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  • 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.

  • RFID Journal LIVE! 2015 to Feature RFID Institute Certification and Fast-Track RFID Training Courses

    By RFID Journal

    The 13th annual conference and exhibition will offer attendees the chance to become RFID Institute-certified, as well training in RFID deployment and applications development.

  • USDA Embarks on 18-Month UHF RFID Pilot for Tracking Cattle

    By Claire Swedberg

    The project, overseen by the USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, will test the ability of ranchers, veterinarians, feedlot operators and slaughterhouses to use UHF tags to track animals and their health data.

  • Impinj Is on the Move

    By Claire Swedberg

    The pioneering RFID company plans to switch to a larger headquarters in 2015, and to continue work at its lab and Retail Experience Center to further develop its xArray "Always On" UHF RFID reader, Monza chips and new Item Intelligence software.

  • RFID Outclasses Manual Furniture Inventory System at USC

    By Claire Swedberg

    A UHF solution, from Simply RFID, enables the University of Southern California to boost the accuracy of inventory data related to on- and off-campus housing furnishings.

  • Baker Police Dept. Finds Solid Evidence of RFID's Effectiveness

    By Claire Swedberg

    The Louisiana agency is using passive UHF tags and readers to manage evidence stored within its vault, ensuring that nothing goes missing, and also plans to employ the technology to track equipment assigned to police cars.

  • NASTAR Ski Program Speeds Up Racecourse Access

    By Claire Swedberg

    The recreational program is including RFID technology at 20 resorts this season, in order to allow the automatic identification of racers before they head down the slopes.

  • True Health Clubs Use RFID to Shape Up Towel Management

    By Claire Swedberg

    The Singapore-based company can better track the towels it loans to patrons, as well as those that are picked up or returned by its laundry service provider.

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