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  • Smartrac Releases New Inlays, Including Retail's Smallest

    By Claire Swedberg

    The company's new MiniWeb and DogBone inlays, made with NXP's UCODE 8 ICs, will bring improved performance, faster encoding and higher sensitivity than predecessor UHF inlays, for use in retail and industrial applications.

  • Steam Trap Sensor Provides Active RFID Without Battery

    By Claire Swedberg

    PsiKick's new self-powering sensors harvest energy from steam, vibration or ambient lighting to capture sensor data, then transmit that information to a cloud-based server for real-time and historical analytics regarding the operation of equipment.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Rich Handley

    NedCard intros RFID SMD package with NXP ICs for industrial applications ••• Decawave, Runtime announce support for open-source RTLS ••• Q-Free, Silicon Labs partner on IoT solution to alleviate urban traffic ••• IoTize wins NFC Forum innovation award ••• Industrial Internet Consortium, Fira Barcelona partner on Spanish IoT event ••• IoT company Teslonix, chip maker Farsens sign business collaboration agreement.

  • Impinj Schedules Takeoff for New Baggage-Tracking Tag

    By Claire Swedberg

    The company's R6-B UHF RFID integrated circuit is designed to offer the features of the R6 family of chips—durability, sensitivity and auto-tuning—to the airline and airport industries, while operating seamlessly with its existing RFID printers.

  • New On-Metal UHF Tag Measures Just 5 Millimeters in Length

    By Claire Swedberg

    Aerospace and health-care solution providers are testing Kyocera's ceramic tags on tools to track their movement during surgical procedures or assembly processes.

  • RFID Helps Resort Digitize and Manage Its Wine Collection

    By Claire Swedberg

    The Tokyo Baycourt Club is tracking thousands of bottles of wine, served in multiple restaurants and guest services, via a UHF RFID system from SATO Material Co.

  • IoT Brings Pool, Irrigation, Lighting Data to Homeowner Association

    By Claire Swedberg

    San Diego's West Park Maintenance district is trialing the Common Sense system from Three Phase Electric for one year, to determine the value of capturing sensor data wirelessly and receiving alerts, as well as analytical data on a dashboard.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Rich Handley

    iDTRONIC intros new desktop RFID reader ••• Alien Technology to join panel on logistics labeling and tracking technologies ••• New Boundary Technologies, IJACK Technologies partner on remote monitoring system for oil and gas producers ••• Soracom leads multi-million-dollar investment round in Sigfox provider Unabiz ••• Industrial Internet Consortium publishes white paper on industrial networking for IIoT system designers ••• Qorvo, Leedarson launch multi-standard smart-lighting solutions for IoT.

  • Wedding Retailer Commits to RFID

    By Claire Swedberg

    WED2B has boosted sales by 20 percent with higher inventory accuracy at its stores, thanks to an RFID-based system from Retail Asset Solutions that ensures wedding gowns and other garments and accessories are on hand for shoppers.

  • IoT Company Brings Analytics to Customers' Data

    By Claire Swedberg

    Orbcomm's analytics service is intended to enable logistics companies, fleet managers and original equipment manufacturers to understand the intelligence behind real-time data capture so they can boost efficiency, reduce costs and improve product quality.

  • NXP, Other Companies Preparing for Influx of RFID Baggage Technology Requests

    By Claire Swedberg

    The International Air Transport Association has recommended that all airline passenger bags be tagged with RFID by 2020; RFID companies expect the technology's resulting growth to reflect the retail industry's adoption.

  • Notion IoT Sensors Let Homeowners Design Their Own Home Intelligence

    By Claire Swedberg

    Travelers Insurance is the latest insurance company to offer home monitoring from the technology startup, at a discounted rate so users can select what they want to monitor when they're away from home.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Rich Handley

    Telaeris intros RFID-enabled Android handheld security badge reader ••• Identiv joins RAIN RFID Alliance ••• Gallup, Urbanova launch people-centered smart-city platform ••• C3 IoT, Google Cloud announce partnership to accelerate IoT app development ••• Murata invests in MEMS sensor manufacturing in Finland.

  • RFID Tracks Specialty Drugs Through Pharmaceutical Network

    By Claire Swedberg

    Asembia has deployed a UHF RFID-based solution to track the movement and status of specialty medications as they flow from the distribution center to pharmacies and to patients, thereby preventing the dispensing of expired products.

  • Skiers Gain Art-Decorated RFID for Lift Access at Granite Peak

    By Claire Swedberg

    The system, provided by SKIDATA, will allow season- and day-pass owners to access the resort and lifts hands-free using an RFID card, and to utilize the same pass—which features artwork from a different local artist each year—to collect loyalty points and engage with the resort later in the season.

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