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  • 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.

  • NFC Forum Survey Shows Strong Consumer Interest in NFC Applications

    The organization released the findings of a four-week study indicating that while consumers have limited experience with Near Field Communication, they would be eager to try a number of non-payment applications.

  • Teams, Stores, Museums Deploy Beacons that Emit Acoustic and Bluetooth Signals

    An Italian clothing company, U.S. sports teams and a National Geographic museum exhibit are all using Signal360 Bluetooth beacons, which transmit inaudible sounds that most smartphones can detect.

  • Aspen Snowmass' Skiers Use RFID Lift Tickets to Pay for Food, Rentals

    Visitors can now utilize their lift tickets to make purchases at restaurants, stores and rental offices, while ski instructors can use the technology to track class sizes.

  • Blesh's Bluetooth Beacons Take a Sneak Peek at Google's Physical Web

    Blesh is supplying beacons designed to enable smartphones to receive and respond to beacon transmissions without requiring an app.

  • Panasonic Adds Bluetooth Beacons to Electronic Shelf Labels

    The Powershelf system, which uses inductive coupling to transmit power and data to wireless electronic labels and sensors, now includes beacons to enable stores to provide data to customers on their phone apps.

  • Marc O'Polo Discovers RFID's Benefits

    Having deployed an EPC UHF system at its 86 European stores, the apparel company says it expects an increase in revenue, thanks to the higher availability of goods on the sales floor.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Alien Technology introduces new Higgs4-based inlays ••• 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.

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