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  • RFID Brings Visibility to Ballots for Elections Board

    By tracking ballot boxes, voting machines and other assets as they are sent to and returned from precincts, the Stark County Ohio Elections Board can ensure that ballots are accounted for during primary and general elections.

  • AI, RFID Technologies Point the Way to Tagged Inventory

    A New York department store is testing a StealthMatrix solution that uses gaming-style artificial intelligence and radio frequency identification to help sales associates locate a specific product in-store by viewing it on a 3D map and following arrows leading them to it.

  • RFID Reading Drone Tested in Asia Warehouses

    SATO and AeroLion have completed a proof-of-concept for an RFID reading drone that captures tag reads at warehouses in Thailand and Singapore, for goods stacked up to 10 meters in height.

  • Concept Store Delivers Product Content via NFC, RFID

    McKinsey and Mall of America have teamed up to offer a store where shoppers can explore content about products using hot spots, touch screens and magic mirrors, along with UHF RFID-based inventory management.

  • RFID Tracks Scooter Helmets, Jackets for Ride Services

    Indonesia's Gojek is supplying RFID-enabled helmets and jackets to its millions of contractors, thereby better managing where the products are distributed so that they are available in the right sizes; in the future, it plans to track maintenance to keep them in good working order.

  • American Airlines Scans Passports via NFC Mobile App

    International airline check-in automation has taken a step forward with the adoption of NFC technology to recognize passports.

  • RaceKit Pro Offers RFID Race Timing in a Box

    Agee Race Timing has teamed up with Sensthys to provide a solution for small- to mid-sized 5Ks or other races so they can temporarily set up UHF RFID-based timing systems, capture each participant's results and then take the system down again with little technical background.

  • Smart Display Solution Finds a Match in RFID

    Ynvisible has developed an interactive printed graphics display that employs RFID for power harvesting and could also be married to NFC, HF or UHF tags and sensors to provide visual displays in places where RFID reads are inconvenient or impossible.

  • German Mail Carrier Tracks Letters via RFID, GSM Trackers

    During the past year, Postcon has expanded its passive RFID mail-tracking system, with active cellular and Wi-Fi-based Kizy trackers from Spectos to view the movements of sample letters in real time as they pass through sortation systems and hubs and are delivered to recipients.

  • SML Opens U.K. RFID Ideation Space

    The company's new Corby center brings UHF RFID technology closer to the United Kingdom's retail market, which can use its simulated stores, warehouse and laboratory space for testing and designing RFID systems.

  • RFID Brings Precision to Dice Rolls

    EPC Solutions Taiwan has built a solution enabling 99.7 percent accuracy of automated dice-throw reads, with an RFID reader built into a throwing machine, six UHF RFID tags in each die and custom near-field antennas that can read tags with 1-centimeter precision.

  • NFC Forum Aims to Popularize Taps

    The organization's new executive director intends to help the Near Field Communication industry make the technology consistently reliable and commonplace, with a growth plan similar to that of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, so that users will recognize a logo and tap it without needing to know anything about NFC.

  • Partnership to Bring Intelligence to Commercial Waste Bins

    Ingram Micro is employing Nordsense technology to identify waste containers' fill levels using laser optical sensors, then is transmitting data via a cellular connection and using that information to provide waste collection management to collectors and cities, in order to improve collection routing and reduce energy consumption.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Smartrac offers UHF RFID beer keg tags; JADAK unveils RFID starter kit; HID Global helps BigWise add fingerprint biometric authentication to POS solution; Traxens selects AVSystem IoT platform for smart container management; Nordic Semiconductor intros modem based on its LTE-M/NB-IoT SiP; Thingstream launches connectivity solution for LoRaWAN networks; OptConnect adds Banyan Hills Technologies' IoT platform canopy to its development kits.

  • Cisco, Sewio Team Up Regarding Ultra-Wideband Access Points

    Announcements made at Sewio's second annual summit in the Czech Republic included descriptions of UWB installations at Toyota and other manufacturing sites, as well as Decawave's new membership with UWB-based groups.

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