- 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.
- Companies Testing IoT System When Goods Are 'On the Road'
A waste-management firm and a high-value goods logistics provider are piloting a solution from Barcoding Inc., using CalAmp sensor devices and tags as well as software to capture and manage data about goods—even when they are in transit—via a combination of cellular, Wi-Fi, BLE and other technologies.
- RFID Pilots Address Perishable Foods, Beauty Products
A restaurant chain is trialing the RFID functionality in Avery Dennison's Freshmarx solution to ensure food is delivered fresh and at appropriate temperatures, using the company's microwave-safe tags, while retailers are planning to expand existing pilots of RFID systems to include cosmetics and perfumes.
- RFID News Roundup
Nedap intros slim mobile access-control reader ••• Fujitsu Frontech North America unveils biometric customer-authentication, RFID garment-tracking solutions ••• Tyco Retail Solutions collaborates with Google Cloud to power store solutions for digital transformation ••• Ambiq Micro releases Bluetooth 5 Low Energy microcrontrollers ••• INIT Innovation in Transportation secures HQ with STid, ABS Technology, SMARTContactless solutions ••• Atlas RFID Solutions adds bar-code scanning to mobile devices.
- 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.
- South Africa's The House of Busby Slashes Inventory Labor via RFID
The retailer is using Keonn RFID technology from Milestone Integrated Systems to track inventory and prevent shrinkage at one of its Johannesburg stores.
- Small RFID Tag from SML Group Offers 30 Percent Sensitivity Boost
The GB4U8 inlay leverages NXP's UCODE 8 chip and antenna design to accomplish what SML calls an increase in performance over other tags in its 42- by 16-millimeter size.
- RFID News Roundup
Bergen Airport to leverage BLIP Systems' technology to reduce wait times ••• RAIN RFID Alliance announces retail brands worldwide adopting UHF RFID ••• Schreiner ProTech intros RFID label for container management ••• CEVA's Bluetooth 5 Low Energy IP certified with Ellisys' Bluetooth compliance tester ••• Global Net Solutions Offers IoT badge-based security system ••• Runtime announces commercial support for Thread ••• CAEN RFID releases Bluetooth UHF RFID key fob reader.
- Alien Offers Sled Reader With Multi-Antenna Polarization Options, 24-Hour Battery Life
The ALR-S350 is designed to enable companies to employ their own iOS or Android devices with a Bluetooth connection to manage read data, using the polarization of their choice.
- Foodles Brings Oodles of RFID-Enabled Dining Options to Paris
The technology startup is delivering UHF and NFC systems to small and mid-sized businesses so that they can provide fresh food offerings to employees, while RFID enables sales transactions and inventory management.
- 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.
- Global Printer Manufacturer Adopts RFID for Color Laser Printing
Manufacturers and logistics companies are using Lexmark's CS725R and CX725R printers to print and encode color labels with built-in UHF RFID functionality.
- Levi's Tests RFID Use Successfully
A number of factors, including greater efficiency in the repositioning of goods for sale, led the company to sell 56 percent more apparel this year on Black Friday than in 2016.
- Shoe Shop Doubles Sales via RFID
After a year of operation, Sapati has achieved a 100 percent increase in its sales, thanks to the use of radio frequency identification and other technologies to improve the customer experience.
- Retailers, Hospitals Trialing or Deploying End-to-End RFID Solution
PervasID's Ranger Series includes specialized readers for dock doors, overhead wide-area reading, point of sale and security, along with software to manage read data.