This year's winners—Grupo Boticário, Volkswagen do Brasil, Johnson & Johnson, Lockheed Martin, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, SportCor, EM Microelectronic and Tali Freed—were announced at the RFID Journal Virtually LIVE! conference.
The em|aura-sense, with capacitance for moisture or touch detection, can respond to a UHF RFID reader by storing sensor data or transmitting it back to the interrogator, enabling those with existing RFID inventory-counting systems to add the tags and gain additional data.
The IEEE's 802.15.4z, the latest amendment to the organization's UWB standard, is aimed at providing improved security and precise location data, while enabling both low- and high-rate pulse-repetition frequency for access to vehicles with phones or key fobs, as well as home access and payments.
The technology firm has acquired NFC payment company Mobeewave, teamed up with BMW for keyless car access, and released a feature for developers to provide easy NFC transactions without requiring an app.
Saturno knows the space in which each new car it services and transports is parked, as well as every time vehicles are moved, thanks to an RFID- and barcode-based system that links each car's VIN with a specific parking space and the driver who moved it there.
Digital keys allow the use of a smartphone to open vehicle doors and perform varied remote operations in a way that promises to be simple, practical and safe.
The company is working with warehouses and suppliers to provide a kanban-based solution employing its ARU 2400 reader with FAKRA connectors that enable the quick connection of up to 24 additional antennas to capture automated tag reads on shelves.
Tyrata unveils RFID-integrated tire tread monitoring system; CircuitWorx, Thingstream partner on IoT connectivity products; Kudelski Group integrates IoT platform with GSMA security tech; Zigbee Alliance adds Bureau Veritas to its testing house roster; K2 Software, Celonis team up to accelerate digital business transformation; Senet, T-Systems partner on IoT solution bundles; Transparency Market Research issues report on RFID tags and labels.
The IoT-based app can be used with a GM vehicle's OnStar solution using cellular connectivity, while the Geotab system can also incorporate Drivewyze's weigh-station bypass application.
The company's TireTag is 67 percent smaller than standard RFID tags and offers a read range of up to 3 meters, enabling businesses to more easily build RFID into each tire in order to track its operation.