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  • RFID News Roundup

    Bergen Airport to leverage BLIP Systems' technology to reduce wait times ••• RAIN RFID Alliance announces retail brands worldwide adopting UHF RFID ••• Schreiner ProTech intros RFID label for container management ••• CEVA's Bluetooth 5 Low Energy IP certified with Ellisys' Bluetooth compliance tester ••• Global Net Solutions Offers IoT badge-based security system ••• Runtime announces commercial support for Thread ••• CAEN RFID releases Bluetooth UHF RFID key fob reader.

  • BLE and RFID System Aims to Bring Security to Seniors

    Elpas' LoneProtect tag forwards data to a user's smartphone via Bluetooth Low Energy and to a back-end server via RFID, so that seniors can have their movements and any incidents managed by a care facility, or by their own loved ones.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Toshiba offers BLE IC for automotive applications ••• WISeKey International Holding produces contactless NFC watch for bitcoin and cryptocurrency users ••• Xerafy unveils on-metal RFID tag for automotive sector ••• RFID company Linexens signs strategic cooperation agreement with smart-card maker KONA I ••• Envigo implements RFID-based surgical model tracking system ••• Elatec RFID Systems expands reader-writer product range.

  • UWB Technology Proves Mythological for Icelandic Museum

    Snorrastofa Reykholt is providing guests with a system from Locatify that identifies their exact locations in the museum within 20 centimeters and feeds them information based on that data.

  • RFID News Roundup

    A2B Tracking earns Zebra Technologies software certification ••• Convergence Systems Ltd. signs Synergy RFID as stocking distributor for North American and Latin American regions ••• Datamars RFID laundry chips receive certification for MRI scans ••• Elatec RFID Systems offers BLE reader-writer ••• Midpoint Security releases free access-control software for controller brands.

  • Small Tamper-Evident Beacon Aims to Prevent Product Theft and Fraud

    Companies are purchasing Bluvision's new BEEKs Mini Tamper Proof Tag to protect their high-value assets or supplies, by detecting if someone breaks the beacon adhesive, and then receiving alerts based on that action.

  • New Beacon Solution Offers Low-Cost Supply Chain Visibility

    Roambee's BeeBeacon system consists of small, low-cost beacon devices and Bee hubs to receive transmissions, using BLE, GSM or Wi-Fi connectivity to track goods in large volume through warehouses, on ships and vehicles, and at stores.

  • Mexican Soccer Fans Access, Share Team Content via Bluetooth Low Energy Solution

    Club Necaxa, and the Estadio Victoria stadium where the team plays, are sharing content, as well as offering promotions and discounts from sponsors and local businesses, via a BLE-based solution from startup Be Free.

  • Hybrid System Manages Access Control for Mexican High School

    Guadalajara's Cervantes High School has launched a Near Field Communication and Bluetooth Low Energy solution at its entrance to manage the access of staff members and students, either with a smart ID badge or simply with an app on a BLE-enabled phone.

  • RFID News Roundup

    CAEN RFID, HCE Engineering offer industrial RAIN RFID kit ••• Marine Transport International, Agility Sciences deploy blockchain system for logistics ••• Synopsys BLE system achieves Bluetooth 5 qualification ••• STMicroelectronics, MediaTek combine NFC technology, mobile platform ••• Industrial IoT solutions from FreeWave Technologies provide weather data for Mount Washington Observatory ••• Identiv, nXient expand physical security, identity management solutions.

  • CriticalArc, Connexient Merge Beacon Wayfinding With Security for Health Care

    The two companies have teamed up to provide Bluetooth Low Energy-based location data for hospitals so that users could request help with an app on their mobile phone, and security teams could then automatically receive an alert along with the device's location.

  • Beacon Technology for the Middle Ages

    Portugal's Óbidos Medieval Market featured approximately 50 Bluetooth Low Energy beacons to bring location-based content to visitors of its jousting tournaments, pubs, restaurants and services.

  • Audio Chip Leverages NFC, BLE for IoT-Enabled Speakers

    Manufacturers of speakers and other devices are building NFC-enabled products to allow automated Wi-Fi connections or Bluetooth pairing, and are employing BLE mesh functionality to use the devices as part of an Internet of Things network in a user's home or other facility.

  • Bluetooth SIG Specification Enables BLE Mesh Networks

    With the newly released spec, companies can build networks in which Bluetooth Low Energy nodes communicate with each other, as well as with hundreds or thousands of BLE-enabled devices and smartphones that move around a facility.

  • Hospital Pilots New Bluetooth Low Energy System from GE Healthcare, Zebra Technologies

    The technology companies have launched Encompass—a BLE solution consisting of cloud-based software, fixed and mobile beacon receivers, and beacon tags for assets, personnel or patients—to boost efficiency at less than half the cost of typical RTLS solutions.

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