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  • Chinese Packaging Company Brings Low-Cost RFID to United States, Europe

    Baoshen Group is opening offices in both regions, and is offering two new RFID products: a hybrid RFID-EAS tag and a printed NFC tag for authentication and consumer engagement that will be released early next year.

  • Avery Dennison Provides RFID System for Food Management

    The technology company is offering its Freshmarx intelligent food industry solution, to include RFID deployments with categories aimed at improving food traceability and inventory management, as well as enabling food vending machines and unmanned stores.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Japanese Retailers Trial UHF E-ink Paper Label

    The new RFID-enabled label with e-ink paper, developed by E Ink Corp. and Fujitsu Semiconductor, is intended to boost logistics efficiency in Japan's convenience store market.

  • RFID News Roundup

    iDTRONIC intros new desktop RFID reader ••• Alien Technology to join panel on logistics labeling and tracking technologies ••• New Boundary Technologies, IJACK Technologies partner on remote monitoring system for oil and gas producers ••• Soracom leads multi-million-dollar investment round in Sigfox provider Unabiz ••• Industrial Internet Consortium publishes white paper on industrial networking for IIoT system designers ••• Qorvo, Leedarson launch multi-standard smart-lighting solutions for IoT.

  • 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.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Identiv intros tamper-proof RFID labels for anti-counterfeiting, brand protection ••• Checkpoint Systems releases new solutions leveraging RFID ••• Rockwell Automation showcases IIoT applications ••• Scandit raises Series B funding to bring IoT to everyday objects through computer vision, augmented reality ••• Soracom adds provisioning service for IoT devices in field, serverless visual dashboard for IoT application services ••• Tencent joins LoRa Alliance, announces LoRaWAN network and IoT solutions.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • New Label Changes Displayed Price Data With Power from RFID

    Powercast's new Batteryless Electronic UHF Retail Price Tag receives pricing information from an RFID interrogator, while also harvesting the RF energy, then uses that energy to change the price accordingly on its display.

  • Pinnpoint, Smartrac Team Up With Lexmark for RFID Printing

    The resultant on-demand printing solutions allow shippers to automatically view the status of returned goods via RFID tag reads, enabling the growing reverse logistics model for online shopping.

  • 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.

  • Powershelf Adopts RFID With One-Penny Tag

    The smart-shelf technology, from Compass Marketing, now features RFID readers built into the shelf labels and low-cost tags, proprietary to the system, with about a 3-foot read range.

  • Proposed GS1 Specification Would Link Bar-Code, QR-Code, NFC and RFID Data

    The organization's working group is planning a summer release of its new spec, while EVRYTHNG, a software company co-chairing the group, is selling its own platform to manage data about a product in a single location, whether accessed via NFC, RFID or bar-code technology.

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