HID Global, a worldwide provider of secure identity solutions, has announced it will present its solutions for secure access control together with parent company ASSA ABLOY, under the Motto “Access your world” at IFSEC Birmingham (May 13–16, 2013). Jointly presenting their solutions for the third consecutive year, this presence incorporates the combined power of award-winning technology from HID Global, ASSA ABLOY, and ASSA ABLOY group companies Yale, Mul-T-Lock, Traka and effeff.
Identive, a provider of solutions and services for the identification, security and RFID industries, has announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. The agreement provides Avnet's customers with access to Identive's range of RFID and NFC readers and embedded modules, in addition to an extensive array of RFID/NFC passive transponders and tags. Identive's RFID and NFC products enable a wide range of contactless applications including access, payment, ticketing and asset tracking.
April 2013: The sensor specialist, position measurement expert and industrial networking supplier Balluff from Neuhausen a. d. F. has started work in Florence, Kentucky on the new headquarters of its US subsidiary. Present at the symbolic groundbreaking ceremony were numerous notables, including many politicians, leading representatives from business as well as Florian Hermle and Michael Unger, two members of Balluff executive management from Germany. As representatives of the supervisory board, Rolf Hermle and Volker Geissel participated in the event.
UHF Gen 2 RFID technology provider Impinj announced plans to present the GrandPrix platform along with several new products. Based on the company's Monza tag chips, Speedway readers, and Indy reader chips, Impinj's GrandPrix platform enhances performance of systems based on the Gen 2 protocol, allowing businesses to fully leverage their investments in RFID technology.
Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc. and its parent company Fujitsu Frontech Limited, have announced that it has shipped more than 2 million of its WT-A521/A522 RFID tags in the first quarter of 2013. Sales of the washable tag have been so robust that Fujitsu has doubled the production capacity at their manufacturing facility in Japan.
Tego, a developer of high memory RFID chips, tags and software, announced the next generation of flight-certified tags compliant with SAE AS5678 requirements and the ATA Spec 2000 standard. These are the TegoTag Nemo, Primo, Largo and Halo, having different size and form to handle a wide variety of flyable parts. The on-metal tags range from the smallest (Nemo, covering less than 0.2 in2/1.3cm2, to medium size (Primo, 1.0 in2/6.1cm2) and the largest (Largo, 1.7 in2/10.8cm2).
OATSystems, a division of Checkpoint Systems, has been selected as a subcontractor to HP Enterprise Services’ maximum value $543 million Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Real Time Location System (RTLS) contract with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to procure and deploy a management system that will assist in the automation and improvement of operations and veteran healthcare services.
Bristol ID Technologies, a provider of customized plastic card and technology-based identification, tracking, security and merchandising solutions, has announced that they will be launching a new RFID initiative. Leveraging its robust capabilities in card manufacturing, Bristol ID is working with resellers, systems integrators, original equipment manufacturers and others to deliver a portfolio of new and customizable identification solutions that address a wide variety of end user challenges.
Microelectronics Technology Inc. (MTI) and Enso Detego have introduced FiND-iT, a PC and Android smartphone or tablet solution that enables users to associate passive ultrahigh-frequency (UHF) RFID tags with items, as well as create inventory lists and find those objects using an Android smartphone or tablet.