- RFID News Roundup
Beta Layout receives UL certificate of compliance for embedding RFID in PCBs ••• Feig announces availability of cVEND contactless-payment systems ••• Balluff upgrades BIS V industrial RFID system ••• researchers create 3D-printed smart milk cap ••• Embarcadero unveils BeaconFence zone-management software for developers.
- RFID Carves Out a Place in Woodworking Industry
Woodworking factory equipment companies are highlighting how RFID technology can be used for tracking inventory and work-in-progress, as well for other purposes, to improve efficiency and enable the quick production of made-to-order furniture.
- Smartrac Sees RFID's Future in the Cards, the Clouds and the Cosmos
The company is working with Cartamundi to embed NFC tags in game and trading cards, and has also released Smart Cosmos, a cloud-based platform, with the expectation that more objects will be tracked as part of the Internet of Things.
- Uniqarta Seeks to Commercialize Solution for Embedding Ultrathin RFID Chips in Paper
The startup says its process is less cumbersome and expensive than other alternatives, and that it is working with a paper manufacturer on a prototype of its first-generation process.
- RFID News Roundup
Trimble shrinks UHF RFID reader module ••• SweetWater 420 Fest employs Vendini's RFID system for ticketing, access control ••• Mobile airline boarding passes on the rise, delaying the transition to NFC, study finds. ••• TexTrace joins global RAIN RFID Alliance ••• Transcends releases new version of open-source RFID middleware.
- Arjowiggins Offers Paper With Embedded NFC RFID Tags
The company's PowerCoat Alive product, which includes printed tag antennas, is being marketed to brand owners, retailers and other potential users.
- Swedish Men's Shirts Provide Off-the-Cuff Info
Four Levent has begun manufacturing and marketing men's dress shirts with sewn-in NFC RFID tags, enabling users to write data such as business card information that others can retrieve via a smartphone.