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Strategic Systems & Technology unveils package for quick-start RFID asset tracking; Kit Check chooses Safecor Health to apply tags to pharmacy kit medications for hospitals; GearID readies Bluetooth- and NFC-enabled GearTag for tracking personal items, pets and more; Birkeland Current launches active RFID technology to help people conserve electricity; Savi Technology to deliver nearly $7 million worth of active tags to the U.S. Marines.
The semiconductor company says medical equipment providers are studying the SL13A IC for use in a device to track a patient's blood glucose levels.
The restaurant chain is evaluating the results of its Happy Table pilot, which created a virtual racetrack out of an ordinary table via NFC RFID tags and an app, enabling kids to 'drive' their parents' phones around the track, avoid obstacles and earn points.
The European EPC Competence Center's 2013-14 UHF Tag Performance Survey reports a boost in tag sensitivity, due to improved microchips that increase read ranges by an average of 6 feet.
IDTronic unveils 'elegant' RFID-enabled key fobs; Ring Theory develops smart rings for Boston subways, raises thousands on Kickstarter; Agee Race Timing chooses Thinkify's new wireless RFID reader; ByteLight unveils NFC reader alternative for retail loyalty, promotion apps; RF Code tags more than 2 million assets in data centers worldwide, launches active RFID tag promotion; NFC-enabled Skip clip unlocks Motorola's Moto X smartphone; E-ZPass celebrates 20th anniversary.
Silverline, a passive Gen 2 EPC UHF self-adhesive label able to be attached to curved surfaces, is being tested by potential customers after gaining a nod from four RFID printer-encoder suppliers.
The company's passive RFID SmartStem system is being used by some aircraft operators, and at least one other plane manufacturer is urging Crane to obtain FAA certification so that the gauges can be provided on its aircraft.
Mr. C Hotel Beverly Hills is using the RFID-based Linentracker system to track when its linens are sent to, and then returned from, an off-site laundry facility, and thereby determine if any items are not returned.
This year, visitors to the Florida theme park's annual haunted houses will have new RFID-based challenges to complete, and be able to earn special RFID tags to help them collect points.
NXP's free online antenna-designing tool helps electronics manufacturers embed UHF tags in their products; RFIDdirect intros cold-chain tracking solution with CAEN RFID temperature loggers; Star Systems International announces secure headlamp tags for tolling and AVI applications; French sports retailer rolls out Nedap Retail's RFID-enabled EAS systems to hundreds of stores worldwide; Wooshping partners with GameLayer on NFC-based gamification solutions; Microsoft researchers develop 'acoustic NFC' technology for non-RFID phones.
Intel and university scientists have created a prototype tag that can be interrogated, controlled and recharged by an NFC-enabled smartphone.
At the company's powertrain factory, workers wearing thumb covers with RFID antennas can hear an audio voice recording describing an item and its appropriate location each time they pick it up.