- 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.
- Registration Open for RFID in Aerospace and Defense 2018
The one-day conference, being held in Arlington, Va., on Dec. 12, will feature fast-track RFID training on Dec. 11, prior to the event's opening.
- Thermocouple Solution Tracks Location, Status of Temperature Sensors
The TE Wire & Cable Smart Thermocouple solution, using technology from Plataine, will enable aerospace companies to better manage not only where the devices they use for autoclave temperature management are located, but when they need to be replaced.
- 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.
- Startup Offers Low-Cost RFID System That Can Be Self-Installed
The boxed solution, from RFRain, comes with low-cost readers and antennas, networked to a gateway running filtering and management firmware that can then forward data to a cloud-based server, all within a few hours after the box is opened.
- RFID Solution to Prevent Terrorism on Flights
Gate Gourmet Peru has launched a hybrid UHF and NFC system from Radical Solutions which ensures that all food-preparation knives, each with an affixed RFID tag, are detected in a locked cabinet, and that any removal and return of those knives is automatically identified and tracked by time, date and personnel ID, as well as by video.
- Internet of Things Technology Tracks Pets in Airports
Unisys has released an app- and IoT-based solution that enables passengers to keep an eye on their pets before and after a flight, by viewing their location and the conditions around them, as well as watching the animals on video via wireless sensor technology.
- Heathrow Evaluates RFID Baggage Cart Tracking Test
The three-month project consisted of a UHF RFID solution from Vero Solutions, using the technology company's software and Impinj readers to track when baggage carts enter and depart a baggage claim area, to make cart management more visible.
- General Motors, Boeing to Keynote at RFID Journal LIVE! 2018
RFID Journal's 16th annual event, being held in Orlando on Apr. 10-12, will feature an impressive lineup of new case studies exploring how to use RFID to create business value.