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  • HyWEAR Puts RFID, Bar-Code Reading in Users' Hands

    The compact, fingerless glove device from Feig Electronics can read tags and scan bar codes without requiring users to carry a handheld reader to capture the IDs of parcels, baggage or other tagged items.

  • IoT Lets Buildings Talk About Their Health

    A new feature known as Talking Buildings, part of WiseState's Bopstem solution, allows building managers to chat with their buildings about the operations of a chiller, water heater or generator, via WhatsApp or Telegram.

  • HP Brazil Integrates RFID With Smart Packaging

    The technologies work in parallel and in a complementary manner, lowering costs and increasing efficiency in controlling the value chain of products.

  • Sales Up 3 Percent in Voice Norge RFID Pilot

    The retailer has deployed an RFID solution from Nedap across its 200 Nordic stores, enabling it to display in-store products to online shoppers, thereby making both online and physical shopping easier and more efficient.

  • Smartrac, Partners Aim for Green Tags

    The Green Tag Program offers green certification to UHF and NFC tags sold by Smartrac that omit heavy metals, adhesives and chemical etching processes as tags are increasingly being applied to products and packaging that might be recycled.

  • NXP's Smart Market Demonstrates RFID for Shopping Experience

    The market at the recent Consumer Electronics Show featured wearable NFC and UHF RFID wristbands and a variety of solutions for engaging with consumers, enabling them to purchase goods and providing inventory accuracy for stores and brands.

  • Irish Lift Equipment Company Offering HF RFID-Based Inspections

    Ireland's Electricity Supply Board utility is among the businesses using passive 13.56 MHz RFID tags on its lifting machines to ensure the automated capture of safety equipment testing and inventory-management data.

  • Rafik Jeans Tests RFID to Track 50,000 Items

    The Brazilian company controls the production of goods in São Paulo and Minas Gerais, as well as sales in 19 other cities, including Bahia and Goiás.

  • Plastics Company Prevents Errors With RFID

    Aurora Plastics has adopted a system from Quest Integrated Solutions, using Janam hardware, that not only helps prevent costly mistakes in the process of off-loading plastic resin, but also improves rail-yard management.

  • IoT Aids Scooter Sharing for Cities, Companies

    Premier Wireless Solutions is teaming with Internet of Things sensor and connectivity company CalAmp to provide a cellular-based solution to detect where motorized scooters are located as they are operated or parked, and to enable individuals to find, pay for and unlock the scooters via an app.

  • Kerlink Brings LoRaWAN Connectivity to Scotland, Japan

    Network and technology providers are signed up to provide the firm's hardware, network server, software and application for IoT-based solutions to track and manage data about infrastructure and assets for greater efficiency.

  • Japanese Retailers Trial UHF E-ink Paper Label

    The new RFID-enabled label with e-ink paper, developed by E Ink Corp. and Fujitsu Semiconductor, is intended to boost logistics efficiency in Japan's convenience store market.

  • Global Rental Company Achieves Near-100 Percent Inventory Accuracy

    An RFID solution from CoreRFID has given Lowe Rental visibility into 10,000 of its refrigeration and catering assets as the rental company expands its UHF technology use around the world.

  • IoT Company Brings Analytics to Customers' Data

    Orbcomm's analytics service is intended to enable logistics companies, fleet managers and original equipment manufacturers to understand the intelligence behind real-time data capture so they can boost efficiency, reduce costs and improve product quality.

  • Skiers Gain Art-Decorated RFID for Lift Access at Granite Peak

    The system, provided by SKIDATA, will allow season- and day-pass owners to access the resort and lifts hands-free using an RFID card, and to utilize the same pass—which features artwork from a different local artist each year—to collect loyalty points and engage with the resort later in the season.

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