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  • Robot Employs RFID to Manage Warehouse Inventory

    By Claire Swedberg

    Fetch Robotics has built Sick RFID technology into its TagSurveyor robot, with which logistics providers and retailers can gain data about tagged inventory without requiring handheld or fixed readers.

  • RFID Badges Printed With Color Photos

    By Claire Swedberg

    Primera has launched a new printer that encodes EPC UHF RFID tags in disposable badges or ID cards, while printing color logos, text and a photo of an individual on the front, for use by visitors or trade show guests.

  • BNDES Publishes National IoT Action Plan Study

    By Edson Perin

    The Brazilian authorities are presenting the Internet of Things as an opportunity for the country to move up to 10 percent of the nation's GDP, which is currently $2 trillion.

  • Murata Developing Small On-Metal Tag for Surgical or Industrial Tool Tracking

    By Claire Swedberg

    The company is leveraging its RSA middleware, gained from its acquisition of ID-Solutions, while also offering its ultra-small and on-metal tags for the management of previously hard-to-track items.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Rich Handley

    Weir Oil & Gas intros RFID fleet-maintenance system, mobile app ••• SmartMetric, Grupo Datco sign dealership agreement for RFID security cards ••• Global Market Insights says IoT health-care market will surpass $10 billion by 2024 ••• Future Market Insights predicts RFID printer market will expand in coming years ••• IBM, Cisco collaborate on intelligent IoT platform ••• STMicroelectronics, Jorjin offer Sigfox IoT modules with dual RF connectivity ••• Penske Corp., Hitachi partner to improve vehicle performance via IoT.

  • Mühlbauer's Tag Manufacturing Machines Aim to Be Greener, Lower-Cost

    By Claire Swedberg

    Inlay manufacturers are testing a new flip-chip machine from the German technology company that promises a 40,000-unit-per-hour rate, as well as an antenna cutter to eliminate the need for etching chemicals.

  • Petrochemical Company Launches Refinery of the Future With IoT

    By Claire Swedberg

    Texmark Chemicals is using technology from Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Aruba to automatically collect real-time data regarding the function of critical pumps on the plant floor, with long-term goals of managing assets, as well as employee safety and access, via video and other wireless technologies.

  • Battling Cargo Theft in Brazil

    By Edson Perin

    With the Brazil-ID system in operation, the Wernher von Braun Research Center expects the creation of several services based on the same infrastructure used for toll collection.

  • RFID Solution to Prevent Terrorism on Flights

    By Claire Swedberg

    Gate Gourmet Peru has launched a hybrid UHF and NFC system from Radical Solutions which ensures that all food-preparation knives, each with an affixed RFID tag, are detected in a locked cabinet, and that any removal and return of those knives is automatically identified and tracked by time, date and personnel ID, as well as by video.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Rich Handley

    Bowen, Atlas RFID Solutions partner for Midwest power project ••• FleetMind purchases patent covering electronic tracking of waste containers, including RFID ••• BlueCats, PLUS Location Systems unveil integrated RFID solutions ••• Industrial Internet Consortium announces manufacturing testbed, releases white paper ••• DNA selects Cisco Jasper to provide IoT connectivity ••• Paragon ID secures £2.2 million order to supply Oyster cards.

  • IoT Enables Renewable Power Management for Irish Energy Company

    By Claire Swedberg

    Solo Energy is deploying a network of batteries for energy storage and distribution based on power generation and price changes, using IoT technology provided by Asavie.

  • New RFID Reader Serves as All-Inclusive Point-of-Sale Device

    By Claire Swedberg

    Caen RFID's Hex reader is intended to enable retailers or other companies to accomplish functions such as selling a product without requiring additional computers, bar-code devices or power cables.

  • RFMicron Now Axzon as Part of Company's Rebranding Efforts

    By Claire Swedberg

    The company's new trade name is intended to reflect its growing focus on wireless sensing products and solutions that measure and transmit sensor data without requiring batteries.

  • Feig Electronics Buys Panmobil to Provide Handheld, Wearable Technology

    By Claire Swedberg

    The acquisition will broaden Feig's product offerings beyond fixed RFID readers to products Panmobil has been selling and developing, such as handheld readers and wearable devices.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Rich Handley

    Venture Research intros RFID-based tool-management system ••• A2B Tracking earns Zebra validation with rugged smartphone ••• BW Bielomatik unveils chip-bonding concept for RFID tag production ••• Research Cosmos predicts RFID tag market to reach $13.65 billion by 2024 ••• Machinemetrics, Robert E. Morris Co. partner for smart manufacturing.

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