NFC Takes Flight With Air France at Toulouse Blagnac Airport - July 9, 2014 - 6:00am
SITA Lab is leading a six-month pilot enabling passengers to move more quickly through security lines, access a VIP lounge and board planes using RFID-readable boarding passes stored on their mobile phones.

NXP Releases Android Development Kit for MIFARE, ICODE and NTAG Products - July 8, 2014 - 8:05am

NXP Semiconductors N.V. announced the release of MIFARE Software Development Kit (SDK) for MIFARE, ICODE and NTAG products. The MIFARE SDK is designed to provide access to all hardware features on Java level and enables Android apps to be created for MIFARE, ICODE and NTAG more easily than ever before.

RFID Is the Cure for San Francisco Construction Project - July 8, 2014 - 6:00am
Shimmick Construction has deployed an active UHF system, provided by Wake, Inc., that captures the temperature of concrete as it hardens after being poured.

SMARTRAC and Confidex announced business co-operation - July 4, 2014 - 8:49am
SMARTRAC N.V. and Confidex Ltd. have announced a distribution agreement in the United States.

The agreement enables SMARTRAC and its US affiliate Neology to distribute Confidex hard tag and specialty label products exclusively in the United States. In return, Confidex benefits from SMARTRAC’s strong sales and service network comprising its internal and external resources.

RFID News Roundup - July 3, 2014 - 6:00am
DHL adds 13 locations throughout the Americas to its life-sciences Thermonet network; EM Microelectronic announces COiN Bluetooth smart beacon; SkyeTek unveils new UHF RFID module; International oil and gas company implements Precyse Technologies' RTLS to boost worker safety; RFID takes part in University of Texas at Dallas commencement ceremony.

National Taiwan Museum of Fine Art Adopts Active-Passive RFID Solution - July 3, 2014 - 6:00am
The RFID system, provided by EPC Solutions Taiwan, is designed so that the museum can view the real-time location of artwork on display or being moved within its warehouse.

Efficient Logistics with RFID UHF Container Tracking - July 2, 2014 - 8:57am
Rental containers are the ideal solution whenever additional space is required for a limited amount of time. It is often difficult, if not impossible, to rent office or residential space for short periods of time or at short notice. Rental containers also provide greater flexibility than conventional leased premises because they can easily be moved wherever they are needed.

East Midlands Ambulance Service Uses RFID to Track Equipment Quickly - July 2, 2014 - 6:00am
The British emergency services provider has attached EPC Gen 2 UHF passive RFID tags to critical gear, and can now more easily verify what is onboard each vehicle, and when it was last serviced.

Woodside Tests New Passive-Active RFID Tag - July 1, 2014 - 6:00am
The Australian oil and gas company is using the W-Tag, developed by Woodside, Omni-ID and Ramp, at one of its LNG operations sites.

DecaWave Intros Ultra-wideband Active RFID Module - June 30, 2014 - 6:00am
The company says its DWM1000 module can be used to make low-cost tags, supporting real-time location systems that can pinpoint a tag's location within 10 centimeters at a distance of 100 meters or more.

Small Stores in Norway See Payback From RFID - June 30, 2014 - 6:00am
The retailers are using a low-cost solution from Front Systems, consisting of passive UHF RFID labels, as well inventory-management software, readers and printer-encoders.

Aston Martin to Present Keynote Session at RFID Journal LIVE! Europe 2014 - June 30, 2014 - 6:00am
The event, to be held on Oct. 23, in London, England, will highlight leading companies' radio frequency identification deployments in the region, and demonstrate the latest technology solutions.

Board of Management of Hoeft & Wessel AG to be enlarged by Thomas Dibbern - June 30, 2014 - 4:35am
The Board of Management of Hoeft & Wessel AG is to be extended. From July 2014, Thomas Dibbern (44) will be reinforcing the Board of Management and will be responsible in particular for global sales. He was most recently engaged in an executive function in international sales operations of a medium-sized company with business activities similar to those of the Hoeft & Wessel Group.

Sensing and RFID Technologies for Smarter Parking in Pisa - June 27, 2014 - 8:42am
Pisa and Deutsche Telekom launch smart city pilot project to optimize inner city parking

The lengthy search for a free parking spot will soon be a thing of the past in the Italian city of Pisa: Today marks the launch of a smart city pilot project to test an intelligent parking system and analyze historical traffic data via a big data service. The system will help motorists in Pisa to find a free parking space easier and quicker than before, as well as pay for it via their smart phone.

Impinj Appoints Eric Brodersen as CMO and Senior Vice President of Business Development - June 27, 2014 - 7:41am
RFID platform provider Impinj, Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Eric Brodersen as Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President of Business Development, reporting to the company’s CEO. Mr. Brodersen’s proven senior management experience helping high-growth companies scale and expand into new vertical markets will enable him to implement strategies that deliver enterprise-level solutions and build broader awareness of Impinj’s RFID platform and the value of Item Intelligence as a competitive business tool.

SkyeTek Releases New UHF RFID Module - June 27, 2014 - 7:27am
SkyeModule Nova is an Ultra-Miniature and Extremely Power Efficient module for OEMs

SkyeTek, Inc. yesterday announced the release of their latest UHF module, the SkyeModule Nova . The ultra-power-efficient Nova is based on a completely revamped architecture, including a fast and efficient Arm Cortex M0 micro controller and the latest UHF chip technology from Austria Microsystems (AMS).

Qatar's Public Prosecution Office Cuts File Search Time by 60 Percent - June 27, 2014 - 6:00am
The department's facilities in Doha's West Bay and Al Sadd neighborhoods use passive RFID UHF tags to track more than 100,000 legal files, as well as assets.

Palmetto Health Extends RTLS to New Facility - June 27, 2014 - 6:00am
The South Carolina health-care provider now uses a centralized Ekahau Wi-Fi-based solution to track the locations of assets at four of its hospitals.

Omni-ID launches Transponder that combines UHF passive and active RFID Technology - June 26, 2014 - 9:14am
Company launches new, intrinsically safe active tag supporting IEEE standard to promote interoperability

Omni-ID has announced its support for the IEEE 802.15.4f-2012 standard to increase interoperability for asset tracking using active RFID based tags and systems. The company also announced, guess what, that it has developed an active tag operating on this standard - the Power 415.

Utsch and Neology Enter Cooperation Agreement - June 26, 2014 - 8:59am
Utsch and Neology  announced a joint cooperation agreement to develop and market Electronic Vehicle Registration (EVR) solutions in select undisclosed countries. The agreement aims to utilize Neology's experience in EVR products and services and Utsch's license plate technology and worldwide customer relationships.
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