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Phychips unveils new Arete RFID readers for phones, tablets; Zebra's Zatar IoT cloud platform to integrate with Entigral's TraxWare software; Ekahau's RTLS reduces emergency response times at Danish elder-care center; NiceLabel acquires its North American distributor, Niceware International; Nor-Lea Hospital District to enhance patient flow via Versus RTLS.
RFID Journal is now accepting submissions for next year's awards. The winners will be announced at LIVE! 2014, in April.
The state's transportation department is using passive EPC Gen 2 UHF RFID tags to help it better identify the exact locations of the buried sensors it employs to test various road-construction materials and processes.
RFID technology is competing for the attention of hospital IT departments, a study says, but when deployed, it can reduce costs by hundreds of thousands of dollars, and benefit hospitals experiencing growth due to the Affordable Care Act.
The Bluetooth tags enable the retailer to share promotional data about its merchandise with consumers who have downloaded and opted in to the Shopkick app.
The RFID technology makers say that the patent agreements will eliminate obstacles to deployments of EPC UHF RFID technology in the U.S.
Colorado's E-470 tollway adopts Confidex EPC UHF labels; Applebee's to roll out NFC-enabled tablets at more than 1,000 restaurants; 3DISC adds RFID to its digital dental X-ray system; Precyse Technologies announces intrinsically safe RTLS products; MarketingCharts' Analysis indicates limited NFC use in U.S.; IDTronic updates M3 Orange mobile PC.
Based on a solution developed for a large European retailer, iD by SDV is designed to track apparel from factory to store, with the goal of increasing sales and efficiencies.
The U.S. department store retailer has installed an NFC RFID-based solution within 32 of its shoe departments, to test how the technology can help shoppers locate the size, color and style of shoes they seek while at a store.
The military's logistics and materiel divisions have finished testing both active and passive tags, with deployment dates yet to be determined.
The company says it will complete its acquisition of Magellan's health-care business, along with all intellectual properties, by early next month.
RF Code announces new asset-management tamper-detection tabs; Metalcraft unveils RFID wristbands for waterparks, amphitheaters, outdoor events; HID Global adds RFID to Fargo direct-to-card printer line; SensMaster intros active RFID sensor tag for personnel safety applications; Washington clinic improves patient waiting times and workflow with Versus' RTLS technology; AIM creates AIM Europe to guide regional AIDC growth.
In one example, Allen & Gerritsen married RFID, Instagram and tic-tac-toe, as a team-building exercise for its staff and a demo for its clients.
LearningWell's ViewLaps solution was used during this year's Canoe Marathon World Championships to track competitors' progress and trigger live videos.
Computers and tablets containing the processor can read the tags in NFC-enabled credit cards registered with MasterCard's MasterPass e-wallet service, enabling secure, convenient Internet transactions.
As in years past, the RFID technology provider will be a major sponsor of RFID Journal's 12th annual conference and exhibition, to be held in Orlando.
The company's iKeg system, currently being tested by beer distributors and restaurants, features an RFID-enabled weight sensor for tracking the amount of beer onsite, and for automating reorders.
Checkpoint Systems enhances RFID-based Overhead EAS solution; PINC updates RFID hardware for yard-management solution; Ekahau intros A4+ asset tag and W4 wristband tag; ThingMagic launches Mercury xPress development platform to simplify integration of embedded RFID readers; STMicroelectronics unveils family of ICs for embedding NFC tags in electronic devices; Bombardier Transportation picks TagMaster's RFID solution for mass-transit project in Malaysia.
The new EPC Gen 2 UHF device locks onto Motorola Solution's existing handheld computers, enabling users to upgrade their devices to support RFID for $1,995.
RFID Journal's ninth annual event will focus on helping health-care providers understand how the technology can help them improve patient safety, hospital operations and supply chain efficiencies.