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  • 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 News Roundup

    Smartrac intros RFID tags for luggage, supply chain, automotive and industrial use ••• Savi receives orders for active RFID tags from two U.S. defense agencies ••• Guardhat partners with technology, consulting and software firms to commercialize smart safety equipment ••• Bluepyc, RFID Canada form distribution partnership for IoT, BLE technologies ••• CYBRA, Sewio Networks announce RTLS partnership.

  • Metalcraft Develops Metal UHF RFID Tag

    The new product combines the company's aluminum IDPlate design to withstand harsh environments with an RFID inlay that leverages the tag's own metal to boost transmission, with a range of up to 20 feet, whether on metal or non-metal surfaces.

  • IoT News Roundup

    STMicroelectronics intros Sigfox-certified IoT solution for industrial asset management ••• Silicon Labs offers LTE-M solution for low-power cellular IoT applications ••• Kerlink launches Japanese subsidiary to serve IoT market in Asia ••• Soracom, Unabiz unveil Sigfox Monarch development kit ••• LoRa Alliance announces new LoRaWAN protocol specs to support OTA firmware updates ••• Longview IoT, GMO GlobalSign, Intrinsic ID partner on IoT security solution ••• HARMAN International opens new headquarters in Israel.

  • 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.

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