- Smartrac Releases New Inlays—Including Retail's Smallest Inlay
The company's new MiniWeb and DogBone inlays, made with NXP's UCODE 8 ICs, will bring improved performance, faster encoding and higher sensitivity than predecessor UHF inlays, for use in retail and industrial applications.
- 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.
- IoT Company Brings Analytics to Customers' Data
Orbcomm's analytics service is intended to enable logistics companies, fleet managers and original equipment manufacturers to understand the intelligence behind real-time data capture so they can boost efficiency, reduce costs and improve product quality.
- Final Round of Brazil-ID Program Prepares Country for the IoT
Several Internet of Things-based services may use the same infrastructure that currently serves merely to collect tolls.
- Fresh Food Provider Sees £150,000 Savings With RFID
Reynolds built its own UHF RFID-based system to track its approximately 60,000 reusable crates as they are packed, then shipped to and returned from customers; the company is now examining other ways in which the technology could help track product shipments or forklift transit efficiency at its distribution center.
- 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.
- UWB Brings Mapping Services Indoors
HERE is partnering with Decawave to enable its mapping services to identify the locations of individuals and things within 10 centimeters inside buildings. Several manufacturing companies are now testing the technology for tracking forklifts and monitoring work-in-progress.
- Zebra Releases Enterprise MotionWorks Platform and New Reader Hardware
The company is offering its Savanna Location Engine with a portfolio of MotionWorks solutions so that large enterprises can integrate location data from multiple systems on a single platform, while Zebra's new fixed readers aim at manufacturing and retail point-of-sale use cases.
- Savi, DoD Contract Brings Cellular Connectivity, Mobility to Asset Management
The U.S. Department of Defense has signed its latest RFID-IV contract with Savi as the sole provider for updated technology, including hybrid RFID and cellular tags, lighter infrastructure kits and interrogation capability for RFID transponders when readers are unavailable.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Robot Employs RFID to Manage Warehouse Inventory
Fetch Robotics has built Sick RFID technology into its TagSurveyor robot, with which logistics providers and retailers can gain data about tagged inventory without requiring handheld or fixed readers.
- 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.
- RFID Tracks Fuel Trailers to Prevent Theft in Chile
Technology provider GPS Chile is offering its fleet-management solution to an oil company using Agorabee active RFID technology to link each trailer with a truck, identify the location of the truck and trailer, and gain visibility into when the vehicle leaves its expected route or stops.