFID wristbands, partnership for Squamish Valley Music Festival ••• Turck's Q120 compact UHF read-write head now broadly available.
- CaddieON Uses RFID to Help Golfers Improve Their Games
The Finnish startup has developed a wristband that includes sensors and an RFID reader to identify which club a player is using, and to determine each shot's distance and accuracy.
- National Cancer Centre Singapore Treats More Chemotherapy Patients, Saves Time for Nurses
The organization has boosted its patient load by 20 percent by using active RFID tags to track the flow of patients to and from treatment chairs, as well as prompt pharmacists and nurses.