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  • IoT Solution Protects Bridge With LoRa Connectivity

    By Claire Swedberg

    The city of Florence employed Worldsensing connectivity and gateways, along with sensors and installation services from Pizzi Instruments, to track the conditions around its medieval bridge as it fixed a sinkhole.

  • Landmark Hospitals Pilots Wireless E-paper Patient Monitor

    By Claire Swedberg

    The information displays, designed for use at patient room entrances and bedsides, are the result of a partnership between E Ink and Digital Connected Intelligent Health Technology, and use a Wi-Fi connection to capture and display the latest vital statistics without the glare from LCD lights.

  • Singapore Airport, Airlines Piloting Handheld RFID Reader

    By Claire Swedberg

    Koamtac's UHF RFID module can be attached to a barcode scanner or stand alone as a Bluetooth-connected device with a mobile phone that can be charged, along with the phone, on a single charging device.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Rich Handley

    Sensormatic Solutions offers RF-based EAS technology for retail; Balluff intros new handheld UHF RFID reader; Avery Dennison opens European intelligent labels hub; Altizon showcases IIoT manufacturing solutions; AtomBeam Technologies joins LoRa Alliance; IIoT study compares BehrTech platform against LoRa LPWAN; Simbe Robotics raises $26 million in Series A funding.

  • Sales Up By 40 Percent for New York Venues With RFID Wristband

    By Claire Swedberg

    Billfold POS's HF RFID-based solution allows concert-goers to make credit card payments for food, beverages and merchandise at Brooklyn Mirage and similar venues, thereby reducing payment times to less than five seconds and reducing or eliminating queues.

  • RFID Brings Intelligence to Texas Warehouse Roll-Up Doors

    By Claire Swedberg

    The high-speed doors were opening inadvertently to allow forklift drivers access to freezers and coolers, so the retailer operating that warehouse acquired a battery-assisted passive RFID solution from TagMaster to pinpoint a forklift's location, confirm a driver's authorization to enter, prompt the subsequent door opening and store the related data.

  • Metalcraft Offers Lower-Cost, Longer-Range On-Metal Tags

    By Claire Swedberg

    The company reports that its Universal MC adhesive tags offer a variety of options, including printable-onsite or pre-printed tags that can be ruggedized and offer a read range of 7 or 15 feet, at about 40 percent of the cost of similar on-metal tags on the market.

  • Pilot Aims to Prove Passive RTLS Success for Manufacturing Site

    By Claire Swedberg

    RTV Engineering has built a solution leveraging RF Controls' overhead reader and antenna system to track the locations of a manufacturer's bins of materials as they are stacked seven bins high on metal racks, thereby enabling the company to know where its components and materials are located in real time.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Rich Handley

    Smart Label Solutions, Newave Sensor Solutions, Wistron NeWeb Corp. partner to develop Asia-Pacific RFID market; Sigfox, Alps Alpine ally to boost IoT market innovation; Altair Semiconductor receives SoftBank NB-IoT validation for cellular IoT chipset; Nexxt Solutions, Microsoft, Tuya collaborate on smart homes and home automation; CTIA approves Intertek as authorized testing lab for IoT cybersecurity certification; ITL Group launches RFID podcast.

  • New Consortium to Spread UWB Adoption and Standardize Security

    By Claire Swedberg

    A handful of technology companies have created the FiRa Consortium to develop a standard for UWB security, in order to boost the development of interoperable deployments using what the group calls fine ranging and positioning capabilities.

  • RFID Tracks One Million Health-Care Assets in United Arab Emirates

    By Claire Swedberg

    OgTech's UHF RFID solution enables the nation's Ministry of Health to manage the locations of its equipment, IT assets and mechanical gear throughout 147 facilities.

  • USDA APHIS Proceeds With RFID Deployment Timeline

    By Claire Swedberg

    The agency is launching pilots of the technology for cattle tracking, while offering to share the cost of RFID deployments with U.S. states as they transition from metal ear tags to RFID-enabled LF and UHF tags that can be read via handheld or fixed portal readers.

  • Students Outpace DeepRacer With IoT Algorithms

    By Claire Swedberg

    College of Charleston attendees teamed with Internet of Things company Logicalis to fine-tune a set of reinforced-learning tools that enable a vehicle, using wireless connectivity to a laptop or tablet, to learn its own route and respond with appropriate speed and direction settings.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Rich Handley

    SML unveils item-level RFID tagging and software package; Nordic ID intros RFID reader, IoT platform; Silicon Labs, Allegion collaborate on IoT security solutions; VMware announces new features for its Pulse IoT Center; NFC Forum to host event in China; Festicket acquires Event Genius and Ticket Arena; SensThys offers new RFID antennas; Nedap launches RFID Loss Prevention Academy.

  • Air France Contract to Bring RFID to 40 Million Baggage Tags Annually

    By Claire Swedberg

    French tag company Paragon ID has developed its first RFID baggage label as part of a three-year contract with Air France, to enable automated baggage tracking at Charles de Gaulle Airport by 2020.

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