William Frick & Company, a supplier of RFID technology, unveiled the Armored 300C RFID tag for high-temperature applications. The Armored 300C solution is a metal RFID asset tag, not just metal-mounted, which makes it ideally suited to such harsh environments as manufacturing paint lines, construction, and oil and gas.
CCU (Cargo-Carrying Unit) tracking and tracing has been a widely acknowledged problem for the oil and gas industry. Lost or misplaced CCU's cost the industry untold millions of EUR's in efficiency and productivity losses. Identec has launched an RFID-based CCU solution called "Watcher CCU" to solve this problem. Statoil has signed a frame contract with Identec to deploy and maintain Watcher CCU at 7 Statoil supply bases.
HID Global, a worldwide provider of secure identity solutions, has announced it will present its solutions for secure access control together with parent company ASSA ABLOY, under the Motto “Access your world” at IFSEC Birmingham (May 13–16, 2013). Jointly presenting their solutions for the third consecutive year, this presence incorporates the combined power of award-winning technology from HID Global, ASSA ABLOY, and ASSA ABLOY group companies Yale, Mul-T-Lock, Traka and effeff.
Identive, a provider of solutions and services for the identification, security and RFID industries, has announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. The agreement provides Avnet's customers with access to Identive's range of RFID and NFC readers and embedded modules, in addition to an extensive array of RFID/NFC passive transponders and tags. Identive's RFID and NFC products enable a wide range of contactless applications including access, payment, ticketing and asset tracking.
April 2013: The sensor specialist, position measurement expert and industrial networking supplier Balluff from Neuhausen a. d. F. has started work in Florence, Kentucky on the new headquarters of its US subsidiary. Present at the symbolic groundbreaking ceremony were numerous notables, including many politicians, leading representatives from business as well as Florian Hermle and Michael Unger, two members of Balluff executive management from Germany. As representatives of the supervisory board, Rolf Hermle and Volker Geissel participated in the event.
UHF Gen 2 RFID technology provider Impinj announced plans to present the GrandPrix platform along with several new products. Based on the company's Monza tag chips, Speedway readers, and Indy reader chips, Impinj's GrandPrix platform enhances performance of systems based on the Gen 2 protocol, allowing businesses to fully leverage their investments in RFID technology.