InPlay's BLE technology is designed to enable easy setup of a real-time location system with beacon tags that would cost a few dollars and could be interrogated by a gateway, tablet or smartphone from hundreds of meters away.
STMicroelectronics intros time-of-flight multi-zone ranging sensor; Cognian, Avnet forge IoT-BLE strategic agreement; PaceTrail offers NFC-enabled location tracker and digital business card; TAGnology RFID, Energous partner on wireless power for IoT, RTLS; MicroAI joins Silicon Labs' technology partner program.
Link Labs' AirFinder Onsite solution provides low-cost indoor location, with BLE tags identifying where they are based on phase ranging, and LoRa connectivity forwarding that data to a server.
Kinexon's X-Tag is designed to cost about one-fifth the price of existing UWB tags for Industrial IoT applications tracking items moving around a facility to gain a real-time view into operations and analyze business processes.
Zebra's new contract for RFID-based player-tracking technology at the NFL Reese's Senior Bowl in Hancock Whitney Stadium means performance statistics will continue to be collected and shared with players, teams and scouts, with a further focus on contests and social media.
A mining company is among the first users of a solution that incorporates Wipelot's ultra-wideband technology into Cisco's indoor and outdoor access points so both technologies can be leveraged in a single deployment.
Siemens publishes white paper on digital transformation; Mojix joins Zebra's PartnerConnect program; Magic Information intros IoT smart lock solution using ST tech; Vizinex RFID offers asset-tracking tag for outdoor, industrial use; XO2Tech unveils RFID products for FMCG; Sewio releases industrial anchor for RTLS deployments; Industrial Internet Consortium launches IoT Patterns Initiative; Winbond, Ambiq partner on IoT solutions, wearables; A2B Tracking, Fetch Robotics team up on RFID solutions.
RFID Journal's recent online event was focused on the use of RFID and IoT technologies in retail, apparel, logistics, operations and manufacturing. View the presentations and recordings.
RTLS solutions have changed a lot throughout the years, and the journey has been a fascinating one.
Angelpaw offers RFID platform for pet aquamation; Borda Technology deploys IoT wristbands with Northern Cyprus Turkcell, partners with Texi; U.S. Air Force awards research contract to Everactive for IoT sensing applications; Silicon Labs sells assets to Skyworks Solutions, focuses on IoT; Calypso Networks Association, NFC Forum to collaborate; Sewio Networks updates RTLS software for workplace safety; XO2Tech unveils new RFID products; PervasID wins Queen's Award for Enterprise.