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  • Universal Tire Label Boasts Reliable Reads on Nearly Any Tire

    Ferm RFID Solutions' universal tire tread label is designed to adhere to a tire's tread and track its movement through the supply chain, even when tires are stacked on metal racks.

  • RFID News Roundup

    NXP provides automotive NFC technology to car OEMs ••• Michelin adds RFID to commercial truck tires, retreads for fleet management ••• Taoglas unveils 5G antenna series ••• iDTRONIC intros RFID tablet, mobile device ••• Schreiner PrinTronics offers printed RFID sensor platform ••• MetraLabs to present TORY, SCITOS A5 robots at European trade fair.

  • RFID News Roundup

    DENSO releases RFID-enabled scanners for retail, logistics ••• SATO launches new group companies in the Philippines ••• Identiv, NXP secure CES attendees via smart event and transportation badges ••• One2Touch NFC platform provides continuous communications capabilities ••• Xiamen intros rubber tire tag.

  • RFID News Roundup

    AutomationDirect releases new RFID-coded non-contact safety switches ••• Idesco adds RFID encoding features to portable ID card printer ••• D-Tech International announces smart security system for school libraries ••• STAR Systems International intros new RFID vehicle hangtag ••• Elatec unveils TWN4 MultiTech reader.

  • Beacons Drive Sales for Don Chalmers Ford

    The dealership knows exactly where each used car on its three lots is located, in real time, thanks to a Bluetooth Low Energy beacon solution, thereby preventing the need for manual inventory counts, and ensuring that vehicles can be easily located for customers when they show up for a test drive.

  • Tire Industry Works Toward Global RFID-Tagging Standards

    Mesnac, Michelin and other tire companies are seeking ISO ratification of four standards that specify how RFID tags are applied to tires, and how they are encoded and tested.

  • MyDealerLot Offers Beacon- and Drone-based Vehicle-Management Solution

    The Bloodhound system is designed to allow dealerships to use smartphones, tablets or flying drones to locate cars by means of Bluetooth beacons attached to vehicles and walls.

  • Qualcomm Buys NXP

    The transaction, scheduled to close at the end of 2017, could make Qualcomm a leader in RFID chip sales for IoT, cellular, automotive, transportation, payments and other applications.

  • Clothing, Car-Cover Manufacturers Track Work-in-Progress via RFID

    The companies are using an NFC-based system from Shopfloor to view who completed which tasks, in order to identify assembly bottlenecks, facilitate quality control and monitor worker productivity.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Omni-ID releases extreme-temperature RFID tag ••• CSL licenses RFID patents from Round Rock Research ••• Schreiner ProTech intros high-temp-resistant RFID label for the auto industry ••• DHL SmartSensors track more than 100 million health-care, drug shipments ••• FleetCor completes acquisition of STP.

  • Güdel Group's Tire-Tracking System Gains Traction

    The HF RFID solution can be used to monitor tire production, as well as to manage the trays used to transport and store uncured tires.

  • SMARTRAC, RFMicron Release Passive RFID Temperature Sensor Technology

    The new sensors enable users to track the temperatures of products or assets via low-cost disposable passive RFID tags and off-the-shelf UHF EPC Gen 2 readers.

  • RFID Locates Press Tools at Auto Parts Factory

    Voestalpine Polynorm installed RFID readers and antennas on one of its plant's cranes and tagged 8,000 press tools, enabling the company to prevent production delays.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Radley adds Omni-ID RFID technology to its solutions for manufacturers ••• Metalcraft expands RFID label service ••• Thinfilm, Jones to develop smart packaging for pharmaceuticals ••• Jadak acquires SkyeTek ••• DNP, Phoenix Solution announce new on-metal RFID tags ••• Swedish grocery retailer ICA Nära Norrviken tests NFC price labels ••• Gentex to integrate TransCore's Universal Toll Module in rearview mirrors.

  • Texas Direct Auto Manages Vehicles Via RFID

    The technology has helped the car and truck reseller track its refurbishing processes, ensure that no vehicles end up missing, solve thefts and improve customer service.

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