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  • RFID Helps to Identify and Protect Motorcycles

    Datatag's MASTER Security Scheme identification system is being used to protect mid-sized motorcycles from theft in the United Kingdom, while city police departments are considering use of the technology for smaller road bikes.

  • NFC Forum Incorporates Tags into Its Certification Program

    The release of Apple's NFC-enabled iOS 11 platform is helping to drive the growth of NFC deployments that are making an NFC tag certification program important, the association says.

  • Companies Trialing NFC With Workflow-Management Application

    Flowfinity is offering Near Field Communication as part of its enterprise mobile application software, so that companies can more automatically collect data about their field staff and activities at sites worldwide.

  • Mojix Merges With CXignited to Build Global Retail Solutions Presence

    The newly combined entity will provide a wide array of RFID and Internet of Things solutions for retailers, brands and manufacturers.

  • Consumer-Facing NFC Comes to RFID Supply Chain Management System

    eAgile's eLink brings NFC and UHF RFID together in a single tag that can be built into medication or product caps, seals or labels, so that it can be tracked through the supply chain via UHF and interrogated by consumers using an app.

  • RFID Takes Flight at Rockwell Collins

    The company has adopted Brady Corp.'s Aerospace RFID Solution, which is intended to bring flexibility to users, with a choice of 11 different on- or off-metal tags that can be wrapped around equipment such as metal seat frames or oxygen canisters.

  • Researchers Seek Challenging Sites for Multibeam Antenna Pilot

    The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits has developed an antenna with four elements and nine different beams fed to those elements that can detect the precise location and direction of tags in challenging environments.

  • Audio Chip Leverages NFC, BLE for IoT-Enabled Speakers

    Manufacturers of speakers and other devices are building NFC-enabled products to allow automated Wi-Fi connections or Bluetooth pairing, and are employing BLE mesh functionality to use the devices as part of an Internet of Things network in a user's home or other facility.

  • More than 60 Percent of Manufacturers to Use RTLS, RFID or Bar-Code Tracking By 2022, Says Zebra Technologies

    The company's "2017 Manufacturing Vision Study" found that more than half of all manufacturers plan to implement automated location-tracking systems during the next five years, and that the use of passive RFID will reach nearly half.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Zebra Technologies intros two industrial RFID printers ••• Thyngs, Cellotape Smart Products partner on NFC-enabled marketing ••• Mist announces channel program for wireless managed service providers ••• Tottenham Hotspur Football Club teams up with HP Enterprise on new stadium using IoT technology ••• Silicon Labs unveils software, hardware supporting new Bluetooth mesh specification ••• SURE Universal offers software-defined IoT platform based on OCF standard.

  • New UHF RFID Tag Can Be Read On and Around Metal

    Securitag Assembly Group's Overmolded Uni Metal Tag is designed to bring on-metal reading to users that had been unable to make RFID technology work in the past.

  • Boeing Deploys RFID In-House for Assembly Management

    The company is using Fujitsu's new RFID Integrated Label to track up to 7,000 different components built into aircraft at four Boeing factory sites.

  • Powercast Aims RF-based Charging Kit at Consumer Goods

    The company is selling an evaluation kit to manufacturers of mobile phones, gaming remotes and other wireless devices to test technology that enables the charging of those devices without wires.

  • RFID News Roundup

    CISC announces new testing features for RAIN RFID, EPC Gen2V2 tags, readers ••• Skyworks releases multi-standard IoT front-end module ••• SALTO Systems to introduce BLE-enabled reader ••• Ayla Networks adds IoT platform enhancements for manufacturers ••• Fujitsu intros sensor-based IoT system-development platform ••• Telit offers BLE module with integrated MEMS motion and environmental sensors.

  • RFID Journal to Hold 13th Annual LIVE! Europe Conference in London

    The one-day event, being held on Nov. 16, will include a conference track focused on the retail and apparel sectors, with RFID certification training on Nov. 15.

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