- Auto Maker Speeds Processes via RFID
MSM Solutions' replenishment system is providing an automotive factory with UHF RFID-based data regarding the parts moving onto the assembly floor and empty racks returning from the floor, thereby ensuring the manufacturing system has just-in-time access to those parts.
- New Zebra Reader Promises Real-Time RFID Data Capture
The company's ATR7000 overhead reader provides real-time location data for retailers and warehouses using UHF RFID tags on assets, inventory and personnel, while a hybrid solution with an optical camera and an RFID reader tracks space usage as trailers or containers are packed.
- Mammut Uses NFC to Engage Customers
The European climbing and outdoor recreation retailer is using an NFC system from Smartrac Technology Group to track inventory through the supply chain, and to engage with shoppers long after they make their purchases.
- RFID News Roundup
Smartrac, 4E Antenna form partnership to strengthen sustainability in RFID products ••• Fleetilla, Polte collaborate to extend supply chain and equipment visibility via IoT ••• Inseego expands Industrial IoT product family with gigabit edge routers ••• IIoT company DataOnline rebrands as Anova ••• FIME brings NFC Forum certification services to Japan ••• LoRa Alliance, DLMS User Association bring Internet of Things to utilities.
- Waste-Management System Cleans Up With UHF RFID
Compta is powering its Bee2Waste system with an RFID solution from TechSigno using Chainway RFID readers to capture data from hundreds of thousands of waste bins as they are commissioned, and each time they are emptied.
- HP Brazil Integrates RFID With Smart Packaging
The technologies work in parallel and in a complementary manner, lowering costs and increasing efficiency in controlling the value chain of products.
- Simon AI Provides Turnkey IoT Solution With BLE
Kontakt.io's new offering is being piloted by companies in the Netherlands and Germany to track the movements of goods and people, as well as temperature conditions, employing cloud-based software.
- Blockchain Platform Leverages RFID Solution for Inventory Management
Citizens Reserve is providing its blockchain solution, enabled by Smartrac's Cosmos software, to the livestock and retail markets, so users can share data with other supply chain members and consumers to validate the conditions of animals and meat.
- Seafolly Brings Intelligence to Swimwear Management
The Australian retailer has completed a pilot to improve inventory management with RFID technology, as well as increasing visibility in the supply chain, using readers and magic mirrors from Solos.
- RFID Tracks Goods at 750 French Menswear Stores
Celio has completed one of France's largest passive UHF RFID deployments, using a solution from Nedap to track all products to prevent out-of-stocks and help store associates better manage their inventory locally, while enabling omnichannel sales.
- RFID Brings Visibility to Hummingbirds at UC Davis
The multi-year university research project is tracking tagged hummingbirds as they approach RFID-enabled feeders, in order to better understand visitation patterns and the potential for disease transmission.
- Shoppers, Retailers See Need for Better Automation, Technology in Stores
Zebra Technologies' annual survey finds that consumers feel they are better connected than store associates, that workers would benefit from tablet use and that decision makers seek automated checkout experiences, as well as boosted fulfillment rates, based on inventory accuracy.
- 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.
- Chinese Packaging Company Brings Low-Cost RFID to United States, Europe
Baoshen Group is opening offices in both regions, and is offering two new RFID products: a hybrid RFID-EAS tag and a printed NFC tag for authentication and consumer engagement that will be released early next year.
- Single Solution Counts Inventory, Tracks Movement, Thwarts Theft
U.K technology company PervasID says its Multi Ranger is designed to accomplish all three functions with a single overhead reader in a store measuring 200 square meters or less, with antennas in the back room and storage area, and at the exit.