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2015
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  • RFID News Roundup

    By Beth Bacheldor

    RFID antenna supplier Arcadian launches RFMAX product line ••• HID Global announces commercial availability of HID Trusted Tag ••• CISC Semiconductor, MET Labs partner on GS1 EPC Gen2v2 compliance testing ••• Elpas introduces mother bracelet for infant-protection system ••• EU companies form PING to develop process for printing NFC electronics ••• Tapcentive releases SDKs for platform supporting both NFC and beacons.

  • NFC Brings Focus to Eyewear Returns

    By Claire Swedberg

    Luxottica boosts quality and efficiency by up to 50 percent by using NFC RFID to track each pair of eyeglass frames or sunglasses during its reverse-logistics process.

  • Tennessee Aquarium Uses Beacons to Engage Visitors

    By Claire Swedberg

    The system, using technology from CloudBeacon, enables visitors to utilize their smartphones to locate animals and play the role of researcher.

  • North York General Hospital Uses RFID to Restock Medication Trays

    By Claire Swedberg

    The Toronto medical facility's pharmacy says its adoption of the Intelliguard Kit and Tray Management System is saving hours of labor and eliminating errors.

  • GS1 US Survey Finds Strong RFID Adoption

    By Claire Swedberg

    The results, released this week, found that 78 percent of retailers received at least some RFID-tagged merchandise (primarily apparel and footwear), with those retailers receiving, on average, 47 percent of those goods with EPC UHF RFID inlays.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Beth Bacheldor

    Trimble shrinks UHF RFID reader module ••• SweetWater 420 Fest employs Vendini's RFID system for ticketing, access control ••• Mobile airline boarding passes on the rise, delaying the transition to NFC, study finds. ••• TexTrace joins global RAIN RFID Alliance ••• Transcends releases new version of open-source RFID middleware.

  • RFID Journal LIVE! 2015 Keynote Speakers to Explore RFID Usage and Analytics by the NFL Network, Interstate Batteries, Airbus and Others

    By RFID Journal

    RFID Journal's 13th annual event, being held on Apr. 15-17, in San Diego, will feature an unprecedented lineup of keynotes and general sessions.

  • Waggle: An IoT Platform by Scientists, for Scientists

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    Computer scientists at the Argonne National Laboratory are working with a range of stakeholders, from academics to urban planners, to deploy easy-to-use sensor networks for better understanding the built and natural environments in which we live.

  • RFID Jogs Customer Interest at Munich Sports Shoe Store

    By Claire Swedberg

    Shoppers are using RFID-enabled interactive displays to look up product information, such as size and color availability, in the back room, thereby improving the shopping experience.

  • Sephora Sees Beauty in Beacon-Based Services

    By Claire Swedberg

    As it continues piloting the technology's use at two sites in California, the global cosmetics company plans to expand the deployment.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Beth Bacheldor

    Farsens intros flexible platform for developing battery-free wireless sensors ••• Auburn University RFID Lab launches Tagged Item Certification Program ••• Bluvision, Beam Wallet team on rewards program ••• Aquabit Spirals unveils Smart Plate to deliver content to shoppers ••• RFID Professional Institute announces first official certification exam.

  • At Goldcorp's Éléonore Mine, the IoT Is Worth Gold

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The manager of a new Canadian gold mine says a network of RFID tags and sensors, linked via Wi-Fi, is helping the operation to run safely and efficiently.

  • RFID Navigates South African Rivers in Kayak Marathon

    By Claire Swedberg

    The event's organizers could identify where participants were located throughout the 120-kilometer course, based on RFID technology that read the tags of kayaks passing checkpoints, thereby allowing friends and family to meet paddlers along the river and provide food and water.

  • RFID Journal Announces New RFID Startup Challenge to Be Held at LIVE! 2015

    By RFID Journal

    Early-stage RFID companies will be invited to present their new product or service during a competition, with the winner to receive $100,000 worth of promotional services.

  • GameStop Has Long-Term Plans for Short-Range Beacons

    By Claire Swedberg

    The retailer has been piloting Bluetooth beacons at 36 stores in Texas, and plans to launch another pilot in a different U.S. region, to determine how much its customers value the services the technology provides, as well as whether it leads to greater sales.

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