Zebra Technologies takes over Enterprise Business from Motorola Solutions

rfid-ready.com - 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

rfid-ready.com - 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

rfid-ready.com - 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.

B/E Aerospace Selects Tego as Its RFID Solution Provider

rfid-ready.com - April 11, 2014 - 4:22am
Partnering Achieves Uniform Deployment and Widespread Compliance With ATA Spec 2000

B/E Aerospace, provider of interior aerospace products and solutions, as well as provider of aerospace fasteners and consumables for the commercial, business jet and military markets, has selected Tego, Inc. as its RFID solution provider for tagging aircraft seats, galley packages, and life support systems in their world-wide manufacturing processes.

Vodafone launches NFC Payment in the Netherlands

rfid-ready.com - April 11, 2014 - 4:05am
Pan-European mobile payments partnership goes live in its third market after Spain and Germany – with the UK to follow later this year

Vodafone and Visa launched the Vodafone Wallet and Visa SmartPass service in the Netherlands, the third European market to see the benefit of the wide-ranging partnership announced by the two companies in 2012.

Banco Santander chooses Gemalto for deploying NFC services on microSD

rfid-ready.com - April 11, 2014 - 2:00am
Gemalto announced that Banco Santander, through its Santander Universities Global Division, is issuing the Optelio Contactless microSD solution in Spain, Brazil, Chile and Mexico, as part of their University Smart Card program. The application is now live at a number of universities, and participating students, teachers and other personnel are able to use their mobile phones for everyday tasks such as building access, and as an ePurse to make payments in canteens. Banco Santander is also adding the mobile payment option integrated with its own mobile payment wallet, and is planning to use the NFC-capable microSD to deploy a wide range of services such as mobile transportation ticketing.

German Chancellor visits Turck and asks about RFID

rfid-ready.com - April 10, 2014 - 9:35am
German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel and the Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte inform themselves on the Hannover Messe about Turck

In the context of her touring at the Hannover Messe 2014, Federal Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel visited the new stand of the automation specialist Turck. Together with the Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte the Federal Chancellor informed herself from first-hand about the topic of RFID. The guests were welcomed by the managing directors Ulrich Turck and Christian Wolf.

Intel and Inside Secure to sign NFC Technology Deal

rfid-ready.com - April 10, 2014 - 2:00am
Inside Secure announced it intends to enter into a new agreement with Intel Corporation, building on the relationship initiated with their NFC technology license agreement in 2011.

Moreover, Intel would offer employment to certain Inside Secure employees based in France and California.

OT and Network International announce Strategic Partnership

rfid-ready.com - April 9, 2014 - 2:00am
Oberthur Technologies (OT) and Network International announced a strategic partnership which brings together a complete portfolio of payment solutions including card personalisation, EMV and related payment security services to clients across the Middle East and Africa. OT is also pleased to announce the inauguration of the largest service centre within the MEA region, located in Dubai.

Design your own UHF RFID Reading Zone

rfid-ready.com - April 9, 2014 - 2:00am

Ha-VIS LOCFIELD®: Harting invents and presents the customizable RFID antenna

In some cases, so many patch antennas are required for the coverage of the region of interest that no return on invest can be achieved. The Ha-VIS LOCFIELD® now allows you to design your tailored UHF RFID reading zone. A wide range of challenging applications become possible, e.g. smart shelves, 19” racks, RFID in complex machines, doors and pass-throughs.

Checkpoint Systems partners with Mojix

rfid-ready.com - April 9, 2014 - 1:16am
Partnership Targets Improved Store Operations and Omni-Channel Program Execution via Hands-Free RFID Solutions

Checkpoint Systems, Inc. and Mojix® Inc.yesterday announced at RFID Journal LIVE that they have entered into a global partnership. This relationship will bring end-to-end solutions designed to improve store operations and omni-channel program execution to brick-and-mortar retailers.

COMPRION’s Test Tool now officially NFC Forum Approved

rfid-ready.com - April 8, 2014 - 12:00pm
COMPRION’s UT³ Platform has recently been approved by the NFC Forum for Digital Protocol Functional Testing and is now listed on their website in the Approved Test Tool section. After a rigorous validation procedure the solution can be used by manufacturers for NFC Forum conformance testing as well as by authorized laboratories for certification testing of NFC Forum devices.

