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  • Footwear Moves Toward Traceability in Brazil

    Tests of RFID usage are currently under way in that nation, with the support of Ceitec and several recognized brands in the footwear sector.

  • Irish Lift Equipment Company Offering HF RFID-Based Inspections

    Ireland's Electricity Supply Board utility is among the businesses using passive 13.56 MHz RFID tags on its lifting machines to ensure the automated capture of safety equipment testing and inventory-management data.

  • Shoppers, Retailers See Need for Better Automation, Technology in Stores

    Zebra Technologies' annual survey finds that consumers feel they are better connected than store associates, that workers would benefit from tablet use and that decision makers seek automated checkout experiences, as well as boosted fulfillment rates, based on inventory accuracy.

  • RFID Secures Printing Process in Public Spaces

    ThinPrint's ezeep system allows users in co-working spaces, libraries or schools to launch a printing function from their laptop or other device, then go to any ezeep printer, tap an RFID card against a reader and prompt their personal document to be printed.

  • Notion IoT Sensors Let Homeowners Design Their Own Home Intelligence

    Travelers Insurance is the latest insurance company to offer home monitoring from the technology startup, at a discounted rate so users can select what they want to monitor when they're away from home.

  • RFID Pilot Brings Intelligence to Solid Tires

    Camso is investigating a new RFID tag, known as a plug, that could be built into its forklift tires to enable performance, maintenance and service improvements for its customers, as well as provide manufacturing and supply chain visibility.

  • Japanese Auto-Checkout Piloting Expands

    Efforts to provide 100 billion RFID-tagged products are expanding from convenience stores to drug stores, while RFID technology companies such as Impinj are announcing their support.

  • RFID News Roundup

    TrackX, DENSO partner on solutions for automotive, general manufacturing; Corvus Integration selects Identiv smart-card reader board for multi-biometric border-patrol solution; Quuppa, Nesa Solutions team up on location-based workflows for health care; Seldat Technology Services intros RFID automation system for 3PL warehouse management; Unified Office combines business communications, IoT services in single management portal; Accruent announces Meridian enhancements, including cloud-based ALIM solution.

  • Key-Printing Kiosks Automate RFID Card Copying

    KeyMe has retrofitted 111 of its kiosks with RFID functionality so that users with LF access cards and key fobs can print copies, while all future kiosks will come with the RFID technology built in.

  • Activa-ID Launches 'IoT Place' Project

    With this initiative, the company seeks to encourage the use of new technologies aimed at the Internet of Things, automation and interactivity.

  • D-Link, Afero Sign Partnership to Offer IoT Security in Brazil

    The agreement aims to extend security for automation products connected to D-Link's platform developed for corporate and domestic use.

  • Windshield and Mirror Company Gains Evacuation Visibility With RFID

    Ficomirrors is using an RFID-based evacuation system from Smart Technology Group at its Polish facility to better manage the locations of its workers in the event of an emergency.

  • Turck Buys Smartphone-based RFID Company U Grok It

    The industrial technology firm aims for low-cost app-enabled handhelds with its RFID company acquisition.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Avery Dennison RFID announces partnership with Target ••• Alien Technology, SOTI add automation, orchestration capabilities to Android RFID handhelds ••• Linxens Group acquires Smartrac's Secure ID & Transactions business ••• Mist offers BLE platform for scalable, standards-based asset visibility ••• Senseon expands cabinet-locking system for jewelers, boutiques, consumer electronics ••• Urbanest Darling Square deploys ASSA ABLOY Hospitality door lock solutions ••• Identiv announces high-security, high-frequency physical access cards.

  • RFID Helps Automate Paper Products Manufacturing

    WEPA is using technology from Vilant Systems, as well as RFID-enabled cardboard reel cores, to identify each jumbo reel of paper used to make toilet paper, paper towels and other products.

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