- UWB Brings Mapping Services Indoors
HERE is partnering with Decawave to enable its mapping services to identify the locations of individuals and things within 10 centimeters inside buildings. Several manufacturing companies are now testing the technology for tracking forklifts and monitoring work-in-progress.
- Congonhas Airport Modernizes Security and Operations
The facility is using RFID and RTLS technologies to control ramp access and improve asset and staff monitoring, at lower costs.
- Hotels, Retailers, Offices Piloting Technology Once Aimed at Health Care
CenTrak has expanded its RTLS and BLE solutions to companies beyond its traditional health-care market, as its partners from hospitality to retail are asking to employ the BLE and other functionalities built into its systems.
- 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.