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  • Understanding Beer Drinkers, One RFID-Enabled Pour at a Time

    By Claire Swedberg

    Pacific PourHouse is among the most recent companies to launch an RFID-based self-serve beer wall that not only has put beer pouring in the hands of customers, but also feeds intelligence about drinking habits to management, helping them stock the most popular beverages.

  • Conference Improves Attendee Flow, Meal Planning via RFID

    By Claire Swedberg

    The Charleston Defense Contractors Association has been able to re-strategize its session locations, as well as reduce the amount of waste in food costs, by better understanding attendee behavior and traffic movement.

  • RFID Enables Hands-Free Transit Entrance for Vancouver Disabled

    By Claire Swedberg

    Hyperlight Systems designed the solution for the TransLink SkyTrain to leverage UHF RFD tag reads that would mimic the tapping of a fare card against an automated access gate.

  • RFID Duck Fits the Bill for Caretakers Comforting Kids With Cancer

    By Claire Swedberg

    The RFID-enabled My Special Aflac Duck uses Sproutel technology to help young cancer patients convey their feelings with RFID-tagged emoji tokens, an IV kit and a soundscape-triggering rocket.

  • Police Track Children During Holy Hindu Pilgrimage

    By Claire Swedberg

    The two-month event, which attracts up to 50 million pilgrims, can lead to children being lost, so police are using an RFID-based solution from Vodafone India to help them—and guardians—keep track of young people.

  • Italian Quartz Mine Ensures Worker Safety via BLE

    By Claire Swedberg

    The solution, from BluEpyc, tracks the movements of beacon-carrying workers onto and off of the quarry site, to ensure they never enter the vicinity of scheduled explosions or remain at the site after hours.

  • Florida Fire and Rescue Supplier Extends Visibility via RFID

    By Claire Swedberg

    The Bonita Springs Fire Control and Rescue District, using RFID tagging services from supplier QuadMed and a solution from Silent Partner Technologies, has reduced its inventory spending by 30 percent, while the Broward County Sheriff's Fire and Rescue Office plans to track the goods it uses and sells for emergency services.

  • Rebecca Minkoff Extends Its RFID System Beyond the Store

    By Claire Swedberg

    By adding a QR code to each of its luxury bags, the New York fashion retailer is enabling shoppers to access content after they make a purchase, as part of the Digital Emotional Intelligence offering from Avery Dennison RBIS and EVRYTHNG.

  • New York Builder Brings Safety With Visibility via RFID

    By Claire Swedberg

    An active RFID system, provided by Triax Technologies, enables Lettire Construction Corp. to track the locations of 140 workers on its site at any given time, to ensure that they are authorized to be there, are not in harm's way and are working where they should be.

  • Cashew Company Improves Deliveries, Supply Chain

    By Edson Perin

    Thanks to Ceará Votu's UHF RFID solution, Cione has streamlined processes, monitored its supply chain and ensured 100 percent accuracy in its deliveries.

  • Magnolia Volunteer Fire Department Boosts Efficiency With Active, Passive RFID

    By Claire Swedberg

    The Texas firefighters have adopted a hybrid active and passive RFID system from Silent Partner Technology, and are 3D-printing the tag holders to affix them securely to equipment with its own Gigabot printer.

  • RFID Provides Tissue-Tracking Gains for Hospitals

    By Claire Swedberg

    St. Dominic's, in Jackson, Miss., and North Kansas City Hospital are both using an RFID-enabled tissue- and implant-tracking system that includes TrackCore software to manage each item's location and status, as well as Terso RFID-enabled cabinets and coolers.

  • The Business Case for RFID in Retail Apparel

    By RFID Journal

    RFID Journal has conducted extensive research to understand the business case for RFID in apparel retail.

  • Ski Resorts Adopt RFID for Lifts, Payments

    By Claire Swedberg

    SKIDATA is now piloting a UHF version of its RFID system to enable the capture of zone-based location information regarding lift tickets, while three more North American ski resorts are adopting the HF versions this season.

  • RFID Solution Cuts Scrubs Costs for Virginia Hospital

    By Claire Swedberg

    LewisGale Medical Center has saved approximately $40,000 in scrub inventory expenses by managing the use of the medical-procedure uniforms with Autovalet Systems' CabiNet RFID Scrub Dispensers and DressCode software.

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