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  • Beacons Drive Sales for Don Chalmers Ford

    The dealership knows exactly where each used car on its three lots is located, in real time, thanks to a Bluetooth Low Energy beacon solution, thereby preventing the need for manual inventory counts, and ensuring that vehicles can be easily located for customers when they show up for a test drive.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Smartrac releases dual-frequency Prelam for contactless cards, establishes global distribution agreement with Future Electronics ••• Suprema launches RFID-enabled access-control device ••• Technavio report predicts U.S. RTLS market will grow by 45 percent through 2020 ••• NFC market expected to reach $47 billion by 2024 ••• OTI, Vend Access, Card Access Services to provide cashless-payment solutions in Australia.

  • Airline Industry Study Is Upbeat About RFID-Based Baggage Tracking

    A report from IATA and SITA predicts that global RFID use by Delta Air Lines and other carriers to manage bags will save $3 billion by the end of 2022, and reduce handling errors by 25 percent.

  • Utility Company Uses RFID to Identify Underground Pipes, Wires

    Bravo Environmental has buried approximately 100 InfraMarker tags to help it identity the locations of infrastructure, as well as the work performed at those areas.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Confidex announces Confidex Links service for NFC tags ••• William Frick & Co. releases RFID-based asset-tracking Android app ••• PANMOBIL intros apps for RFID-enabled logistics, asset-tracking ••• Avery Dennison's RFID sales up more than 35 percent in third quarter ••• Pepperl+Fuchs buys ecom instruments, a provider of RFID devices for hazardous areas ••• TransCore to provide all-electronic tolling for NYC bridges, tunnels.

  • MyDealerLot Offers Beacon- and Drone-based Vehicle-Management Solution

    The Bloodhound system is designed to allow dealerships to use smartphones, tablets or flying drones to locate cars by means of Bluetooth beacons attached to vehicles and walls.

  • RFID Keeps Quarry Drivers Moving

    U.K. minerals company Longcliffe Quarries is using a Command Alkon solution that includes an HID Global RFID reader at the gate to identify and authorize truck drivers as they enter, and send an alert to bucket operators.

  • Medacta USA Tries RFID for Parts Tracking

    The orthopedic implant maker is using Terso Solutions' RFID Mobile Case and cloud-based Jetstream software to determine the contents and locations of the loaner kits it ships to hospitals, to better understand when products are used and require replenishment.

  • RFID News Roundup

    NXP offers larger silicon wafers to boost RFID chip production capacity, sustainability ••• NFC RFID technology from Smartrac and FinnCode adds music to kids' book ••• CYBRA intros RFID-enabled safety solution for real-time tracking of people, assets ••• RAIN Alliance publishes new document on RFID reader sensitivity testing ••• Extronics launches iRFID500 handheld UHF RFID reader for hazardous areas ••• Avery Dennison invests in flexible electronics company PragmatIC ••• Italian bus company uses beacon-based gamification to boost ridership, protect environment ••• Janam's XT2 rugged, RFID-enabled mobile computer certified for IntelliTrack's Android app ••• RFID tags give researchers new insight into hummingbird migration behaviors.

  • High Tech Fire & Safety Manages Equipment Inspections via NFC

    A solution from Tap Report enables inspectors and maintenance workers to access and write data about a piece of safety equipment with the tap of a phone against an NFC RFID tag.

  • Mist's Virtual Bluetooth Beacons Get a Try-out

    The company says one of its devices can create unlimited virtual Bluetooth Low Energy (vBLE) beacons within a 2,500-square-foot area, sparing a store the expense of installing and maintaining battery-powered beacons, and enabling it to change those beacons' locations merely by updating the software settings.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Balluff and InformaTrac to provide complete RFID solution ••• IntelliTrack partners with Bluetooth beacon provider Visybl to offer RTLS ••• Ecom unveils CamScan to capture and encode RFID data ••• Leantegra announces new version of Bluetooth beacon platform ••• NXP adds new security features to SmartMX2 P60 Step-Up! ••• Shoppers Drug Mart adopts RFID-enabled audio prescription labels for sight-impaired.

  • Piedmont Healthcare Expands RTLS to Six Hospitals

    The solution, provided by Vizzia Technology, includes CenTrak's real-time location system to track equipment, as well as L-Com's Point Six Wi-Fi sensors to wirelessly measure and report refrigerator and freezer temperatures, in order to reduce spoilage.

  • Manufacturer Tracks Scaffolding Products Via Beacon-Based RTLS

    Altrad is using Smartly's SINTRA system to track the locations of steel scaffolding tagged with Bluetooth beacons, with Samsung phones and tablets functioning as tag readers.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Altoros joins Smart Airline Baggage Management Testbed ••• Hanmi IT launches RF-Prisma handheld reader ••• Dolphin RFID, Esbee Dynamed offer equipment-tracking solutions for hospitals ••• Harting, INTACS partner on RFID-enabled warehouse training rig ••• Feig Electronics establishes six-year warranty for RFID readers ••• Addenbrooke's Hospital adopts RFID-enabled surgical kit inventory system.

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