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RFID News Roundup

June 19, 2014 - 6:00am
Confidex launches new Survivor UHF RFID tags, including battery-assisted version; ABR Industries announces new RFID antenna cables and Atlas RFID Store as new distributor; RFID helps researchers understand monkey behavior; Entigral, ID Integration partner on RFID solutions for aerospace, government and manufacturing; Radius Networks and EM Bluetooth beacons go on scavenger hunts; Gimbal and YinzCam partner to 'enhance in-venue experiences' for sports fans; Identiv launches Channel Alliance Network program.

RFID Journal Unveils Agenda for RFID in Energy, Mining & Construction Conference

June 19, 2014 - 6:00am
Speakers at the event, to be held in Australia on Aug. 12-13, will include executives from Woodside Energy and Bechtel.

Swedish Men's Shirts Provide Off-the-Cuff Info

June 18, 2014 - 6:00am
Four Levent has begun manufacturing and marketing men's dress shirts with sewn-in NFC RFID tags, enabling users to write data such as business card information that others can retrieve via a smartphone.

Applied Materials Inc. Tracks Assets, Protects Intellectual Property

June 17, 2014 - 6:00am
The company is using passive RFID to track assets and tools at its California Metal Deposition laboratory, and a Wi-Fi-based RTLS to capture the locations of high-value items in real time.

MagicBands Bring Convenience, New Services to Walt Disney World

June 16, 2014 - 6:00am
Visitors use the RFID wristbands to access the parks, rides, hotel rooms, and other attractions and services.

Omni-ID and Guard RFID Release Open-Standard 433 MHz Technology

June 13, 2014 - 6:00am
The companies have tested the operability of Omni-ID's new Power 415 tag with Guard RFID's Tag Reader Receiver, and will begin selling their hardware, based on the IEEE 802.15.4f standard, and free of licensing fees.

RFID News Roundup

June 12, 2014 - 6:00am
Mapúa Institute of Technology library adopts CSL UHF RFID technology; Metalcraft announces NFC tags; Red Cell Innovation unveils handheld PDA with RFID; NFL Draft picks Fish Technologies; University of Salento researchers develop RAMSES passive RFID sensor tag; NXP Semiconductors joins ZigBee Alliance Board of Directors.

Middle Eastern Aircraft Services Company Gains Efficiency With RFID

June 11, 2014 - 6:00am
Abu Dhabi Aircraft Technologies is using passive UHF tags to track the components it services, thanks to a solution it developed with help from Airbus.

Collingwood General & Marine Hospital Adopts RTLS that Tracks Infants, Assets and Environmental Conditions

June 10, 2014 - 6:00am
The Canadian facility has deployed Stanley Healthcare's Wi-Fi-based RFID tags and MobileView software platform, which also manages asset locations and records temperature and humidity levels within the OR.

RFID Improves Efficiency and Transparency at Rehau's Bumper Factory

June 9, 2014 - 6:00am
The German auto parts manufacturer is tracking its work-in-progress at eight plants worldwide, ensuring the automotive bumpers it produces are accurately made to order.

Global Company Tracks Its Corporate Art

June 6, 2014 - 6:00am
An RFID solution provided by NCS Technologies is helping to manage art at multiple sites via TSL's handheld reader and an app running on a mobile phone.

RFID News Roundup

June 5, 2014 - 6:00am
MAINtag announces deployment of over 1 million flyable tags, new deliveries of FLYtag skin; Kit Check releases new RFID scanning station; new DOD rules for electronics parts contractors could spur RFID use; Lab ID introduces two new RFID inlays; IDTronic unveils new UHF RFID reader module; NXP releases Android development kit for Mifare, Icode and NTAG products; Smartrac and Confidex partner on U.S. distribution agreement; Tecsys Buys Logi-D.

Carlsberg UK Expands RFID Keg-Tracking System

June 5, 2014 - 6:00am
The beer and cider brewer expects to tag a total of 600,000 kegs, using RFID to create a record of which empty kegs are onsite, which have been filled and shipped, and how long they remain at a customer's site.

Ritani Creates RFID Solution to Engage Shoppers, Increase Sales

June 3, 2014 - 6:00am
The jewelry company is preparing pilots of a system that automatically displays information about items removed from a showcase, and enables consumers to share that data with others via the Internet.

Registration Now Open for RFID Journal LIVE! Brasil

June 3, 2014 - 6:00am
Cornerstone-sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Brasil, RFID Journal's third Brazilian event will highlight how companies across the nation are benefiting from RFID technologies.

Santa Rosa Ski and Sports Uses Bluetooth, Wi-Fi Tags to Track Customer Traffic

June 2, 2014 - 6:00am
The company is one of thousands of small to midsize specialty retailers employing the Swarm Portal solution to measure the quantity of customer visits, and pair that information with sales data to analyze shopper behavior.

Hebrew University's Nanotech Lab Tracks Researcher Locations, Emergencies

May 30, 2014 - 6:00am
The school's Unit for Nanofabrication lab is employing an RTLS solution from LogiTag to identify researchers' locations, and to issue alerts if a worker presses a panic alarm on an RFID tag.

RFID News Roundup

May 29, 2014 - 6:00am
GS1 ratifies new versions of EPCIS and CBV standards; Turck unveils new HF read-write head with extended surface area for improved functionality; WeTag unveils battery-free Bluetooth tag for locating misplaced or lost personal items; Russia Customs Union plans to test RFID to thwart contraband fur; RAIN RFID adds new member category.

RFID Revs Up Pit-Stop Training for Crews of Two NASCAR Drivers

May 28, 2014 - 6:00am
Michael Waltrip Racing is launching an ultra-wideband RFID system from Zebra Technologies to track the movements of crew members and equipment during pit-stop training.

Olympus Automates Its Endoscope Tester Via RFID

May 27, 2014 - 6:00am
Hospitals are now using the ALT-Pro leak detector to identify the model of endoscope being used, and to then adjust the test settings according to that model's specifications, while also storing data indicating which tests were conducted, by whom and with what results.