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  • Tire Industry Works Toward Global RFID-Tagging Standards

    By Claire Swedberg

    Mesnac, Michelin and other tire companies are seeking ISO ratification of four standards that specify how RFID tags are applied to tires, and how they are encoded and tested.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Beth Bacheldor

    Denso launches NFC-enabled point-of-sale scanner ••• Suprema adds Android support to RFID-fingerprint scanner ••• Smartrac sells Secure ID & Transactions business to Linxens ••• GS1 US releases new guidelines for item-level pharmaceutical traceability ••• Digi Int'l acquires temperature-tracking solution provider FreshTemp ••• HID Global intros multitech card for government ID programs.

  • Airline Industry Study Is Upbeat About RFID-Based Baggage Tracking

    By Claire Swedberg

    A report from IATA and SITA predicts that global RFID use by Delta Air Lines and other carriers to manage bags will save $3 billion by the end of 2022, and reduce handling errors by 25 percent.

  • Malibu to Enable Consumers to Order Drinks With a Twist

    By Nathaniel Prince

    The maker of flavored rums plans to introduce RFID-enabled coconut-shaped drinking cups to clubs, bars and festivals by summer 2017.

  • RFID Journal Updates Categories for 11th Annual Awards

    By RFID Journal

    To better reflect the current state of RFID adoption, the RFID Journal Awards will now highlight the technology's best deployments in retail, manufacturing and health care, as well as in logistics and supply chain.

  • River Island to Deploy RFID Across All 280 Stores

    By Claire Swedberg

    The installation—using handheld readers, software and an app provided by Nedap—focuses only on inventory counts throughout each store, in order to trigger replenishment orders.

  • Utility Company Uses RFID to Identify Underground Pipes, Wires

    By Claire Swedberg

    Bravo Environmental has buried approximately 100 InfraMarker tags to help it identity the locations of infrastructure, as well as the work performed at those areas.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Beth Bacheldor

    Confidex announces Confidex Links service for NFC tags ••• William Frick & Co. releases RFID-based asset-tracking Android app ••• PANMOBIL intros apps for RFID-enabled logistics, asset-tracking ••• Avery Dennison's RFID sales up more than 35 percent in third quarter ••• Pepperl+Fuchs buys ecom instruments, a provider of RFID devices for hazardous areas ••• TransCore to provide all-electronic tolling for NYC bridges, tunnels.

  • Grace Medical Center Uses ZulaFly RTLS to Prevent Food, Medication Loss

    By Claire Swedberg

    The system, which utilizes CenTrak sensors and access points to capture temperature readings within each of 18 coolers, has already prevented the spoilage of $15,000 worth of food in a walk-in refrigerator since its installation in August.

  • Filter Manufacturer Senses an Opportunity

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    Donaldson is offering its customers a solution that uses pressure sensors to track the lifespan of filters used in diesel fuel dispensers, with the goal of keeping their operations flowing smoothly.

  • RFID Brings Visibility to LCD Flat Display Manufacturer

    By Claire Swedberg

    Innolux is using passive UHF RFID tags embedded in the ground, as well as attached to containers, pallets and forklifts, to make sure that the correct goods and materials are being received and shipped out.

  • MyDealerLot Offers Beacon- and Drone-based Vehicle-Management Solution

    By Claire Swedberg

    The Bloodhound system is designed to allow dealerships to use smartphones, tablets or flying drones to locate cars by means of Bluetooth beacons attached to vehicles and walls.

  • Qualcomm Buys NXP

    By Claire Swedberg

    The transaction, scheduled to close at the end of 2017, could make Qualcomm a leader in RFID chip sales for IoT, cellular, automotive, transportation, payments and other applications.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Beth Bacheldor

    MEPS Real-Time intros Intelliguard Linked Visibility Inventory System ••• Invengo acquires 10 percent stake in SML ••• Tests show Fujitsu UHF RFID linen tags are suitable for use in MRI systems ••• Vizinex RFID and Brady SmartID release aerospace tags ••• UAB Medicine to adopt Connexient's indoor wayfinding solution ••• NIST seeks comments on lightweight cryptography draft report.

  • RFID Keeps Quarry Drivers Moving

    By Claire Swedberg

    U.K. minerals company Longcliffe Quarries is using a Command Alkon solution that includes an HID Global RFID reader at the gate to identify and authorize truck drivers as they enter, and send an alert to bucket operators.

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