- 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.
- 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.
- Latest NFC Specs Offer Interoperability to a Growing Market
The NFC Forum's 2017 Technical Specification offers new specs and modifications to existing ones intended to ensure legacy and future Near Field Communication technologies can interoperate as the number of NFC applications swells.
- Comment Period Opens for FCC's 3.5 GHz Rule Overhaul
The CommLaw Group warns: "Don't let them take away your spectrum."
- RFID to Track Dentures at Nursing Homes
Nobilium's solution, from Syrma Technology, provides an automatic-identification method for nursing homes and hospitals in the form of a passive HF or NFC tag built into the dentures, to link a patient's ID with the false teeth as they are cleaned or maintained.
- NFC Forum Incorporates Tags into Its Certification Program
The release of Apple's NFC-enabled iOS 11 platform is helping to drive the growth of NFC deployments that are making an NFC tag certification program important, the association says.
- RFID News Roundup
Alien Technology to host workshop about RFID in Latin America ••• NFC Forum inks agreements with Active & Intelligent Packaging Industry Association, Wireless Power Consortium ••• Inmarsat finds skills gap could limit IoT innovation in energy sector ••• STATSports selects Taoglas to monitor sports performance ••• Telink Semiconductor releases SDK compatible with new Bluetooth SIG standard ••• Cortet By CEL launches ZigBee extender for wireless sensor network, M2M and Internet of Things applications ••• Fathom intros new industrial Bluetooth beacon.
- Bluetooth SIG Specification Enables BLE Mesh Networks
With the newly released spec, companies can build networks in which Bluetooth Low Energy nodes communicate with each other, as well as with hundreds or thousands of BLE-enabled devices and smartphones that move around a facility.
- ITC Issues Ruling in Neology Lawsuit Regarding 6C Standard
An International Trade Commission judge has sided with Kapsch TrafficCom North America, STAR Systems and other companies in a legal action initiated by Neology in an effort to prevent them from importing electronic tolling products using the ISO/IEC 18000-6C protocol.
- Turkish Mines Track Workers With BLE
Tagvance has deployed Leantegra's Bluetooth Low Energy technology in a lead and zinc mine in Southern Turkey for the Dedeman Mining Company, thereby ensuring that the firm meets new federal safety regulations.
- Minnesota Caterer and Grocer Ensures Food Safety With RFID
ParTech's SureCheck system enables Lunds & Byerlys to automatically track temperatures within its coolers, in order to meet food-safety standards and confirm product freshness.
- Alien Technology Unveils Reader and Gateway Device to Simplify RFID Deployments
With the ALR-F800-X, users can name their readers according to their location, automatically read tags conforming to all standards, and set perimeters for readers with Microsoft's Windows tools and the device's Emissary software layer.
- RFID News Roundup
Kalahari Resorts deploys PDC Solutions wristband system ••• Embien Technologies intros automotive-ready BLE module ••• DENSO releases RFID scanner for logistics, retail ••• Apriva, On Track Innovations unveil semi-integrated solution for unattended payments ••• Brady announces AS9100C quality management system certification ••• Neology receives OmniAir 6C certification for S3 Selectable RFID tag.
- RFID News Roundup
Avery Dennison RFID announces partnership with Target ••• Alien Technology, SOTI add automation, orchestration capabilities to Android RFID handhelds ••• Linxens Group acquires Smartrac's Secure ID & Transactions business ••• Mist offers BLE platform for scalable, standards-based asset visibility ••• Senseon expands cabinet-locking system for jewelers, boutiques, consumer electronics ••• Urbanest Darling Square deploys ASSA ABLOY Hospitality door lock solutions ••• Identiv announces high-security, high-frequency physical access cards.
- CEITEC Receives Certification for e-Passport Chip
The Brazilian semiconductor company has received Common Criteria International Safety Certification, enabling to market the product inside and outside the country.