Avery Dennison unveils dual-frequency RFID inlays for retail, healthcare; Kathrein Solutions intros RFID test and demo kit; Zebra offers mobile computing solution for front-line workers; NFC Forum launches wireless charging certification program; Semtech, CITiLIGHT collaborate on smart street lighting, LoRaWAN; Litmus, Google Cloud develop AI manufacturing platform.
At next week's conference in Las Vegas, Wiliot will help technologists and businesspeople put their hands on BLE sensor technology so they can start building systems to solve problems.
Walletmor has developed a Near Field Communication tag that can be embedded in a user's hand to enable credit card payments; the long-term plan is to release a similar solution for a full digital wallet, with an embedded NFC tag for multiple payment sources, access control and medical records.
Energous is selling its kit with Atmosic's BLE system-on-chip, enabling users to build solutions that leverage wireless charging at up to a 13-meter distance for IoT solutions ranging from factory condition monitoring to in-store electronic shelf labeling.
NXP's NTAG 22x DNA family of NFC tag ICs leverage conductive and capacitive sensing to detect when a product has been opened, while providing moisture, pressure or fill-level sensing.
The company's Atma.io solution, which can be used with RFID to track goods through a supply chain, now provides carbon scores from manufacture to consumer, along with real-time alerts and analytics about expiration dates and efficiencies.
More than 80 end users and RFID experts will speak at this year's event regarding the technology's benefits for retail, apparel, manufacturing, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, food and agriculture, defense, aviation, energy and other sectors.
Clothing retailer Charanga deploys Nedap RFID platform; TSC Printronix Auto ID intros mobile RFID printer; Arm adds processors to its IoT product portfolio; Vubiq Networks awarded RFID technology patent; Memfault, Dimension Four partner on IoT smart devices.
Alpargatas, which owns the Brazilian slippers company, launched a pilot of Seeonic's RFID platform at its operations in California, enabling it to increase sales.
Metrc has added four more U.S. states to its portfolio of customers that leverage its RFID-based solution to create a record of each plant and package of cannabis, then track the product throughout the supply chain.