A report from VDC Research has found that manufacturing and retail losses will bring a decline for AIDC companies during the pandemic, but agility and visibility offerings are likely to cause growth in the long term.
The level of engagement at last week's RFID in Aerospace and Defense event was high, which is a good sign.
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.
Smart Industries has released a UHF RFID-enabled version of its Ticket Time skill crane game, known as Ticket Smarts, that automatically links a player with the rolls of tickets he or she earns so that the winnings can be redeemed.
Move 'N See is using ultra-wideband technology from DecaWave as part of its indoor positioning and robotics solution, Pixio, enabling the automatic filming of moving athletes or other individuals.
University Hospital in San Antonio improved its workflow processes and used a real-time location system to automate them.
The system, developed by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, is being tested by Baker Hughes to monitor the location and usage of such materials.
Woodworking factory equipment companies are highlighting how RFID technology can be used for tracking inventory and work-in-progress, as well for other purposes, to improve efficiency and enable the quick production of made-to-order furniture.
R-pac International helps Tesco's F&F fashion division deploy RFID at 525 stores ••• Kathrein RFID's automated vehicle ID system up and running at Munich Airport ••• Smartrac introduces BullsEye NFC tag with Sony FeliCa Lite-S chip ••• Times-7's new circular-polarized RFID antenna for large-scale operations ••• Invengo markets its anti-counterfeiting label to U.S. brand owners ••• SATO's PJM RFID technology integrated with diamond-managing software.
Interstate Batteries, Kuehne+Nagel, Detroit Diesel Corp. and Zebra Technologies are among this year's honorees.