- 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.
- Mühlbauer's Tag Manufacturing Machines Aim to Be Greener, Lower-Cost
Inlay manufacturers are testing a new flip-chip machine from the German technology company that promises a 40,000-unit-per-hour rate, as well as an antenna cutter to eliminate the need for etching chemicals.
- Battling Cargo Theft in Brazil
With the Brazil-ID system in operation, the Wernher von Braun Research Center expects the creation of several services based on the same infrastructure used for toll collection.
- RFMicron Now Axzon as Part of Company's Rebranding Efforts
The company's new trade name is intended to reflect its growing focus on wireless sensing products and solutions that measure and transmit sensor data without requiring batteries.
- Feig Electronics Buys Panmobil to Provide Handheld, Wearable Technology
The acquisition will broaden Feig's product offerings beyond fixed RFID readers to products Panmobil has been selling and developing, such as handheld readers and wearable devices.
- RFID Journal Announces Winners of Its 12th Annual RFID Journal Awards
General Motors, VISA, Ternium and HID Global are among the 2018 winners, which were announced last week at the 16th annual RFID Journal LIVE! conference, held in Orlando.
- Digital Twins Bring Value to Big RFID and IoT Data
PACCAR is using a digital twin model to manage the maintenance and repair of some engines, by creating a virtual version of an engine based on sensor data from the real-world versions.
- Internet of Things Technology Tracks Pets in Airports
Unisys has released an app- and IoT-based solution that enables passengers to keep an eye on their pets before and after a flight, by viewing their location and the conditions around them, as well as watching the animals on video via wireless sensor technology.
- Thousands of Survivalists Compete With Help from RFID
The Bear Grylls Survival Challenge is leveraging a UHF RFID-based solution from SweatWorks to track the progress of participants as they make their way down post-apocalyptic highways, over mine fields and across infested swamps.
- Retailers Discuss the Benefits of RFID
Representatives from Lids, Stadium AB and Capgemini will participate in a panel hosted by SML at RFID Journal LIVE! 2018.
- RFID-enabled Tooth Transmits Sensor Data About Diet
The Tufts University development has led to a sensor tag with a layer that swells according to the presence of chemicals or nutrients, affecting the quality of the RF transmission so that users could track what they ingest and the health effect it has on them.
- Heathrow Evaluates RFID Baggage Cart Tracking Test
The three-month project consisted of a UHF RFID solution from Vero Solutions, using the technology company's software and Impinj readers to track when baggage carts enter and depart a baggage claim area, to make cart management more visible.
- RFID Journal LIVE! Retail to Co-locate With IRCE, GlobalShop Under New RetailX Concept in 2019
The combined event will bring leading designers, innovators, technologies, manufacturers and e-commerce together at one fully integrated retail event.