- RFID News Roundup
Identiv intros tamper-proof RFID labels for anti-counterfeiting, brand protection ••• Checkpoint Systems releases new solutions leveraging RFID ••• Rockwell Automation showcases IIoT applications ••• Scandit raises Series B funding to bring IoT to everyday objects through computer vision, augmented reality ••• Soracom adds provisioning service for IoT devices in field, serverless visual dashboard for IoT application services ••• Tencent joins LoRa Alliance, announces LoRaWAN network and IoT solutions.
- NFC Spices Up Meals for Intelligent Rack Users
Startup TasteTro has developed a spice system that leverages an NFC RFID reader from RFID Canada, as well as and tags on spice pods, to mix, dispense and manage data about a user's spice preferences.
- Tracking Brazilian Clothes Made in China
iTag has partnered with Taiwanese company Printronix to provide RFID tags to be sewn onto garments made in Asia by brands sold in Brazil.
- New Label Changes Displayed Price Data With Power from RFID
Powercast's new Batteryless Electronic UHF Retail Price Tag receives pricing information from an RFID interrogator, while also harvesting the RF energy, then uses that energy to change the price accordingly on its display.
- Pinnpoint, Smartrac Team Up With Lexmark for RFID Printing
The resultant on-demand printing solutions allow shippers to automatically view the status of returned goods via RFID tag reads, enabling the growing reverse logistics model for online shopping.
- Mühlbauer's Tag Manufacturing Machines Aim to Be Greener, Lower-Cost
Inlay manufacturers are testing a new flip-chip machine from the German technology company that promises a 40,000-unit-per-hour rate, as well as an antenna cutter to eliminate the need for etching chemicals.
- 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.