- RFID News Roundup
Apex Supply Chain Technologies, Zebra Technologies announce strategic OEM relationship ••• Schreiner ProTech unveils globally usable RFID label for metal applications ••• RFID company Tönnjes acquires Utsch AG's stake in Utsch Tönnjes International ••• eX2 Technology intros smart truck parking system for Iowa Department of Transportation ••• Kerlink, Electronica Elemon partner to accelerate IoT adoption in Latin America ••• PodM2M offers IoT security monitoring, threat detection as standard on all connectivity products.
- NFC, BLE Transform Mobile Phones into Digital Access Controls
HID Global's Crescendo Mobile app-based solution is being tested by its own employees and customers to enable workers to securely provide credentials for computer access at the touch of a smartphone.
- 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.
- New Zealand Hotel Takes Tech-Savvy Approach With BLE Technology
Mi-pad's hotel in Queenstown automatically provides guests with room assignments and access via an app using technology from ASSA ABLOY Hospitality, and enables visitors to manage room conditions to meet their own comfort needs.
- RFID News Roundup
Spanset acquires stake in CoreRFID ••• Central Admixture Pharmacy Services, Kit Check add serialized RFID tags to pre-filled syringes ••• STMicroelectronics offers NB-IoT starter kits for Amazon FreeRTOS ••• Libelium releases cloud-connectivity service for IoT devices ••• Soracom launches technology accelerator program to drive IoT innovation ••• Tuya Smart intros smart-home IoT security system using facial recognition.
- Incubator Program Yields BLE and NFC Credentialing
The Kantara Initiative has completed a project with Exponent in which the credentials of an emergency responder or other individual can be loaded onto a smartphone and then be accessed securely via BLE or NFC using another phone.
- RFID News Roundup
JADAK integrates RFID communication interface into its products ••• Frost & Sullivan names Smartrac RFID Global Solutions Company of the Year ••• Harting Technology Group unveils IIoT and automation technologies ••• Infineon intros IoT cloud localization services and security solutions ••• ABI Research reports auto makers leading smart manufacturing advances ••• Startup Robolab raises funding to develop RFID-capable AI robot bartender ••• Rigado gateway uses Amazon Web Services IoT features, Bluetooth sensors.
- New Broadband Protocol Turns Routers into IoT Gateways
Greenwave Systems is offering its AXON software, using the User Services Platform (USP) protocol, to provide internet service providers with the ability to sell IoT solutions to their customers, leveraging internet routers.
- STMicroelectronics Releases NFC Controller With Built-in Secure Element
The company's system-on-a-chip also includes an eSIM so that a single die can offer NFC and HF RFID functionality, as well as security and built-in memory.
- Parking Network Adopts Automatic Payment System
An agreement between Estapar, Fleetcor Technologies and Sem Parar will involve 1,000 parking lots throughout Brazil, providing greater fluidity of vehicles, as well as secure financial transactions and customer convenience.
- Swedish Watchmaker Brings NFC Payments to Its Smart Watches
Kronaby's Hybrid Smartwatch incorporates technologies from Fidesmo and STMicroelectronics that enable contactless payments, with access control and other functions slated for further use cases.
- RFID Steps Up Display Accuracy in Shoe Department
A European retailer has deployed an RFID-based inventory-management system from TAG Co. that links a tagged display shoe to its box in the back room, and can also detect if a style or color of shoe is missing from the display.
- IoT News Roundup
STMicroelectronics intros Sigfox-certified IoT solution for industrial asset management ••• Silicon Labs offers LTE-M solution for low-power cellular IoT applications ••• Kerlink launches Japanese subsidiary to serve IoT market in Asia ••• Soracom, Unabiz unveil Sigfox Monarch development kit ••• LoRa Alliance announces new LoRaWAN protocol specs to support OTA firmware updates ••• Longview IoT, GMO GlobalSign, Intrinsic ID partner on IoT security solution ••• HARMAN International opens new headquarters in Israel.
- Partnership to Offer Smart Vending Machines for RFID Access, Payments
Connect&GO has invested in 25 percent of Montreal start-up Brite4 to develop and market smart vending machines for self-serve festival, concert or resort access, using Brite4's machine and reader portal designs with Connect&GO software and integration.
- Marriott Maracay Golf Resort Brings RFID-Based Security to Locks, Safes
The historical Venezuelan hotel has deployed an HF RFID- and ZigBee-based solution from ASSA ABLOY that manages guests' access to their rooms, and to the safes within those rooms, while detecting unusual activity and helping employees identify any guests who have forgotten items in their safe.