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  • A Thousand Beacons Will Help SXSW Attendees Connect

    By Claire Swedberg

    The Bluetooth devices will allow users at the music and film festival to see who is on stage or which film is showing at their location, while enabling them to link up with people of interest within their vicinity.

  • Turkish Technic Uses RFID, ZigBee and Other Auto-ID Technologies to Improve Efficiency

    By Claire Swedberg

    The system helps Turkish Airlines' maintenance, repair and overhaul division to identify and manage the movements of aircraft, components, tools, technicians and vehicles as the planes are serviced and maintained.

  • Thinfilm Launches OpenSense Printed NFC Sensor Label for Bottles

    By Claire Swedberg

    The Norwegian firm's product comes at the same time that the company prepares the release of an NFC temperature label, and has signed a partnership with Xerox, which is planning to mass-produce contact memory labels using Thinfilm's platform, and is researching an NFC version of the labels.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Beth Bacheldor

    HID Global expands IronTag line, unveils wafer-thin high-temp UHF label ••• CISC intros tests for GS1 US Tagged Item Performance Protocol Guideline ••• Smartrac launches new RFID inlays for retail based on Impinj Monza R6 ••• Lockheed Martin announces RuBee weapons tracker was successfully tested ••• Google strikes deal with carriers, acquires Softcard's NFC-enabled payments technology ••• SandlerResearch.org reports smart waste-collection technologies gaining ground.

  • RFID Journal LIVE! 2015 to Feature Three International Pavilions, AIM Pavilion

    By RFID Journal

    The international pavilions will showcase RFID technology providers from France, Korea and Brazil.

  • Midwest Grocery Chains Deploy Birdzi Beacon Solution

    By Claire Swedberg

    The platform and beacons provide shoppers with the ability to receive location-based content that helps them locate products, view promotions and sales, and collaborate on shopping lists.

  • Airbus Enters New Phase of RFID Usage, Digitalization

    By Mark Roberti

    The aircraft manufacturer is asking suppliers to tag all traceable items, and is increasing the RFID expertise of its staff to support the technology's deployment across the supply chain.

  • Smartrac's New Passive Sensor DogBone Transmits Moisture Levels

    By Claire Swedberg

    The company has begun shipping the UHF tag to systems integrators to begin proof-of-concepts and the development of applications in the manufacturing, health-care and agriculture sectors.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Beth Bacheldor

    NXP, Enfucell unveil biopharmaceutical cold chain monitoring solution ••• Beacons influence retail sales to grow tenfold in one year ••• LAB ID NFC tags prove authenticity for new, limited-edition art ••• New GS1 US Advisory Services program offers customized GS1 standards implementation guidance ••• CenTrak adds Bluetooth capability to RTLS platform ••• STMicroelectronics intros NFC RFID chip for applications such as smart signs, Bluetooth pairing.

  • Cleveland Cavaliers Use Beacons to Provide Interactive Team Experience

    By Claire Swedberg

    The NBA team employs the Bluetooth devices to provide fans with video, information and promotional content during games, based on their location within the arena.

  • NFC Forum Survey Shows Strong Consumer Interest in NFC Applications

    By Claire Swedberg

    The organization released the findings of a four-week study indicating that while consumers have limited experience with Near Field Communication, they would be eager to try a number of non-payment applications.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By RFID Journal

    Xterprise rebrands as SML Intelligent Inventory Solutions, plans 2015 announcements ••• ITL acquires majority ownership of Overheer, plans to offer complete RFID solution ••• L-com announces new embedded PCB antennas for OEM applications ••• Asset Vue intros new solutions for data center IT asset management ••• Hotels in Azerbaijan, Slovenia and Mauritius adopt InvoTech's linen-tracking system.

  • Porsche Uses RFID to Track Prototype Testing, Improve Security

    By Claire Swedberg

    The car manufacturer is tracking which components are installed in its prototype vehicles, and is monitoring the cars' locations to reduce their chances of being seen by unauthorized parties.

  • Teams, Stores, Museums Deploy Beacons that Emit Acoustic and Bluetooth Signals

    By Claire Swedberg

    An Italian clothing company, U.S. sports teams and a National Geographic museum exhibit are all using Signal360 Bluetooth beacons, which transmit inaudible sounds that most smartphones can detect.

  • Aspen Snowmass' Skiers Use RFID Lift Tickets to Pay for Food, Rentals

    By Claire Swedberg

    Visitors can now utilize their lift tickets to make purchases at restaurants, stores and rental offices, while ski instructors can use the technology to track class sizes.

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