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

    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.

  • NFC Brings Focus to Eyewear Returns

    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.

  • GS1 US Survey Finds Strong RFID Adoption

    The results, released this week, found that 78 percent of retailers received at least some RFID-tagged merchandise (primarily apparel and footwear), with those retailers receiving, on average, 47 percent of those goods with EPC UHF RFID inlays.

  • RFID Journal LIVE! 2015 Keynote Speakers to Explore RFID Usage and Analytics by the NFL Network, Interstate Batteries, Airbus and Others

    RFID Journal's 13th annual event, being held on Apr. 15-17, in San Diego, will feature an unprecedented lineup of keynotes and general sessions.

  • RFID Jogs Customer Interest at Munich Sports Shoe Store

    Shoppers are using RFID-enabled interactive displays to look up product information, such as size and color availability, in the back room, thereby improving the shopping experience.

  • Sephora Sees Beauty in Beacon-Based Services

    As it continues piloting the technology's use at two sites in California, the global cosmetics company plans to expand the deployment.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Farsens intros flexible platform for developing battery-free wireless sensors ••• Auburn University RFID Lab launches Tagged Item Certification Program ••• Bluvision, Beam Wallet team on rewards program ••• Aquabit Spirals unveils Smart Plate to deliver content to shoppers ••• RFID Professional Institute announces first official certification exam.

  • GameStop Has Long-Term Plans for Short-Range Beacons

    The retailer has been piloting Bluetooth beacons at 36 stores in Texas, and plans to launch another pilot in a different U.S. region, to determine how much its customers value the services the technology provides, as well as whether it leads to greater sales.

  • Active RFID Helps Deliver Food Fresh at Restaurants

    Fast casual restaurants, such as Grub Burger Bar, are using technology from HME Wireless to enable food runners to locate diners as they deliver meals, as well as to collect historic data to help them improve their efficiency.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Trimble's RFID-enabled CrewSight automates personnel management on construction sites ••• FinnCode brings NFC-enabled added-value to Italian luxury shoes, bags ••• Ams, STMicroelectronics launch secure NFC mobile-payment solution ••• Estimote adds beacon-sharing to its Cloud platform ••• Mayo Clinic, Gentag partner to develop wireless sensors to treat obesity, diabetes.

  • Arjowiggins Offers Paper With Embedded NFC RFID Tags

    The company's PowerCoat Alive product, which includes printed tag antennas, is being marketed to brand owners, retailers and other potential users.

  • RFID News Roundup

    HID Global expands IronTag line, unveils wafer-thin high-temp UHF label ••• CISC intros tests for GS1 US Tagged Item Performance Protocol Guideline ••• Smartrac launches new RFID inlays for retail based on Impinj Monza R6 ••• Lockheed Martin announces RuBee weapons tracker was successfully tested ••• Google strikes deal with carriers, acquires Softcard's NFC-enabled payments technology ••• SandlerResearch.org reports smart waste-collection technologies gaining ground.

  • Midwest Grocery Chains Deploy Birdzi Beacon Solution

    The platform and beacons provide shoppers with the ability to receive location-based content that helps them locate products, view promotions and sales, and collaborate on shopping lists.

  • RFID News Roundup

    NXP, Enfucell unveil biopharmaceutical cold chain monitoring solution ••• Beacons influence retail sales to grow tenfold in one year ••• LAB ID NFC tags prove authenticity for new, limited-edition art ••• New GS1 US Advisory Services program offers customized GS1 standards implementation guidance ••• CenTrak adds Bluetooth capability to RTLS platform ••• STMicroelectronics intros NFC RFID chip for applications such as smart signs, Bluetooth pairing.

  • Cleveland Cavaliers Use Beacons to Provide Interactive Team Experience

    The NBA team employs the Bluetooth devices to provide fans with video, information and promotional content during games, based on their location within the arena.

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