- IoT-Based Drone Seeks Treasure for History Channel
PrecisionHawk brought a LIDAR-based drone with wireless connectivity to map out the terrain in the Philippine jungles, in order to search for the hiding places that Japanese soldiers might have used for the treasure they captured while occupying the island during World War II.
- HyWEAR Puts RFID, Bar-Code Reading in Users' Hands
The compact, fingerless glove device from Feig Electronics can read tags and scan bar codes without requiring users to carry a handheld reader to capture the IDs of parcels, baggage or other tagged items.
- New Passive Sensor Tag Operates With Standard Readers
Asygn's AS321X UHF RFID tag consists of the company's own IC and sensors, with an instrumentation amplifier and an acquisition interface, to enable the sensors to seamlessly measure and forward data with the power of the RFID tag interrogation.
- New Rugged Antenna Designed to Withstand the Harshest Environments
FEIG Electronics has released a UHF RFID antenna capable of surviving the worst weather and harshest conditions, such as suspended over winter highways or on airport concourses—or even when collided into in port storage yards.
- RFID News Roundup
HARTING releases gate system featuring CE-compliant control cabinet, RFID reader ••• Smartrac, Sasken announce strategic partnership for IoT solutions ••• HID Global, Phunware collaborate to improve wayfinding for hospital patients and visitors ••• Current Health receives FDA clearance for its remote patient-monitoring solution ••• DigiCert, Utimaco, Microsoft Research collaborate to secure IoT from quantum-computing threats ••• UrsaLeo accepted into Google SaaS Partner Program ••• Port Authority airports track security, taxi wait times online.
- Daimler, BAE Systems to Keynote at RFID Journal LIVE! 2019
The two industrial firms will present in-depth case studies at RFID Journal's 17th annual event, to be held in Phoenix, Ariz., on Apr. 2-4.
- RFID Journal LIVE! to Feature Airline Baggage-Tracking Workshop
Educational sessions being offered on Apr. 2, in cooperation with the International Air Transport Association, will help airlines to deploy RFID in the most cost-effective way possible.
- Hybrid RFID and Bar-Code Reader Aims to Smooth IATA Resolution Transition for Airlines
With IATA Resolution 753 for tagged baggage on all flights, airlines globally are making the move to incorporate RFID into their baggage-handling systems, while still using the existing bar-coding systems, and FEIG Electronic is selling its ECCO+ as an enabling technology.
- RFID News Roundup
Smartrac intros RFID tags for luggage, supply chain, automotive and industrial use ••• Savi receives orders for active RFID tags from two U.S. defense agencies ••• Guardhat partners with technology, consulting and software firms to commercialize smart safety equipment ••• Bluepyc, RFID Canada form distribution partnership for IoT, BLE technologies ••• CYBRA, Sewio Networks announce RTLS partnership.
- Impinj Reader Device Sales Reach 2 Million
Air transportation is one area of growth, along with retail installations, health-care systems, logistics and food—all driving the deployment of RFID reader infrastructure.
- Brazilian RFID Solution Tracks Airline Baggage
KeD Tecnologia, which develops radio frequency identification systems, was launched after one of its co-founders lost his luggage during a flight.
- RFID News Roundup
Tageos RFID products certified for aviation baggage tracking ••• Astrocast, Leaf Space forge agreement for ground-station IoT network ••• Avnet releases gigabit network FMC module for Internet of Things ••• Hippo Insurance offers customers Notion smart-home sensors ••• Vodafone to double size of NB-IoT network ••• Cubic Telecom launches IoT platform with connectivity-management, service-enablement capabilities ••• Taoglas intros NB-IoT antenna in multiband range ••• Siemens, A.I. company Flutura partner on Industrial IoT solutions.
- Impinj Schedules Takeoff for New Baggage-Tracking Tag
The company's R6-B UHF RFID integrated circuit is designed to offer the features of the R6 family of chips—durability, sensitivity and auto-tuning—to the airline and airport industries, while operating seamlessly with its existing RFID printers.
- New On-Metal UHF Tag Measures Just 5 Millimeters in Length
Aerospace and health-care solution providers are testing Kyocera's ceramic tags on tools to track their movement during surgical procedures or assembly processes.
- NXP, Other Companies Preparing for Influx of RFID Baggage Technology Requests
The International Air Transport Association has recommended that all airline passenger bags be tagged with RFID by 2020; RFID companies expect the technology's resulting growth to reflect the retail industry's adoption.