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  • BLE-enabled HomeBridge Brings Beacons to Home Automation

    IoT solutions company Volansys has released early versions of its new HomeBridge gateway with built-in BLE 5.0 mesh-capable technology, to enable the integration of BLE devices, beacons and badges into an existing home- or building-intelligence system.

  • Hotels, Retailers, Offices Piloting Technology Once Aimed at Health Care

    CenTrak has expanded its RTLS and BLE solutions to companies beyond its traditional health-care market, as its partners from hospitality to retail are asking to employ the BLE and other functionalities built into its systems.

  • New Wi-Fi Access Points Come With BLE

    A partnership between Ruckus Wireless and Kontakt.io has resulted in BLE functionality being built into Ruckus' Wi-Fi nodes; the system is being trialed by companies to provide location-based data in hospitals, schools and other public places.

  • Japanese Hospital Tests BLE Beacons to Track Patient-Staff Interactions

    The solution, provided by SATO Healthcare, is undergoing a proof-of-concept at Nagoya University Hospital to track not only the movements of staff members around its facility, but also the vital signs and locations of patients, in order to understand nurse responses to changes in a patient's status.

  • Synergy Develops RFID, IoT Technologies During Crisis Period in Brazil

    The Brazilian company is launching innovative and international-class radio frequency identification equipment under its Identhis brand name.

  • CenTrak Builds BLE Beacon Functionality Into RTLS Devices

    The real-time location system company is providing beacons in its devices to enable hospitals to provide wayfinding services to visitors, while also selling standalone beacons for other industries.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Fujitsu Components America offers BLE sensor beacon, data logger ••• Asahi Kasei Microdevices develops transmit-only BLE IC ••• DeltaTrak unveils BLE wireless monitoring solution ••• Frost & Sullivan honors Smartrac for its RFID solutions ••• Inmarsat says IoT will play major role in protecting agricultural workers.

  • Small Murata IoT Component Links BLE, NFC

    The company's fingernail-sized MBN52832 module can collect sensor data and forward it wirelessly via BLE or NFC, enabling IoT applications with very small controls in lighting, health care, agriculture or other vertical markets.

  • General Motors, Boeing to Keynote at RFID Journal LIVE! 2018

    RFID Journal's 16th annual event, being held in Orlando on Apr. 10-12, will feature an impressive lineup of new case studies exploring how to use RFID to create business value.

  • Bluetooth Low Energy and Internet of Things Make House Calls

    Heal's Wellbe device comes with BLE, Bluetooth and 4G cellular functionality to automatically capture data from health-tracking sensors so that doctors can keep an eye on the health of chronically ill or elderly patients between visits.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Center for Supply Chain Studies launches blockchain research ••• Cross-platform tool from Synapse aids development of BLE devices ••• Frost & Sullivan honors Smartrac for its RFID solutions ••• Seldat Technology Services intros RFID-based warehouse-management system ••• eCOUNT Embedded offers flat-panel controller with integrated RFID reader, IIoT cloud connectivity ••• Venture Research unveils 4G LTE mobile solution with support for RFID, IoT.

  • 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.

  • Companies Testing IoT System When Goods Are 'On the Road'

    A waste-management firm and a high-value goods logistics provider are piloting a solution from Barcoding Inc., using CalAmp sensor devices and tags as well as software to capture and manage data about goods—even when they are in transit—via a combination of cellular, Wi-Fi, BLE and other technologies.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Nedap intros slim mobile access-control reader ••• Fujitsu Frontech North America unveils biometric customer-authentication, RFID garment-tracking solutions ••• Tyco Retail Solutions collaborates with Google Cloud to power store solutions for digital transformation ••• Ambiq Micro releases Bluetooth 5 Low Energy microcrontrollers ••• INIT Innovation in Transportation secures HQ with STid, ABS Technology, SMARTContactless solutions ••• Atlas RFID Solutions adds bar-code scanning to mobile devices.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Bergen Airport to leverage BLIP Systems' technology to reduce wait times ••• RAIN RFID Alliance announces retail brands worldwide adopting UHF RFID ••• Schreiner ProTech intros RFID label for container management ••• CEVA's Bluetooth 5 Low Energy IP certified with Ellisys' Bluetooth compliance tester ••• Global Net Solutions Offers IoT badge-based security system ••• Runtime announces commercial support for Thread ••• CAEN RFID releases Bluetooth UHF RFID key fob reader.

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