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  • RFID Pilot Brings Intelligence to Solid Tires

    Camso is investigating a new RFID tag, known as a plug, that could be built into its forklift tires to enable performance, maintenance and service improvements for its customers, as well as provide manufacturing and supply chain visibility.

  • Japanese Auto-Checkout Piloting Expands

    Efforts to provide 100 billion RFID-tagged products are expanding from convenience stores to drug stores, while RFID technology companies such as Impinj are announcing their support.

  • RFID News Roundup

    TrackX, DENSO partner on solutions for automotive, general manufacturing; Corvus Integration selects Identiv smart-card reader board for multi-biometric border-patrol solution; Quuppa, Nesa Solutions team up on location-based workflows for health care; Seldat Technology Services intros RFID automation system for 3PL warehouse management; Unified Office combines business communications, IoT services in single management portal; Accruent announces Meridian enhancements, including cloud-based ALIM solution.

  • Key-Printing Kiosks Automate RFID Card Copying

    KeyMe has retrofitted 111 of its kiosks with RFID functionality so that users with LF access cards and key fobs can print copies, while all future kiosks will come with the RFID technology built in.

  • Activa-ID Launches 'IoT Place' Project

    With this initiative, the company seeks to encourage the use of new technologies aimed at the Internet of Things, automation and interactivity.

  • D-Link, Afero Sign Partnership to Offer IoT Security in Brazil

    The agreement aims to extend security for automation products connected to D-Link's platform developed for corporate and domestic use.

  • Windshield and Mirror Company Gains Evacuation Visibility With RFID

    Ficomirrors is using an RFID-based evacuation system from Smart Technology Group at its Polish facility to better manage the locations of its workers in the event of an emergency.

  • Turck Buys Smartphone-based RFID Company U Grok It

    The industrial technology firm aims for low-cost app-enabled handhelds with its RFID company acquisition.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Avery Dennison RFID announces partnership with Target ••• Alien Technology, SOTI add automation, orchestration capabilities to Android RFID handhelds ••• Linxens Group acquires Smartrac's Secure ID & Transactions business ••• Mist offers BLE platform for scalable, standards-based asset visibility ••• Senseon expands cabinet-locking system for jewelers, boutiques, consumer electronics ••• Urbanest Darling Square deploys ASSA ABLOY Hospitality door lock solutions ••• Identiv announces high-security, high-frequency physical access cards.

  • RFID Helps Automate Paper Products Manufacturing

    WEPA is using technology from Vilant Systems, as well as RFID-enabled cardboard reel cores, to identify each jumbo reel of paper used to make toilet paper, paper towels and other products.

  • Density Sees Health-Care Applications for its Foot-Traffic Sensors

    The San Francisco startup says that the data it provides could be used, for example, to determine which nearby hospital is the least busy before deciding where to bring a patient.

  • Wireless Sensors Help Ye Ol' Geezer Stay Cool

    The Utah butcher shop is using Monnit hardware to monitor its coolers and freezers, and make sure they are always operating correctly.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Impinj launches RAIN RFID retail solutions with Detego, InMotion and Nedap ••• SML upgrades Clarity retail inventory-management software ••• Vizinex RFID releases Sentry Slim Skinnie tag ••• MEPS Real-Time updates system for pharmacy automation, inventory management ••• Giant Eagle tests Powershelf out-of-stock sensors as part of food-industry study ••• Sensoro deploys 110,000-beacon network in China.

  • German Manufacturer Links Workers to Parts and Stations Via RFID, Bluetooth

    Bosch Rexroth developed the solution to improve efficiency and accuracy at its own hydraulic valve assembly facility, and is marketing the system for use by other manufacturers as well.

  • Camera Robot Tracks Its Moving Pictures Via RFID

    Move 'N See is using ultra-wideband technology from DecaWave as part of its indoor positioning and robotics solution, Pixio, enabling the automatic filming of moving athletes or other individuals.

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