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  • RFID News Roundup

    MAINtag, Zebra launch FLYplug RFID printing solution for aircraft parts; Avery Dennison simplifies Round Rock licensing requirements for retailers; scemtec, Smartrac partner on RFID document-tracking system; Qualcomm's Gimbal beacon featured at Tribeca Film Festival; Nordic Usability launches NFC RFID JiffyTags designed for time-tracking; IXYS intros 134.2 kHz passive RFID ICs with built-in temperature sensors.

  • Iconeme Launches Bluetooth Beacon Solution for Mannequins

    The VMBeacon system includes beacons and a smartphone app that enables shoppers to learn more about a garment on display in a store or window, and to purchase that product online—even if the store is closed.

  • Turck Releases Small, Low-Cost, Short-Range UHF Reader for Industrial Use

    The Q120, with a 3-meter read range, is sized to fit into a small alcove or other location where it is less likely to be damaged in a manufacturing environment.

  • Checkpoint Partners With Mojix to Offer Passive RTLS in Stores

    The system, using Checkpoint software and Mojix's OmniSense UHF reader and antenna array, is being tested by a high-value apparel retailer to make inventory tracking for replenishment and business analytics "hands-free."

  • RFID Journal Announces Winners of Its Eighth Annual Awards

    Marks & Spencer, Bechtel, Hy-Vee, Post Foods and NXP Semiconductors were among this year's honorees.

  • Technology Companies Create RAIN to Promote EPC UHF RFID Adoption

    Founded by Impinj, Smartrac, Intel and Google, the organization will be operated under the umbrella of AIM and hopes to attract hundreds of members.

  • Hanmi IT Markets Item-Level RFID Tracking Software, New Readers

    The software, designed by Hanmi Pharmaceutical's IT division, is being piloted by Korean government agencies, while a future installation by a pharmaceutical company is in the works to manage products from factory to drug store.

  • Alien Intros Wonder Dog Tag for Challenging Environments, SIT H4 for Small Items

    The Wonder Dog operates well around metal and liquids, while the SIT H4 is tiny enough for jewelry and medicine. Both are made with the Higgs 4 chip.

  • RFID News Roundup

    HID Global intros Seal Tag with integrated cable tie, settles patent lawsuits; InSync releases iApp Cobalt Platform for Internet of Things and RFID applications; Farsens unveils the Pyros, a battery-free RFID thermistor-based temperature sensor tag; Nomi puts its beacons in Easter eggs for high-tech hunt to raise money for charity; CNRFID, Convergent Software team up to develop RFID privacy impact assessment software; Agilent Technologies announces NFC Forum approval for analog test system; Beaconic's beacon technology gets Apple's iBeacon Mark.

  • New Impinj Chip Promises Higher Sensitivity, Read Range and Flexibility

    The Monza R6 can retune itself according to its environment and test the integrity of the EPC and TID numbers encoded to it, and features two copper pads to make antenna attachment easier and cheaper.

  • RFID Technology's Use in Retail to Be Highlighted at LIVE! 2014

    RFID Journal's 12th annual conference and exhibition will feature presentations from industry leaders Alex and Ani, Hudson's Bay Co., Macy's, Marks & Spencer, and Saks Fifth Avenue.

  • Record Number of New Products to Be Showcased in RFID Journal LIVE! Exhibit Hall

    RFID innovations designed to address the needs of companies in virtually all industries will be on display during the conference, which will be held on Apr. 8-10, in Orlando, Fla.

  • Shenzhen Hyan Microelectronics Creates Privacy-Protecting Garment Label

    The company's new EPC Gen 2 solution consists of a button that is sewn onto a garment and a removable antenna that slides onto that button and extends its short read range to that of a standard UHF tag.

  • Red Ledge Brings RFID to Food, Textile, Automotive Industries

    Having successfully deployed automation solutions for a variety of manufacturing companies, the British firm is supporting a new trial project using RFID to track goods in transit.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Barcoding Inc., AeroScout Industrial partner to deliver hybrid RFID solutions; SITA researches beacon use at airports, plans to establish beacon registry; mobile contactless transactions to approach 10 billion annually by 2018; RF Code launches new sensor for APC by Schneider Electric 8000 Series PDUs; NXP launches Windows-based contest for new NFC apps.

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