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  • Vizinex, Barcodes Inc. Deliver Specialized RFID Tag for DOT Bridge

    Under pressure of a four-week deadline, the companies designed, manufactured and printed a label specialized for electric cable installed on a transit bridge, which could enable workers to locate, identify and service individual conduits.

  • Fret SNCF to Present at RFID Journal LIVE! Europe

    The largest rail freight operator in France will speak about its use of Internet of Things technologies to provide a more efficient freight transport service.

  • RFID News Roundup

    STMicroelectronics unveils toolset to ensure IoT cyber-protection; Identiv, Schreiner Group to provide RFID inlays for medical anti-counterfeiting; ProxiGroup RFID Solutions offers site-survey system using RFID, IoT; Pod Group enables Alemetic Systems to transport valuable cargo across African jungle; Powercast's long-range wireless power technology gains three FCC approvals; Patron Technology acquires RFID cashless payments company Token Systems.

  • RFID Paper Turns the Page on Label and Card Printing

    ISBC's new standard paper, with embedded NFC, HF or UHF tags, can be designed, ordered and printed according to customer demand, so that the tags can be cut directly from the paper as needed, and at a low cost.

  • IATA Mandates RFID Use on Baggage for Airlines, Airports

    After more than a decade of study and recommendations, the International Air Transport Association has voted to require the use of UHF RFID on air-travel baggage to prevent the mishandling of bags.

  • Road Builders Automate Material Delivery and Weighing With RFID

    Florida technology company DTSystems has developed a solution to automatically link a vehicle and a driver with delivery information, as well as the weight of the dirt, lime or rock being delivered to a site and billed for.

  • Smartrac, Partners Aim for Green Tags

    The Green Tag Program offers green certification to UHF and NFC tags sold by Smartrac that omit heavy metals, adhesives and chemical etching processes as tags are increasingly being applied to products and packaging that might be recycled.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Apex Supply Chain Technologies, Zebra Technologies announce strategic OEM relationship ••• Schreiner ProTech unveils globally usable RFID label for metal applications ••• RFID company Tönnjes acquires Utsch AG's stake in Utsch Tönnjes International ••• eX2 Technology intros smart truck parking system for Iowa Department of Transportation ••• Kerlink, Electronica Elemon partner to accelerate IoT adoption in Latin America ••• PodM2M offers IoT security monitoring, threat detection as standard on all connectivity products.

  • Companies Testing New IoT Devices for Refrigerated Container Monitoring

    Orbcomm's cellular-based CT 3000 and CT 3100 units can be plugged into the reefer units of containers, thereby providing two-way access to sensor data, along with GPS-based location information, which shippers or transport companies can access via the ReeferConnect software platform, and adjust conditions remotely.

  • STMicroelectronics Releases NFC Controller With Built-in Secure Element

    The company's system-on-a-chip also includes an eSIM so that a single die can offer NFC and HF RFID functionality, as well as security and built-in memory.

  • Swedish Watchmaker Brings NFC Payments to Its Smart Watches

    Kronaby's Hybrid Smartwatch incorporates technologies from Fidesmo and STMicroelectronics that enable contactless payments, with access control and other functions slated for further use cases.

  • IoT Aids Scooter Sharing for Cities, Companies

    Premier Wireless Solutions is teaming with Internet of Things sensor and connectivity company CalAmp to provide a cellular-based solution to detect where motorized scooters are located as they are operated or parked, and to enable individuals to find, pay for and unlock the scooters via an app.

  • Barcoding Inc. Aims for RFID Growth With Acquisition of Danforth Systems

    The purchase of the Houston technology company provides Barcoding with access to Texas-based customers, particularly in oil and gas.

  • Final Round of Brazil-ID Program Prepares Country for the IoT

    Several Internet of Things-based services may use the same infrastructure that currently serves merely to collect tolls.

  • Fresh Food Provider Sees £150,000 Savings With RFID

    Reynolds built its own UHF RFID-based system to track its approximately 60,000 reusable crates as they are packed, then shipped to and returned from customers; the company is now examining other ways in which the technology could help track product shipments or forklift transit efficiency at its distribution center.

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