- 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.
- USDA Embarks on 18-Month UHF RFID Pilot for Tracking Cattle
The project, overseen by the USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, will test the ability of ranchers, veterinarians, feedlot operators and slaughterhouses to use UHF tags to track animals and their health data.
- Baker Police Dept. Finds Solid Evidence of RFID's Effectiveness
The Louisiana agency is using passive UHF tags and readers to manage evidence stored within its vault, ensuring that nothing goes missing, and also plans to employ the technology to track equipment assigned to police cars.
- NASTAR Ski Program Speeds Up Racecourse Access
The recreational program is including RFID technology at 20 resorts this season, in order to allow the automatic identification of racers before they head down the slopes.
- True Health Clubs Use RFID to Shape Up Towel Management
The Singapore-based company can better track the towels it loans to patrons, as well as those that are picked up or returned by its laundry service provider.
- RFID News Roundup
HID Global intros new Keg Tag UHF for kegs, gas bottles ••• Farsens announces battery-free RFID pressure-monitoring tags ••• BluVision buys Proximity5 to strengthen beacon campaign management capabilities ••• Ubudu unveils beacon platform with two-way communication ••• OSPT Alliance expands presence in North America ••• Galatea markets NFC-tagged cultured pearls.