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  • RFID News Roundup

    Omni-ID broadens its active tag product line ••• Tego releases multi-platform operating system ••• Proximity Technologies launches suite of Bluetooth beacon products ••• Smartrac announces partnerships with Plastilam, Catalyst ••• AIM publishes guidance on data content and structure for passive tags ••• Atlas RFID Solutions opens new Asian office.

  • Indian Aviation MRO Company Expects RFID to Reduce Labor by 50 Percent

    The system, provided by Dolphin RFID, is enabling Aman Aviation & Aerospace Solutions to reduce the amount of time workers spend filling out paperwork and inputting information, as well as to ensure data accuracy.

  • Meggitt Polymers & Composites Uses RFID to Track Aircraft Components, Materials

    The company's San Diego plant is employing a GlobeRanger RFID- and sensor-based solution to track the work-in-progress of engine components, and plans to use the system to automate mold press settings.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Omni-ID releases extreme-temperature RFID tag ••• CSL licenses RFID patents from Round Rock Research ••• Schreiner ProTech intros high-temp-resistant RFID label for the auto industry ••• DHL SmartSensors track more than 100 million health-care, drug shipments ••• FleetCor completes acquisition of STP.

  • The NFL RFID-Tags Its Footballs

    The National Football League's Competition Committee is reviewing the results of a preseason pilot of Zebra UWB RFID tags embedded in balls, as an extension of an existing system that tracks players' movements during games.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Ubisense releases new version of AngleID reader ••• Grand Rapids uses Brady labeling solution for smart trash carts ••• BLE, UWB technologies could displace RTLS, says ABI report ••• Kontakt.io adds location-tracking products to its Bluetooth beacon portfolio ••• World Wide Technology, Awarepoint partner to deliver location as a service ••• TagMaster acquires French RFID company Balogh.

  • Utility Maintenance Workers Gain Efficiency With RFID

    Hofor has already tagged 10,000 of its underground utility valve caps for an RFID system from Veriloc, which allows workers to read historical data regarding each valve before beginning maintenance tasks.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Fujitsu to provide GlobeRanger manufacturing IoT solution to Baker Hill Industries ••• ABI Research reports growth of BLE beacon shipments in IoT, RTLS, personal/asset tracking ••• HID Global announces new all-purpose RAIN UHF RFID tags ••• SML adds support for iOS, Android, Windows 10 mobile devices to RFID app platform ••• NFC Ring unveils payment ring with Infineon contactless security chip.

  • VarodaRent Uses RFID to Manage Rented Moving Equipment

    The Dutch company cut its office labor costs nearly in half by using the technology to track which containers, dollies and other items are shipped to customers, as well as when they are returned.

  • RFID Helps Greek Rail Service Save Money

    TrainOSE is using a UHF RFID system from Trinity Systems to track the locations of freight cars, in order to improve logistics and reduce the fees it must pay if third-party railcars are not returned to their owners on time.

  • In Illinois, RFID Makes It Easier for Residents to Pay as They Throw

    Lakeshore Recycling Systems is using EPC Gen 2 tags and readers to track usage of the waste-collection services it provides to the cities of Wheaton and Highland Park.

  • RFID Makes Managing Hospital Porters More Efficient

    The system allows Manipal Hospital Bangalore's nurses to launch an automated search for available porters in their area, thereby reducing wait times and the need to place multiple phone calls.

  • Sharp Chula Vista Uses RTLS to Locate Patients, Manage Beds

    The San Diego hospital is using the technology to help employees find patients in real time, as well as alert housekeeping when a patient has been discharged, signaling that a bed is ready for cleaning.

  • Nextbike Uses RFID to Simplify Bicycle Rentals

    The company is utilizing NFC tags and readers to facilitate its operations in 18 countries.

  • Beacons, App Help Patients, Employees Navigate Huge Clinic

    The National Institutes of Health Clinical Center has launched an app that leverages data from beacons to guide patients and personnel around a 3-million-square-foot building.

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