- Australian Cotton Gin Tracks Product to Boost Efficiency
RFID tags embedded in bundles of unprocessed cotton bolls help Southern Cotton track when it receives, stores and gins those bundles, and the company then shares that data with growers.
- German Manufacturer Links Workers to Parts and Stations Via RFID, Bluetooth
Bosch Rexroth developed the solution to improve efficiency and accuracy at its own hydraulic valve assembly facility, and is marketing the system for use by other manufacturers as well.
- RFID Helps Heating Systems Stay Sludge-free
Maintenance workers can use a smartphone app and NFC RFID technology from Tagproduct to monitor and adjust Temiq's Ninox device, which is designed to remove particles from water circulating in a boiler.
- U.K. Construction Company Collects Inspection Data Onsite With NFC
The McGee Group is using NFC RFID technology and apps from Mobilengine to ensure that its trucks are properly inspected, as well as track tool usage and inspection and worker training at demolition or construction sites.
- Hanjin Newport Co. Expedites Loading and Unloading With RFID
The Korean terminal operator is using a Mojix-based solution provided by Qbit to ensure that the automated crane is ready to meet a vehicle for unloading or loading, thereby improving efficiency.
- Sensors Track Traffic Congestion at Port of Aalborg
A Bluetooth-based solution from BLIP Systems employs sensors to capture transmissions from phones and other Bluetooth-enabled devices in trucks and cars, as well as software on a hosted server to analyze traffic conditions and prompt the display of alerts on traffic signage.
- Booz Allen IoT Prototypes Signal Move Toward Health-Care, Emergency-Response Products
The consultancy is developing a platform to improve data security at hospitals, as well as a safety system for first-responders.
- Beacons Bring Visibility to Cleaning Service Staff Work
Spotless, an Australian cleaning-services company, is using Lighthouse's solution to track janitorial workers at shopping malls.
- Amazon Announces Program With Auburn RFID Lab
The new initiative aims to integrate RFID into the online retailer's existing high-tech fulfillment system to further improve supply chain efficiencies.
- Auburn RFID Lab Holds Grand Opening
Some 250 people from RFID end-user companies and technology providers gathered at Auburn University to officially open the lab, which moved from the University of Arkansas.
- Stauff Markets RFID-Based Hydraulic Pressure Measurement System
The solution consists of passive RFID-based sensors and handheld interrogators used to track hydraulic pressure changes in machinery prior to an equipment failure.
- Zebra's Painter Protection System Helps Prevent Falls at Boeing
The aerospace company is using Zebra's ultra-wideband RFID technology to track the locations of workers painting airplanes, and to verify that they are properly harnessed and working safely.
- Dolphin RFID Solutions Manage Vehicle Parking, Identify Missing Car Parts
The new solutions are designed for tracking the locations of vehicles at manufacturing sites or parking lots, and for preventing the theft of parts from rental cars.
- RFID News Roundup
R-pac International helps Tesco's F&F fashion division deploy RFID at 525 stores ••• Kathrein RFID's automated vehicle ID system up and running at Munich Airport ••• Smartrac introduces BullsEye NFC tag with Sony FeliCa Lite-S chip ••• Times-7's new circular-polarized RFID antenna for large-scale operations ••• Invengo markets its anti-counterfeiting label to U.S. brand owners ••• SATO's PJM RFID technology integrated with diamond-managing software.
- Bluetooth Beacons Help Palm Beach Aggregates to Reduce Errors
The Florida company is using TACinsight's solution to identify each truck before it is filled with sand, gravel or other material, thereby preventing errors during the loading process.