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  • VarodaRent Uses RFID to Manage Rented Moving Equipment

    By Claire Swedberg

    The Dutch company cut its office labor costs nearly in half by using the technology to track which containers, dollies and other items are shipped to customers, as well as when they are returned.

  • RFID Helps Greek Rail Service Save Money

    By Claire Swedberg

    TrainOSE is using a UHF RFID system from Trinity Systems to track the locations of freight cars, in order to improve logistics and reduce the fees it must pay if third-party railcars are not returned to their owners on time.

  • San Diego Airport Uses RFID, Sensors to Manage Taxis

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The ground-transport dispatch office uses RFID to track cabs parked in the waiting lot, and BlipTrack sensors to track passengers at its taxi queuing area, resulting in shorter lines and faster service.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Beth Bacheldor

    SML RFID Announces Seven New RFID Inlays for Retail Inventory ••• U Grok It, tagMonkey Offer Joint RFID Solution for Small, Midsize Companies ••• Trimble’s ThingMagic Sargas Low-Profile RFID Reader Now Shipping ••• Confidex Intros Bolt-On UHF RFID Tag With Impinj Chip ••• L'Oréal RFID-enabled UV Skin Sensor Now Available.

  • In Illinois, RFID Makes It Easier for Residents to Pay as They Throw

    By Claire Swedberg

    Lakeshore Recycling Systems is using EPC Gen 2 tags and readers to track usage of the waste-collection services it provides to the cities of Wheaton and Highland Park.

  • Density Sees Health-Care Applications for its Foot-Traffic Sensors

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The San Francisco startup says that the data it provides could be used, for example, to determine which nearby hospital is the least busy before deciding where to bring a patient.

  • SpiceJet Uses Beacons, NFC RFID to Automate Check-in

    By Claire Swedberg

    The Indian airline's new system, installed this summer at Hyderabad Airport, enables passengers to automatically receive a boarding pass as soon as they arrive at the airport, or to tap their phone against an RFID-tagged sign to access that pass.

  • RFID Makes Managing Hospital Porters More Efficient

    By Claire Swedberg

    The system allows Manipal Hospital Bangalore's nurses to launch an automated search for available porters in their area, thereby reducing wait times and the need to place multiple phone calls.

  • Avocado Farmer Senses a Way to Cut Costs

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    Water consumption can make avocado farming a losing proposition for small growers. A LoRa-based sensor network is helping Kurt Bantle’s orchard become more sustainable.

  • Wireless Sensors Help Oyster Farmer Cope With Growing Threat

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    A new scientific study reinforces the need to find solutions to deal with the spread of Vibrio bacteria due to warmer sea temperatures.

  • Armed With RFID, Star Trek Exhibit Boldly Goes into Museums

    By Claire Swedberg

    Science museums in Ottawa and New York are the first sites to host The Starfleet Academy Experience, using RFID to enable a number of functions and features.

  • Heineken New Zealand Uses Beacons to Beckon Consumers

    By Claire Swedberg

    The company's Heineken Live app, provided by Rush Digital, delivers special offers, depending on a user's location.

  • Gophr Uses Wireless Sensors to Map Pollution

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The London delivery service provider is collaborating with technology companies to equip bicycle couriers with Bluetooth-enabled sensors in order to understand the cyclists' exposure to harmful emissions.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Beth Bacheldor

    Century RFID releases Commando IT tag, Metalion L printable RFID label ••• Denso intros new handheld UHF RFID reader ••• STMicroelectronics acquires ams' NFC and UHF RFID reader assets ••• Auburn University's RFID Lab installs PLUS Location Systems' RTLS ••• Infinite RF Holdings merges with L-Com ••• GS1 Australia launches implementation guidelines for apparel, footwear sectors.

  • WestLotto Hopes to Get Lucky With BLE Technology

    By Claire Swedberg

    The German lottery operator is in the middle of a six-month pilot of a system that uses Bluetooth beacons to send promotional offers to WestLotto app users, and then monitors how those individuals respond.

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