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  • Platt Retail Institute Finds RFID-Based Inventory Accuracy, Sales and Satisfaction Gains at Macy's

    By Claire Swedberg

    The study, undertaken during the past 15 months, found that the retailer not only improved its on-shelf and display compliance, but made single-unit sales possible when a store's inventory may be down to its last unit for a particular SKU.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Rich Handley

    Fujitsu unveils new UHF RFID tag for fashion apparel, accessories ••• Transcends releases RIFIDI 3.6 for IoT; PMRS deploys RIFIDI Edge Server for tag detection ••• Tyco Retail Solutions adds Zebra Technologies products to its portfolio ••• Checkpoint Systems offers RFID label for merchandise visibility, including retail cosmetics ••• Nedap expands long-range ID portfolio, intros new heavy-duty UHF tag ••• Identec Ltd. adds mid-range reader to its Cyphertag product line.

  • Spectrometer Sensor Chips Offer Potential for Light Sensing With RFID

    By Claire Swedberg

    Ams has released a light and near-IR sensor-on-chip that enables companies to build light-sensing products that can be used as mobile devices, or be built into a permanent sensing network; the two SoCs are expected, in some cases, to be used with RFID to link the identity of a product or location with a sensor reading.

  • New Handheld RFID Reader Locates Tags Within Centimeters

    By Claire Swedberg

    AsReader's ASR-R250G reader, paired with a smartphone, employs software from RFLocus and can display the locations of tagged items in 3D from a range of about 10 meters.

  • RFID Brings Intelligence and Treatment to Livestock Production

    By Claire Swedberg

    Alberta company GrowSafe is pairing RFID identification with sensor data at feed and drink troughs, in order to identify and analyze the health and behavior of cattle and other livestock from birth to slaughter.

  • Mojix's New Reader Antenna, App and Blockchain Aim for Real-Time Visibility

    By Claire Swedberg

    Retailers and brands are piloting the TurboAntenna to capture the locations of tagged items in stores or stockrooms in real time, and the Retail Task Management App to enable store personnel to manage inventory and share tasks using their smartphone or tablet.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Rich Handley

    DENSO releases RFID-enabled scanners for retail, logistics ••• SATO launches new group companies in the Philippines ••• Identiv, NXP secure CES attendees via smart event and transportation badges ••• One2Touch NFC platform provides continuous communications capabilities ••• Xiamen intros rubber tire tag.

  • BLE, NFC Bring Concierge Service to Carnival Cruises

    By Claire Swedberg

    The Ocean Medallion wearable device will enable future cruise-line passengers to access rooms, place orders and receive personalized service, simply based on their location aboard a cruise ship and their pattern of behavior.

  • RFID Saves Man-Hours, Boosts Safety at Middle East Construction Project

    By Claire Swedberg

    Consolidated Contracting Co. has managed the flow of workers onto and off its Oman and UAE sites for safety and efficiency purposes, using Identec Solutions' active UHF RFID badges, UHF readers at gates and LF exciters installed under speed bumps.

  • Zebra Launches RFID-enabled Overhead Sensor

    By Mark Roberti

    The SmartSense for Retail system combines video, micro-locationing and radio frequency identification technologies to help retailers improve omnichannel fulfillment and reduce shrinkage.

  • Arcade Game Boosts Play With RFID

    By Claire Swedberg

    Smart Industries has released a UHF RFID-enabled version of its Ticket Time skill crane game, known as Ticket Smarts, that automatically links a player with the rolls of tickets he or she earns so that the winnings can be redeemed.

  • TrackR Partners With Brocade, GeoZilla to Improve Tracking of Assets, Personal Items

    By RFID Journal

    The Brocade collaboration will enable end users to monitor high-value assets in real time, while the GeoZilla agreement will make it easier for families to manage their belongings.

  • JADAK to Purchase ThingMagic

    By Claire Swedberg

    The $20 million acquisition will allow the medical device technology provider to expand its offerings further into UHF RFID products and solutions, as well as service the government, hospitality and manufacturing industries.

  • Buildings 'Talk' to Tourists in Portugal and Italy via BLE Technology

    By Claire Swedberg

    The SMIITY app, from Mobinteg, enables villages and cities to provide tourists with content regarding historical structures, businesses and events in their community, based on an app user's location.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Rich Handley

    STMicroelectronics, mobile-payment partners offer secure solution for wearable devices ••• BOS's RFID and Mobile Division receives order for warehouse-management system ••• Southco's new electronic locking swinghandle supports proximity-card, smart-card credentials ••• Fleet management propels global RTLS market in transportation, logistics ••• Research Corridor issues new study on RFID smart cabinet market.

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