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  • RFID News Roundup

    By RFID Journal

    Vizinex RFID updates security label ••• FineLine Technologies receives RFID patent, acquires R.E.R. International ••• Technavio identifies top six vendors in RFID printer market ••• ABTS Convention Services launches wearable Bluetooth beacons powered by renewable energy ••• TagMaster North America, Watry design partner on RFID-based condo parking ••• Flowfinity adds NFC technology to its software for faster asset scanning.

  • Expo Visitors Gain Vision of Ray-Ban Products With Smart Table

    By Claire Swedberg

    The interactive table and touch screen employ LF RFID technology to allow users to place a pair of glasses on a pedestal and view content about them, such as videos and images.

  • Beacon Technology for the Middle Ages

    By Claire Swedberg

    Portugal's Óbidos Medieval Market featured approximately 50 Bluetooth Low Energy beacons to bring location-based content to visitors of its jousting tournaments, pubs, restaurants and services.

  • Austin Plans Beacon Deployment for Its City Center

    By Claire Swedberg

    The Austin CityUp program will include a Bluetooth Low Energy-based system from Connecthings, a European company that aims to bring location-based intelligence to app users in North American cities.

  • Facens Improves Its Smart Campus via RFID, Internet of Things

    By Edson Perin

    The university is training leaders to solve problems in a collaborative way, and to generate products and services of added value to society.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Rich Handley

    Alien Technology to host workshop about RFID in Latin America ••• NFC Forum inks agreements with Active & Intelligent Packaging Industry Association, Wireless Power Consortium ••• Inmarsat finds skills gap could limit IoT innovation in energy sector ••• STATSports selects Taoglas to monitor sports performance ••• Telink Semiconductor releases SDK compatible with new Bluetooth SIG standard ••• Cortet By CEL launches ZigBee extender for wireless sensor network, M2M and Internet of Things applications ••• Fathom intros new industrial Bluetooth beacon.

  • Researchers Seek Challenging Sites for Multibeam Antenna Pilot

    By Claire Swedberg

    The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits has developed an antenna with four elements and nine different beams fed to those elements that can detect the precise location and direction of tags in challenging environments.

  • NYIT, X-wave Innovations Team Up to Develop RFID Technology for NASA

    By Rich Handley

    Fang Li, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at the New York Institute of Technology, is partnering with the firm to develop an embedded sensor system capable of measuring temperature, pressure and strain levels on various rocket propulsion engine components.

  • School Bus Solution Provides App-Based Visibility for Parents

    By Claire Swedberg

    Zonar Systems is developing a real-time alerting system for bus drivers to identify if a student leaves a bus at the wrong stop or boards the wrong vehicle; parents and school districts are already using the technology to track where children enter and exit buses.

  • Cuebiq Database Offers IoT Device Usage Data to Marketers

    By Rich Handley

    The company's IoT Audiences system is intended to help companies capitalize on the emergence of Internet of Things data and connected devices.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Rich Handley

    RFID market to reach $11.2 billion this year, says IDTechEx ••• RFID company Verigenics receives ISO 9001:2015 certification ••• B.O.S. launches RFID system for tracking inventory at produce packing house ••• ZKAccess releases multi-biometric RFID-based access-control device ••• Mobile Experts predicts asset-tracking IoT device market to triple by 2022.

  • Audio Chip Leverages NFC, BLE for IoT-Enabled Speakers

    By Claire Swedberg

    Manufacturers of speakers and other devices are building NFC-enabled products to allow automated Wi-Fi connections or Bluetooth pairing, and are employing BLE mesh functionality to use the devices as part of an Internet of Things network in a user's home or other facility.

  • RFID Journal's Mark Roberti to Present Retail Omnichannel Strategies at Latam Retail Show

    By Edson Perin

    The company's founder and editor will speak on Aug. 30 about how radio frequency identification can benefit the retail sector.

  • New Zealand Farm Cuts Water and Energy Consumption With IoT

    By Claire Swedberg

    WaterForce's SCADAfarm system, using Schneider Electric technology, allows cattle, sheep and vegetable producer BlackHills Farm to remotely monitor the watering level and conditions of crops, in order to provide the correct amount of water at every location at all times.

  • More than 60 Percent of Manufacturers to Use RTLS, RFID or Bar-Code Tracking By 2022, Says Zebra Technologies

    By Claire Swedberg

    The company's "2017 Manufacturing Vision Study" found that more than half of all manufacturers plan to implement automated location-tracking systems during the next five years, and that the use of passive RFID will reach nearly half.

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