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  • ABRFID Companies Unite Against COVID-19

    To help combat the coronavirus, the association is promoting the manufacture of shield masks among its members, to be provided to health professionals free of charge.

  • Machine Vision Boosts Accuracy of Cookie Shipments

    Evans Distribution Systems has reduced customer claims to nearly zero for the cookies it packs and ships, by tracking the packing quality of each box and pallet via ADLINK's machine vision-based technology and artificial intelligence.

  • COVID-19 May Be Pushing Sales for GPS Locating Service

    Zocal Messenger's Live Location Sharing feature allows individuals to set up temporary groups so that they can keep an eye on each other as they go about their daily routine or travel to other cities.

  • Schneider Electric Delivers IoT With Wiser App

    Tuya Smart's software platform and app provide wireless connectivity to approximately 30 products released in China for such smart-home applications as water meter management, as well as heating and lighting controls.

  • IoT Helps U.N. Refugee Program Track Water Volume, Safety

    The United Nations Refugee Agency has completed a one-year pilot of an Internet of Things-based LoRaWAN network from Kerlink to track the amount of water delivered to refugee camps in Uganda and Iraq, with plans to expand the system to six more camps.

  • Finalists Unveiled for 14th Annual RFID Journal Awards

    RFID Journal has announced the finalists for its 2020 RFID Journal Awards. The winners will be revealed at this year's RFID Journal LIVE! conference, which will be held in Orlando, Fla., in September.

  • 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.

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