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  • RFID News Roundup

    By Beth Bacheldor

    Omni-ID releases extreme-temperature RFID tag ••• CSL licenses RFID patents from Round Rock Research ••• Schreiner ProTech intros high-temp-resistant RFID label for the auto industry ••• DHL SmartSensors track more than 100 million health-care, drug shipments ••• FleetCor completes acquisition of STP.

  • Cardiff Blues Rugby Team Welcomes Beacon Technology

    By Claire Swedberg

    GCell solar-powered beacons greet users of the Cardiff Blues Match Day app, and may enable wayfinding, deliver store discounts and provide other location-based services in the future.

  • The NFL RFID-Tags Its Footballs

    By Claire Swedberg

    The National Football League's Competition Committee is reviewing the results of a preseason pilot of Zebra UWB RFID tags embedded in balls, as an extension of an existing system that tracks players' movements during games.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Beth Bacheldor

    Ubisense releases new version of AngleID reader ••• Grand Rapids uses Brady labeling solution for smart trash carts ••• BLE, UWB technologies could displace RTLS, says ABI report ••• Kontakt.io adds location-tracking products to its Bluetooth beacon portfolio ••• World Wide Technology, Awarepoint partner to deliver location as a service ••• TagMaster acquires French RFID company Balogh.

  • Pixie Wants to Find Things for Consumers, Businesses

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The Israeli firm integrated DecaWave's UWB technology into tiny location-tracking tags that work in conjunction with an augmented-reality smartphone app.

  • DOE's BENEFIT Initiative Seeks Low-Cost Building Sensors

    By Claire Swedberg

    The U.S. Department of Energy is funding three multi-year projects to create either passive or active RFID sensors that can collect temperature, humidity or other environmental data for use by building-management systems.

  • Liverpool John Moores University Adopts Beacons to Provide Wayfinding, Discounts, Alerts

    By Claire Swedberg

    The school is deploying an app-based solution from Mando that delivers location-based content to students as they move around campus.

  • Utility Maintenance Workers Gain Efficiency With RFID

    By Claire Swedberg

    Hofor has already tagged 10,000 of its underground utility valve caps for an RFID system from Veriloc, which allows workers to read historical data regarding each valve before beginning maintenance tasks.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Beth Bacheldor

    Fujitsu to provide GlobeRanger manufacturing IoT solution to Baker Hill Industries ••• ABI Research reports growth of BLE beacon shipments in IoT, RTLS, personal/asset tracking ••• HID Global announces new all-purpose RAIN UHF RFID tags ••• SML adds support for iOS, Android, Windows 10 mobile devices to RFID app platform ••• NFC Ring unveils payment ring with Infineon contactless security chip.

  • IoT Platform Creates Single Interface for South African Meat Company

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The Cavalier Group contracted a Pretoria-based startup to integrate alarm and access-control systems to make it easier for staff to respond to alerts and keep the facility running optimally.

  • 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.

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