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  • Powershelf Adopts RFID With One-Penny Tag

    The smart-shelf technology, from Compass Marketing, now features RFID readers built into the shelf labels and low-cost tags, proprietary to the system, with about a 3-foot read range.

  • Proposed GS1 Specification Would Link Bar-Code, QR-Code, NFC and RFID Data

    The organization's working group is planning a summer release of its new spec, while EVRYTHNG, a software company co-chairing the group, is selling its own platform to manage data about a product in a single location, whether accessed via NFC, RFID or bar-code technology.

  • RFID News Roundup

    SML enters new markets for RFID beyond apparel, footwear ••• ImageFIRST introduces managed solutions for tracking scrubs, lab coats ••• FineLine Technologies acquires Ferm RFID Solutions B.V. ••• China Unicom Research Institute joins ZigBee Alliance ••• NFC Forum issues call for entries for Innovation Awards ••• Unified Office adds IoT infrastructure management to managed business communications service ••• Thales eSecurity, 451 Research report data breaches rising with transformative technology adoption.

  • RFID Pilots Address Perishable Foods, Beauty Products

    A restaurant chain is trialing the RFID functionality in Avery Dennison's Freshmarx solution to ensure food is delivered fresh and at appropriate temperatures, using the company's microwave-safe tags, while retailers are planning to expand existing pilots of RFID systems to include cosmetics and perfumes.

  • Small RFID Tag from SML Group Offers 30 Percent Sensitivity Boost

    The GB4U8 inlay leverages NXP's UCODE 8 chip and antenna design to accomplish what SML calls an increase in performance over other tags in its 42- by 16-millimeter size.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Bergen Airport to leverage BLIP Systems' technology to reduce wait times ••• RAIN RFID Alliance announces retail brands worldwide adopting UHF RFID ••• Schreiner ProTech intros RFID label for container management ••• CEVA's Bluetooth 5 Low Energy IP certified with Ellisys' Bluetooth compliance tester ••• Global Net Solutions Offers IoT badge-based security system ••• Runtime announces commercial support for Thread ••• CAEN RFID releases Bluetooth UHF RFID key fob reader.

  • Smart Label Solutions, Brazil's Mozaiko Sign RFID Partnership

    The two companies have forged a commercial alliance aimed at distributing the latter's RFID and IoT solutions in the United States.

  • Global Printer Manufacturer Adopts RFID for Color Laser Printing

    Manufacturers and logistics companies are using Lexmark's CS725R and CX725R printers to print and encode color labels with built-in UHF RFID functionality.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Turck reveals new CODESYS-programmable RFID interface module ••• Smartrac to showcase temperature sensor portfolio ••• MSM Solutions launches RFID and bar-code website ••• AIM, AIM North America invite 2018 awards nominations ••• Computype invests new resources to develop RFID technology.

  • Ceitec Delivers 300,000 RFID Chips for Vehicular Tagging

    The Brazilian semiconductor company has been homologated in record time and marketed to Q-Free, a Norwegian company that develops intelligent transport systems.

  • 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.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Vizinex RFID updates security label ••• FineLine Technologies receives RFID patent, acquires R.E.R. International ••• Technavio identifies top six vendors in RFID printer market ••• ABTS Convention Services launches wearable Bluetooth beacons powered by renewable energy ••• TagMaster North America, Watry design partner on RFID-based condo parking ••• Flowfinity adds NFC technology to its software for faster asset scanning.

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