- Zebra Buys Motorola Solutions' Enterprise Business
With the purchase of a major supplier of fixed and handheld RFID readers, Zebra will now be one of the world's largest providers of RFID hardware, including printers, encoders and readers, as well as software.
- M2M Spectrum Launches Nationwide Wireless Machine-to-Machine Network
The new company intends to deploy its network in 194 cities this year, to enable data from RFID readers and other types of devices to be sent to Internet-based servers without requiring a cellular or Wi-Fi connection.
- Jamison's Miniature Reader Portal Being Trialed by Hospital, University
The Mini-Hawk, a smaller version of Jamison's Hawk, is designed to be a low-cost and easy way to install an EPC Gen 2 reader in a small space.
- Hanmi IT Markets Item-Level RFID Tracking Software, New Readers
The software, designed by Hanmi Pharmaceutical's IT division, is being piloted by Korean government agencies, while a future installation by a pharmaceutical company is in the works to manage products from factory to drug store.
- RFID News Roundup
Barcoding Inc., AeroScout Industrial partner to deliver hybrid RFID solutions; SITA researches beacon use at airports, plans to establish beacon registry; mobile contactless transactions to approach 10 billion annually by 2018; RF Code launches new sensor for APC by Schneider Electric 8000 Series PDUs; NXP launches Windows-based contest for new NFC apps.
- Thai IC Developer's NFC RFID Chip Has Ability to Enable New Interactive Products
Silicon Craft Technology's NFC Enabler IC lets users create electronic devices that can broadcast sensor data, smart posters with passively powered push buttons, and a range of entirely new applications.
- U.K. College Tracks Borrowed Electronics Via RFID
CoreRFID's solution, consisting of tags attached to goods loaned to staff and students, enables Warwickshire to easily track which goods are checked out and returned, and to quickly conduct inventory audits.
- RFID News Roundup
Global apparel retailer implements Checkpoint Systems' RFID for item-level source tagging, inventory and security; Casino Rama installs InvoTech's RFID uniform system, reduces labor by 15 hours daily; Mobiquity warns that security gaps exist in enterprise Bluetooth beacon deployments; laser surgical device manufacturer selects LogiTag's RFID technology; EyeSpy Toys' new system for Nerf blasters puts RFID on target for multi-player battles; New Jersey Institute of Technology team to develop sensor network for flagging infrastructural damage; Major League Baseball installs Bluetooth beacons at two California stadiums.
- Iotera Develops Active RFID Tag With 4-Mile Read Range
The tag, which has a built-in GPS receiver, will be offered in consumer and enterprise versions, enabling users to identify a tag's location via an Iotera RFID reader and a hosted application.
- Netc Launches EmbraceRF Solutions for Tracking Storage Media and Other Assets
The solutions include a version that will work on smartphones and tablets paired with a Bluetooth-enabled handheld EPC Gen 2 RFID reader.
- Motorola Introduces All-New Fixed Reader
The FX7500 is designed to deliver improved performance in business environments at a competitive price.
- RFID Journal LIVE! 2014 to Feature Eight Industry-Specific Preconference Seminars
The company's 12th annual conference and exhibition will include preconference seminars and workshops focused on RFID's use in various industries.
- RFID News Roundup
Phychips unveils new Arete RFID readers for phones, tablets; Zebra's Zatar IoT cloud platform to integrate with Entigral's TraxWare software; Ekahau's RTLS reduces emergency response times at Danish elder-care center; NiceLabel acquires its North American distributor, Niceware International; Nor-Lea Hospital District to enhance patient flow via Versus RTLS.
- Marshall University Researchers Foresee a 'Perfect Storm' for RFID in Health Care
RFID technology is competing for the attention of hospital IT departments, a study says, but when deployed, it can reduce costs by hundreds of thousands of dollars, and benefit hospitals experiencing growth due to the Affordable Care Act.
- Avery Dennison, Alien Technology and Invengo Sign Licensing Deals With Round Rock
The RFID technology makers say that the patent agreements will eliminate obstacles to deployments of EPC UHF RFID technology in the U.S.