- Smartrac Releases New Inlays, Including Retail's Smallest
The company's new MiniWeb and DogBone inlays, made with NXP's UCODE 8 ICs, will bring improved performance, faster encoding and higher sensitivity than predecessor UHF inlays, for use in retail and industrial applications.
- Steam Trap Sensor Provides Active RFID Without Battery
PsiKick's new self-powering sensors harvest energy from steam, vibration or ambient lighting to capture sensor data, then transmit that information to a cloud-based server for real-time and historical analytics regarding the operation of equipment.
- RFID News Roundup
Ubisense, Quuppa partner on industrial location-awareness solutions ••• RFID and NFC company Resource Label Group acquires wine-industry firm Paragon Label ••• FreeWave Technologies announces programmable app server network appliance for Industrial Internet of Things ••• Foundries.io launches platforms for secure IoT ••• Industrial Internet Consortium presents intelligent manufacturing solutions forum in Chicago ••• InnerSpace unveils indoor location intelligence platform for business operators ••• Canvass Analytics raises funding for artificial intelligence-based analytics for Industrial Internet of Things.
- Brazilian Engineering Company Launches New RFID Reader
Marchi Engenharia has developed a reading module and antennas, which it plans to market under the brand Via Onda.
- RFID News Roundup
Aruze Gaming America, Genesis Gaming Solutions form RFID distribution agreement ••• SATO provides RFID wine cellar inventory solution to resort hotel ••• Advanced ID Electronics announces NXP RFID-IoT product launch with NedCard ••• STMicroelectronics intros wireless charging kit for wearables, IoT devices ••• Harting releases Industrial IoT starter kits ••• RFID ticket provider FineLine Technologies acquires South Africa-based Traderplus.
- 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.
- Tracking Brazilian Clothes Made in China
iTag has partnered with Taiwanese company Printronix to provide RFID tags to be sewn onto garments made in Asia by brands sold in Brazil.
- UWB Brings Mapping Services Indoors
HERE is partnering with Decawave to enable its mapping services to identify the locations of individuals and things within 10 centimeters inside buildings. Several manufacturing companies are now testing the technology for tracking forklifts and monitoring work-in-progress.
- RFID Brings Visibility, Analytics to Conditions and Status of Electronics Under Assembly
DAIHEN Corp. is already saving approximately 1,800 hours annually with an IoT-based system that employs RFID and sensor data to understand conditions and work-in-progress for each product being built.
- Drone RFID Read Rate Hovers Near 100 Percent in Oil Fields
Researchers at Cal Poly, using RFID technology from technology company Process Expert, confirmed in three pipe-tracking applications that passive RFID tags could be read at near-perfect rates while in flight around 12 feet above those pipes.
- Murata Developing Small On-Metal Tag for Surgical or Industrial Tool Tracking
The company is leveraging its RSA middleware, gained from its acquisition of ID-Solutions, while also offering its ultra-small and on-metal tags for the management of previously hard-to-track items.
- Universal Tag and Printer Combo Aimed at On-demand Encoding at Industrial Sites
Metalcraft, SATO say their combination of a universal tag and a cloneable printer can make encoding and tagging metal or other material items seamless at factories, warehouses or industrial sites.
- New App from RedBite Makes RFID Deployments Lower in Cost
By the end of this month, the company reports that its itemit app for Android and iOS devices will enable smartphone users to monitor assets via RFID for about $200 annually, plus the price of a Bluetooth-enabled reader.
- Building IoT Devices Is a Snap for Startup Interstacks
The Pennsylvania company has developed a modular system with Lego-like blocks that enable sensor-based tracking and wireless connectivity for un-networked industrial machines, with RFID functionality in the works.
- ShelfAware RFID System Brings Visibility to Industrial Components
O-ring's newly patented system allows the supplier and its customers to track which components are onsite at any given time, via an RFID tag on each part, as well as readers at the storage area to identify when parts arrive at and leave the area.