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  • Auto Maker Speeds Processes via RFID

    MSM Solutions' replenishment system is providing an automotive factory with UHF RFID-based data regarding the parts moving onto the assembly floor and empty racks returning from the floor, thereby ensuring the manufacturing system has just-in-time access to those parts.

  • Passive RFID Temperature-Sensing Kit Allows Testing

    Metalcraft's Temperature Sensor Kit enables systems integrators or their customers to test UHF RFID-based temperature-sensing systems for specific use cases, without large investments in software or integration.

  • New Short-Range UHF Reader Targets Automotive Suppliers

    SICK's RFU61x is designed to capture UHF RFID tag reads at short range so that original equipment manufacturers can leverage the tags in tight or crowded assembly locations.

  • New Chip Offers Greater Memory, Sensitivity at Lower Price

    Alien Technology's Higgs 9 integrated circuit is designed for use in manufacturing, tolling and pharmaceutical logistics applications, to enable greater data storage, multiple passwords and longer EPCs than other chips.

  • Avery Dennison, Kit Check Team Up on RFID Technology for Big Pharma

    The partnership is aimed at helping pharmaceutical companies easily create a system to deploy RFID tags that are built into their medication labels, thereby enabling the tracking of each product from the point of manufacture until after it arrives at a hospital.

  • Tire and Agricultural Industries Test Embedded RFID Solution

    Industrial companies are conducting qualification testing of Primo1D's passive UHF E-Thread technology, with integrated RFID-enabled threads, including electric cables, ropes, bale twine and tires.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Zebra reveals field operations study results ••• Mühlbauer, PragmatIC announce partnership to provide RFID manufacturing solutions ••• NeWave Sensor Solutions, Smart Label Solutions recognized by Retail CIO Outlook ••• iDTRONIC intros HF-NFC RFID panel reader ••• Teslonix seeks commercialization partners for distributed RFID reader system ••• Semtech announces LoRa cloud geolocation service ••• Accruent, Tridium form IoT partnership for real estate, facilities lifecycle management.

  • Simon AI Provides Turnkey IoT Solution With BLE

    Kontakt.io's new offering is being piloted by companies in the Netherlands and Germany to track the movements of goods and people, as well as temperature conditions, employing cloud-based software.

  • RFID Module Brings Autonomy to Reader Installations

    JADAK's ThingMagic EL6e UHF reader module is designed with a built-in processor and antenna, or a port for an external antenna, and is aimed at making deployments faster and with standalone functionality, without requiring a software developers kit.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Honeywell launches online store to streamline access to business-critical software ••• Smart Packaging Solutions intros prelaminate to simplify payment card manufacturing ••• ADLINK partners with Google Cloud to offer IoT-ready solutions ••• Packet launches automated IoT service with Microsoft Azure ••• C3 releases development environment for enterprise AI.

  • Textile Label Launch Includes Dual NFC-UHF Functionality, Printing Machines

    TexTrace has released woven RFID textile labels that remain with a garment, while Jakob Müller is selling machines that service bureaus and label companies can use to make their own sewn-in RFID labels under TexTrace's license.

  • RFID Technology Companies Team for Product Development

    Global RF and satellite product manufacturer MTI is teaming with California startup SensThys to provide RFID solutions using products built at MTI's facilities with hardware from both companies.

  • MIT Media Labs Creates Highly Precise UHF RFID for Robotics

    The TurboTrack system employs a standard tag and interrogator, as well as a "helper" antenna device that pulses short signals to pinpoint the locations of even fast-moving tags at the sub-centimeter level.

  • Aurora Plastics to Present at RFID Journal LIVE! 2019

    The manufacturer will present a case study revealing how it is preventing errors using RFID technology.

  • Electronic Components Firm Releases NFC-enabled Wireless Charging System for Cars

    ROHM's Qi-based wireless charging solution for car manufacturers will come with NFC reader technology from STMicroelectronics, to identify and protect NFC cards or other devices from destructive charging transmissions, while allowing pairing or security functionality with NFC-enabled phones.

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