Confidex unveils heat-resistant UHF RFID tags; PTS updates ClearStream software; SML offers new RFID inlay for retail; CSL, Intrasonic Technology form RFID distribution partnership; Lenovo releases retail IoT pandemic solutions; Senet offers IoT LoRaWAN network-management tools; Xidas solution addresses IoT sustainability; STMicroelectronics acquires SOMOS Semiconductor; WISER joins UWB Alliance.
The company is expanding this year with its Smartrac acquisition and new product releases, including a combined RFID and EAS tag and a high-density-read tag, as it seeks to address the changing needs for supply chain visibility and touchless shopping.
RFRain is offering its Web Services solution for users of off-the-shelf RFID hardware with an SDK and an API, so that data can automatically be captured and managed in the cloud without the need for firmware, middleware, software or IT integration.
Schools, construction firms, offices and manufacturers are among those testing a social-distancing and contact-tracing system from RFID Global Solution that privately alerts workers or students regarding unsafe proximities; employers or schools can use the data to manage safer operations.
The implementation of technology from iTag has enabled the identification of packaging used by customers, especially for a company in the dairy sector.
P360 upgrades Swittons IoT smart devices for life sciences; Insight SiP launches BLE module for smart lighting, buildings; STMicroelectronics offers new BLE system-on-chip; NXP unveils BLE solutions for IoT, gaming and more; Auburn University RFID Lab certifies Paragon ID tags, inlays; Rockwell Automation, Microsoft expand IIoT partnership.
PervasID's Flow Ranger is designed with bidirectional sensing for UHF RFID tags moving in densely packed environments, while preventing body shielding that would block RF transmissions so the device can capture tag reads at store doorways and at portals in warehouses, hospitals or factories.
Michigan's Crystal Mountain will open its winter season with an RFID system from Axess that enables skiers to buy passes in advance, print and retrieve those passes at kiosks, and then walk through lift gates without touching anything or stopping to present credentials.
Invista and other companies are tracking when workers fall or require assistance, where individuals are located for safety and productivity management, and the zones in which they have been, for the purposes of contact tracing in the event of a positive COVID-19 test, using Triax's Spot-r wearable technology provided by United Rentals.
The company has also announced the integration of its Systems Control Engine with VMware's offerings for campus and data center device visibility.