- Companies Testing On-Metal Tag With 20-Meter Read Range
Xerafy's Container Trak tag is being tested by several companies to identify the locations and movements of metal containers or trailers in such areas as outdoor storage yards and distribution centers.
- Solution Provider Builds RFID into Its Platform for Asset, Work-in-Progress Management
While Radley Corp. has been testing and evaluating RFID technology for years, it is now releasing UHF-based solutions for its customers to automate the collection of data regarding inventory and assets at assembly sites, warehouses and logistics centers.
- Turck Group Acquires Vilant Systems, Becomes Europe-Based Solutions Provider
By buying the majority interest in the solutions company, the firm—now called Turck Vilant Systems—is now poised to be among the key RFID solutions providers in Europe.
- RFID Automates Safety, Status Data for Endoscopes
Olympus Medical Systems Group has released its HF RFID-based Unifia solution to track when a health-care company's endoscopes are used, tested, cleaned and processed before they are returned for reuse on another patient.
- 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.