P360 upgrades Swittons IoT smart devices for life sciences; Insight SiP launches BLE module for smart lighting, buildings; STMicroelectronics offers new BLE system-on-chip; NXP unveils BLE solutions for IoT, gaming and more; Auburn University RFID Lab certifies Paragon ID tags, inlays; Rockwell Automation, Microsoft expand IIoT partnership.
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.
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.
SML launches new RFID inlay for retail apparel; HID Global unveils industrial, financial card-printing products; IntelliGuard intros RFID-IoT inventory-management solution; SCA Pharma adds Kit Check embedded RFID tags to its products; Sewio promotes UWB tech with free RTLS enablement kits; Fluke invests in Everactive to accelerate IIoT solutions growth; Industrial Internet Consortium updates IoT vocabulary terms.
DoseID, comprising drug label and packaging companies, as well as healthcare and RFID technology firms, is working to create guidelines for the development and use of RFID to track medications and vaccines; Auburn University's RFID Lab will provide tag testing and specifications.
JADAK handheld reader integrates LF/HF RFID, 1D/2D barcodes; Fresenius Kabi intros RFID smart labels for medication management; Talkin' Things offers $0.03 NFC and RFID tags; Facedrive BLE app pairs with TraceSCAN wearable tech; Semtech, Amazon Web Services, TensorIoT collaborate on IoT solutions; Microlink to distribute Kerlink LoRaWAN solutions in Colombia, Peru.
Several companies are conducting early testing of Avery Dennison's Maxdura device—which comes with a built-in battery, a sensor and UHF functionality—so that data can be captured as perishable foods, drugs or other goods pass through portals where tags are being read.
CSafe Global has partnered with Cloudleaf to build Internet of Things sensors into its temperature-controlled containers so that life science companies and shippers can view and manage temperatures and other conditions during global shipments.
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The Spoken Rx solution, part of CVS Pharmacy's app, enables those who have trouble reading printed drug labels to hear a medicine's name spoken aloud, along with usage instructions, at the tap of a smartphone.