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  • RFID News Roundup

    Alien Technology introduces new Higgs4-based inlays ••• Quake Global, Stanley Healthcare partner on health-care solutions ••• Many RFID-adopting retailers report more than 5 percent improvement in gross margins ••• Kereon to distribute Tageos RFID labels in Latin America ••• Onyx unveils Enterprise Beacon ••• A2B Tracking Solutions, Impinj partner on asset-tracking solutions ••• Identiv launches new service for developing Internet of Things products ••• URevu announces customer-service app using wearable beacons.

  • Japan Airlines, Aeon Mall Test Solar-Powered Bluetooth Beacons

    The two pilot projects are using a Dai Nippon Printing Co. solution, made with Spansion's beacons.

  • Spreo Beacons the Way at Mall, Hospital

    A Florida shopping mall and an Israeli medical center are both employing the company's beacon solution to help people navigate their way.

  • Bluetooth Beacons Bring Services, Info to SeaWorld, LA Zoo Visitors

    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

    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.

  • Tyco Retail Solutions Acquires Creativesystems

    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.

  • GS1 Expects Tagged-Item Performance Protocol Guideline to Boost RFID Adoption

    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.

  • Beacons Spice Up Sales at McDonald's

    Following a two-month pilot of Piper's Bluetooth beacon platform at 26 McDonald's restaurants throughout Georgia, the fast-food chain now wants to use the technology to serve up promotions and messages to customers at 260 additional sites.

  • RFID Journal LIVE! 2015 to Feature Eight Preconference Seminars

    New topics in this year's program include RFID-enabled smart products and experiential marketing with RFID.

  • Dixons Carphone Group Simplifies Tracking of Phone, Tablet Repairs

    Europe's largest mobile phone retailer and services company is using an RFID solution from TrackerPoint to manage work-in-process as it repairs thousands of devices and shares that data with customers.

  • Swiss Food Co-op Deploys RFID to Automate Shipment Tracking

    Thanks to RFID tags attached to returnable containers, Migros' East Switzerland regional cooperative knows which refrigerated goods are being loaded onto which truck, and can intervene if a mistake is being made, while stores can also access that data to check the status of their orders.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Impinj opens Retail Experience Center ••• Xerafy debuts Slim Trak tag ••• Secura Key adds lockdown, door-status features to access-control software ••• Tageos announces availability of UHF RFID labels with Monza R6 chips ••• Lancom Systems' new device combines Wi-Fi, Bluetooth beacon and electronic shelf label functionality ••• Motorola unveils Keylink, a Bluetooth-enabled tag for tracking items.

  • RFID Journal to Host Its Ninth Annual RFID Journal Awards

    Submissions are now being accepted, with winners to be announced in April at RFID Journal LIVE! 2015.

  • Decker's New UGG Australia Store Uses RFID to Promote Products, Engage Shoppers

    The retailer installed four huge RFID-enabled touchscreens to allow customers to automatically view data about the shoes or boots they try on, by simply standing on a floor mat.

  • Rebecca Minkoff Store Uses RFID to Provide an Immersive Experience

    The fashion apparel company's new store features RFID-enabled touchscreen mirrors in dressing rooms to identify which items a shopper has, as well as provide the option of requesting additional garments, accessories or different sizes, which the sales staff can then deliver to that fitting room.

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