- RFID News Roundup
Tyrata unveils RFID-integrated tire tread monitoring system; CircuitWorx, Thingstream partner on IoT connectivity products; Kudelski Group integrates IoT platform with GSMA security tech; Zigbee Alliance adds Bureau Veritas to its testing house roster; K2 Software, Celonis team up to accelerate digital business transformation; Senet, T-Systems partner on IoT solution bundles; Transparency Market Research issues report on RFID tags and labels.
- Geotab Partnerships Integrate Fleet-Management Systems
The IoT-based app can be used with a GM vehicle's OnStar solution using cellular connectivity, while the Geotab system can also incorporate Drivewyze's weigh-station bypass application.
- Confidex Drives Tire Tracking With Small RFID Tag
The company's TireTag is 67 percent smaller than standard RFID tags and offers a read range of up to 3 meters, enabling businesses to more easily build RFID into each tire in order to track its operation.
- Working Group Planning Open IIoT Standard
The Eclipse Foundation has launched a working group for the Industrial Internet of Things software standard known as Sparkplug, to ensure the interoperability of IoT systems for energy and gas, automotive and other industrial users.
- RFID Saves Auto Parts Factory Money on Raw Materials
Thanks to improved production and inventory-management processes, Brazil's R2A has optimized its entire end-to-end supply chain.
- Ten Million Egyptian Cars to be Tracked via RFID
The country's Ministry of Interior is deploying an RFID solution from Go+, using technology from Kathrein Solutions in cooperation with Wireless Dynamics, to track the nation's registered vehicles as they travel highways and city roads, thereby providing traffic flow- and law-enforcement-based data.
- Cisco, Sewio Team Up Regarding Ultra-Wideband Access Points
Announcements made at Sewio's second annual summit in the Czech Republic included descriptions of UWB installations at Toyota and other manufacturing sites, as well as Decawave's new membership with UWB-based groups.
- Students Outpace DeepRacer With IoT Algorithms
College of Charleston attendees teamed with Internet of Things company Logicalis to fine-tune a set of reinforced-learning tools that enable a vehicle, using wireless connectivity to a laptop or tablet, to learn its own route and respond with appropriate speed and direction settings.
- RFID News Roundup
Schreiner ProTech intros RFID label with moisture sensor; JADAK unveils RAIN RFID starter kit; ForgeRock announces open-source IoT edge solution; Synchronoss Technologies partners with Arrow Electronics, Microsoft on smart-building solutions; B.O.S. rebrands its RFID and Mobile Division; Event Genius, Afro Nation sign cashless payment agreement for Ghana.
- Smart Security Vehicles Leverage IoT to Capture and Share Data
With Internet of Things sensors and connectivity from MetTel, Brosnan Risk Consultants is monitoring the conditions in and around its security trucks, then sharing that data with customers to provide greater visibility into work being done by each of thousands of officers throughout the United States.
- 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.