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  • Nordic Reader Series Promises Intelligence in Handheld and Fixed Devices

    By Claire Swedberg

    The EXA brings mobility in a smaller form factor, while the Sampo and AR readers feature fixed reads for gates, as well as for point-of-sale, area and shelf tag reads—in some cases, at twice the speed of previous models.

  • Smart Cooler Helps Companies Sell More

    By Edson Perin

    Embraco has created an Internet of Things-based platform to help customers market more drinks and food at the point of sale.

  • Windshield and Mirror Company Gains Evacuation Visibility With RFID

    By Claire Swedberg

    Ficomirrors is using an RFID-based evacuation system from Smart Technology Group at its Polish facility to better manage the locations of its workers in the event of an emergency.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Rich Handley

    Impinj enhances RFID distributed operating system ••• Identiv, NXP Semiconductors partner on NFC tag starter kit ••• STMicroelectronics NFC tags to be certified by NFC Forum ••• Ocean Tomo offers patent lot on sensor and RFID technologies ••• Malaysian highway to use RFID tags for toll payments ••• GS1 US accepting proposals for Connect 2018 event ••• Industrial Internet Consortium, EdgeX Foundry announce liaison.

  • RFID Helps to Identify and Protect Motorcycles

    By Claire Swedberg

    Datatag's MASTER Security Scheme identification system is being used to protect mid-sized motorcycles from theft in the United Kingdom, while city police departments are considering use of the technology for smaller road bikes.

  • Tenna Brings IoT, RFID to Industrial Asset Tracking

    By Claire Swedberg

    The company, formerly known as BuildSourced, aims to provide a single platform for all asset tracking on civil construction or other sites, to manage everything from a screwdriver to a crane, as well as personnel.

  • Brazilian Government Announces Internet of Things Study

    By Edson Perin

    Federal authorities presented a report on the country's IoT Action Plan during a telecommunications event in São Paulo.

  • RFID-Enabled Vending Machine Brings Automation, Security to Library Disk Loans

    By Claire Swedberg

    Coyle Free Library is an early adopter of an RFID-based system known as the Library Media Box, from RTI, which offers automated borrowing of movies and games, while tags on books, laptops and other media, as well as portals at the door, ensure that library property is checked out before leaving the premises.

  • Cattle Ranching Gains from IoT-based Intelligence

    By Claire Swedberg

    Chipsafer has completed two African pilots of its LoRa technology-powered system to locate cattle on large ranches and track their behavior; similar pilots in Europe, South America and Australia are ongoing.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Rich Handley

    Xerafy intros RFID tags for challenging outdoor applications ••• Smartrac showcases RFID, NFC, IoT temperature sensor portfolio ••• STMicroelectronics offers software kit for Bluetooth mesh networking, connected smart-lighting ••• FineLine Technologies acquires RFID tag provider Data2 Corp. ••• HID Global announces cloud-based personalization and issuance solution for cards, credentials ••• STAR Systems International unveils RFID antennas for electronic tolling ••• Mayer Brown launches practical guide on hot topics in cybersecurity and data privacy, including the IoT.

  • Hybrid System Manages Access Control for Mexican High School

    By Claire Swedberg

    Guadalajara's Cervantes High School has launched a Near Field Communication and Bluetooth Low Energy solution at its entrance to manage the access of staff members and students, either with a smart ID badge or simply with an app on a BLE-enabled phone.

  • New Chip Features Privacy Function for European Retailers

    By Claire Swedberg

    Impinj's latest chip, the Monza R6-A, offers privacy controls and sustainability features.

  • IoT Brings Intelligence to Hard Hats

    By Claire Swedberg

    Companies are trialing a new Internet of Things system from GuardHat, with data-management software from HPCC Systems, to understand where their workers are located—both in real time and historically—as well as the conditions around them, in order to boost safety and efficiency.

  • Alliance Rubber Stretches Limit of RFID and NFC Applications

    By Claire Swedberg

    The rubber band company is working with the University of Sussex to develop elastic material that could not only be stronger than standard rubber, but also transmit data via RF, accommodate RFID or NFC chips, and store sensor data.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Rich Handley

    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.

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