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  • HID Global, Mist Systems Bring BLE to RTLS Deployments

    A partnership between the two companies provides an open standard-based RTLS solution, while HID Global is also releasing a new BLE badge beacon that hospitals and other businesses can use for duress alerts.

  • NFC Makes Smartphones the Key to Hyundai's New Cars

    The company's 2020 Sonata will be the first vehicle to come with NFC readers and BLE beacons built into its locking system and inner console, so that drivers can use a smartphone as a key to enter and start the car, as well as manage its settings.

  • New Rugged Antenna Designed to Withstand the Harshest Environments

    FEIG Electronics has released a UHF RFID antenna capable of surviving the worst weather and harshest conditions, such as suspended over winter highways or on airport concourses—or even when collided into in port storage yards.

  • RFID News Roundup

    SML RFID featured in European EPC Competence Center RFID transponder study ••• A2B Tracking announces software support for fixed RFID gateways ••• Smartrac Technology Group unveils tiny NFC transponder ••• Infinite Peripherals adds RFID-based security to health-care mobile device ••• Sigfox releases radio protocol specs for connected objects ••• Bosch Sensortec launches ideation community to foster IoT applications.

  • Electronic Components Firm Releases NFC-enabled Wireless Charging System for Cars

    ROHM's Qi-based wireless charging solution for car manufacturers will come with NFC reader technology from STMicroelectronics, to identify and protect NFC cards or other devices from destructive charging transmissions, while allowing pairing or security functionality with NFC-enabled phones.

  • RFID News Roundup

    HARTING releases gate system featuring CE-compliant control cabinet, RFID reader ••• Smartrac, Sasken announce strategic partnership for IoT solutions ••• HID Global, Phunware collaborate to improve wayfinding for hospital patients and visitors ••• Current Health receives FDA clearance for its remote patient-monitoring solution ••• DigiCert, Utimaco, Microsoft Research collaborate to secure IoT from quantum-computing threats ••• UrsaLeo accepted into Google SaaS Partner Program ••• Port Authority airports track security, taxi wait times online.

  • UWB Alliance Aims for Interoperability

    The new organization, which includes technology companies and end users among its members, intends to promote interoperable standards while working to ensure co-existence with W-Fi standards.

  • Daimler, BAE Systems to Keynote at RFID Journal LIVE! 2019

    The two industrial firms will present in-depth case studies at RFID Journal's 17th annual event, to be held in Phoenix, Ariz., on Apr. 2-4.

  • 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.

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