Confidex releases label with shared RFID and NFC memory; Powercast, InPlay offer battery-free BLE sensor beacon; Study shows strong RFID tag market growth; AI company Altair launches data-analytics appliance for IoT.
A Japanese Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry project, using Wiliot battery-free BLE sensors, is testing the viability of letting consumers track food freshness and volume in fridges via an app.
The new tags provide automatic identification and sensing capabilities for a variety of products, from metallic packed goods and small form-factor products to items that must be read from multiple orientations.
Omni-ID's five new products are battery-free labels with sensors and UHF functionality to transmit data, such as temperature or moisture presence, to an RFID reader for use in the cold supply chain, at data centers or during construction.
Energous is selling its kit with Atmosic's BLE system-on-chip, enabling users to build solutions that leverage wireless charging at up to a 13-meter distance for IoT solutions ranging from factory condition monitoring to in-store electronic shelf labeling.
The acquisition will place Beontag among the largest RFID label producers globally, with a planned capacity of five billion labels, leveraging Confidex's ticketing and industrial tag products and its China-based manufacturing site.
A hybrid solution from tech startup TrueGreen and RFID company Identiv enables UHF and NFC tracking from a single label to provide authentication, supply chain management and tamper-evident content for consumers who buy products at dispensaries.
Airlines are employing a new inlay from Tageos for checked baggage, which offers UHF RFID technology and modified sensitivity to operate with existing infrastructure.
Powercast is teaming with robotics firm Badger Technologies to offer an electronic shelf label management system that stores can employ, leveraging an RFID reading robot to update pricing at the shelf level.
The RFID technology provider intends to market UHF RFID products that can be sewn or built into garments to provide loss prevention and tracking functionality for a product's entire lifespan, from manufacture to recycling.