- IoT Opens Doors to Home Connectivity
IBM's Watson IoT Platform is being leveraged by window and door company Inwido to provide smart-home data, while IBM is also offering its IoT Building Insights solution for commercial building intelligence.
- New Type 5 NFC Chip Boasts Long Range, Tamper Detection
STMicroelectronics' ST25TV chip can be read via ISO 15693-compliant readers, as well as NFC-enabled mobile phones, resulting in tags that can be used from the point of manufacture to consumer use with a limited footprint for small packaging.
- 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.
- UWB Brings Mapping Services Indoors
HERE is partnering with Decawave to enable its mapping services to identify the locations of individuals and things within 10 centimeters inside buildings. Several manufacturing companies are now testing the technology for tracking forklifts and monitoring work-in-progress.
- Stora Enso to Be Cornerstone Sponsor of RFID Journal LIVE! Europe 2018
RFID Journal announced today that Stora Enso Intelligent Packaging will be the cornerstone sponsor for its 14th annual conference and exhibition in Europe, to be held on Nov. 7, in London, England.
- Zebra Releases Enterprise MotionWorks Platform and New Reader Hardware
The company is offering its Savanna Location Engine with a portfolio of MotionWorks solutions so that large enterprises can integrate location data from multiple systems on a single platform, while Zebra's new fixed readers aim at manufacturing and retail point-of-sale use cases.
- RFID Brings Visibility, Analytics to Conditions and Status of Electronics Under Assembly
DAIHEN Corp. is already saving approximately 1,800 hours annually with an IoT-based system that employs RFID and sensor data to understand conditions and work-in-progress for each product being built.
- Thermocouple Solution Tracks Location, Status of Temperature Sensors
The TE Wire & Cable Smart Thermocouple solution, using technology from Plataine, will enable aerospace companies to better manage not only where the devices they use for autoclave temperature management are located, but when they need to be replaced.
- RFID News Roundup
Smartrac expands NFC portfolio for challenging applications ••• Arm acquires Stream Technologies, releases IoT device-management platform ••• Stanley Healthcare, Extronics forge multi-year partnership agreement ••• STMicroelectronics unveils IoT firmware-development tool ••• IoT software provider People Power achieves GDPR compliance ••• Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust deploys asset-tracking technology from Idox Health ••• Techstars, BHS announce mentorship-driven IoT accelerator for Europe.
- RFID4U Sees Growth in Field Inventory Tracking
During a recent webinar, the company described several applications in health care, oil and gas, and other industries that are using its cloud-based TagMatiks FI solution to understand where goods are located, as well as their status, and to thereby gain intelligence regarding expiration dates, how well products are selling and when operational changes are needed.
- NFC Payment Solution Links NXP Technology With Visa, Mastercard
The technology company has joined the two finance firms to offer a single service for device manufacturers to provide contactless payment functions in their products, ranging from wristbands and jewelry to mobile devices.
- 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.
- Drone RFID Read Rate Hovers Near 100 Percent in Oil Fields
Researchers at Cal Poly, using RFID technology from technology company Process Expert, confirmed in three pipe-tracking applications that passive RFID tags could be read at near-perfect rates while in flight around 12 feet above those pipes.
- Super-Slim RFID Tags for Linen Tracking
The latest linen tag from Fujitsu Frontech North America can be inserted into a standard seam in linens, uniforms and scrubs, making RFID technology deployments easier for those who manufacture such products.
- RFID Pilot Brings Intelligence to Solid Tires
Camso is investigating a new RFID tag, known as a plug, that could be built into its forklift tires to enable performance, maintenance and service improvements for its customers, as well as provide manufacturing and supply chain visibility.