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  • 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.

  • Pilot Aims to Prove Passive RTLS Success for Manufacturing Site

    RTV Engineering has built a solution leveraging RF Controls' overhead reader and antenna system to track the locations of a manufacturer's bins of materials as they are stacked seven bins high on metal racks, thereby enabling the company to know where its components and materials are located in real time.

  • Authentic Feet Manages Nike Stock via RFID

    The sports shoe manufacturer ships products with radio frequency identification tags already attached, which has automated 60 percent of the store's inventory management.

  • Paper Mill Optimizes Manufacturing and Stock Control

    By deploying an RFID system from iTag, a papermaking firm has reduced the need for manual operations and has sped up its processes.

  • RFID in a Day Attracts Label Companies, Brands

    SMAG Graphique is showcasing how RFID technology can be used for its label-converting equipment customers, as it recently released two new converting machines for UHF RFID-enabled product labels.

  • Blockchain Solution Employs NFC for Supply Chain Accountability

    ShipChain and GTX are partnering to offer a solution that captures supply chain data throughout perishable goods' journey from manufacturer to consumer, with a goal of boosting visibility and trust.

  • FDA RFID Drug Pilot Planned This Summer

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has signed on to a six-month project with a technology firm, as well as drug companies and hospitals, to study the value of data captured from UHF RFID-tagged injectable drugs as they move from the point of manufacture to a patient.

  • RFID Data Helps Power Schneider Electric's Smart Factory

    The company is inviting customers and partners to view its IoT solution that employs data from RFID, as well as augmented and virtual reality systems, to monitor the status of production and supplies, capture analytics regarding work-in-progress and boost efficiency.

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