- Bluetooth Sees Boost in Development With Mesh, BLE Advancements
Bluetooth World speakers and Bluetooth Special Interest Group officials have reported a surge in development and product releases involving Bluetooth Mesh and BLE for smart buildings and smart homes.
- Global Rental Company Achieves Near-100 Percent Inventory Accuracy
An RFID solution from CoreRFID has given Lowe Rental visibility into 10,000 of its refrigeration and catering assets as the rental company expands its UHF technology use around the world.
- RFID Solution Is Watertight for North Sails Facility
The global sail manufacturer and service provider tracks the location and status of around 1,000 customers' sails at one of its lofts, using UHF RFID technology from A2B Tracking; the company plans to expand the system's use to some of its other 150 lofts around the world.
- Fast-Track RFID Certification Training to Be Featured at RFID Journal LIVE! Europe 2018
RFID4U will offer intensive, one-day RFID certification training at RFID Journal's 14th annual European conference, to be held in London on Nov. 7 (with a day of training on Nov. 6).
- 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.
- Utility Services Company Tracks Construction Tools via RFID
Pike Corp. aims to reduce the cost of tool replacement and ensure the right tools are on the right work site, thanks to an automated RFID- and GPS-based system from Silent Partner Technologies.
- 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.
- RFID Ensures Equipment Is on Hand for Poker Tournaments
Alpha Logistics Europe is leveraging a UHF RFID system from Real Asset Management to gain visibility into each piece of equipment that goes to poker tournament sites, and to ensure that they are then returned when the event ends.
- Fresh Food Provider Sees £150,000 Savings With RFID
Reynolds built its own UHF RFID-based system to track its approximately 60,000 reusable crates as they are packed, then shipped to and returned from customers; the company is now examining other ways in which the technology could help track product shipments or forklift transit efficiency at its distribution center.
- Awarepoint Assets Transferred to CenTrak Subsidiary
The RTLS company has signed an agreement to transfer select Awarepoint assets to CenTrak's Clinical Patents LLC, to sell Awarepoint's BLE- and ZigBee-based RTLS solutions, along with CenTrak's other technologies, including Gen2IR, ultrasound and RFID.
- UWB Brings Mapping Services Indoors
HERE is partnering with Decawave to enable its mapping services to identify the locations of individuals and things within 10 centimeters inside buildings. Several manufacturing companies are now testing the technology for tracking forklifts and monitoring work-in-progress.
- RFID News Roundup
Feig Electronics intros UHF RFID reader for tracking people, assets ••• Teslonix, CISC Semiconductor partner on IoT and RFID reader and test solutions ••• Nordic Semiconductor validates LitePoint for over-the-air BLE device testing ••• Smartrac expands RFID operations ••• IntelliGuard announces contract to support Prodigy Health's onsite stocking program ••• Industrial Internet Consortium publishes 'Data Edition' of the Journal of Innovation.
- 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.