- NFC Spices Up Meals for Intelligent Rack Users
Startup TasteTro has developed a spice system that leverages an NFC RFID reader from RFID Canada, as well as and tags on spice pods, to mix, dispense and manage data about a user's spice preferences.
- Sensor Data, Images Hitch Ride With Wi-Fi-based Solution
Wavelite has commercialized a system from Stanford University that employs a modified Wi-Fi transmission to send everything from temperature and humidity data to pictures to a phone, tablet or laptop.
- IoT Elevates Service and Lowers Downtime for Otis Customers
The Otis ONE solution leverages cellular technology, edge-based sensor management and a cloud-based service to provide predictive and proactive service for 300,000 connected elevators, and to share that data with customers.
- RFID News Roundup
RFID tag maker Metalcraft achieves ISO 9001:2015 certification from Intertek ••• Utility Composites intros RFID tag for rough wooden surfaces ••• Senet adds network server enhancements for LoRaWAN IoT connectivity platforms ••• Kerlink, Sphinx partner to bring IoT solutions to European network integrators, resellers ••• Tageos unveils small apparel RFID tag ••• Industrial Internet Consortium announces smart printing factory testbed ••• Samsung, Cisco, Orange team up on smart-city applications in Romania ••• RFiD Discovery, Nordic ID offer new handheld reader for health care.
- Stora Enso to Be Cornerstone Sponsor of RFID Journal LIVE! Europe 2018
RFID Journal announced today that Stora Enso Intelligent Packaging will be the cornerstone sponsor for its 14th annual conference and exhibition in Europe, to be held on Nov. 7, in London, England.
- RFID News Roundup
Feig Electronics intros UHF RFID reader for tracking people, assets ••• Teslonix, CISC Semiconductor partner on IoT and RFID reader and test solutions ••• Nordic Semiconductor validates LitePoint for over-the-air BLE device testing ••• Smartrac expands RFID operations ••• IntelliGuard announces contract to support Prodigy Health's onsite stocking program ••• Industrial Internet Consortium publishes 'Data Edition' of the Journal of Innovation.
- IoT Manages Nutrient-Rich Milling in Africa
The Sanku-Project Healthy Children program, which brings micronutrients to undernourished children, is using Internet of Things technology to access data regarding the nutrient mixers it plans to provide to thousands of mills around Africa.
- RFID News Roundup
NXP Semiconductors, Baidu Cloud partner to secure IoT in China ••• Mojix upgrades STARflex enterprise-class RFID reader ••• Balluff unveils RFID safety guard locking switch ••• Teslonix, CISC Semiconductor team up on IoT-RFID reader and test solutions ••• Court grants judgment in favor of 3M/Neology regarding RFID trade secrets theft litigation by Star Systems International ••• Kerlink announces LoRaWAN integration in Google Cloud IoT with Microshare ••• Rivetz, Trustonic enhance security for blockchain-based apps ••• Broadgnss Technology intros GPS receiver with real-time array calibration technology.
- RFID-enabled Organoids Offer Aid in Scientific Research
Researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital have conducted a test of their UHF RFID-enabled miniature human organs to enable high-volume testing of the tissues in pharmaceutical and implant development.
- BLE-enabled HomeBridge Brings Beacons to Home Automation
IoT solutions company Volansys has released early versions of its new HomeBridge gateway with built-in BLE 5.0 mesh-capable technology, to enable the integration of BLE devices, beacons and badges into an existing home- or building-intelligence system.
- RFID Tracks Luxury Bed Use at Hotels
Elite Beds is using AgoraBee RFID-based technology to capture and access sensor data regarding how often leased beds are used, as well as how much pressure hotel guests put on the mattresses, thereby helping its staff to manage maintenance, turning and cleaning services.
- Startup Offers Low-Cost RFID System That Can Be Self-Installed
The boxed solution, from RFRain, comes with low-cost readers and antennas, networked to a gateway running filtering and management firmware that can then forward data to a cloud-based server, all within a few hours after the box is opened.
- Spotify Playlists Link to NFC Jukebox
Jooki, a speaker system designed for small children, is now enabled to stream playlists from a user's Spotify Premium account; each playlist is linked to the Jooki "star" figurine or token, with a built-in tag transmitting to a reader in the speaker.
- Zebra Printers Enable Intelligent Badge Printing With HF, LF Tags
With the company's ZC300 and ZC350 printers, businesses will be able to print badges, either in batches or on demand, that will allow them to identify mustering individuals during emergencies, count students and faculty attendance at schools, or better manage exhibits at trade shows based on attendee traffic.
- RFID Badges Printed With Color Photos
Primera has launched a new printer that encodes EPC UHF RFID tags in disposable badges or ID cards, while printing color logos, text and a photo of an individual on the front, for use by visitors or trade show guests.