- RFID News Roundup
Auburn University RFID Lab announces retail supply chain project ••• A2B Tracking launches mobile RFID asset-tracking app ••• Atos intros IoT edge-computing server ••• Longview IoT unveils new IoT protocol, extends its secure IoT solutions ••• Zscaler releases report on IoT traffic and threats ••• Event Genius services four cashless events simultaneously via RFID.
- RFID News Roundup
Weir Oil & Gas upgrades its RFID-based service platform ••• Samsung SDS, Telensa partner on smart-city solutions ••• ERM Advanced Telematics, Altair Semiconductor team up on automotive IoT asset-tracking tech ••• Smart Cities for All, AT&T collaborate on smart-city playbook focused on disabilities ••• Frost & Sullivan recognizes Nordic ID's RFID retail checkout systems ••• Polte, GeoTraq offer mobile IoT asset trackers.
- New RFID Staple Tag for Rough Wood Tracks Timber
Utility Composites' SunDog tag can be stapled directly into a tree, plank, pallet, railroad tie or other wooden item, with a read range of 35 feet, and can be read through water.
- U.K. Technology Company Tracking Vibration Exposure Expands to Connected-Worker Solution
Reactec is preparing the launch of a system to monitor the conditions and locations of employees, ensuring their safety and enabling them to summon help, via HF RFID labels on tools and ID badges from CoreRFID.
- New Zebra Reader Promises Real-Time RFID Data Capture
The company's ATR7000 overhead reader provides real-time location data for retailers and warehouses using UHF RFID tags on assets, inventory and personnel, while a hybrid solution with an optical camera and an RFID reader tracks space usage as trailers or containers are packed.
- UHF Reading Drone Tracks Vehicles, Assets
FEIG Electronics has teamed up with Tiger Labs and Congruex to develop a drone that can capture passive UHF RFID tag reads from a height of 25 feet, then forward that data, along with GPS-based location information, via Wi-Fi, LoRa or Zigbee.
- RTLS Reader from RF Controls Features Steerable Array Antenna
RF Controls has released a new passive UHF RFID reader that captures real-time location data; the firm is partnering with Confidex to offer reader and tag solutions for warehouses and other industrial deployments.
- 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 On-Metal Tags Target Food, Beauty, Small Products
Avery Dennison is releasing two small, on-metal tags to enable brands and retailers to expand RFID tagging to include metal containers, liquids and metallic packaging for food, beverages and cosmetics.
- RFID News Roundup
FEIG Electronic releases new firmware to support NXP products ••• RFID4U intros new asset-tracking module ••• European Molecular Biology Lab uses HID Global RFID system to track cryogenic research equipment ••• Sonitor Technologies spins out Forkbeard as subsidiary, establishes new corporate structure ••• Darwin selects Telensa for smart street-lighting project ••• ProGlove unveils ergonomic IoT BLE wearable ••• AIM North America honors Professional of the Year.
- Skyscraper Panels Tracked via RFID
Permasteelisa North America is tracking its glass and steel panels as they are installed in new city buildings, while enabling a history of each panel, along with its warranty and maintenance records, so they can be easily accessed using a handheld reader.
- Simon AI Provides Turnkey IoT Solution With BLE
Kontakt.io's new offering is being piloted by companies in the Netherlands and Germany to track the movements of goods and people, as well as temperature conditions, employing cloud-based software.
- BLE Standard Brings RTLS Functionality to Beacons
The Bluetooth Special Interest Group's new 5.1 standard comes with angle-of-arrival and angle-of-departure direction finding functionality, so that solutions can be built to locate the position of a tag or mobile phone within centimeters.
- Four Naval Shipyards Deploying Forklift-Based RFID System
The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences is preparing to deploy UHF RFID readers from Venture Research at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard this spring, followed by three more piers, to manage container location and movement.
- NATO Samples New GPS-Based Tags, Expands Active RFID Use
Nations and partners in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization can now purchase SCT Technology's active RFID- and GPS-based hardware and software directly from the NATO Support and Procurement Agency, as its use of wireless technologies to track containers, palletized goods and vehicles throughout the supply chain grows.