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  • 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.

  • IoT Technology Tracks Weather, Air Quality in Cities

    Understory's Atmosphere solution, consisting of wireless weather and air-quality sensors, as well as cloud-based software and apps, is being tested in Dallas, with 10 other cities expected to have the technology in place by the end of this year.

  • RFID Solution Enables Consumers to Manage Carbon Footprint at Stores

    Ecoingot's IoT-based system employs blockchain technology and HF RFID-based connectivity from Compass Marketing, enabling shoppers to gain information regarding the carbon emissions related to products before making a purchase, and to buy credits or offset carbon use, via the company's app and a public ledger.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Schreiner ProTech intros on-metal RFID label ••• STMicroelectronics unveils mode-changing MEMS accelerometer for Industrial IoT ••• Kontakt.io opens IoT platform to third-party devices ••• SensLynx offers IoT solution to reduce network downtime ••• Inmarsat research finds Industrial IoT reduces environmental impact of global supply chain ••• PrecisionHawk acquires drone company Uplift Data Partners.

  • Stora Enso Launches Sustainable RFID Solution

    The renewable materials company has introduced its ECO RFID sustainable tag technology, along with software and services, to create a complete solution for retailers and industrial manufacturers.

  • RFID Tracks Bats at Tel Aviv University Cave Entrance

    Researchers at The Bat Lab for Neuro-Ecology are employing UHF RFID technology from Readbee to understand the movements of bats as they enter and leave their colony.

  • FreeWave Technologies Provides UHF Video Streams, Manages Volcano Conditions

    The company has expanded its RF-based solutions to include the transmission of video via UHF signals and solutions for monitoring fault lines and volcanic conditions in some of the most remote parts of the world.

  • IoT Solution Tracks Waste Volume and Conditions in Bins

    Sensoneo says its ultrasonic-based system has helped companies reduce their costs by an average of 30 percent, by reducing labor hours and fuel consumption otherwise required to empty bins that may not yet need service.

  • Mühlbauer's Tag Manufacturing Machines Aim to Be Greener, Lower-Cost

    Inlay manufacturers are testing a new flip-chip machine from the German technology company that promises a 40,000-unit-per-hour rate, as well as an antenna cutter to eliminate the need for etching chemicals.

  • Facens Improves Its Smart Campus via RFID, Internet of Things

    The university is training leaders to solve problems in a collaborative way, and to generate products and services of added value to society.

  • New Zealand Farm Cuts Water and Energy Consumption With IoT

    WaterForce's SCADAfarm system, using Schneider Electric technology, allows cattle, sheep and vegetable producer BlackHills Farm to remotely monitor the watering level and conditions of crops, in order to provide the correct amount of water at every location at all times.

  • PINC Brings RFID, Optic Sensor Drones Indoors With Fuel Cells

    The company is partnering with Intelligent Energy to power its new indoor drones with fuel cells, thereby ensuring a longer operational time before refueling.

  • IoT Agricultural Specialist Helps Australian Nursery Become More Profitable

    Cameron's Nursery personnel report improved error detection and crop yields thanks to a solution from Agnov8 that uses Libelium's wireless sensors.

  • RFID Detects Workloads of Bumblebee Foragers

    The HF RFID technology—consisting of a tag on each bee's back and a reader at a foraging chamber's entrance—helped University of Arizona researchers learn how labor is divided among foragers within a hive.

  • Researchers Testing RFID for Protecting Endangered Plants

    The University of Kent's conservation and electronics departments have completed in-house testing of a UHF RFID system to detect the presence of tagged cycads—and to send alerts if a tag stops transmitting, which could indicate a possible poacher.

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