SICK sets up Joint Venture in Chile - June 26, 2014 - 8:46am
New Competence and Service Center for South America

The SICK Group is further expanding its presence in South America and has reached another milestone by forming a joint venture with the Chilean company E. i. Schädler y Cía. Ltda. as of June 16, 2014.

RFID News Roundup - June 26, 2014 - 6:00am
CipherLab intros software suite for its 8600 mobile computers; Great Wolf Lodge New England implements PDC's Smart Band RFID system; Norway's postal service deploys HID Global access-control technology; Lab ID unveils new NFC tag; U.S. postal service issues RFP for sensors and Internet of Things; TransTech systems adds UHF to integrated RFID solutions portfolio; new IoT survey from Fortinet reveals concerns about data security and privacy.

HID Global Provides Advanced Access Control Solutions to Norway’s Nationwide Postal Service - June 26, 2014 - 2:00am
HID Global’s multiCLASS SE readers and multi-technology cards selected by Norway Post

HID Global yesterday announced that its physical access control solutions have been deployed by Norway Post to provide toddpostal service, Norway Post deployed Genuine HID® multiCLASS SE® readers and multi-technology cards at its Robsrud Terminal, from where more than 60 percent of all the mail in Norway is handled.

exceet responds to allegations of infringements against patent rights by Smartrac - June 25, 2014 - 9:13am
Referring to a press release by Smartrac Technology Group of 17 June 2014, exceet Group SE ascertains that no Smartrac patent rights were violated.

Smartrac’s allegations relate to 300 cards using the “Mifare Plus” and “Mifare Classic” technology, which were procured via the exceet Card Group web shop. These cards were indeed manufactured using wire embedding technology, however the related contactless inlays were provided to exceet group by AdvanIDe, a 100% subsidiary of ASSA ABLOY.

LEGIC welcomes Company Cards as their latest ID Network Member - June 25, 2014 - 8:26am
Company Cards Ltd., a card manufacturer located in the United Kingdom, is now part of the LEGIC ID Network. Company Cards is specialized in the digital printing and personalization of plastic cards. From design services to hard copy proofing, bureau service to mailing solutions, they provide an answer to all plastic card needs.

From a simple beginning in 1996 with one press and just two employees, to 27 specialist staff and equipped with the latest in digital printing technologies, Company Cards is now at the cutting edge of plastic card production and design.

LEGIC ID Network
Company Cards Ltd. is a proud partner of LEGIC Identsystems Ltd. With over 250 partner companies across the globe, LEGIC has one of the largest networks in the world. Company Cards Ltd. is honoured to be part of such an impressive network of companies. As an official supplier of LEGIC RFID cards, they offer short runs of pre-printed access control and photo ID cards, as well as blank white cards. “We are looking forward to develop our LEGIC partnership over the coming years and we anticipate the further expansion of our RFID product portfolio based on this ID network”, says Hannah Scott, Sales at Company Cards Ltd.

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New Cross Hospital Boosts Hand Hygiene, Efficiency via RTLS - June 25, 2014 - 6:00am
The British medical facility has deployed a solution, provided by TeleTracking and CenTrak, to track the location and status of assets, patients and personnel.

Confidex Launches New Compact Size UHF RFID Tag - June 24, 2014 - 2:16pm
Confidex just launched the so called Confidex Survivor™ and Survivor B™, two new UHF RFID hard tags that optimize and redefine the traditional size-performance trade-off of passive UHF tags.

Eskimo Cold Storage Recoups RFID Investment in a Flash - June 24, 2014 - 6:00am
The Georgia company is using an RFID system to help identify the locations of pallets loaded with chicken and other flash-frozen food products.

Harting's LocField Reader Antenna Promises Flexible Read Range - June 24, 2014 - 6:00am
The antenna—in the form of a coax cable bendable into any shape—could be installed along a shelf or rack, within a vehicle, or around a machine's interior, to create a precise read zone.

Mühlbauer Unveils Machines that Print Tag Antennas, Attach Chips, 'Personalize' Labels - June 23, 2014 - 6:00am
The new machines, the company reports, are designed to meet the market's needs for quality inlay production, as well as speed, scalability, flexibility and cost-savings.

Gemalto selected by China Telecom for its commercial launch of NFC services - June 23, 2014 - 1:45am
Gemalto announced that it is now one of the suppliers selected by China Telecom for its UpTeq Multi-Tenant NFC SIM to support their commercial rollout of mobile contactless services. China Telecom is a leading operator in China with more than 183 million subscribers.

College Football Hall of Fame to Kick Off With RFID - June 20, 2014 - 6:00am
When the museum opens its doors in August, visitors will receive RFID-tagged 'credentials,' allowing the facility to tailor content to each individual, and to better manage its operations by knowing how many people are located at each exhibit, and for how long.

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.

HID Global and Proxama Join Forces to Create NFC Solutions - June 18, 2014 - 2:23am
Proxama embeds HID Trusted Tag™ Services in its TapPoint® platform, creating a frictionless, secure retail loyalty and coupon experience - HID Trusted Tag Services enables unique customer profile insights and campaign analytics.
HID Global and Proxama, the global platform provider of mobile proximity marketing, mobile wallet and payment solutions, announced today they have partnered to create a solution enabling rapid deployment of secure mobile web-based coupon and loyalty schemes.

EROWA utilizes RFID for Tool Identification and Positioning in Robotic Magazines - June 18, 2014 - 1:24am
The company EROWA AG, headquartered in Buron / Switzerland produces high quality machine tools. In addition to the products areas clamping systems and  measurement systems innovative loading systems for CNC machines are built. The changeover and setup times are the greatest threat to the efficient use of machinery.

Initial RFID Training for HARTING Eastern Europe - June 18, 2014 - 1:17am
Six employees from Auto-ID system integrators in Eastern Europe successfully completed their HARTING RFID training.

From 25 – 27 March 2014, six employees from Auto-ID system integrators in Romania, Croatia and Bulgaria successfully completed their HARTING RFID training. The training focussed on understanding what possibilities HARTING offers for UHF RFID system integrators.

SMARTRAC sues Exceet for Patent Infringement of Wire Embedding Technology - June 17, 2014 - 5:32pm
Based on its wire embedding patents, SMARTRAC has initiated patent infringement proceedings against several entities of Exceet Group in the Netherlands including Exceet Card AG and Exceet Card B.V.

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.
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