- Universal Tag and Printer Combo Aimed at On-demand Encoding at Industrial Sites
Metalcraft, SATO say their combination of a universal tag and a cloneable printer can make encoding and tagging metal or other material items seamless at factories, warehouses or industrial sites.
- Companies Testing On-Metal Tag With 20-Meter Read Range
Xerafy's Container Trak tag is being tested by several companies to identify the locations and movements of metal containers or trailers in such areas as outdoor storage yards and distribution centers.
- Solution Provider Builds RFID into Its Platform for Asset, Work-in-Progress Management
While Radley Corp. has been testing and evaluating RFID technology for years, it is now releasing UHF-based solutions for its customers to automate the collection of data regarding inventory and assets at assembly sites, warehouses and logistics centers.
- New Beacon Solution Offers Low-Cost Supply Chain Visibility
Roambee's BeeBeacon system consists of small, low-cost beacon devices and Bee hubs to receive transmissions, using BLE, GSM or Wi-Fi connectivity to track goods in large volume through warehouses, on ships and vehicles, and at stores.
- Turck Group Acquires Vilant Systems, Becomes Europe-Based Solutions Provider
By buying the majority interest in the solutions company, the firm—now called Turck Vilant Systems—is now poised to be among the key RFID solutions providers in Europe.
- 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.
- Polish Post Completes RFID Testing at Distribution Center
ProxiGroup's UHF RFID system may next be installed across all distribution sites, in order to make parcel shipping more efficient, as well as boost customer satisfaction.
- Tenna Brings IoT, RFID to Industrial Asset Tracking
The company, formerly known as BuildSourced, aims to provide a single platform for all asset tracking on civil construction or other sites, to manage everything from a screwdriver to a crane, as well as personnel.
- RFID News Roundup
Murata intros RAIN RFID tag for use on metal ••• Harland Simon, GS1 Ireland partner on asset-tracking, inventory-management solutions ••• Nedap launches smart-parking sensor platform ••• SATO to unveil intelligent label-printing technologies ••• Identiv, Zwipe team up to provide biometric access ••• CAEN RFID releases two new readers.
- RFID Readers Fit Like a Glove With New Atlas RFID Release
The UHF reading device serves as a ring to fit over two fingers, even over a glove, so that workers can free up their hands at construction sites, warehouses or storage areas as they read tags.
- Lightweight Relays Enable Small Drones to Read RFID Tags Indoors
MIT has developed an RFID system that would allow users to capture tag reads with a small drone carrying a virtual antenna array to forward data between tags and a reader.
- 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.
- Bon-Ton Boosts Shoe and Luggage Display Management With RFID
A UHF RFID system, provided by Zebra Technologies, has enabled the retailer to reduce its non-compliance of display items at 180 stores, from 20 percent down to almost none.
- Researchers Seek Challenging Sites for Multibeam Antenna Pilot
The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits has developed an antenna with four elements and nine different beams fed to those elements that can detect the precise location and direction of tags in challenging environments.
- RFID News Roundup
RFID market to reach $11.2 billion this year, says IDTechEx ••• RFID company Verigenics receives ISO 9001:2015 certification ••• B.O.S. launches RFID system for tracking inventory at produce packing house ••• ZKAccess releases multi-biometric RFID-based access-control device ••• Mobile Experts predicts asset-tracking IoT device market to triple by 2022.