- RFID News Roundup
HARTING releases gate system featuring CE-compliant control cabinet, RFID reader ••• Smartrac, Sasken announce strategic partnership for IoT solutions ••• HID Global, Phunware collaborate to improve wayfinding for hospital patients and visitors ••• Current Health receives FDA clearance for its remote patient-monitoring solution ••• DigiCert, Utimaco, Microsoft Research collaborate to secure IoT from quantum-computing threats ••• UrsaLeo accepted into Google SaaS Partner Program ••• Port Authority airports track security, taxi wait times online.
- Footwear Moves Toward Traceability in Brazil
Tests of RFID usage are currently under way in that nation, with the support of Ceitec and several recognized brands in the footwear sector.
- Zebra Introduces Two New Handheld RFID Readers
The company's MC3330R and MC3390R mobile computers are loaded with features and are designed to cover most common business applications.
- NFC, BLE Transform Mobile Phones into Digital Access Controls
HID Global's Crescendo Mobile app-based solution is being tested by its own employees and customers to enable workers to securely provide credentials for computer access at the touch of a smartphone.
- Companies Testing New IoT Devices for Refrigerated Container Monitoring
Orbcomm's cellular-based CT 3000 and CT 3100 units can be plugged into the reefer units of containers, thereby providing two-way access to sensor data, along with GPS-based location information, which shippers or transport companies can access via the ReeferConnect software platform, and adjust conditions remotely.
- Rafik Jeans Tests RFID to Track 50,000 Items
The Brazilian company controls the production of goods in São Paulo and Minas Gerais, as well as sales in 19 other cities, including Bahia and Goiás.
- DLA Plans IoT Solution for Tracking Assets at Texas Facility
The agency has signed a multi-million-dollar contract with Savi to initially track the movements of 24,000 vehicles and other high-value assets at the Red River Deport, as well as wherever the vehicles are deployed around the world.
- 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.
- Impinj Reader Device Sales Reach 2 Million
Air transportation is one area of growth, along with retail installations, health-care systems, logistics and food—all driving the deployment of RFID reader infrastructure.
- Barcoding Inc. Aims for RFID Growth With Acquisition of Danforth Systems
The purchase of the Houston technology company provides Barcoding with access to Texas-based customers, particularly in oil and gas.
- Smartrac Releases New Inlays, Including Retail's Smallest
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.