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  • Q-Track Kit Provides RTLS Coverage at Low Cost

    The company's new kit is aimed at companies for which traditional real-time location systems are too expensive or complex, and can be installed and commissioned by a user within a matter of hours.

  • CenTrak Builds BLE Beacon Functionality Into RTLS Devices

    The real-time location system company is providing beacons in its devices to enable hospitals to provide wayfinding services to visitors, while also selling standalone beacons for other industries.

  • U.K. Hospitals Testing Passive Ceiling-Mounted RFID for Real-Time Location

    Harland Simon has completed a pilot of a PervasID reader as part of its RFID Discovery solution, to provide real-time location within such areas as clinical engineering departments.

  • BLE and RFID System Aims to Bring Security to Seniors

    Elpas' LoneProtect tag forwards data to a user's smartphone via Bluetooth Low Energy and to a back-end server via RFID, so that seniors can have their movements and any incidents managed by a care facility, or by their own loved ones.

  • School Bus Solution Provides App-Based Visibility for Parents

    Zonar Systems is developing a real-time alerting system for bus drivers to identify if a student leaves a bus at the wrong stop or boards the wrong vehicle; parents and school districts are already using the technology to track where children enter and exit buses.

  • More than 60 Percent of Manufacturers to Use RTLS, RFID or Bar-Code Tracking By 2022, Says Zebra Technologies

    The company's "2017 Manufacturing Vision Study" found that more than half of all manufacturers plan to implement automated location-tracking systems during the next five years, and that the use of passive RFID will reach nearly half.

  • Bluvision Boasts New RTLS-EZ Solution Deploys Within Hours

    The system uses Bluetooth Low Energy gateways that plug into outlets, as well as beacons and cloud-based software, to enable a fast and low-cost solution for RTLS tracking with granularity down to 1 meter.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Purple Deck Media announces NFC system compatible with Apple products; Talkin' Things releases NFC smart packaging for iPhone, Android; Quad Industries, Agfa, Imec, TNO demo plastic 12-bit RFID tag and readout system with screen-printed circuitry; GE Healthcare, Zebra Technologies bring BLE wireless asset-tracking technology to hospitals; Versus Technology offers RTLS for BLE wayfinding.

  • GuardRFID Brings RTLS to Remote Locations

    Solar-powered readers and exciters are designed to be easy and low-cost to install in areas where there may be no power or internet connectivity, to enable the locating of individuals or things within a meter or less at a distance of up to 400 meters.

  • RFID News Roundup

    IDTronic releases new turnstile RFID gate readers ••• Nedap announces weatherproof, durable RFID tag ••• Invengo unveils slim UHF RFID tag for linen tracking ••• Rauland Responder, Versus Technology intro nurse-call and RTLS integration for hospital workflow automation ••• Socket Mobile expands contactless reader-writer product line ••• Technavio predicts large RTLS market growth in health care.

  • Stanley Healthcare Brings Managed Services to RTLS Customers

    The company is signaling a more service-based approach to the health-care market with a package of services that include calibration of environmental RTLS tags, asset tag management—including battery replacement—proactive onsite services for infant protection and other critical or safety-based tags, and analytics for future improvements of RTLS deployments.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Smartrac releases dual-frequency Prelam for contactless cards, establishes global distribution agreement with Future Electronics ••• Suprema launches RFID-enabled access-control device ••• Technavio report predicts U.S. RTLS market will grow by 45 percent through 2020 ••• NFC market expected to reach $47 billion by 2024 ••• OTI, Vend Access, Card Access Services to provide cashless-payment solutions in Australia.

  • PervasID Releases RFID Readers for RTLS, Portal Applications

    The U.K. company's Space Ranger 9100 UHF reader can track the movements of tagged items within a coverage area as large as 4,500 square feet for zonal tracking.

  • Grace Medical Center Uses ZulaFly RTLS to Prevent Food, Medication Loss

    The system, which utilizes CenTrak sensors and access points to capture temperature readings within each of 18 coolers, has already prevented the spoilage of $15,000 worth of food in a walk-in refrigerator since its installation in August.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Balluff and InformaTrac to provide complete RFID solution ••• IntelliTrack partners with Bluetooth beacon provider Visybl to offer RTLS ••• Ecom unveils CamScan to capture and encode RFID data ••• Leantegra announces new version of Bluetooth beacon platform ••• NXP adds new security features to SmartMX2 P60 Step-Up! ••• Shoppers Drug Mart adopts RFID-enabled audio prescription labels for sight-impaired.

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