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  • NFC Delivers Hemp Product Authentication, Information to Consumers

    The Near Field Communication-enabled packaging that PearlCBD employs for its goods helps consumers confirm the authenticity of a lotion or capsule, as well as view its certification data, and learn about what cannabidiols are and how they are used.

  • Avery Dennison Announces RFID Factory in Brazil

    The company predicts that the market for radio frequency identification tags will grow by more than 20 percent per year in that country.

  • Small RFID Reader Enables Store Interaction

    Infinite Peripherals' MaglinQ can be attached to a smartphone or tablet with an OtterBox, enabling store associates to access information and share it with shoppers as they browse apparel products, and to fill a virtual shopping basket for those customers.

  • RFID Label Converter Releases Full Solution

    ITL Group is selling an end-to-end solution that includes its own UHF RFID labels for retail products, as well as reader hardware and its cloud-based software, enabling stores to launch pilots rapidly.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Confidex, Thales partner on flexible mass-transit card; Kerlink, Smart Traffik unveil LoRaWAN retail-analytics solution; Swissbit offers embedded IoT security products; Impinj intros enterprise-grade RFID reader for the IoT; Altizon, Deloitte collaborate on IIoT connected factory for HIL Ltd.; Industrial Internet Consortium opens community forum; RFID company Connect&GO acquires Kool Replay; Altair Semiconductor IoT chipset receives global certification from Deutsche Telekom.

  • With NFC Kiosk, Your Order Is Ready

    Restaurants, fast-food chains and stadiums are either piloting or planning pilots of a solution from Grubbrr that allows users to place orders and then pay for their meals with the tap of an NFC-enabled phone or watch.

  • IoT Companies Moving to Open Standards

    A new Internet of Things working group, known as Project Connected Home over IP, is including a Thread 802.15.4 open protocol layer in its standards development, while Thread is also being built into Farm Jenny's horse-tracking solution and Galeries Lafayette's smart hanger system for store displays.

  • Under Armour: RFID Is a 'Must Have'

    During a session with two other retailers at NRF's Big Show 2020, the athletic apparel company stressed that radio frequency identification technology is critical for retailers.

  • Retailers Deploying New Omnichannel Functionality With RFID

    Checkpoint's latest version of its HALO software platform has added functionality, as well as a new app, aimed at streamlining omnichannel order fulfillments with automated task orders and RFID tag reads.

  • Mobile Phone Companies to Demonstrate UWB Payments

    NTT Docomo, Sony and NXP plan to show how ultra-wideband technology can enable consumers to make payments via smartphone, based on their location, without having to tap the phone or remove it from a pocket or purse.

  • Holiday Donors Use NFC for Salvation Army Kettle Pay

    The organization rolled out NFC-based Apple Pay and Google Pay options for payments at shopping areas around U.S. cities for the 2019 holiday season, providing a digital option for donors who may not carry spare change in their pockets.

  • AI, RFID Technologies Point the Way to Tagged Inventory

    A New York department store is testing a StealthMatrix solution that uses gaming-style artificial intelligence and radio frequency identification to help sales associates locate a specific product in-store by viewing it on a 3D map and following arrows leading them to it.

  • Concept Store Delivers Product Content via NFC, RFID

    McKinsey and Mall of America have teamed up to offer a store where shoppers can explore content about products using hot spots, touch screens and magic mirrors, along with UHF RFID-based inventory management.

  • RFID Tracks Scooter Helmets, Jackets for Ride Services

    Indonesia's Gojek is supplying RFID-enabled helmets and jackets to its millions of contractors, thereby better managing where the products are distributed so that they are available in the right sizes; in the future, it plans to track maintenance to keep them in good working order.

  • Retailers to Pilot RFID for Loss Prevention

    Sensormatic Solutions' TrueVUE system now includes shrink management as part of its software-as-a-service stack, enabling retailers to begin identifying items that are removed from a store, and thereby ensuring inventory can be replaced.

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