A growing number of companies are implementing augmented reality and virtual reality systems to speed up efficiencies, lower costs and minimize human touch points for social distancing.
Schools, construction firms, offices and manufacturers are among those testing a social-distancing and contact-tracing system from RFID Global Solution that privately alerts workers or students regarding unsafe proximities; employers or schools can use the data to manage safer operations.
The Polish company says it will be able to produce and ship about 170 million UHF, NFC and HF RFID tags a year to start, for use in smart packaging, with the aim of bringing nearly any product online.
Doosan Bobcat has deployed an Internet of Things solution from Rockwell Automation to integrate data from its assembly site so that operators and management can understand each product's status and history as it is assembled, inspected, repaired or maintained.
Fresenius Kabi has developed a system of tagging its anesthesia and analgesic products so they can be read using any standard UHF RFID reader, thereby providing visibility into when drugs are received at a hospital, stored in cabinets and removed for administration to patients.
SUKU and Smartrac have teamed up to build a solution for the authentication and test result verification of goods being manufactured, shipped and purchased around the world, to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
Xerafy adds new flexible RFID inlay; Litmus, Oden Technologies offer IIoT smart manufacturing solution; CAEN RFID unveils embedded RFID reader module; Confidex provides washable returnable item tags, durable on-metal tags; Zyter announces IoT connectivity platform for schools.
Wilden's Safeguard system was released this past spring, using sub-GHz RF transmissions and cellular connectivity to capture cycle counts and leak events on air-operated diaphragm pumps, managed by cloud-based software, to prevent or detect failures.
The company, which produces 60,000 garments a month and sells them at its stores, has adopted a radio frequency identification solution from iTag Etiquetas Inteligentes.
Swinburne University of Technology has teamed up with Software AG to provide Internet of Things solutions that are now being tested by Bega Cheese and other companies to boost product quality and operational efficiency for the production of food, composite materials and other goods.