Michigan State University's Axia Institute has been building membership in the technology and healthcare industries as it tests RFID, identifies use cases, develops best practices and supports an interoperable system to share product data.
Swinburne University, Optus Enterprise Mobility and Brimbank City Council will track conditions around collection vehicles throughout Victoria, Australia, and identify issues to address, including broken signs, damaged shelters and trash.
While proximity cards may dominate the access-control landscape, a shift is afoot with the evolution to smartphone-based credentialing via Bluetooth-enabled readers offering enhanced convenience and secure encryption.
The company, working with Murata Manufacturing and Hana Microelectronics, has created a UHF RFID pod designed to be low-cost, small, ruggedized and long-lasting, and to be traceable from manufacture to disposal or recycling.
Etam is delivering services to its customers that include omnichannel sales and its Try@Home app, leveraging an RFID solution from Avery Dennison Smartrac to bring visibility to the supply chain as garments are ordered, shipped or returned.
Amcor is working with U.K. flexible IC company PragmatIC, which offers both Near Field Communication and RFID tags that could be built directly into the packaging of consumable products.
Avery Dennison Identification Solutions indicates a new grocery trends study reflects how much the food industry can benefit from technology, including RFID tracking of supply chains and in-store inventory.
Two factors may be driving growth: decreasing tag costs—as low as 10 cents apiece for Wiliot's battery-harvesting tags—and software with artificial intelligence and machine learning so users can do more with the data they collect.
The USAF Warrior Preparation Center is managing its communications assets where fighters are taught in simulated scenarios for European and African theaters, with an RFID solution from ProxiGroup.
VELUX Commercial's production facility has leveraged an RTLS solution from Asseco CEIT, with Sewio UWB anchors and tags, to locate AGVs, workers and equipment within a short range, enabling an automated, flexible production process.