- Integrated BLE-NFC Solution Opens the Door to Mobile Access
Nedap has upgraded its two-year-old MACE solution to allow integration with companies' access-control systems, enabling them to provide mobile phone-based access to individuals with their own apps and access-control technologies.
- Awarepoint Assets Transferred to CenTrak Subsidiary
The RTLS company has signed an agreement to transfer select Awarepoint assets to CenTrak's Clinical Patents LLC, to sell Awarepoint's BLE- and ZigBee-based RTLS solutions, along with CenTrak's other technologies, including Gen2IR, ultrasound and RFID.
- Zebra Releases Enterprise MotionWorks Platform and New Reader Hardware
The company is offering its Savanna Location Engine with a portfolio of MotionWorks solutions so that large enterprises can integrate location data from multiple systems on a single platform, while Zebra's new fixed readers aim at manufacturing and retail point-of-sale use cases.
- RFID News Roundup
Feig Electronics intros UHF RFID reader for tracking people, assets ••• Teslonix, CISC Semiconductor partner on IoT and RFID reader and test solutions ••• Nordic Semiconductor validates LitePoint for over-the-air BLE device testing ••• Smartrac expands RFID operations ••• IntelliGuard announces contract to support Prodigy Health's onsite stocking program ••• Industrial Internet Consortium publishes 'Data Edition' of the Journal of Innovation.
- BLE-enabled HomeBridge Brings Beacons to Home Automation
IoT solutions company Volansys has released early versions of its new HomeBridge gateway with built-in BLE 5.0 mesh-capable technology, to enable the integration of BLE devices, beacons and badges into an existing home- or building-intelligence system.
- Hotels, Retailers, Offices Piloting Technology Once Aimed at Health Care
CenTrak has expanded its RTLS and BLE solutions to companies beyond its traditional health-care market, as its partners from hospitality to retail are asking to employ the BLE and other functionalities built into its systems.
- New Wi-Fi Access Points Come With BLE
A partnership between Ruckus Wireless and Kontakt.io has resulted in BLE functionality being built into Ruckus' Wi-Fi nodes; the system is being trialed by companies to provide location-based data in hospitals, schools and other public places.
- Japanese Hospital Tests BLE Beacons to Track Patient-Staff Interactions
The solution, provided by SATO Healthcare, is undergoing a proof-of-concept at Nagoya University Hospital to track not only the movements of staff members around its facility, but also the vital signs and locations of patients, in order to understand nurse responses to changes in a patient's status.
- Synergy Develops RFID, IoT Technologies During Crisis Period in Brazil
The Brazilian company is launching innovative and international-class radio frequency identification equipment under its Identhis brand name.
- CenTrak Builds BLE Beacon Functionality Into RTLS Devices
The real-time location system company is providing beacons in its devices to enable hospitals to provide wayfinding services to visitors, while also selling standalone beacons for other industries.
- RFID News Roundup
Fujitsu Components America offers BLE sensor beacon, data logger ••• Asahi Kasei Microdevices develops transmit-only BLE IC ••• DeltaTrak unveils BLE wireless monitoring solution ••• Frost & Sullivan honors Smartrac for its RFID solutions ••• Inmarsat says IoT will play major role in protecting agricultural workers.
- Small Murata IoT Component Links BLE, NFC
The company's fingernail-sized MBN52832 module can collect sensor data and forward it wirelessly via BLE or NFC, enabling IoT applications with very small controls in lighting, health care, agriculture or other vertical markets.
- General Motors, Boeing to Keynote at RFID Journal LIVE! 2018
RFID Journal's 16th annual event, being held in Orlando on Apr. 10-12, will feature an impressive lineup of new case studies exploring how to use RFID to create business value.
- Bluetooth Low Energy and Internet of Things Make House Calls
Heal's Wellbe device comes with BLE, Bluetooth and 4G cellular functionality to automatically capture data from health-tracking sensors so that doctors can keep an eye on the health of chronically ill or elderly patients between visits.
- RFID News Roundup
Center for Supply Chain Studies launches blockchain research ••• Cross-platform tool from Synapse aids development of BLE devices ••• Frost & Sullivan honors Smartrac for its RFID solutions ••• Seldat Technology Services intros RFID-based warehouse-management system ••• eCOUNT Embedded offers flat-panel controller with integrated RFID reader, IIoT cloud connectivity ••• Venture Research unveils 4G LTE mobile solution with support for RFID, IoT.