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  • RFID-Enabled Vending Machine Brings Automation, Security to Library Disk Loans

    By Claire Swedberg

    Coyle Free Library is an early adopter of an RFID-based system known as the Library Media Box, from RTI, which offers automated borrowing of movies and games, while tags on books, laptops and other media, as well as portals at the door, ensure that library property is checked out before leaving the premises.

  • Cattle Ranching Gains from IoT-based Intelligence

    By Claire Swedberg

    Chipsafer has completed two African pilots of its LoRa technology-powered system to locate cattle on large ranches and track their behavior; similar pilots in Europe, South America and Australia are ongoing.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Rich Handley

    Xerafy intros RFID tags for challenging outdoor applications ••• Smartrac showcases RFID, NFC, IoT temperature sensor portfolio ••• STMicroelectronics offers software kit for Bluetooth mesh networking, connected smart-lighting ••• FineLine Technologies acquires RFID tag provider Data2 Corp. ••• HID Global announces cloud-based personalization and issuance solution for cards, credentials ••• STAR Systems International unveils RFID antennas for electronic tolling ••• Mayer Brown launches practical guide on hot topics in cybersecurity and data privacy, including the IoT.

  • Hybrid System Manages Access Control for Mexican High School

    By Claire Swedberg

    Guadalajara's Cervantes High School has launched a Near Field Communication and Bluetooth Low Energy solution at its entrance to manage the access of staff members and students, either with a smart ID badge or simply with an app on a BLE-enabled phone.

  • New Chip Features Privacy Function for European Retailers

    By Claire Swedberg

    Impinj's latest chip, the Monza R6-A, offers privacy controls and sustainability features.

  • IoT Brings Intelligence to Hard Hats

    By Claire Swedberg

    Companies are trialing a new Internet of Things system from GuardHat, with data-management software from HPCC Systems, to understand where their workers are located—both in real time and historically—as well as the conditions around them, in order to boost safety and efficiency.

  • Alliance Rubber Stretches Limit of RFID and NFC Applications

    By Claire Swedberg

    The rubber band company is working with the University of Sussex to develop elastic material that could not only be stronger than standard rubber, but also transmit data via RF, accommodate RFID or NFC chips, and store sensor data.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Rich Handley

    Turck reveals new CODESYS-programmable RFID interface module ••• Smartrac to showcase temperature sensor portfolio ••• MSM Solutions launches RFID and bar-code website ••• AIM, AIM North America invite 2018 awards nominations ••• Computype invests new resources to develop RFID technology.

  • Ceitec Delivers 300,000 RFID Chips for Vehicular Tagging

    By Edson Perin

    The Brazilian semiconductor company has been homologated in record time and marketed to Q-Free, a Norwegian company that develops intelligent transport systems.

  • CPqD Creates Open-Source IoT Platform

    By Edson Perin

    Thanks to an investment from FUNTTEL, the dojot platform was created with the goal of generating solutions for smart cities in Brazil.

  • Registration Now Open for RFID in Aerospace and Defense

    By RFID Journal

    The one-day conference, to be held on Dec. 13, 2017, will feature fast-track RFID training on Dec. 12, prior to the event's opening.

  • Small Textile Tag Offers Read Range of 5 Meters or More

    By Claire Swedberg

    The UbiTEX tag, from UBI Solutions, was developed by Fenotag with an Impinj Monza chip to prevent folding, fit unobtrusively on small linens and still provide a long read distance.

  • NFC Forum Incorporates Tags into Its Certification Program

    By Claire Swedberg

    The release of Apple's NFC-enabled iOS 11 platform is helping to drive the growth of NFC deployments that are making an NFC tag certification program important, the association says.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Rich Handley

    Murata intros RAIN RFID tag for use on metal ••• Harland Simon, GS1 Ireland partner on asset-tracking, inventory-management solutions ••• Nedap launches smart-parking sensor platform ••• SATO to unveil intelligent label-printing technologies ••• Identiv, Zwipe team up to provide biometric access ••• CAEN RFID releases two new readers.

  • RFID Weaves a Tale With New Loom Technology

    By Claire Swedberg

    Loominary, designed by researchers at American University and the University of Central Florida, allows game players to control a story's plot and action using an RFID-enabled loom.

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