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  • RFID News Roundup

    Semtech releases LoRa smart-home device for IoT apps; MachNation offers software for IoT platform performance testing; STMicroelectronics, Fieldscale add touch-sensitive controls to smart devices; Roambee raises funding to help shippers monitor and automate supply chains; DeltaTrak intros real-time loggers; PVH Corp. seeks RFID rollout coordinator.

  • Hybrid IC Adds Content Access to UHF-NFC Product Label

    EM Microelectronic's em/echo-v enables UHF RFID use for inventory and supply chain management, as well as NFC functionality, not only to authenticate a product with an NFC device such as a phone, but also to automatically access content.

  • RFID News Roundup

    SensThys, Convergence Systems Ltd. partner on handheld RFID solutions; STMicroelectronics joins Zigbee Alliance Board of Directors; Conectis, Igor offer IoT smart-building solutions in Europe; iDTRONIC updates HF RFID reader with Wi-Fi, Ethernet interface; Nerf Challenge utilizes Connect&GO smart wristbands; IoTdc becomes Kerlink IoT solutions distributor in South Africa.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Murata Electronics intros on-metal tool-tracking tag; SATO offers printer capable of encoding RFID labels; Schreiner MediPharm unveils RFID label, supply chain security solutions; STMicroelectronics rolls out system-on-chip for LoRa IoT; Bluebird debuts new IoT RFID products; NFC Forum releases new specifications.

  • RFID Saves Auto Parts Factory Money on Raw Materials

    Thanks to improved production and inventory-management processes, Brazil's R2A has optimized its entire end-to-end supply chain.

  • RFID Tracks Scooter Helmets, Jackets for Ride Services

    Indonesia's Gojek is supplying RFID-enabled helmets and jackets to its millions of contractors, thereby better managing where the products are distributed so that they are available in the right sizes; in the future, it plans to track maintenance to keep them in good working order.

  • Baby Atacadão Boosts Sales via RFID

    The company has improved its goods-circulation processes thanks to the use of radio frequency identification technology, offering it greater agility.

  • Retailers Track Reusable Crates via the IoT

    Sensize offers a cellular-based asset-management system using Arm's connectivity and its own Internet of Things sensor and software to provide supermarkets with location data regarding crates used for home delivery in the United Kingdom, as well as companies moving goods in large plastic magnum boxes.

  • Blockchain and RFID Could Address a $180 Billion Problem

    A new paper published by the Auburn University RFID Lab suggests the two technologies could help retailers, brand owners and logistics providers reduce counterfeiting, shrink and chargebacks.

  • IoT Tag Solution Tracks Conditions for Cold Chain

    FreshTrack, provided by CoreKinect and Kudelski Group, is being piloted by three retailer companies to track conditions around goods in the supply chain; sensor data is captured as goods are received, enabling store managers to view the conditions before they accept a shipment.

  • NFC Technology Protects Brands Against Piracy

    Several companies are utilizing HID Global's Trusted Tag services, which combine cloud authentication with Near Field Communication tags to identify counterfeit products.

  • NFC Solution Fights Beverage Counterfeiting

    Toppan Printing and Amcor are working in partnership to ensure the origin of wines and beverages marketed by their customers, using a Near Field Communication solution.

  • Avery Dennison Targets Retail Deployments With Mobile Printer, Robomart Partnership

    The company's new Pathfinder 6059 handheld RFID printer can create and apply RFID tags for retail goods and logistics within five seconds, while its EPC UHF RFID tags will be used on Robomart's products when the self-driving store system brings stores to customers wherever they are.

  • SML RFID Opens Retail Ideation Space in China

    The facility, located in Shanghai, will showcase item-level RFID technologies and applications to government leaders, business partners and retail end users.

  • Blockchain Solution Employs NFC for Supply Chain Accountability

    ShipChain and GTX are partnering to offer a solution that captures supply chain data throughout perishable goods' journey from manufacturer to consumer, with a goal of boosting visibility and trust.

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