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  • Japanese Hospitals, Stores Deploy RFID Smart Shelves

    By Claire Swedberg

    Teijin's 2D communication sheets provide a real-time view into when products are stocked on shelves on which the sheets are mounted, and when they are removed.

  • Impinj Announces Small UHF RFID Chips With Greater Sensitivity

    By Claire Swedberg

    The company's partners and customers are currently testing its M730 and M750 ICs; Smartrac has announced inlays and tags based on the new products, while Checkpoint Systems will release five new inlays as well.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Rich Handley

    Xerafy unveils RFID tag for complex production environments; iDTRONIC intros RFID reader for indoor and outdoor use; PREMO releases mid-range LF RFID magnetic field antenna; Sigfox launches private area network for IoT connectivity; Litum and Wipelot announce IoT merger; Georgia Tech IoT research center offers digital transformation white paper.

  • Blockchain and RFID Could Address a $180 Billion Problem

    By Mark Roberti

    A new paper published by the Auburn University RFID Lab suggests the two technologies could help retailers, brand owners and logistics providers reduce counterfeiting, shrink and chargebacks.

  • RFID Brings Precision to Dice Rolls

    By Claire Swedberg

    EPC Solutions Taiwan has built a solution enabling 99.7 percent accuracy of automated dice-throw reads, with an RFID reader built into a throwing machine, six UHF RFID tags in each die and custom near-field antennas that can read tags with 1-centimeter precision.

  • NFC Forum Aims to Popularize Taps

    By Claire Swedberg

    The organization's new executive director intends to help the Near Field Communication industry make the technology consistently reliable and commonplace, with a growth plan similar to that of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, so that users will recognize a logo and tap it without needing to know anything about NFC.

  • Ten Million Egyptian Cars to be Tracked via RFID

    By Claire Swedberg

    The country's Ministry of Interior is deploying an RFID solution from Go+, using technology from Kathrein Solutions in cooperation with Wireless Dynamics, to track the nation's registered vehicles as they travel highways and city roads, thereby providing traffic flow- and law-enforcement-based data.

  • RFID Brings Visibility to Water and Snow Sports Company

    By Claire Swedberg

    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.

  • IoT Tag Solution Tracks Conditions for Cold Chain

    By Claire Swedberg

    FreshTrack, provided by CoreKinect and Kudelski Group, is being piloted by three retailer companies to track conditions around goods in the supply chain; sensor data is captured as goods are received, enabling store managers to view the conditions before they accept a shipment.

  • Avery Dennison to Buy Smartrac's Transponder Business

    By Claire Swedberg

    The acquisition will give the California-based adhesive company a greater presence in the RFID industry, by providing tags and inlays for retail, industrial and other markets in the UHF, HF and LF frequencies.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Rich Handley

    Teslonix intros overhead RFID reader system; Xerafy releases metal RFID asset-management tag; Allot report highlights IoT concerns as telecoms prepare for 5G; Objenious LoRaWAN-certified products to include Kerlink low-power IoT reference design; Senet, MeterSYS partner on smart-city solutions for public utilities; Wyld Networks, Delta-T Devices sign framework contract for connected soil sensors; Zigbee Alliance augments Green Power Program for IoT devices; Accruent, Synchronoss Technologies announce IoT partnership for dynamic environments.

  • Hyde Park Winter Wonderland Intros NFC-Enabled Season Pass

    By Claire Swedberg

    Any of the event's 3.7 million attendees who want to try out the 70 amusement park rides can purchase NFC-enabled passes that will allow them to simply tap a card at each ride to gain entrance, rather than buying and handling paper tokens.

  • Construction Site Solution Pairs RFID and Video

    By Claire Swedberg

    Triax is teaming up with EarthCam to employ the latter's video-capture technology at construction site entrance points, thereby creating an automated link between a worker's ID number and video of that individual, with the goal of boosting safety and security.

  • Partnership to Bring Intelligence to Commercial Waste Bins

    By Claire Swedberg

    Ingram Micro is employing Nordsense technology to identify waste containers' fill levels using laser optical sensors, then is transmitting data via a cellular connection and using that information to provide waste collection management to collectors and cities, in order to improve collection routing and reduce energy consumption.

  • Vizinex, Barcodes Inc. Deliver Specialized RFID Tag for DOT Bridge

    By Claire Swedberg

    Under pressure of a four-week deadline, the companies designed, manufactured and printed a label specialized for electric cable installed on a transit bridge, which could enable workers to locate, identify and service individual conduits.

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