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  • RFID News Roundup

    By Beth Bacheldor

    Kontakt.io unveils Cloud Beacon to manage Bluetooth beacons ••• HID Global adds HF tags to SlimFlex portfolio ••• Radius Networks to provide beacons for ATIV's EventPilot conference app ••• NFC tags give voice to London's Talking Statues ••• SeManTiK initiative studies physical endurance of contactless smart cards.

  • British Clothing Retailer Sees RFID as 'Enriching Experience'

    By Claire Swedberg

    Giulio is using privacy-protecting RFID technology from Friendly Technologies to determine which garments shoppers are interested in, and to prompt a touchscreen to display information about those products.

  • HotSpot Beacon Solution Aims to Prevent Parking Tickets

    By Claire Swedberg

    Merchants in two Canadian cities have deployed the beacons so that their customers can get meter alerts and pay for parking via a smartphone app, as well as receive promotional offers.

  • L'Oréal Italia Prevents Warehouse Collisions Via RTLS

    By Claire Swedberg

    An active RFID solution ensures forklift operators are alerted when they near another vehicle or pedestrian, as well as to provide data analytics about any near-misses.

  • Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust to Expand RTLS Deployment

    By Claire Swedberg

    The U.K. organization intends to use Stanley Healthcare tags and software to track high-value equipment, monitor hand-washing, manage patient flow and facilitate a number of other tasks.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Beth Bacheldor

    Epicurious to use Swirl beacons to deliver localized services to in-store shoppers; Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park adopts InvoTech uniform-tracking system; iZipline to integrate PackageTagz app with HID Global’s Trusted Tag Services.

  • Cubiq Uses RFID to Create 'Magic Closet'

    By Beth Bacheldor

    The company's On-Demand Concierge Storage Service uses passive UHF tags and Alien and U Grok It readers to catalog, store and deliver each client’s belongings.

  • Brazilian Clothing Wholesaler Invests in RFID

    By Edson Perin

    One of the country’s largest distributors of baby and children’s apparel, Brascol has cut the average time it takes its customers to check out their purchases by 65 percent.

  • San Francisco Airport Tests Beacons for Blind Travelers

    By Beth Bacheldor

    The location-tracking system can inform visually impaired travelers when they are near a water fountain, an electrical outlet, restroom or a gate, and provide directions.

  • RFID Drafted to Track NFL Players' Every Move During Games

    By Beth Bacheldor

    The system, from Zebra Technologies, has been installed at 17 football stadiums throughout the United States.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Beth Bacheldor

    U.K. hospital prescribes RFID to track medical records, supplies and more; Adesto introduces low-power, sterilization-tolerant memory for wearable electronics, RFID bio apps; Nestlé delivers recipes via contactless communication to shoppers at Woolworths; Radius Networks updates is RadBeacon USB proximity beacon; Xtreme RFID joins Reusable Packaging Association.

  • Marks & Spencer, Wilko and Other Retailers to Present Case Studies at RFID Journal LIVE! Europe 2014

    By RFID Journal

    The event, to be held on Oct. 23, in London, England, will feature a Retail Track highlighting successful RFID deployments in this sector.

  • Stanley Black & Decker Boosts Efficiency Via RFID

    By Claire Swedberg

    An active RFID system from AeroScout has improved product throughput and labor efficiency, while reducing the quantity of inventory stored onsite for the replenishment of assembly lines at a manufacturing plant in Reynosa, Mexico.

  • RFID Locates Pipes and Secures Meter Collection for Utilities

    By Claire Swedberg

    A South American water company is piloting IDMeters' passive UHF solution designed to locate pipes above or below ground.

  • Rady Children's Hospital Tracks Anesthetic Drugs Via RFID

    By Claire Swedberg

    The California facility is using MEPS Real-Time's RFID-enabled cart to manage trays filled with medications, with the goal of improving efficiency and patient safety by ensuring that the right drug is available and never nearing expiration.

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