- Spectrometer Sensor Chips Offer Potential for Light Sensing With RFID
Ams has released a light and near-IR sensor-on-chip that enables companies to build light-sensing products that can be used as mobile devices, or be built into a permanent sensing network; the two SoCs are expected, in some cases, to be used with RFID to link the identity of a product or location with a sensor reading.
- RFID News Roundup
DENSO releases RFID-enabled scanners for retail, logistics ••• SATO launches new group companies in the Philippines ••• Identiv, NXP secure CES attendees via smart event and transportation badges ••• One2Touch NFC platform provides continuous communications capabilities ••• Xiamen intros rubber tire tag.
- Buildings 'Talk' to Tourists in Portugal and Italy via BLE Technology
The SMIITY app, from Mobinteg, enables villages and cities to provide tourists with content regarding historical structures, businesses and events in their community, based on an app user's location.
- Beacons Bring Hope to Seattle Homeless
The BLE-based GiveSafe app enables users to be alerted when a homeless person is within their vicinity, as well as view that person's history and make an anonymous contribution.
- NFC Tags Take to the Slopes on Ski Jackets
Spyder is testing Near Field Communication technology in some of its U.S. Ski Team jackets to engage with consumers, by providing links to social media, as well as information about the jackets, the ski team and local skiing.
- NFC Gets in the Ring at UFC Fan Village
This past summer, Ottawa's Ultimate Fighting Championship Fan Village found that participants using NFC-enabled technology from XOLUTION had higher game participation rates, and also shared event-based information via social networks about 5,000 times.
- RFID Journal LIVE! 2017 to Host IEEE RFID 2017
The co-located technical conference will feature a special Smart Cities Mega-Challenge.
- HitchHike Tag Bums a Ride from Wi-Fi Access Points
A system being developed by Stanford University researchers could enable a low-cost Wi-Fi tag to receive transmissions from access points, and to use the energy of those transmissions to send its own unique signal to a laptop or mobile device.
- RFID News Roundup
NFC Forum unveils tag-certification initiative, calls for participation ••• Fly Delta app adds push notifications for baggage check-in ••• DHS releases strategic principles for securing Internet of Things ••• Fior Markets' 2016 global handheld RFID terminal market report ••• Siemens' new RFID readers for flexible applications ••• Thinfilm, Bedford offer smart hangtag for NFC mobile marketing ••• Gooee partners with PointGrab to enhance smart lighting platform.
- SML Group Plans Additional Solution Innovation Center and Pop-Ups to Fuel Growth
The Hong Kong-based company is furthering its efforts to bring its technology to customers by way of innovation centers and pop-ups that help brands and retailers put the technology in their hands and strategize their own deployments.
- RFID Journal Announces Acquisition by Emerald Expositions
RFID Journal LIVE!, as well as the company's regional and industry events and news websites, will be strengthened by Emerald's resources.
- Registration Now Open for RFID Journal LIVE! 2017
RFID Journal's 15th annual conference and exhibition will be held on May 9-11, at the Phoenix Convention Center, in Arizona.
- Malibu to Enable Consumers to Order Drinks With a Twist
The maker of flavored rums plans to introduce RFID-enabled coconut-shaped drinking cups to clubs, bars and festivals by summer 2017.
- RFID Journal Updates Categories for 11th Annual Awards
To better reflect the current state of RFID adoption, the RFID Journal Awards will now highlight the technology's best deployments in retail, manufacturing and health care, as well as in logistics and supply chain.
- RFID Locks Up Visitor Interest at Horsens Prison Museum
The Danish museum employs passive HF tags to enable its visitors to learn about the lives of famed or notorious prisoners and guards throughout the 150-year-old prison campus.