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  • Levi's Tests RFID Use Successfully

    A number of factors, including greater efficiency in the repositioning of goods for sale, led the company to sell 56 percent more apparel this year on Black Friday than in 2016.

  • EZOfficeInventory Adopts RFID

    The tracking software company's customers are testing its new RFID-enabled solution to capture asset or equipment location data via TSL readers that forward that information to iOS or Android devices, bypassing the problem of older operating system software on many RFID readers.

  • Companies Test T-Systems' IoT Technology in Brazil

    With the Roambee device, the Internet of Things platform collects data such as location, shock, humidity, temperature, movement, air gases and other environmental variations.

  • Polish Post Completes RFID Testing at Distribution Center

    ProxiGroup's UHF RFID system may next be installed across all distribution sites, in order to make parcel shipping more efficient, as well as boost customer satisfaction.

  • Nordic Reader Series Promises Intelligence in Handheld and Fixed Devices

    The EXA brings mobility in a smaller form factor, while the Sampo and AR readers feature fixed reads for gates, as well as for point-of-sale, area and shelf tag reads—in some cases, at twice the speed of previous models.

  • Smart Cooler Helps Companies Sell More

    Embraco has created an Internet of Things-based platform to help customers market more drinks and food at the point of sale.

  • IoT Brings Intelligence to Hard Hats

    Companies are trialing a new Internet of Things system from GuardHat, with data-management software from HPCC Systems, to understand where their workers are located—both in real time and historically—as well as the conditions around them, in order to boost safety and efficiency.

  • RFID News Roundup

    CAEN RFID, HCE Engineering offer industrial RAIN RFID kit ••• Marine Transport International, Agility Sciences deploy blockchain system for logistics ••• Synopsys BLE system achieves Bluetooth 5 qualification ••• STMicroelectronics, MediaTek combine NFC technology, mobile platform ••• Industrial IoT solutions from FreeWave Technologies provide weather data for Mount Washington Observatory ••• Identiv, nXient expand physical security, identity management solutions.

  • Bon-Ton Boosts Shoe and Luggage Display Management With RFID

    A UHF RFID system, provided by Zebra Technologies, has enabled the retailer to reduce its non-compliance of display items at 180 stores, from 20 percent down to almost none.

  • Hospital Pilots New Bluetooth Low Energy System from GE Healthcare, Zebra Technologies

    The technology companies have launched Encompass—a BLE solution consisting of cloud-based software, fixed and mobile beacon receivers, and beacon tags for assets, personnel or patients—to boost efficiency at less than half the cost of typical RTLS solutions.

  • Brazilian Retailer Lez a Lez Improves Inventory-Counting Process

    The store, located in Asuncion, Paraguay, adopted RFID technology for merchandise receiving, inventory management and sales.

  • RFID Will Deliver Drink Orders On the Go

    Technology startup Shotput's system will enable consumer app-based orders of beverages or other products, from a mobile unit equipped with radio frequency identification, in order to provide automated dispensing and restocks.

  • LIVE! 2017 Keynotes to Discuss RFID Deployments Currently Under Way

    RFID Journal's upcoming event will feature several keynotes and general sessions, including presentations from Honda, the U.S. Army and Auburn University.

  • New Beacon Company Brings Intelligence to In-Flight Entertainment, Banks

    Conichiwa, a spinoff of German hotel app firm conichi, is providing systems that recognize an individual or item based on beacon transmissions, and can thus personalize service or improve efficiency.

  • West Virginia Clinic Cuts Patient Wait Times With RFID

    Stanley Healthcare's MobileView Analytics platform is helping Davis Medical Center to identify the average wait and visit times for each patient, and to improve efficiency based on that data.

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