- RFID News Roundup
Smartrac expands NFC portfolio for challenging applications ••• Arm acquires Stream Technologies, releases IoT device-management platform ••• Stanley Healthcare, Extronics forge multi-year partnership agreement ••• STMicroelectronics unveils IoT firmware-development tool ••• IoT software provider People Power achieves GDPR compliance ••• Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust deploys asset-tracking technology from Idox Health ••• Techstars, BHS announce mentorship-driven IoT accelerator for Europe.
- RFID4U Sees Growth in Field Inventory Tracking
During a recent webinar, the company described several applications in health care, oil and gas, and other industries that are using its cloud-based TagMatiks FI solution to understand where goods are located, as well as their status, and to thereby gain intelligence regarding expiration dates, how well products are selling and when operational changes are needed.
- Savi, DoD Contract Brings Cellular Connectivity, Mobility to Asset Management
The U.S. Department of Defense has signed its latest RFID-IV contract with Savi as the sole provider for updated technology, including hybrid RFID and cellular tags, lighter infrastructure kits and interrogation capability for RFID transponders when readers are unavailable.
- Drone RFID Read Rate Hovers Near 100 Percent in Oil Fields
Researchers at Cal Poly, using RFID technology from technology company Process Expert, confirmed in three pipe-tracking applications that passive RFID tags could be read at near-perfect rates while in flight around 12 feet above those pipes.
- Fracking Companies Track Iron via RFID-enabled App
Weir has already been applying RFID to its fracking equipment for servicing, but now it provides an app, along with hardware, to enable its oil and gas company customers to digitally track inventory and manage certificates linked to each asset.
- 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.
- RFID News Roundup
TrackX Holdings, Impinj partner on enterprise asset-management solutions ••• Zigbee Alliance selected for smart-meter rollout to every home in Great Britain ••• Waltonchain chooses Silictec RFID chips for IoT ••• Dell Technologies, Microsoft collaborate on IoT solutions ••• SML RFID to showcase its tags, software for retail ••• KeyMe wins multi-year agreement with Albertsons for RFID keys.
- Robot Employs RFID to Manage Warehouse Inventory
Fetch Robotics has built Sick RFID technology into its TagSurveyor robot, with which logistics providers and retailers can gain data about tagged inventory without requiring handheld or fixed readers.
- Murata Developing Small On-Metal Tag for Surgical or Industrial Tool Tracking
The company is leveraging its RSA middleware, gained from its acquisition of ID-Solutions, while also offering its ultra-small and on-metal tags for the management of previously hard-to-track items.
- RFMicron Now Axzon as Part of Company's Rebranding Efforts
The company's new trade name is intended to reflect its growing focus on wireless sensing products and solutions that measure and transmit sensor data without requiring batteries.
- Largest RFID File-Tracking System Goes Live in Qatar
The new system in place at Qatar Public Prosecution replaces an existing RFID solution to provide greater coverage with fewer readers, and to offer fast data capture, storage of data if a network goes down and real-time alerts in the event of unauthorized case file removals.
- RFID News Roundup
Checkpoint Systems, IMCo sign reseller agreement ••• Mid-States Poker Tour, The Venetian use RFID to let viewers watch poker matches ••• GlobalPlatform, IoT Connectivity Alliance sign memorandum of understanding ••• Ecofit, ServiceChannel partner on asset-management solution ••• STMicroelectronics to demo Internet of Things solutions in Asia.
- Acquisition of Time Domain Enables New Market for Humatics Corp.
Microwave RF-based, precise location technology company Humatics has acquired ultra-wideband solution firm Time Domain, enabling it to offer hybrid solutions to track goods, assets and individuals within a centimeter or millimeter, depending on the application.
- RFID Markers, GPS Data Track Underground Lines in India
Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd. is cutting in half the amount of time for each maintenance visit to its underground lines, thanks to UHF RFID readers built into handheld devices, along with GPS to link underground markers with a specific geographic location.
- 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.