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  • Bags Pack Extra Security Via NFC Tag

    By Claire Swedberg

    The Alert Mobile Security solution uses RFID and a smartphone app that enables law-enforcement agencies, laboratories and other potential users to verify the chain of custody and authenticity of items sealed inside bags.

  • Directv Uses RFID to Cut Inventory Time From Years to Months

    By Claire Swedberg

    The satellite TV company plans to utilize an RFID system, already live at one of its broadcast centers, to manage a total of 200,000 assets.

  • Japan Airlines, Aeon Mall Test Solar-Powered Bluetooth Beacons

    By Claire Swedberg

    The two pilot projects are using a Dai Nippon Printing Co. solution, made with Spansion's beacons.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Beth Bacheldor

    New Avery Dennison RBIS printer supports faster label printing, RFID encoding, data verification ••• IDTronic unveils two new UHF RFID antennas ••• SecureRF announces Secure NFC tag featuring PKI authentication ••• DecaWave launches partnership program for UWB micro-location technology ••• Checkpoint Systems debuts new ARC-certified RFID labels, updates POS solutions ••• Nedap opens U.S. office to accelerate growth in the retail sector ••• Janam intros rugged RFID-enabled mobile computer with multi-OS support.

  • RFID Journal LIVE! 2015 to Feature More Than 200 Technology Companies

    By RFID Journal

    The 13th annual conference and exhibition will highlight leading companies' radio frequency identification deployments and demonstrate the latest technology solutions.

  • Spreo Beacons the Way at Mall, Hospital

    By Claire Swedberg

    A Florida shopping mall and an Israeli medical center are both employing the company's beacon solution to help people navigate their way.

  • Gilbane Tests Out RFID System to Document Workers' Hours

    By Claire Swedberg

    The construction company is using the technology to record who enters and leaves a 1-million-square-foot building site.

  • Bluetooth Beacons Bring Services, Info to SeaWorld, LA Zoo Visitors

    By Claire Swedberg

    Both organizations are trialing a solution from The Experience Engine to deliver content to phone users as they walk through the parks, visit exhibits, or pass restaurants and gift shops.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Beth Bacheldor

    SML Group intros smaller, more sensitive inlay ••• CISC Semiconductor unveils UHF RFID real-time sniffer ••• eAgile launches tiny UHF inlay for pharmaceutical, health-care items and more ••• Most retailers ready for Internet of Things, Zebra survey finds ••• JW Marriott Hotel Santo Domingo implements InvoTech uniform and linen system ••• Toshiba launches SDHC memory card with built-in NFC ••• PLS acquires RTI Manager to offer complete RFID-enabled pallet/container tracking solution.

  • NFC Gives Trees a Touch of Blarney

    By Claire Swedberg

    Ireland's Blarney Castle Gardens is applying NFC RFID tags to its collection, in order to communicate information about the plants to staff members, as well as to visitors of the castle and Blarney Stone.

  • SK-Electronics Unveils Ant-Size RFID Tag

    By Claire Swedberg

    Researchers at the Kyoto Institute of Technology are using SK's Fine Tag, affixing the tiny passive EPC UHF tag to ants in order to track the insects' behavior.

  • Tyco Retail Solutions Acquires Creativesystems

    By Claire Swedberg

    The companies expect Tyco's global reach and Creativesystems' nimble customization abilities in RFID integration will meet the needs of a retail market hungry for inventory tracking, security and business-analysis functions.

  • Blue Maestro Prepares Release of New Bluetooth-Enabled Sensor Products

    By Claire Swedberg

    The provider of Tempo wireless environmental sensors is launching a waterproof temperature sensor that acts as a data logger, as well as a BLE-enabled temperature-measuring pacifier, a small mobile sensor and a Wi-Fi-based hub.

  • GS1 Expects Tagged-Item Performance Protocol Guideline to Boost RFID Adoption

    By Claire Swedberg

    The new guideline assigns grades to EPC UHF RFID tag specifications so that a supplier can tag its products with an RFID label that meets all the needs of retailers selling those products in their stores.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Beth Bacheldor

    Farsens unveils development platform for battery-free wireless sensors, actuators ••• BeaconStream updates Bluetooth beacons, software ••• Q-Track launches RTLS-enabled tool for emergency responder radiation training ••• ThingMagic firmware simplifies RFID-enabled product development ••• Bluvision's iBEEK beacons feature TI's Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Smart solutions ••• Honeywell acquires Datamax-O'Neil for $185M.

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