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  • Avery Dennison Announces RFID Factory in Brazil

    The company predicts that the market for radio frequency identification tags will grow by more than 20 percent per year in that country.

  • Working Group Planning Open IIoT Standard

    The Eclipse Foundation has launched a working group for the Industrial Internet of Things software standard known as Sparkplug, to ensure the interoperability of IoT systems for energy and gas, automotive and other industrial users.

  • Ceramics Company Gains Efficiency With RFID

    A radio frequency identification system has reduced the amount of time required for Porto Brasil Ceramica to count the items on its pallets, from 40 minutes down to three, within only three months of installation.

  • RFID Saves Auto Parts Factory Money on Raw Materials

    Thanks to improved production and inventory-management processes, Brazil's R2A has optimized its entire end-to-end supply chain.

  • Donaldson Provides IoT-Based Filter Management

    The company's iCue cellular-based system uses a Vodafone cellular network to manage data from wireless sensors attached to filtration equipment at factories across the globe, thereby ensuring the equipment works properly and preventing manufacturing shutdowns.

  • SML Opens U.K. RFID Ideation Space

    The company's new Corby center brings UHF RFID technology closer to the United Kingdom's retail market, which can use its simulated stores, warehouse and laboratory space for testing and designing RFID systems.

  • RFID Brings Visibility to Water and Snow Sports Company

    The manufacturer has achieved an increase in productivity and a reduction in shipping errors for its surfboards and snowboards, by tracking each item via an RFID system from EPC Solutions Taiwan as it moves through each process.

  • Zebra Survey Shows Security, Management Planning Driving IoT Growth

    The company's 2019 "Intelligent Enterprise Index" finds greater planning is taking place among Internet of Things adopters in retail, manufacturing, health care and logistics to ensure that systems are secure and that data can be potentially shared with partners.

  • UWB in iOS 13 Could Prompt Widespread Growth

    Technology companies, equipment manufacturers and automotive firms are preparing for a potential widescale growth of ultra-wideband solutions as Apple's new operating system employs the technology; other mobile phone makers may be following close behind.

  • Cisco, Sewio Team Up Regarding Ultra-Wideband Access Points

    Announcements made at Sewio's second annual summit in the Czech Republic included descriptions of UWB installations at Toyota and other manufacturing sites, as well as Decawave's new membership with UWB-based groups.

  • New Modules Aim to Bring Wireless Connectivity to Everyday Products

    Silicon Labs' mesh-networking modules are intended to ease the development and time to market of BLE, Bluetooth mesh, Zigbee and Thread mesh functionality in lighting, appliances and other products.

  • RTLS Brews Up Benefits for Historic Czech Republic Beer

    Sewio's ultra-wideband solution, deployed this year, enables Budweiser Budvar to determine the locations of its forklifts within centimeters, and to thereby understand the movements of its returnable pallets, thus preventing errors, increasing efficiency and reducing inventory space.

  • NFC Solution Fights Beverage Counterfeiting

    Toppan Printing and Amcor are working in partnership to ensure the origin of wines and beverages marketed by their customers, using a Near Field Communication solution.

  • BAE Systems to Present at RFID Journal LIVE! Europe

    In November, the global aerospace, defense and security company will speak about its use of radio frequency identification to automate inventory replenishment, manage the status and location of each asset and tool, and bring visibility to work-in-process.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Sensormatic Solutions offers RF-based EAS technology for retail; Balluff intros new handheld UHF RFID reader; Avery Dennison opens European intelligent labels hub; Altizon showcases IIoT manufacturing solutions; AtomBeam Technologies joins LoRa Alliance; IIoT study compares BehrTech platform against LoRa LPWAN; Simbe Robotics raises $26 million in Series A funding.

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