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  • Parking Network Adopts Automatic Payment System

    By Edson Perin

    An agreement between Estapar, Fleetcor Technologies and Sem Parar will involve 1,000 parking lots throughout Brazil, providing greater fluidity of vehicles, as well as secure financial transactions and customer convenience.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Rich Handley

    CDO Technologies, Brady Corp. intro RFID asset-tracking system ••• Daily RFID unveils new fixed UHF RFID reader ••• Harris Corp. creates RF amplifiers using Nano Dimension 3D printer ••• FogHorn, Dell EMC OEM Solutions partner on Industrial IoT edge computer ••• CoreRFID buys out investor Coalfields Enterprise Fund.

  • RTLS Solution Offers Alternative to Traditional RFID Vehicle Tracking

    By Claire Swedberg

    Cognosos, an Atlanta-based startup, offers a 400 MHz software-defined radio system to obtain location data about a vehicle within a car lot, typically with a single gateway on a site measuring a square mile, as well as a cloud-based server.

  • Zebra's Annual Survey Sees Growth in IoT Adoption

    By Claire Swedberg

    The resulting white paper and infographic indicate that the number of Internet of Things deployments among the companies surveyed has doubled, while the majority of respondents say they are in the planning stages of IoT system adoption.

  • Swedish Watchmaker Brings NFC Payments to Its Smart Watches

    By Claire Swedberg

    Kronaby's Hybrid Smartwatch incorporates technologies from Fidesmo and STMicroelectronics that enable contactless payments, with access control and other functions slated for further use cases.

  • LoRa Solution Offers Wireless View Into Soil Health

    By Claire Swedberg

    A handful of growers and other food companies are piloting a wireless sensor system from Teralytic that uses Semtech LoRaWAN chips built into sensor probes to capture and interpret data about a farm's soil conditions, including temperature, moisture and fertilizer levels.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Rich Handley

    Schreiner ProTech intros on-metal RFID label ••• STMicroelectronics unveils mode-changing MEMS accelerometer for Industrial IoT ••• Kontakt.io opens IoT platform to third-party devices ••• SensLynx offers IoT solution to reduce network downtime ••• Inmarsat research finds Industrial IoT reduces environmental impact of global supply chain ••• PrecisionHawk acquires drone company Uplift Data Partners.

  • Stora Enso Launches Sustainable RFID Solution

    By Mark Roberti

    The renewable materials company has introduced its ECO RFID sustainable tag technology, along with software and services, to create a complete solution for retailers and industrial manufacturers.

  • Single Solution Counts Inventory, Tracks Movement, Thwarts Theft

    By Claire Swedberg

    U.K technology company PervasID says its Multi Ranger is designed to accomplish all three functions with a single overhead reader in a store measuring 200 square meters or less, with antennas in the back room and storage area, and at the exit.

  • RFID Steps Up Display Accuracy in Shoe Department

    By Claire Swedberg

    A European retailer has deployed an RFID-based inventory-management system from TAG Co. that links a tagged display shoe to its box in the back room, and can also detect if a style or color of shoe is missing from the display.

  • Plastics Company Prevents Errors With RFID

    By Claire Swedberg

    Aurora Plastics has adopted a system from Quest Integrated Solutions, using Janam hardware, that not only helps prevent costly mistakes in the process of off-loading plastic resin, but also improves rail-yard management.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Rich Handley

    Smartrac intros RFID tags for luggage, supply chain, automotive and industrial use ••• Savi receives orders for active RFID tags from two U.S. defense agencies ••• Guardhat partners with technology, consulting and software firms to commercialize smart safety equipment ••• Bluepyc, RFID Canada form distribution partnership for IoT, BLE technologies ••• CYBRA, Sewio Networks announce RTLS partnership.

  • Metalcraft Develops Metal UHF RFID Tag

    By Claire Swedberg

    The new product combines the company's aluminum IDPlate design to withstand harsh environments with an RFID inlay that leverages the tag's own metal to boost transmission, with a range of up to 20 feet, whether on metal or non-metal surfaces.

  • IoT News Roundup

    By RFID Journal

    STMicroelectronics intros Sigfox-certified IoT solution for industrial asset management ••• Silicon Labs offers LTE-M solution for low-power cellular IoT applications ••• Kerlink launches Japanese subsidiary to serve IoT market in Asia ••• Soracom, Unabiz unveil Sigfox Monarch development kit ••• LoRa Alliance announces new LoRaWAN protocol specs to support OTA firmware updates ••• Longview IoT, GMO GlobalSign, Intrinsic ID partner on IoT security solution ••• HARMAN International opens new headquarters in Israel.

  • IoT Aids Scooter Sharing for Cities, Companies

    By Claire Swedberg

    Premier Wireless Solutions is teaming with Internet of Things sensor and connectivity company CalAmp to provide a cellular-based solution to detect where motorized scooters are located as they are operated or parked, and to enable individuals to find, pay for and unlock the scooters via an app.

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