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  • Partnership Targets Flexible, Low-Cost NFC for Pharma

    By Claire Swedberg

    Schreiner MediPharm is offering a new line of smart tags for pharmaceutical products, made possible by leveraging PragmatIC's ConnectIC family of flexible circuit boards.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Rich Handley

    Murata Electronics intros on-metal tool-tracking tag; SATO offers printer capable of encoding RFID labels; Schreiner MediPharm unveils RFID label, supply chain security solutions; STMicroelectronics rolls out system-on-chip for LoRa IoT; Bluebird debuts new IoT RFID products; NFC Forum releases new specifications.

  • Digital IDs Accessed on Smartphones via BLE

    By Claire Swedberg

    Argentina's National ID program leverages HID Global's goID system with Bluetooth Low Energy to enable citizens to securely share identification records or other data via a mobile phone.

  • Transport Companies in Miami, Philadelphia Opt for Contactless Payments

    By Edson Perin

    The use of NFC technology is becoming increasingly common on buses and subways around the world, especially through smartphones.

  • Hospital Prevents Contamination and Gains Efficiency via RFID

    By Claire Swedberg

    A UHF RFID solution, provided by Telectronica and Zebra Technologies, has enabled Buenos Aires' Sanatorio Finochietto to view the locations and statuses of 80,000 pieces of clothing and linens as they are used, laundered and returned, thereby reducing manual labor and ensuring nothing leaves or re-enters the facility without proper laundering.

  • Holiday Donors Use NFC for Salvation Army Kettle Pay

    By Claire Swedberg

    The organization rolled out NFC-based Apple Pay and Google Pay options for payments at shopping areas around U.S. cities for the 2019 holiday season, providing a digital option for donors who may not carry spare change in their pockets.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Rich Handley

    IntelliGuard, Epic offer RFID inventory system for anesthesiologists; Malaysia rolls out Touch 'n Go RFID-based toll-collection system; Tencent Cloud, STMicroelectronics partner on LoRaWAN IoT platform in China; Resideo joins Zigbee Alliance Board of Directors; Industrial Internet Consortium intros service to facilitate IIoT deployments; SiFive, CEVA provide machine-learning processors for Internet of Things, more.

  • RFID Tracks Oil and Gas Equipment As It Is Rented and Returned

    By Claire Swedberg

    Redback Energy Services has reduced a one-week inventory-counting process to about an hour, thanks to a UHF RFID-based solution from A2B Tracking that employs handheld readers, a smartphone app and a software platform.

  • AI, RFID Technologies Point the Way to Tagged Inventory

    By Claire Swedberg

    A New York department store is testing a StealthMatrix solution that uses gaming-style artificial intelligence and radio frequency identification to help sales associates locate a specific product in-store by viewing it on a 3D map and following arrows leading them to it.

  • RFID Saves Auto Parts Factory Money on Raw Materials

    By Edson Perin

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

  • RFID Reading Drone Tested in Asia Warehouses

    By Claire Swedberg

    SATO and AeroLion have completed a proof-of-concept for an RFID reading drone that captures tag reads at warehouses in Thailand and Singapore, for goods stacked up to 10 meters in height.

  • Secure UHF Access Control Deployed in Moscow

    By Claire Swedberg

    With an implementation from ISBC and FEIG Electronic, a parking authority at the Moscow International Business Center can provide automated access control with a long read range, thereby enabling fast entry, without the risk of hacking due to untraceable technology.

  • Concept Store Delivers Product Content via NFC, RFID

    By Claire Swedberg

    McKinsey and Mall of America have teamed up to offer a store where shoppers can explore content about products using hot spots, touch screens and magic mirrors, along with UHF RFID-based inventory management.

  • Proximity and Geolocation Solution Tracks Air Passenger Baggage

    By Claire Swedberg

    Amadeus has teamed up with Sigfox to offer an IoT-based solution that tracks the locations of bags or assets inside and outside of airports to reduce the risk of loss.

  • RFID Tracks Scooter Helmets, Jackets for Ride Services

    By Claire Swedberg

    Indonesia's Gojek is supplying RFID-enabled helmets and jackets to its millions of contractors, thereby better managing where the products are distributed so that they are available in the right sizes; in the future, it plans to track maintenance to keep them in good working order.

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