- NXP's Smart Market Demonstrates RFID for Shopping Experience
The market at the recent Consumer Electronics Show featured wearable NFC and UHF RFID wristbands and a variety of solutions for engaging with consumers, enabling them to purchase goods and providing inventory accuracy for stores and brands.
- RFID News Roundup
SML RFID intros new inlay for inventory management, loss prevention ••• Nedap launches RFID software platform for omnichannel retail ••• STMicroelectronics unveils dual-radio Bluetooth/LPWAN IoT development kit ••• Bsquare, Amazon Web Services collaborate to accelerate IoT adoption ••• PREMO offers magnetic emitter antennas for automotive applications ••• Altizon, AXISCADES partner to deliver offerings for Factory of the Future ••• IoT company Taoglas acquires vehicle antenna provider ThinkWireless ••• Bluetooth Special Interest Group forms new Smart Home Subgroup.
- RFID Enters Early Majority Phase in Retail
Findings from a European study, headed by the University of Parma, indicate that RFID deployments for fashion and apparel companies have passed the early adoption stage and are now poised to expand to omnichannel fulfillment.
- RFID Boosts Gaming Experience for Florida Entertainment Centers
GameTime has deployed an HF RFID system as part of a unified platform from Semnox at all five of its entertainment centers in order to make game play access faster and easier, while employees leverage RFID to access the point of sale and their individual storage lockers.
- Shoppers, Retailers See Need for Better Automation, Technology in Stores
Zebra Technologies' annual survey finds that consumers feel they are better connected than store associates, that workers would benefit from tablet use and that decision makers seek automated checkout experiences, as well as boosted fulfillment rates, based on inventory accuracy.
- RFID News Roundup
Supply Insight, Brady Worldwide partner on RFID item-tracking system ••• Frost & Sullivan says omnichannel retailers increasingly deploying RFID to manage customer experience ••• Armstrong International offers RFID-enabled steam trap ••• Avnet acquires Softweb Solutions, offers IoT applications ••• Nordic Semiconductor intros cellular IoT module ••• IoT company KORE acquires eSIM provider ASPIDER-NGI.
- Service Bureau, IC Company Team Up on Low-Cost Printed Labels
Smooth & Sharp Corp. offers 13.56 MHz HF or NFC labels, converted from PragmatIC's flexible, low-cost integrated circuits, for easy picking and placement on brand packaging.
- RFID Reading Robot Automates Decathlon Store's Inventory Management
The company's flagship sporting goods store, located in San Francisco, is leveraging Simbe Robotics' Tally robot to automate inventory counts, locate missing products and enable analytics about products of interest, while RFID readers at the door help to prevent loss.
- HID Global Fights Counterfeiting via the Internet of Things
Brazil loses US$34.2 billion annually due to counterfeit products, according to the National Forum Against Piracy and Illegality.
- Rafik Jeans Tests RFID to Track 50,000 Items
The Brazilian company controls the production of goods in São Paulo and Minas Gerais, as well as sales in 19 other cities, including Bahia and Goiás.
- McDonald's Accepts RFID Payments in Brazil
The restaurant chain's customers can now pay for their meals at drive-thru windows without having to take out a wallet.
- Smartrac Brings Experience Center to California
The new center and office are focused on enabling customers and partners to experiment with RFID solutions specific to their use cases, as technology use expands in retail, brand authentication and other sectors.
- NFC Caps Enable Tracking, Engagement, Authentication of High-Value Products
Closure Systems International and Talkin' Things have partnered to develop the Talkin' Cap, which CSI is selling as an NFC-enabled enclosure for its customers, including pharmaceutical companies and those making high-value consumer products.
- Chinese Packaging Company Brings Low-Cost RFID to United States, Europe
Baoshen Group is opening offices in both regions, and is offering two new RFID products: a hybrid RFID-EAS tag and a printed NFC tag for authentication and consumer engagement that will be released early next year.
- Avery Dennison Provides RFID System for Food Management
The technology company is offering its Freshmarx intelligent food industry solution, to include RFID deployments with categories aimed at improving food traceability and inventory management, as well as enabling food vending machines and unmanned stores.