- RFID Breaks Speed Records for Tolling Solution
Kathrein and Tönnjes used a German racetrack to test and demonstrate the effectiveness of UHF RFID tag reads at speeds greater than 220 kilometers per hour, utilizing Kathrein's readers and software and Tönnjes' IDePLATE tags.
- 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.
- Auto Maker Speeds Processes via RFID
MSM Solutions' replenishment system is providing an automotive factory with UHF RFID-based data regarding the parts moving onto the assembly floor and empty racks returning from the floor, thereby ensuring the manufacturing system has just-in-time access to those parts.
- 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.
- New Short-Range UHF Reader Targets Automotive Suppliers
SICK's RFU61x is designed to capture UHF RFID tag reads at short range so that original equipment manufacturers can leverage the tags in tight or crowded assembly locations.
- Axzon Adds New Features to Sensing RFID Tag
The company's Xerxes tags come in two forms: a passive version, available now, that can accommodate four sensor modalities and comes with encryption for secure blockchain applications, and a battery-powered datalogger.
- Tire and Agricultural Industries Test Embedded RFID Solution
Industrial companies are conducting qualification testing of Primo1D's passive UHF E-Thread technology, with integrated RFID-enabled threads, including electric cables, ropes, bale twine and tires.
- NFC Makes Smartphones the Key to Hyundai's New Cars
The company's 2020 Sonata will be the first vehicle to come with NFC readers and BLE beacons built into its locking system and inner console, so that drivers can use a smartphone as a key to enter and start the car, as well as manage its settings.
- New Passive Sensor Tag Operates With Standard Readers
Asygn's AS321X UHF RFID tag consists of the company's own IC and sensors, with an instrumentation amplifier and an acquisition interface, to enable the sensors to seamlessly measure and forward data with the power of the RFID tag interrogation.
- Carvana to Speak at RFID Journal LIVE! 2019
Jonathon McCutcheon, the online car retailer's director of supply chain product, will explain how the company is using RFID to manage the locations and statuses of tens of thousands of used vehicles as they are received, inspected, processed and delivered to hubs and then to customers.
- Electronic Components Firm Releases NFC-enabled Wireless Charging System for Cars
ROHM's Qi-based wireless charging solution for car manufacturers will come with NFC reader technology from STMicroelectronics, to identify and protect NFC cards or other devices from destructive charging transmissions, while allowing pairing or security functionality with NFC-enabled phones.
- UWB Alliance Aims for Interoperability
The new organization, which includes technology companies and end users among its members, intends to promote interoperable standards while working to ensure co-existence with W-Fi standards.
- Daimler, BAE Systems to Keynote at RFID Journal LIVE! 2019
The two industrial firms will present in-depth case studies at RFID Journal's 17th annual event, to be held in Phoenix, Ariz., on Apr. 2-4.
- RFID News Roundup
SML RFID intros new inlay for inventory management, loss prevention ••• Nedap launches RFID software platform for omnichannel retail ••• STMicroelectronics unveils dual-radio Bluetooth/LPWAN IoT development kit ••• Bsquare, Amazon Web Services collaborate to accelerate IoT adoption ••• PREMO offers magnetic emitter antennas for automotive applications ••• Altizon, AXISCADES partner to deliver offerings for Factory of the Future ••• IoT company Taoglas acquires vehicle antenna provider ThinkWireless ••• Bluetooth Special Interest Group forms new Smart Home Subgroup.
- RTLS Solution Offers Alternative to Traditional RFID Vehicle Tracking
Cognosos, an Atlanta-based startup, offers a 400 MHz software-defined radio system to obtain location data about a vehicle within a car lot, typically with a single gateway on a site measuring a square mile, as well as a cloud-based server.