- 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.
- Invengo Buys Tagsys' Textiles, Industrial and Logistics RFID Divisions
The acquired businesses will now be handled by a newly created Invengo division in Europe.
- Ubisense Introduces AngleID to Provide Low-Cost, Real-Time Zone Location
The sensor, the company says, can be set up in 10 minutes and supports five configurable zones for monitoring the locations of objects fitted with Ubisense active tags.
- RFID Helps Aerospace Factories Manage Small Parts
Supplier City Solutions' system is designed to help workers easily identify which bins require replenishing, thereby ensuring that no parts run out when needed on the production floor.
- RFID News Roundup
Teslonix launches evaluation kit for developing IoT, RFID systems with new RF technology ••• Kalahari resort in the Poconos implements PDC's SmartBand RFID system ••• East Kent Hospitals tracks 3,000 medical devices via Harland Simon's RFID tags ••• Haldor announces standalone RFID-enabled sponge-management system for hospitals ••• DFI Technologies intros new NFC-enabled rugged tablet for industrial automation.
- Stanley Black & Decker to Shutter Its AeroScout Industrial Division
Companies in the manufacturing, transportation and logistics sectors will not be able to buy AeroScout tags and exciters after Oct. 31. However, Stanley will continue to offer AeroScout solutions to hospitals and other health-care customers.