GS1 ratifies new versions of EPCIS and CBV standards; Turck unveils new HF read-write head with extended surface area for improved functionality; WeTag unveils battery-free Bluetooth tag for locating misplaced or lost personal items; Russia Customs Union plans to test RFID to thwart contraband fur; RAIN RFID adds new member category.
Michael Waltrip Racing is launching an ultra-wideband RFID system from Zebra Technologies to track the movements of crew members and equipment during pit-stop training.
Hospitals are now using the ALT-Pro leak detector to identify the model of endoscope being used, and to then adjust the test settings according to that model's specifications, while also storing data indicating which tests were conducted, by whom and with what results.
The company's new RxASP line incorporates HF RFID readers to identify and dispense the correct types and amounts of pharmaceuticals.
Farsens offers wireless, battery-free ohm-measuring tag for sensor development; iDevices markets Bluetooth beacons; Cliq announces NFC-powered smartphone case; Craemer unveils RFID-tagged container for fishing industry; ams wins patent lawsuit.
The company is using Alien fixed readers at its factory, warehouse and DC, and is providing stores selling its high-value wines and liquors with low-cost, short-range readers that transmit a 433 MHz signal to read 902 to 928 MHz EPC Gen 2 tags.
The three-day event will better enable guests to share their experiences via social networks, as well as allow the festival to gather information about its attendees and what they like.
RFID Journal's 10th annual health-care event will focus on how RFID technology can help improve patient safety, hospital operations and supply chain efficiencies.
Guardian Fall Protection is using Havoc's RFID hardware and software in its G-Track solution for tracking its fall-protection equipment.
Star Systems intros Astria vehicle-registration RFID sticker; CAEN RFID unveils qIDmini key fob UHF reader; HID Global and Proxama team up to create secure NFC mobile programs; Laxcen signs licensing agreement with Round Rock Research; SK Telecom rolls out Wizturn Bluetooth 4.0 beacons and platform for indoor positioning; Datanet picked as ToolHound reseller in Asia-Pacific region.
Real-time location system vendor Versus has seen interest in its products grow following media coverage of Community Hospital's use of the technology to identify all personnel who were in contact with a MERS-infected patient.
The facility features a simulated factory, warehouse and store where end users can view how RFID technology is used, as well as a laboratory for testing and innovating, and a production facility for new inlays.
Alstom Transport has deployed Coriel Electronics' UHF RFID-based automatic vehicle identification solution to track rolling stock in rail yards.
The Wi-Fi-based system, from Ekahau, also enables a security application, whereby employees can summon help via their RTLS badges.
RFID Journal LIVE! Europe will be held on Oct. 23 in London, and will focus on the benefits of employing RFID to improve business operations across Europe.
The tablet will enable hotels, resorts and amusement parks to read a visitor's RFID wristband in order to provide access or services based on the ID encoded to that band's passive tag.
U Grok It raises $600,000 in angel funding, begins manufacturing UHF smartphone readers; Xerafy, RFID Global Solution, Alien Technology partner on RFID kit for hospitals; Holland RFID, Xerafy announce oil-and-gas partnership; Walgreens' Duane Reade drugstores deploy Bluetooth beacons; Nivea embeds StickNFind beacons in magazine ads; CSL creates dual-mode access cards in partnership with HID, announces new temperature tag; Qualcomm establishes subsidiary as standalone Bluetooth beacon company.
The hybrid Bluetooth beacon and Wi-Fi solution enables a retailer to identify where participating shoppers with smartphones are located, provide them with relevant promotional data and help them connect with store personnel.
With its NFC-capable SkySIM CX SIM card, Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) is providing the key security component for Deutsche Telekom's digital wallet, known as MyWallet. MyWallet can be used by all Deutsche Telekom mobile network customers with an NFC-capable smartphone. As a security partner, G&D is also supplying the MasterCard PayPass payment application to enable secure electronic payments to be made via the ClickandBuy International Ltd's virtual credit card system as the first product in Deutsche Telekom's digital wallet.
Nordic ID will become one of the main partners of GS1 Norway
GS1 Norway is a member organization of the global GS1 organization that administers the global multi-industry system of identification and communication for products, services, assets and locations. The partnership between GS1 Norway and Nordic ID will facilitate close cooperation with special focus on the GS1 RFID showroom.