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RFID News Roundup

July 31, 2014 - 6:00am
Hudson's Bay and Lord & Taylor stores roll out Swirl's beacons ••• European Commission publishes standards to alert consumers to RFID use ••• TSL announces RFID-enabled mobile software app for Android devices ••• Turkish Airlines deploys Veacon beacons at Istanbul Ataturk Airport ••• PharmaSeq's RFID technology helps University of Illinois study busy bees ••• Fujitsu adds RFID-enabled solution to its Akisai Food and Agriculture Cloud.

Exhibit Hall Sold Out for RFID in Energy, Mining & Construction

July 31, 2014 - 6:00am
The event, to be held in Perth, Australia, on Aug. 12-13, will focus on helping companies in these sectors employ RFID to improve their business operations.

InfraMarker Adds GPS, Cloud Services to Manage Buried Assets

July 30, 2014 - 6:00am
The company says the new edition of its RFID-enabled solution will bring underground assets into the Internet of Things.

PantryLabs' Vending Machine Dispenses Fresh Foods Via RFID

July 29, 2014 - 6:00am
The California startup's refrigerated kiosks employ RFID readers to identify sandwiches and other perishable products stored within, and to track sales and inventory levels.

Online Furniture Retailer Adds RFID to Its Brick-and-Mortar Showroom

July 28, 2014 - 6:00am
Made.com is providing customers at its London showroom with tablets that they can use to read NFC tags to learn about each product, while giving the retailer access to data about shopper behavior and preferences.

Nuclear Facility Tests RFID on Pipe Welds

July 25, 2014 - 6:00am
A solution from Beweis is intended to accurately identity a pipe weld via a handheld reader, and link that weld to radiographic images of it that prove its integrity.

RFID News Roundup

July 24, 2014 - 6:00am
Hong Kong power co. deploys RF Code's sensor tags ••• HID Global debuts 8 KB FRAM RFID transponder ••• CAS DataLoggers intros RFID cold chain solutions ••• Farsens unveils battery-free UHF RF field detector for assessing RFID systems ••• RAIN Alliance grows membership, prepares for first meeting.

Barcelona-area Hospital Manages Surgical Supplies Via Smart Cabinet

July 24, 2014 - 6:00am
The Consorci Sanitari de l'Anoia is applying RFID tags to high-value surgical items, in order to track which patients receive them, as well ensure that the inventory count is up to date, and no product expires before use.

Tyco Wins Chain-wide Contract From Inditex

July 23, 2014 - 6:00am
By the end of 2016, Tyco's EAS-RFID hard tags and RFID tag detachers will be deployed at all of the retailer's approximately 2,000 Zara stores.

At Cooper Hewitt Museum, Visitors to Become Designers With NFC

July 22, 2014 - 6:00am
The museum, located in New York City, is developing an NFC-based solution for its renovated exhibits at Carnegie Mansion that will allow visitors to create their own digital designs.

Carrefour to Use Bluetooth Beacons to Track Carts, Baskets

July 21, 2014 - 6:00am
The company will be the second retailer to pilot a solution from Proximus to identify the locations of carts and baskets moving around stores, providing analytics regarding shopper behavior.

Aki Choklat Brings Authentication and Personalization to Luxury Bags

July 18, 2014 - 6:00am
The shoes and accessories designer is selling handbags with a built-in NFC RFID tag that enables users not only to authenticate their bags, but also to create a travel diary—and track down a bag if it is ever stolen.

RFID News Roundup

July 17, 2014 - 6:00am
AmerisourceBergen launches RFID-enabled medications packaging system ••• Scientists use Microsensys RFID technology to study pesticides' effects on bumblebees ••• EasyJet trials Estimote Bluetooth beacons at three European airports ••• Palos Community Hospital puts Versus RTLS in its operating rooms ••• PINC announces next-generation enterprise yard-management solution ••• Toshiba announces new RFID chip compliant with NFC Forum Type 3 specification ••• Trimble intros Apple iOS support in ThingMagic Mercury API.

Inditex CEO Announces RFID Expansion Plans

July 17, 2014 - 6:00am
Already using RFID at 700 of its Zara stores, the company expects to have the technology installed at all of its nearly 2,000 Zara locations worldwide by 2016.

Vale, Veiling Holambra, Brazil's Army and Petrobras to Speak at LIVE! Brasil

July 17, 2014 - 6:00am
RFID Journal's third Brazilian event will highlight how organizations across that nation are benefiting from RFID technologies.

ISA Boutique Tracks Inventory, Shopper Behavior Via RFID

July 16, 2014 - 6:00am
The Hong Kong retailer is installing CSL readers and antennas in its display cabinets and on its sales counters, so that it can track when jewelry is removed, returned and purchased.

PostNL Tracks Temperature-Sensitive Pharmaceuticals Via RFID

July 15, 2014 - 6:00am
The company has installed SenseAnywhere active UHF transceivers and receivers within the postal vehicles it operates in Belgium.

RFID Speeds Police Vehicles Through Assembly

July 14, 2014 - 6:00am
Troy Design and Manufacture is expanding an EPC UHF RFID system to track the movements of Ford vehicles through 10 or more procedures that modify the cars for use by police forces.

NFC Promotion Boosts Pepsi's Midwest Sales

July 11, 2014 - 6:00am
Rehrig Pacific intends to launch a second promotion, following an initial pilot program that enabled shoppers with NFC phones to tap a tag on the plastic trays on which soda bottles are displayed to access a hockey-game discount and Pepsi promotional info.

RFID News Roundup

July 10, 2014 - 6:00am
Farsens introduces RFID-enabled light detector; Neology receives OmniAir 6C certification for RFID tags; IDTronic adds new soft, flexible RFID wristband to lineup; VivaLnk announces Digital Tattoo; Panasonic updates Toughpad FZ-G1 10-inch rugged Windows tablet with RFID options.