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  • RFID News Roundup

    By Rich Handley

    Identiv intros tamper-proof RFID labels for anti-counterfeiting, brand protection ••• Checkpoint Systems releases new solutions leveraging RFID ••• Rockwell Automation showcases IIoT applications ••• Scandit raises Series B funding to bring IoT to everyday objects through computer vision, augmented reality ••• Soracom adds provisioning service for IoT devices in field, serverless visual dashboard for IoT application services ••• Tencent joins LoRa Alliance, announces LoRaWAN network and IoT solutions.

  • Integrated BLE-NFC Solution Opens the Door to Mobile Access

    By Claire Swedberg

    Nedap has upgraded its two-year-old MACE solution to allow integration with companies' access-control systems, enabling them to provide mobile phone-based access to individuals with their own apps and access-control technologies.

  • ABRFID to Deliver IoT RFID Award in August

    By Edson Perin

    This year, in addition to awards for Best Implementation and Personality of the Year, ABRFID will give cash prizes to the three best academic papers in Brazil.

  • RFID Technology Scores Ticketing, Brand Engagement at World Cup

    By Claire Swedberg

    All 4 million game tickets, as well as the Adidas Telstar 18 official World Cup balls, came with RFID tags built in, leveraging technology provided by HID Global, NXP Semiconductors and Smartrac.

  • Alibaba Invests in Smartrac, Takes a Seat on the Board

    By Claire Swedberg

    The retail giant is investing in RFID technology company Smartrac Group with an eye on NFC solutions for brand authentication and engagement.

  • IoT Opens Doors to Home Connectivity

    By Claire Swedberg

    IBM's Watson IoT Platform is being leveraged by window and door company Inwido to provide smart-home data, while IBM is also offering its IoT Building Insights solution for commercial building intelligence.

  • Awarepoint Assets Transferred to CenTrak Subsidiary

    By Claire Swedberg

    The RTLS company has signed an agreement to transfer select Awarepoint assets to CenTrak's Clinical Patents LLC, to sell Awarepoint's BLE- and ZigBee-based RTLS solutions, along with CenTrak's other technologies, including Gen2IR, ultrasound and RFID.

  • FreeWave Technologies Provides UHF Video Streams, Manages Volcano Conditions

    By Claire Swedberg

    The company has expanded its RF-based solutions to include the transmission of video via UHF signals and solutions for monitoring fault lines and volcanic conditions in some of the most remote parts of the world.

  • Simbe Robotics Brings RFID to Computer Vision Robot

    By Claire Swedberg

    The robot, known as Tally, captures images and RFID tag reads from store fronts and back rooms, in order to track inventory levels and collect data regarding store displays and their effectiveness related to sales.

  • 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, resulting in 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.

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