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  • SBB Cargo Provides Automated Alerts of Freight Car Movements Via RFID

    By Claire Swedberg

    The Swiss rail company is deploying a passive UHF system from Vilant to track the movements of thousands of freight cars as they arrive at and leave rail stations and shunting yards.

  • CNET's CES Schedule of Programming, Events and News

    By RFID Journal

    At the consumer technology show, the news and reviews site will provide an editorial feature, original programming and real-time coverage.

  • Rebecca Minkoff Brings Self-Service to Its SoHo Store With RFID

    By Claire Swedberg

    The fashion retailer is using technology from QueueHop to allow shoppers to select and pay for an item, then unlock its security hard tag based on RFID reads of that tag.

  • New NFC Forum Specs Enable NFC Devices to Communicate With Broader Range of Devices, Tags

    By RFID Journal

    The enhancements include an active communication mode for peer-to-peer and support of NFC-V technology.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Rich Handley

    AutomationDirect releases new RFID-coded non-contact safety switches ••• Idesco adds RFID encoding features to portable ID card printer ••• D-Tech International announces smart security system for school libraries ••• STAR Systems International intros new RFID vehicle hangtag ••• Elatec unveils TWN4 MultiTech reader.

  • NFC Tags Take to the Slopes on Ski Jackets

    By Claire Swedberg

    Spyder is testing Near Field Communication technology in some of its U.S. Ski Team jackets to engage with consumers, by providing links to social media, as well as information about the jackets, the ski team and local skiing.

  • Hospitality Door System Pairs BLE With RFID for Mobile Room Access

    By Claire Swedberg

    Hilton and Marriott are among the global hotel chains employing the BLE functionality in dormakaba's Saflok products for hotel guest rooms, enabling room access with a smartphone and hotel app.

  • Blockchain Secures Document Authenticity With Smartrac's dLoc Solution

    By Claire Swedberg

    The company plans to release its new NFC-based paper documentation and certificate verification and authentication solution with Factom's blockchain technology to ensure that documents and related data are secure against fraud.

  • Kiremko Adds RFID to Potato-Cutting Machinery

    By Nathaniel Prince

    The firm's KnifeGuard system can help food manufacturers reduce operational errors and more efficiently manage and maintain cutting blades.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Rich Handley

    Kathrein RFID launches new long-range readers ••• HID Global offers visitor-management solution ••• Ubisense appoints TransTech Systems as AngleID distributor in North America ••• A.C.C. Systems intros multiple-protocol UHF desktop reader ••• Auburn University RFID Lab certifies Tageos products.

  • MetraLabs' TORY RFID Inventory Robot Celebrates First Jubilee

    By RFID Journal

    One year ago, German retailer Adler started using the robot for automated inventory at one of its stores.

  • Stanley Healthcare Brings Managed Services to RTLS Customers

    By Claire Swedberg

    The company is signaling a more service-based approach to the health-care market with a package of services that include calibration of environmental RTLS tags, asset tag management—including battery replacement—proactive onsite services for infant protection and other critical or safety-based tags, and analytics for future improvements of RTLS deployments.

  • NFC Gets in the Ring at UFC Fan Village

    By Claire Swedberg

    This past summer, Ottawa's Ultimate Fighting Championship Fan Village found that participants using NFC-enabled technology from XOLUTION had higher game participation rates, and also shared event-based information via social networks about 5,000 times.

  • Tamper-Detection Capsule Brings Security and Marketing to Wine Makers

    By Claire Swedberg

    The Domaine Henri Rebourseau winery uses the InTact capsules to protect its brand from counterfeiters by uniquely identifying every bottle of burgundy and detecting whether the capsule has been removed and replaced, to ensure that no bottles have been opened and their wine potentially replaced.

  • Beacons Drive Sales for Don Chalmers Ford

    By Claire Swedberg

    The dealership knows exactly where each used car on its three lots is located, in real time, thanks to a Bluetooth Low Energy beacon solution, thereby preventing the need for manual inventory counts, and ensuring that vehicles can be easily located for customers when they show up for a test drive.

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