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.
Humatics, Siemens receive MTA UWB train-positioning contract; SimplyRFID offers inventory-management guide for wine sellers; InnovationLab, Trelleborg integrate printed sensors in logistics app; New Boundary offers IIoT monitoring solution; Laird Connectivity, Memfault partner on IoT/Bluetooth debugging platform; RFID use boosts plastic pharmaceutical bottle sales.
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.
NXP offers UWB development tools for Apple products; Schreiner ProTech intros UHF RFID starter kit; Qualcomm unveils new Internet of Things solutions; SkyLab uses Semtech asset-management platform for prototyping board; Scottish music event goes cashless with Event Genius payment tech; Energous, Atmosic partner on RF energy harvesting; Cupix launches 3D digital twin platform.
Canadian Natural Resources is using an automated system to track the locations of workers during turnaround processes, after the technology from Connectus and Sewio was previously found to reduce mustering times tenfold.
Avery Dennison extends NFC inlay line with EM Micro IC; Vizinex RFID adds Impinj chips to its products; BehrTech, WEPTECH launch LPWAN gateway for IoT; Aramark LoRaWAN solution uses tech from Kerlink, Microshare; Sewio releases RTLS design planner for UWB; Kalypso, AVATA partner on digital transformation for Oracle clients; UrsaLeo expands into EMEA region.
The joint liaison agreement is aimed at promoting more open standards for UWB and RTLS technologies, as well as easing regulatory demands for UWB power and outdoor use in industrial and other settings.
Kinexon's SafeZone solution tracks each time workers wearing SafeTags come within close range, then alerts them in real time, while storing anonymous information so contact tracing can take place before infections can occur.
Humatics' solution pinpoints trail location for the MTA in New York City and now may be expanded into Europe and Asia, with support from a new service that guides technology companies with standards and regulations worldwide.