- RFID Powers Smart Balls, Luggage Tags
Kookaburra's Smart Balls with SportCor technology using BLE transmissions, as well as British Airways' RFID-enabled luggage tags, are leveraging a wireless transmission solution from Powercast that powers devices, eliminating the need for USB-cabled recharging or, in some cases, batteries.
- Proximity and Geolocation Solution Tracks Air Passenger Baggage
Amadeus has teamed up with Sigfox to offer an IoT-based solution that tracks the locations of bags or assets inside and outside of airports to reduce the risk of loss.
- American Airlines Scans Passports via NFC Mobile App
International airline check-in automation has taken a step forward with the adoption of NFC technology to recognize passports.
- BAE Systems to Present at RFID Journal LIVE! Europe
In November, the global aerospace, defense and security company will speak about its use of radio frequency identification to automate inventory replenishment, manage the status and location of each asset and tool, and bring visibility to work-in-process.
- Singapore Airport, Airlines Piloting Handheld RFID Reader
Koamtac's UHF RFID module can be attached to a barcode scanner or stand alone as a Bluetooth-connected device with a mobile phone that can be charged, along with the phone, on a single charging device.
- Air France Contract to Bring RFID to 40 Million Baggage Tags Annually
French tag company Paragon ID has developed its first RFID baggage label as part of a three-year contract with Air France, to enable automated baggage tracking at Charles de Gaulle Airport by 2020.
- British Airways Offers RFID Luggage Tag
The United Kingdom's largest international airline has partnered with ViewTag to create a secure electronic bag tag.
- RFID News Roundup
Smartrac, Compass Marketing partner on smart retail labeling ••• China Eastern Airlines adds RFID for tracking luggage at Shanghai airports ••• Swift Sensors joins Zebra's PartnerConnect Program ••• iDTRONIC releases RFID solution for forklifts ••• MachNation publishes IoT device-management score-card ••• Element Materials Technology to provide Zigbee Alliance certification testing ••• Ericsson, Telia pilot dedicated cellular network for Internet of Things.
- IATA Mandates RFID Use on Baggage for Airlines, Airports
After more than a decade of study and recommendations, the International Air Transport Association has voted to require the use of UHF RFID on air-travel baggage to prevent the mishandling of bags.
- 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.