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  • RFID News Roundup

    SML enters new markets for RFID beyond apparel, footwear ••• ImageFIRST introduces managed solutions for tracking scrubs, lab coats ••• FineLine Technologies acquires Ferm RFID Solutions B.V. ••• China Unicom Research Institute joins ZigBee Alliance ••• NFC Forum issues call for entries for Innovation Awards ••• Unified Office adds IoT infrastructure management to managed business communications service ••• Thales eSecurity, 451 Research report data breaches rising with transformative technology adoption.

  • New NFC Tag Detects Tampering, Transmits That Status to Readers

    Automotive, pharmaceutical and high-value brand companies are testing samples of Smartrac's Circus Tamper Loop tag with NXP's NTAG 213 TT chip built in, to identify whether a product has been tampered with and respond to interrogation with the tampered status.

  • Paper Company Brings Intelligence to Packaging

    Several consumer-brand businesses are testing RFID and NFC versions of Stora Enso's Intelligent Packaging solution that includes RFID-enabled packages and readers, as well as software and apps to manage read data.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Alien Technology to host workshop about RFID in Latin America ••• NFC Forum inks agreements with Active & Intelligent Packaging Industry Association, Wireless Power Consortium ••• Inmarsat finds skills gap could limit IoT innovation in energy sector ••• STATSports selects Taoglas to monitor sports performance ••• Telink Semiconductor releases SDK compatible with new Bluetooth SIG standard ••• Cortet By CEL launches ZigBee extender for wireless sensor network, M2M and Internet of Things applications ••• Fathom intros new industrial Bluetooth beacon.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Purple Deck Media announces NFC system compatible with Apple products; Talkin' Things releases NFC smart packaging for iPhone, Android; Quad Industries, Agfa, Imec, TNO demo plastic 12-bit RFID tag and readout system with screen-printed circuitry; GE Healthcare, Zebra Technologies bring BLE wireless asset-tracking technology to hospitals; Versus Technology offers RTLS for BLE wayfinding.

  • Prime Vision to Offer RFID-enabled Packaging System

    The solution provider hopes to improve tampering detection and tracking for packages by using Near Field Communication technology.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Impinj enhances ItemSense software, unveils Monza 4i tag chip ••• NXP intros Icode DNA chip for secure vicinity applications ••• Trimble unveils ThingMagic Sargas RFID reader ••• TrackX, Quest Solution partner to accelerate asset-tracking implementations ••• CYBRA announces RFID Lock & EnCode SmartSeal ••• RR Donnelley, Smartrac collaborate on smart packaging solutions ••• Metalcraft RFID tags perform well in university study.

  • RFID News Roundup

    IXYS intros cylindrical LF half-duplex read-only RFID tag ••• FlexStr8 launches NFC temperature-logging label ••• AtlasRFIDstore becomes Tageos distribution partner ••• Martin's HQ installs Boon Edam RFID-enabled revolving door ••• U.K.'s Centre for Process Innovation heads up NFC packaging project ••• Northern Apex updates its personnel tracking solution.

  • RFID News Roundup

    HID Global intros ceramic Brick and Slimflex on-metal tags ••• GAO RFID launches new 2.45 GHz active readers ••• Smartrac unveils extra-compact UHF RFID inlays for retail applications ••• OnlineLabels.com adds RFID labels to product lineup ••• Datalogic acquires 20 percent stake in CAEN RFID ••• TimBar uses Shelfbucks' beacon platform for point-of-purchase displays.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Radley adds Omni-ID RFID technology to its solutions for manufacturers ••• Metalcraft expands RFID label service ••• Thinfilm, Jones to develop smart packaging for pharmaceuticals ••• Jadak acquires SkyeTek ••• DNP, Phoenix Solution announce new on-metal RFID tags ••• Swedish grocery retailer ICA Nära Norrviken tests NFC price labels ••• Gentex to integrate TransCore's Universal Toll Module in rearview mirrors.

  • KLM Maintenance Cuts Parts' Packaging Costs With RFID

    Working with packaging supplier Nefab, the MRO provider is tracking cases and boxes used to transport airplane parts to and from customers, lowering packaging costs by 50 percent.

  • Barilla Uses RFID to Automate Home-Cooking

    The Italian food manufacturer is marketing an RFID-enabled oven that captures instructions from a passive tag, then automatically mixes and cooks the ingredients; the company also has RFID plans in the works for its Safety for Food program.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Thinfilm, G World introduce smart wine bottle solution ••• Smartrac releases DogBone, ShortDipole tags based on Monza R6 chip ••• Canada's University Health Network to use Haldor RFID system to manage surgical instruments ••• Teijin develops new medical device management RFID solutions ••• Industry groups promote RFID to reform, automate and accelerate tire recalls ••• NeWave's Wave RFID antenna evolved from New Horizons technology.

  • R-pac Releases EPC UHF Label for Spirits, Wine, Cosmetics

    The foil-CapTag, developed in partnership with ePix and Interactive Product Solutions, offers a 15-foot read range by leveraging a bottle's foil packaging and liquid contents.

  • Uniqarta Seeks to Commercialize Solution for Embedding Ultrathin RFID Chips in Paper

    The startup says its process is less cumbersome and expensive than other alternatives, and that it is working with a paper manufacturer on a prototype of its first-generation process.

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