Fujitsu Buys GlobeRanger, Bringing the Electronics Company into the U.S. RFID Market - May 2, 2014 - 6:00am
GlobeRanger can now sell its Edgeware platform, along with Fujitsu's tags, integration and software solutions, to the Department of Defense and its suppliers, as well as to markets globally, with the support of its new parent company.

Avery Dennison Looks Beyond Apparel - May 2, 2014 - 6:00am
The company's seven new passive EPC Gen 2 tags are designed to expand the use of item-level RFID to other products, such as cosmetics, jewelry and shoes.

RFID News Roundup - May 1, 2014 - 6:00am
Kathrein RFID announces beam-switching UHF reader antenna, handheld UHF reader; AutoCrib unveils RFID portal for smaller environments; Bnai Zion Medical Center expands LogiTag RFID solution for automatically tracking, reordering stock; Delta Microelectronics intros evaluation kit for NFC data-logging chip with temperature sensor; SimplyRFID launches site featuring UHF RFID surveillance solution; Aurnhammer organizes BeaconCrawl event with Manhattan bars.

Arkansas RFID Research Center Moving to Auburn University - May 1, 2014 - 6:00am
The center, while continuing its research relationship with the University of Arkansas, will expand into NFC, active RFID and other wireless technologies, and will benefit from partnerships with Auburn's research hubs.

RFID Journal to Hold Inaugural RFID Event in Australia Focused on Energy, Mining and Construction - May 1, 2014 - 6:00am
The event, to be held on Aug. 12-13, will be co-located with the Lean Construction Conference, and will focus on how companies in these sectors are employing RFID to improve their business operations.

Laxcen Debuts EPC Gen Passive Tags in the U.S. - April 30, 2014 - 6:00am
The Hong Kong company's C50 and C70 models, designed for apparel and health-care applications, recently passed all Arkansas Radio Compliance testing categories.

Zoo Zurich launches 150 NFC enabled Billboards - April 30, 2014 - 1:30am
After a pregnancy of around 20 to 22 months, elephant Indi will shortly be giving birth to a baby. The people of Zurich now have the chance to guess exactly when this happy event will be. Since the beginning of the week, Zurich Zoo posters have been displayed at 150 or so locations around the city. The posters are asking people to take part in a competition to guess the exact date of birth, and a clue is being provided in a completely new way using NFC technology.

Art Collector Protects Investment Via RFID - April 29, 2014 - 6:00am
Avante International is providing its AssetGuardian solution to a California businessman, enabling him to protect his personal collection even when his home's main security system is turned off.

Neogen's AccuPoint2 System Uses RFID to Help Verify Food Safety - April 28, 2014 - 6:00am
RFID ensures that food producers test a random sampling of equipment for the presence of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), a chemical that serves as an indicator of how thoroughly an area has been cleaned.

Technologies Solutions Group Markets RFID Hand-Hygiene Compliance System - April 25, 2014 - 6:00am
The solution, using passive RFID badges from, tracks when an individual enters a room, and then whether that worker uses a hand sanitizer.

Identiv Expects Healthy Demand for Its RFID Platform - April 25, 2014 - 6:00am
One example is the company's partnership with HealthID, which is using Identiv's technology to help diabetics and others with chronic diseases to manage their conditions and share personal data with health-care providers.

RFID News Roundup - April 24, 2014 - 6:00am
MAINtag, Zebra launch FLYplug RFID printing solution for aircraft parts; Avery Dennison simplifies Round Rock licensing requirements for retailers; scemtec, Smartrac partner on RFID document-tracking system; Qualcomm's Gimbal beacon featured at Tribeca Film Festival; Nordic Usability launches NFC RFID JiffyTags designed for time-tracking; IXYS intros 134.2 kHz passive RFID ICs with built-in temperature sensors.

Lufthansa introduces the RFID enabled HomeTag Holder - April 24, 2014 - 2:48am
Lufthansa now offers their travelers a so called  “HomeTag” Holder for their luggage that comes with integrated RFID technology for baggage tags.

Passengers on flights between Frankfurt and Tokyo-Narita can now print out their own baggage tags for checked-in luggage at home. The HomeTag allows passengers to prepare for their trip from the comfort of their own home and then check in their baggage directly at the counter or the self-service machines at the airport.

Motorola Solutions Adds RFID-Enabled Knobs to Radios - April 23, 2014 - 6:00am
The volume knob, which can be retrofitted into the company's Mototrbo two-way radios, enables users to conduct inventory counts of 50 radios in six seconds, instead of four minutes.

Sanitag Focuses on Health-care RTLS Solutions - April 22, 2014 - 6:00am
The Turkish company has developed systems specifically for tracking patients and personnel in psychiatric clinics and neonatal wards, as well as for managing assets at hospitals and in ambulances.

Iconeme Launches Bluetooth Beacon Solution for Mannequins - April 21, 2014 - 6:00am
The VMBeacon system includes beacons and a smartphone app that enables shoppers to learn more about a garment on display in a store or window, and to purchase that product online—even if the store is closed.

'High Function' Passive UHF Tag Supports Built-in Sensors, Display Screen - April 21, 2014 - 6:00am
Powercast Corp. and Vanguard ID co-developed the tag, which uses power harvested from an interrogator to energize sensors and transmit that sensor data back to the reader, up to 25 feet away.

Zebra Technologies takes over Enterprise Business from Motorola Solutions - April 15, 2014 - 9:49am
Zebra Technologies Corporation and Motorola Solutions, Inc. today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement in which Zebra will acquire Motorola’s Enterprise business for $3.45 billion in an all-cash transaction. The acquisition will be funded through a combination of cash on hand and new debt. The transaction, which was approved by the Boards of Directors of both companies, is subject to customary closing conditions including regulatory approvals. The transaction is expected to be completed by the end of 2014.

SMARTRAC announces strategic partnership with Hanmi IT - April 14, 2014 - 10:40am
Smartrac has announced its co-operation with Korean IT solution provider Hanmi IT. The leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of RFID and NFC products and the IT division of Hanmi Pharmaceutical will jointly develop and market RFID tags and inlays for pharmaceutical and medical businesses throughout the world.

High Speed for RFID: scemtec introduces New Document Tracking System - April 14, 2014 - 10:01am
Higher speed at lower costs

Managing important documents efficiently is a challenge for every organization. RFID systems can save time and effort and thus increase efficiency, particularly in locating documents. scemtec Transponder Technology and Smartrac have jointly developed RFID components that are designed for automatic document management, control of document stock and comprehensive tracking of documents.

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