Outdoor Experience with RFID Tags

rfid-ready.com - April 8, 2014 - 4:47am
HID Global RFID Tags Help Hawaii Zipline Guests Capture the Thrill with Snapsportz Action Images
HID Global yesterday announced that its SlimFlex RFID tags are being used at Princeville Ranch Adventures in the Hawaiian Islands to help guests capture a photographic record of their zip-lining experiences in the rugged rainforest valleys of Kauai’s north shore.

HID Trusted Tag Services Offers Authentication For NFC enabled Devices

rfid-ready.com - April 7, 2014 - 9:46am
HID Global® announced its HID Trusted Tag™ Services offering. Combining trusted tags with existing secure cloud authentication services, HID Global’s latest solution confers everyday objects with unique and trusted identities that can be read by NFC-enabled mobile devices in a wide variety of IoT (Internet of Things) applications.

Identiv Raises $20M To Deliver Trust To The Internet Of Things

rfid-ready.com - April 7, 2014 - 2:00am
Identiv announced that it has entered into a $20.0 million term loan and line-of-credit agreement through Opus Bank’s Technology Banking Division. The proceeds of the transaction will be used to retire existing debt and enhance liquidity, creating a stronger financial platform to accelerate growth.

Coccinelle reduces Web Shop Cancellations by more than 60 Percent using RFID

rfid-ready.com - April 7, 2014 - 2:00am
Coccinelle, the high-end children's clothing retailer, optimises its inventory accuracy using RFID - allowing for a decrease of more than 60% in its web shop cancellations. Nedap supplies the RFID Point-of-Sale (POS) and the hand-held readers for this, along with the associated iOS app. For automatic processing of inventory transactions, Nedap's RFID solution is linked to Softwear's ERP and cash register system.

Impinj Introduces Monza R6 Tag Chip to Drive Retail Applications

rfid-ready.com - April 4, 2014 - 10:55am
According to Impinj, the new features enable performance and data integrity at the lowest applied tag cost

RFID platform provider Impinj, Inc. announced its Monza R6 tag chip to drive high-volume applications in retail stores and supply chains.

Trimble UHF RFID Modules Updated for Japanese Market Standards

rfid-ready.com - April 3, 2014 - 10:26am
ThingMagic Micro and Micro-LTE Now Operate Within Recently Ratified Frequency Band

Trimble  announced that its ThingMagic® Micro and Micro-LTE UHF RFID modules now operate within  the recently ratified 920 MHz ultra-high frequency (UHF) standard in Japan. ThingMagic RFID modules have been tested to operate within most of the world's regulatory standards, allowing OEMs to integrate high-performance RFID features into products and solutions designed for global operation.

Schreiner PrinTrust: NFC-Sticker as an Innovative Payment Tool

rfid-ready.com - April 3, 2014 - 10:18am
Schreiner PrinTrust at ICMA EXPO 2014 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Booth 30

From April 6 to 9, the International Card Manufacturers Association will be hosting the ICMA EXPO in Fort Lauderdale. One of the key topics there will be the influence of NFC and mobile payment on the card manufacturing industry. Schreiner PrinTrust will be showcasing a solution that combines the advantages of contactless cards with the convenience of integrated NFC solutions for mobile phones at the exhibition. The NFC-Sticker turns any handset into a cashless means of payment which is readily available and works in the existing payment infrastructure.

Counterfeit-proof, Automatic Vehicle Identification with RFID Windshield Labels

rfid-ready.com - March 27, 2014 - 2:04pm
Schreiner PrinTrust at Intertraffic in Amsterdam

Infrastructure, traffic management, security and parking are the focal topics at Intertraffic 2014 in Amsterdam from March 25 to 28. Schreiner PrinTrust will be showcasing its label solutions for efficient vehicle management at the exhibition: ((rfid))-Windshield Labels for automatic access controls, electronic billing for parking facilities or toll roads, and efficient fleet management; counterfeit-proof toll stickers (vignettes) and labels for application behind glass that deliver reliable proof of authenticity and tampering protection.

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