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  • RFID4U Sees Growth in Field Inventory Tracking

    By Claire Swedberg

    The company described several applications in health care, oil and gas, and other industries that are using its cloud-based TagMatiks FI solution to understand where goods are located, as well as their status, and to thereby gain intelligence regarding expiration dates, how well products are selling and when operational changes are needed.

  • Piticas Reduces Inventory Counts from Five Hours to Six Minutes

    By Edson Perin

    The network of stores and kiosks has adopted an RFID solution from Presence to increase business efficiency at its 330 stores throughout Brazil.

  • Savi, DoD Contract Brings Cellular Connectivity, Mobility to Asset Management

    By Claire Swedberg

    The U.S. Department of Defense has signed its latest RFID-IV contract with Savi as the sole provider for updated technology, including hybrid RFID and cellular tags, lighter infrastructure kits and interrogation capability for RFID transponders when readers are unavailable.

  • NFC Payment Solution Links NXP Technology With Visa, Mastercard

    By Claire Swedberg

    The technology company has joined the two finance firms to offer a single service for device manufacturers to provide contactless payment functions in their products, ranging from wristbands and jewelry to mobile devices.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Rich Handley

    NXP Semiconductors, Baidu Cloud partner to secure IoT in China ••• Mojix upgrades STARflex enterprise-class RFID reader ••• Balluff unveils RFID safety guard locking switch ••• Teslonix, CISC Semiconductor team up on IoT-RFID reader and test solutions ••• Court grants judgment in favor of 3M/Neology regarding RFID trade secrets theft litigation by Star Systems International ••• Kerlink announces LoRaWAN integration in Google Cloud IoT with Microshare ••• Rivetz, Trustonic enhance security for blockchain-based apps ••• Broadgnss Technology intros GPS receiver with real-time array calibration technology.

  • Security Firm's Study Finds Thousands of IoT Devices on Company Networks

    By Claire Swedberg

    The growing number of Wi-Fi-connected shadow devices, both those provided by an employer and personal devices carried by workers, are raising threats for cyber-attacks, the report indicates.

  • RFID Enables Use of Non-synthetic Cleaner by Tracking Expirations

    By Claire Swedberg

    The Annihilyzer solution, from Paradigm Convergence Technologies, leverages hydrochlorous acid to kill germs without toxins, while RFID tracks its 30-day shelf life to ensure it's being used properly.

  • New Label Changes Displayed Price Data With Power from RFID

    By Claire Swedberg

    Powercast's new Batteryless Electronic UHF Retail Price Tag receives pricing information from an RFID interrogator, while also harvesting the RF energy, then uses that energy to change the price accordingly on its display.

  • Pinnpoint, Smartrac Team Up With Lexmark for RFID Printing

    By Claire Swedberg

    The resultant on-demand printing solutions allow shippers to automatically view the status of returned goods via RFID tag reads, enabling the growing reverse logistics model for online shopping.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Rich Handley

    Wade Garcia & Associates, InCom enter licensing agreement for RFID attendance-taking system ••• iDTRONIC releases new handheld RFID computer ••• STMicroelectronics' NFC technology powers new TCL communication smartphone ••• Balluff magnetic mount simplifies RFID integration ••• Electric Imp intros cellular IoT service ••• Quuppa to host partner event for indoor location services.

  • RFID-enabled Organoids Offer Aid in Scientific Research

    By Claire Swedberg

    Researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital have conducted a test of their UHF RFID-enabled miniature human organs to enable high-volume testing of the tissues in pharmaceutical and implant development.

  • Drone RFID Read Rate Hovers Near 100 Percent in Oil Fields

    By Claire Swedberg

    Researchers at Cal Poly, using RFID technology from technology company Process Expert, confirmed in three pipe-tracking applications that passive RFID tags could be read at near-perfect rates while in flight around 12 feet above those pipes.

  • Brazilian Retail Chain Reduces Overtime Costs

    By Edson Perin

    Lojas Ki Barato's use of RFID has improved inventory control, decreased expenses and increased employee efficiency.

  • BLE-enabled HomeBridge Brings Beacons to Home Automation

    By Claire Swedberg

    IoT solutions company Volansys has released early versions of its new HomeBridge gateway with built-in BLE 5.0 mesh-capable technology, to enable the integration of BLE devices, beacons and badges into an existing home- or building-intelligence system.

  • Fracking Companies Track Iron via RFID-enabled App

    By Claire Swedberg

    Weir has already been applying RFID to its fracking equipment for servicing, but now it provides an app, along with hardware, to enable its oil and gas company customers to digitally track inventory and manage certificates linked to each asset.

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