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  • New Type 5 NFC Chip Boasts Long Range, Tamper Detection

    By Claire Swedberg

    STMicroelectronics' ST25TV chip can be read via ISO 15693-compliant readers, as well as NFC-enabled mobile phones, enabling tags that can be used from the point of manufacture to consumer use with a limited footprint for small packaging.

  • IoT News Roundup

    By RFID Journal

    National Institute on Aging awards People Power grant for caregiver study with UC Berkeley ••• ADLINK smart gateway selected for Michelin-SoftBank tire-control system ••• STMicroelectronics unveils solutions for cellular IoT connectivity ••• Smart city, smart energy, IoT companies partner to launch uCIFI Alliance ••• GlobalSign launches platform to address IoT device security.

  • NFC Spices Up Meals for Intelligent Rack Users

    By Claire Swedberg

    Startup TasteTro has developed a spice system that leverages an NFC RFID reader from RFID Canada, as well as and tags on spice pods, to mix, dispense and manage data about a user's spice preferences.

  • Tracking Brazilian Clothes Made in China

    By Edson Perin

    iTag has partnered with Taiwanese company Printronix to provide RFID tags to be sewn onto garments made in Asia by brands sold in Brazil.

  • RFID Goes Out to Pasture, Matching Ewes With Lambs

    By Claire Swedberg

    Texas A&M researchers are testing technology from Sapien to capture the identities of ewes and their lambs in Australia, and to match the families together based on their activity.

  • Sensor Data, Images Hitch Ride With Wi-Fi-based Solution

    By Claire Swedberg

    Wavelite has commercialized a system from Stanford University that employs a modified Wi-Fi transmission to send everything from temperature and humidity data to pictures to a phone, tablet or laptop.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By RFID Journal

    Checkpoint Systems and Impinj Team to Create ARC-Qualified RFID Inlay ••• Smartrac Unveils New Belt Inlays Based on NXP’s UCODE 8 Chips.

  • IoT News Roundup

    By RFID Journal

    Trustonic, Microchip partner on security platform for Internet of Things ••• Tive announces supply chain tracker with long battery life ••• TPG Capital completes acquisition of IoT software provider Wind River ••• Leti demos waveform for 5G low-power wide-area IoT networks.

  • IoT Elevates Service and Lowers Downtime for Otis Customers

    By Claire Swedberg

    The Otis ONE solution leverages cellular technology, edge-based sensor management and a cloud-based service to provide predictive and proactive service for 300,000 connected elevators, and to share that data with customers.

  • SML Produced 1.4 Billion Tags for Retailers in 2017

    By Claire Swedberg

    The company’s says its growth in RFID technology for the retail market has exceeded the industry-wide 30 percent annual rise and that this indicates its focus on agility, using a large network of service bureaus, is paying off.

  • UWB Brings Mapping Services Indoors

    By Claire Swedberg

    HERE is partnering with Decawave to enable its mapping services to identify the locations of individuals and things within 10 centimeters inside buildings. Several manufacturing companies are now testing the technology for tracking forklifts and monitoring work-in-progress.

  • IoT Cuts Water Use, Boosts Yield for Asparagus Farm

    By Claire Swedberg

    Devine Organics saw its harvest yield almost double, even while reducing water consumption by 6 percent, based on data from a WaterBit LoRa-based system that leverages AT&T Controls' LTE network.

  • IoT News Roundup

    By RFID Journal

    AT&T to launch narrowband IoT network in the United States, Mexico ••• Solace, Dell Boomi partner on event-driven application integration ••• Syniverse launches global private network dedicated to securing IoT ••• Canonical, Intel announce device certification to ease IoT deployment.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Rich Handley

    RFID tag maker Metalcraft achieves ISO 9001:2015 certification from Intertek ••• Utility Composites intros RFID tag for rough wooden surfaces ••• Senet adds network server enhancements for LoRaWAN IoT connectivity platforms ••• Kerlink, Sphinx partner to bring IoT solutions to European network integrators, resellers ••• Tageos unveils small apparel RFID tag ••• Industrial Internet Consortium announces smart printing factory testbed ••• Samsung, Cisco, Orange team up on smart-city applications in Romania ••• RFiD Discovery, Nordic ID offer new handheld reader for health care.

  • ParkPass Automates Access Control, Payments and Entertainment

    By Claire Swedberg

    Montreal-based NFC solutions company Connect&GO is marketing a system for parks and festivals that offers an à la carte solution featuring a single cloud-based platform to allow attendees to access the site, purchase snacks, or use games and photo booths.

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