- IoT Solution Tracks Waste Volume and Conditions in Bins
Sensoneo says its ultrasonic-based system has helped companies reduce their costs by an average of 30 percent, by reducing labor hours and fuel consumption otherwise required to empty bins that may not yet need service.
- Mühlbauer's Tag Manufacturing Machines Aim to Be Greener, Lower-Cost
Inlay manufacturers are testing a new flip-chip machine from the German technology company that promises a 40,000-unit-per-hour rate, as well as an antenna cutter to eliminate the need for etching chemicals.
- Facens Improves Its Smart Campus via RFID, Internet of Things
The university is training leaders to solve problems in a collaborative way, and to generate products and services of added value to society.
- New Zealand Farm Cuts Water and Energy Consumption With IoT
WaterForce's SCADAfarm system, using Schneider Electric technology, allows cattle, sheep and vegetable producer BlackHills Farm to remotely monitor the watering level and conditions of crops, in order to provide the correct amount of water at every location at all times.
- PINC Brings RFID, Optic Sensor Drones Indoors With Fuel Cells
The company is partnering with Intelligent Energy to power its new indoor drones with fuel cells, thereby ensuring a longer operational time before refueling.
- IoT Agricultural Specialist Helps Australian Nursery Become More Profitable
Cameron's Nursery personnel report improved error detection and crop yields thanks to a solution from Agnov8 that uses Libelium's wireless sensors.
- RFID Detects Workloads of Bumblebee Foragers
The HF RFID technology—consisting of a tag on each bee's back and a reader at a foraging chamber's entrance—helped University of Arizona researchers learn how labor is divided among foragers within a hive.
- Researchers Testing RFID for Protecting Endangered Plants
The University of Kent's conservation and electronics departments have completed in-house testing of a UHF RFID system to detect the presence of tagged cycads—and to send alerts if a tag stops transmitting, which could indicate a possible poacher.
- RFID News Roundup
NXP offers larger silicon wafers to boost RFID chip production capacity, sustainability ••• NFC RFID technology from Smartrac and FinnCode adds music to kids' book ••• CYBRA intros RFID-enabled safety solution for real-time tracking of people, assets ••• RAIN Alliance publishes new document on RFID reader sensitivity testing ••• Extronics launches iRFID500 handheld UHF RFID reader for hazardous areas ••• Avery Dennison invests in flexible electronics company PragmatIC ••• Italian bus company uses beacon-based gamification to boost ridership, protect environment ••• Janam's XT2 rugged, RFID-enabled mobile computer certified for IntelliTrack's Android app ••• RFID tags give researchers new insight into hummingbird migration behaviors.
- In Illinois, RFID Makes It Easier for Residents to Pay as They Throw
Lakeshore Recycling Systems is using EPC Gen 2 tags and readers to track usage of the waste-collection services it provides to the cities of Wheaton and Highland Park.
- RFID Journal Announces Winners of Its 10th Annual Awards
Decathlon and Florida Hospital are among the top picks for 2016, chosen at this week's LIVE! event, being held in Orlando.
- Municipalities Use RFID-based WISTAR to Take Out the Trash
The passive UHF RFID system, from SSI Schaefer and SeedSpark, is enabling several million carts to be tracked each time they are emptied or repaired.
- U.K. Company Finds RFID Chemically Attractive
Industrial Chemical Ltd. has adopted a UHF system from CoreRFID to manage its reusable containers, helping the manufacturer to save money and meet environmental regulations.
- Blacksburg Transit Installs Beacons to Boost Ridership, Adjust Service
More than 12,000 riders use the beacon-enabled app to direct them to the correct bus stop; the agency employs the system to collect ridership data and modify bus dispatching accordingly.
- RFID Tracks Radioactive Materials Used by Oil Services Providers to Explore New Well Sites
The system, developed by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, is being tested by Baker Hughes to monitor the location and usage of such materials.