- Incubator Program Yields BLE and NFC Credentialing
The Kantara Initiative has completed a project with Exponent in which the credentials of an emergency responder or other individual can be loaded onto a smartphone and then be accessed securely via BLE or NFC using another phone.
- RFID News Roundup
JADAK integrates RFID communication interface into its products ••• Frost & Sullivan names Smartrac RFID Global Solutions Company of the Year ••• Harting Technology Group unveils IIoT and automation technologies ••• Infineon intros IoT cloud localization services and security solutions ••• ABI Research reports auto makers leading smart manufacturing advances ••• Startup Robolab raises funding to develop RFID-capable AI robot bartender ••• Rigado gateway uses Amazon Web Services IoT features, Bluetooth sensors.
- RFID News Roundup
Smartrac intros RFID tags for luggage, supply chain, automotive and industrial use ••• Savi receives orders for active RFID tags from two U.S. defense agencies ••• Guardhat partners with technology, consulting and software firms to commercialize smart safety equipment ••• Bluepyc, RFID Canada form distribution partnership for IoT, BLE technologies ••• CYBRA, Sewio Networks announce RTLS partnership.
- BLE- and Bluetooth-Based Wristband Delivers Personalized Health Information
Maxim Integrated has released its HSP 2.0 wristband system—which measures temperature levels, as well as respiratory and heart health, via IoT data—that companies can use to create solutions for individuals wanting control of their own health-care data.
- Bluetooth Sees Boost in Development With Mesh, BLE Advancements
Bluetooth World speakers and Bluetooth Special Interest Group officials have reported a surge in development and product releases involving Bluetooth Mesh and BLE for smart buildings and smart homes.
- 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.