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  • RFID Journal LIVE! Retail to Co-locate With IRCE, GlobalShop Under New RetailX Concept in 2019

    The combined event will bring leading designers, innovators, technologies, manufacturers and e-commerce together at one fully integrated retail event.

  • Powershelf Adopts RFID With One-Penny Tag

    The smart-shelf technology, from Compass Marketing, now features RFID readers built into the shelf labels and low-cost tags, proprietary to the system, with about a 3-foot read range.

  • Proposed GS1 Specification Would Link Bar-Code, QR-Code, NFC and RFID Data

    The organization's working group is planning a summer release of its new spec, while EVRYTHNG, a software company co-chairing the group, is selling its own platform to manage data about a product in a single location, whether accessed via NFC, RFID or bar-code technology.

  • Checkpoint RFID-Enables Its Security Solution to Protect Electronics, High-Value Products

    The Spider Wrap emits alerts when tampered with or when installed at EAS gates, and now comes in an RFID version with a UHF tag to prompt RFID-based alerts when read at a doorway.

  • RFID News Roundup

    B.O.S. Better Online Solutions' RFID and Mobile Division receives order for retail self-scanning project ••• Comprion launches NFC testing and troubleshooting system ••• Scania evaluates H&D Wireless RTLS solution for indoor positioning ••• SML sponsors Auburn University RFID Center, joins Board of Advisors ••• MetraLabs, Qopius collaborate on retail vision robot ••• Frost & Sullivan report cites high-revenue RF test and measurement areas.

  • Sales Are Up and Overstocking Is Down, Study Reports, Due to RFID Use in Stores

    A University of Leicester study involving 10 participating retailers, sponsored by GS1 UK and the ECR Community Shrinkage and On-shelf Availability Group, found that all companies realized a return on investment, with sales boosted by between 1.5 and 5.5 percent.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Fujitsu Components America offers BLE sensor beacon, data logger ••• Asahi Kasei Microdevices develops transmit-only BLE IC ••• DeltaTrak unveils BLE wireless monitoring solution ••• Frost & Sullivan honors Smartrac for its RFID solutions ••• Inmarsat says IoT will play major role in protecting agricultural workers.

  • New Checkpoint Antennas to Bring RFID to Wide-Open Store Entryways

    The company's NEO electronic article surveillance antenna platform and UF-1 under-floor antenna enable a longer read range for a wide entrance, with the ability to read very small tags, and to be less visible, for high-value goods stores and boutiques.

  • RFID Couples With Gaming Technology for 2D Mapping of Tagged Goods

    Stealth Network Communications' solution leverages RFID reads on a handheld device, as well as augmented reality data, to provide wayfinding for associates as they seek products for omnichannel picking or for aiding shoppers; the system provides a store- or warehouse-wide view into the locations of tagged items that management and other individuals can employ to understand the location and status of their goods.

  • Activa-ID Launches 'IoT Place' Project

    With this initiative, the company seeks to encourage the use of new technologies aimed at the Internet of Things, automation and interactivity.

  • Men's Clothing Store Brings RFID Intelligence to Fitting Room

    UNTUCKit is piloting RFID technology to track the movements of its "try-on" shirts into dressing rooms, and is comparing that information to sales and traffic data in order to understand which shirts draw customers' interest, how well they fit and, ultimately, whether that leads to sales.

  • 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.

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