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  • Tönnjes, Kirpestein and NXP Complete Yearlong Vehicular ID Field Trial

    By Claire Swedberg

    The companies found that a system combining passive UHF RFID and digital camera technologies could identify 98 percent of vehicles—including battle tanks—passing through portals at high speed.

  • Sharp Chula Vista Uses RTLS to Locate Patients, Manage Beds

    By Claire Swedberg

    The San Diego hospital is using the technology to help employees find patients in real time, as well as alert housekeeping when a patient has been discharged, signaling that a bed is ready for cleaning.

  • Minnesota Vikings Takes Fans on an RFID-enabled Voyage

    By Claire Swedberg

    The football team is using interactive technology that allows game attendees to participate in the same kind of fitness tests that the players must undertake, and to record their scores via NFC-tagged wristbands.

  • Nextbike Uses RFID to Simplify Bicycle Rentals

    By Claire Swedberg

    The company is utilizing NFC tags and readers to facilitate its operations in 18 countries.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Beth Bacheldor

    Avery Dennison intros new RAIN RFID inlay for apparel industry ••• Impinj stock climbs 26 percent on first day of trading ••• Omni-ID releases slimmer printable on-metal UHF label ••• Bluvision integrates sensor-enabled manufacturing solutions with Siemens technology ••• A.C.C. Systems announces multiprotocol UHF RFID reader.

  • Wireless Sensor Listens for Troubling Coughs

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    CoughAware has been designed to help caregivers of young or elderly patients to respond quickly to impeding respiratory attacks, and possibly avoid the need for hospitalization.

  • Beacons and NFC RFID Take Off at Bologna Airport

    By Claire Swedberg

    Since June, passengers at the Italian airport have been able to access information about flights, security and buses via Bluetooth beacons installed at various locations, as well as NFC RFID tags attached to posters.

  • TSA Hopes to RFID-enable 60 Security Lanes This Year

    By Claire Swedberg

    American Airlines will fund the new screening lanes at four airports; the Transportation Security Administration is in talks with other airlines regarding similar deployments.

  • NFC Speeds Up Authentication for Race Car Drivers

    By Claire Swedberg

    For the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile championships, motorsport equipment company Fyshe is supplying RFID-tagged race suits that can be authenticated via an app and an NFC-enabled smartphone.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Beth Bacheldor

    SMARTRAC introduces ready-to-use animal ID implanting kit ••• HID Global releases TapMark surface-mount transponders ••• Sionic Mobile adds iBeacons to loyalty app ••• CSL completes management buyout, adds Seveco as strategic investor ••• Impinj to issue 4.6 million shares of common stock in IPO bid ••• Estimote announces proximity beacons with programmable NFC functionality.

  • RFID Journal to Hold 12th Annual LIVE! Europe Conference in London on Nov. 10

    By RFID Journal

    The one-day event will include a conference track focused on the retail and apparel sectors.

  • EECC Benchmark Study Finds UHF Tag Performance Better Than Ever

    By Claire Swedberg

    For its 2016 UHF Tag Performance Survey, the European EPC Competence Center tested 361 different models of passive UHF transponders in as many as 22 different ways per tag.

  • IKEA Canada Engages Customers With RFID at Pop-up Store

    By Claire Swedberg

    RFID tags in wooden spoons and readers at the shelves and check-out stations allowed shoppers to select and purchase items, simply by tapping their spoon.

  • Startup to Pilot Low-Cost Wireless Sensor Technology

    By Claire Swedberg

    C2Sense's passive RFID sensors will be tested in at least three pilots to determine if they can detect specific gases in the real world.

  • Beacons, App Help Patients, Employees Navigate Huge Clinic

    By Claire Swedberg

    The National Institutes of Health Clinical Center has launched an app that leverages data from beacons to guide patients and personnel around a 3-million-square-foot building.

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