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  • Passive Sensor Tags to Surpass 5 Million Units This Year

    IDTechEx research finds that passive UHF and NFC sensor tags are dominating the RFID sensor market, while battery-assisted sensor tags are also seeing market growth as a relatively low-cost IoT solution.

  • RFID News Roundup

    RMS Omega Technologies acquires RFID software provider Capturity ••• Misako to use Nedap's RFID software at more than 200 stores ••• Galatea NFC-powered jewelry now compatible with Apple smartphones ••• Avery Dennison intros new RFID inlay for supply chain management.

  • Zebra Survey Finds IoT Plans in the Works at Most Companies

    Only 36 percent of respondents say they have a company-wide intelligent enterprise system, while 57 percent report having a vision in place for some level of Internet of Things expansion.

  • RFID Automates Safety, Status Data for Endoscopes

    Olympus Medical Systems Group has released its HF RFID-based Unifia solution to track when a health-care company's endoscopes are used, tested, cleaned and processed before they are returned for reuse on another patient.

  • Mojix Merges With CXignited to Build Global Retail Solutions Presence

    The newly combined entity will provide a wide array of RFID and Internet of Things solutions for retailers, brands and manufacturers.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Identiv, S+P Samson GmbH partner on thin RFID labels for medical devices ••• SATO Europe launches new RFID-enabled patient ID wristbands ••• Syndicate Secure Print RFID windshield label doubles as license plate ••• Smartrac intros tag for metallic surfaces, everyday objects ••• GlobalPlatform publishes on-device NFC service-management specification ••• European EPC Competence Centre issues reference document discussing UHF RFID ••• HID Global helps U.S. government agencies increase visitor security with new temporary-access card.

  • Consumer-Facing NFC Comes to RFID Supply Chain Management System

    eAgile's eLink brings NFC and UHF RFID together in a single tag that can be built into medication or product caps, seals or labels, so that it can be tracked through the supply chain via UHF and interrogated by consumers using an app.

  • Researchers Develop Microscopic RFID Chip to Embed in Human Cells

    The smallest chip the team has developed so far measures 22 microns (about a fifth the thickness of a human hair), which they plan to test reading with a specialized RFID interrogator.

  • Tokyo Hospital Tracks Equipment via RFID-Enabled Shelving

    Teijin's Recopick system allows St. Luke's International Hospital to manage the location and status of pumps and other devices, thereby eliminating visits to its clinical engineering room, and reducing the tendency of nurses to horde equipment in their wards.

  • CriticalArc, Connexient Merge Beacon Wayfinding With Security for Health Care

    The two companies have teamed up to provide Bluetooth Low Energy-based location data for hospitals so that users could request help with an app on their mobile phone, and security teams could then automatically receive an alert along with the device's location.

  • Scottish Hospital Expanding Hybrid Active and Passive RFID System

    National Health Service Forth Valley Royal has measured a savings of $456,000, based on a reduction of its inventory following a deployment of RFID to track its assets' locations in real time, as well as how they were used historically.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Zebra Technologies intros two industrial RFID printers ••• Thyngs, Cellotape Smart Products partner on NFC-enabled marketing ••• Mist announces channel program for wireless managed service providers ••• Tottenham Hotspur Football Club teams up with HP Enterprise on new stadium using IoT technology ••• Silicon Labs unveils software, hardware supporting new Bluetooth mesh specification ••• SURE Universal offers software-defined IoT platform based on OCF standard.

  • Hospital Pilots New Bluetooth Low Energy System from GE Healthcare, Zebra Technologies

    The technology companies have launched Encompass—a BLE solution consisting of cloud-based software, fixed and mobile beacon receivers, and beacon tags for assets, personnel or patients—to boost efficiency at less than half the cost of typical RTLS solutions.

  • Impinj Aims for Smaller, Custom RFID Installations With Latest Reader

    The Speedway R120 RAIN RFID reader has only one port and is geared toward companies in the retail, health-care and logistics sectors, in which a single fixed reader installation is all that's needed.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Purple Deck Media announces NFC system compatible with Apple products; Talkin' Things releases NFC smart packaging for iPhone, Android; Quad Industries, Agfa, Imec, TNO demo plastic 12-bit RFID tag and readout system with screen-printed circuitry; GE Healthcare, Zebra Technologies bring BLE wireless asset-tracking technology to hospitals; Versus Technology offers RTLS for BLE wayfinding.

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