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  • Pyhäsalmi Mine Will Expand RFID System to Boost Safety

    By Claire Swedberg and Mark Roberti

    The Finnish mine is already using RFID to identify which trucks are onsite and which personnel are in the mines, and it plans to track detonators as well.

  • RFID Delivers Location-Based Data at Helsinki Mall

    By Claire Swedberg

    The mall operator and 15 retailers are using an RFID-based system called Physical Cookie, instead of Bluetooth beacons, to identify shoppers' locations and deliver personalized marketing messages on digital signs.

  • Contractors Use RFID Sensors to Measure Strain in Seattle Rail Tunnels

    By Claire Swedberg

    The sensors, provided by Phase IV, are being embedded in prefabricated concrete sections of the tunnels' lining, and will be used to verify the structure's integrity.

  • IGC Brand Services Tags Diamonds, Jewelry

    By Claire Swedberg

    The HF RFID system enables the wholesaler to track when products arrive, where they are as they are processed, and when they are stored, shipped or returned, via a combination of handheld and desktop readers.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Beth Bacheldor

    Siemens announces new UHF RFID transponder, handheld reader ••• Century Link launches RFID inlays with Impinj Monza R6 chips ••• DHS seeks RFID solutions to safeguard biological agents and toxins ••• SATO unveils smart cabinet for real-time inventory control in health care ••• SITA report cites improved bag handling, provides RFID update.

  • RFID Journal Highlights Some of the New Products to Be Shown at LIVE! 2015

    By RFID Journal

    Among the products on exhibit at its 13th annual conference will be CAEN RFID's intrinsically safe handheld reader and Keonn's interactive display for cosmetics.

  • British Startup Rolls Out RFID Bike-Safety System

    By Claire Swedberg

    Cycle Alert is being tested in the cities of London and York to help truck and bus drivers view where RFID-tagged bicycles are in their vicinity, thanks to an onboard unit that warns if a bike ventures too close.

  • Uniqarta Seeks to Commercialize Solution for Embedding Ultrathin RFID Chips in Paper

    By Claire Swedberg

    The startup says its process is less cumbersome and expensive than other alternatives, and that it is working with a paper manufacturer on a prototype of its first-generation process.

  • Clarisonic Adds RFID to Its Skin-Cleansing System

    By Claire Swedberg

    The company's Smart Profile product uses HF passive tags and readers to automatically adjust the settings of the motorized handheld unit, and to alert a user when a brush head needs to be replaced.

  • Hotels, Retailers Try Cisco's Beacon-Management System

    By Claire Swedberg

    Using BLE-enabled Cisco access points, Cisco's CMX 10.0 software can identify when a beacon is missing or moved, or if it is a rogue.

  • RFID Journal LIVE! 2015 to Feature Record Number of Exhibitors From China

    By RFID Journal

    More than two dozen Chinese companies will be exhibiting their latest RFID solutions and products at RFID Journal's 13th annual event.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Beth Bacheldor

    RFID antenna supplier Arcadian launches RFMAX product line ••• HID Global announces commercial availability of HID Trusted Tag ••• CISC Semiconductor, MET Labs partner on GS1 EPC Gen2v2 compliance testing ••• Elpas introduces mother bracelet for infant-protection system ••• EU companies form PING to develop process for printing NFC electronics ••• Tapcentive releases SDKs for platform supporting both NFC and beacons.

  • NFC Brings Focus to Eyewear Returns

    By Claire Swedberg

    Luxottica boosts quality and efficiency by up to 50 percent by using NFC RFID to track each pair of eyeglass frames or sunglasses during its reverse-logistics process.

  • Tennessee Aquarium Uses Beacons to Engage Visitors

    By Claire Swedberg

    The system, using technology from CloudBeacon, enables visitors to utilize their smartphones to locate animals and play the role of researcher.

  • North York General Hospital Uses RFID to Restock Medication Trays

    By Claire Swedberg

    The Toronto medical facility's pharmacy says its adoption of the Intelliguard Kit and Tray Management System is saving hours of labor and eliminating errors.

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