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U Grok It raises $600,000 in angel funding, begins manufacturing UHF smartphone readers; Xerafy, RFID Global Solution, Alien Technology partner on RFID kit for hospitals; Holland RFID, Xerafy announce oil-and-gas partnership; Walgreens' Duane Reade drugstores deploy Bluetooth beacons; Nivea embeds StickNFind beacons in magazine ads; CSL creates dual-mode access cards in partnership with HID, announces new temperature tag; Qualcomm establishes subsidiary as standalone Bluetooth beacon company.
The hybrid Bluetooth beacon and Wi-Fi solution enables a retailer to identify where participating shoppers with smartphones are located, provide them with relevant promotional data and help them connect with store personnel.
The companies have released new adhesives and tag-manufacturing equipment that support the use of smaller passive UHF RFID chips and enable faster production speeds.
The initiative will use new hybrid RFID Integrated Nameplates created by Brady, Tego and Fujitsu.
The Midwest health-care provider installed a real-time location system to manage the flow of patients, personnel and assets through examination rooms and common areas, to improve the efficiency of its medical centers and boost patient satisfaction.
GlobeRanger can now sell its Edgeware platform, along with Fujitsu's tags, integration and software solutions, to the Department of Defense and its suppliers, as well as to markets globally, with the support of its new parent company.
The company's seven new passive EPC Gen 2 tags are designed to expand the use of item-level RFID to other products, such as cosmetics, jewelry and shoes.
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The center, while continuing its research relationship with the University of Arkansas, will expand into NFC, active RFID and other wireless technologies, and will benefit from partnerships with Auburn's research hubs.
The event, to be held on Aug. 12-13, will be co-located with the Lean Construction Conference, and will focus on how companies in these sectors are employing RFID to improve their business operations.
The Hong Kong company's C50 and C70 models, designed for apparel and health-care applications, recently passed all Arkansas Radio Compliance testing categories.
Avante International is providing its AssetGuardian solution to a California businessman, enabling him to protect his personal collection even when his home's main security system is turned off.
RFID ensures that food producers test a random sampling of equipment for the presence of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), a chemical that serves as an indicator of how thoroughly an area has been cleaned.
The solution, using passive RFID badges from Rippedsheets.com, tracks when an individual enters a room, and then whether that worker uses a hand sanitizer.
One example is the company's partnership with HealthID, which is using Identiv's technology to help diabetics and others with chronic diseases to manage their conditions and share personal data with health-care providers.
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The volume knob, which can be retrofitted into the company's Mototrbo two-way radios, enables users to conduct inventory counts of 50 radios in six seconds, instead of four minutes.
The Turkish company has developed systems specifically for tracking patients and personnel in psychiatric clinics and neonatal wards, as well as for managing assets at hospitals and in ambulances.
The VMBeacon system includes beacons and a smartphone app that enables shoppers to learn more about a garment on display in a store or window, and to purchase that product online—even if the store is closed.
Powercast Corp. and Vanguard ID co-developed the tag, which uses power harvested from an interrogator to energize sensors and transmit that sensor data back to the reader, up to 25 feet away.