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RFID News Roundup

CenTrak offers RFID healthcare workflow software; Paragon ID acquires RTLS company UWINLOC; AsReader introduces paddle-type reader; Zebra unveils retail technology framework; Kickstarter for NFC RFID reader with Raspberry Pi; RFID company Mojix announces new president.

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RFID News Roundup

Garmin intros UWB in-vehicle entertainment system; Fujitsu, Marubun, Ossia partner on e-paper RFID tags; Renesas offers dev kit, supports Matter protocol for BLE; Unikie expands IoT product line with BLE solutions; ETAG Tech selects Atmosic BLE solutions for ESL portfolio.

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IoT Building System Cuts Energy Consumption

Nordic Propeye’s LoRa-based solution is being released in the United States to track carbon dioxide and other building conditions, with wireless connectivity and AI in the cloud.

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RF Device Charges Wirelessly, Acts as RFID Reader

Powercast’s Ubiquity transmitter and receiver modules allow device manufacturers to build low-cost wireless charging and two-way communication into everything from electric toothbrushes to home security systems.

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RFID News Roundup

HID acquires Janam for event-access readers, pedestals; Powercast, Kyocera offer RFID power-harvesting solutions; MASS Group announces integration with FEIG Electronics; XOTech intros apps featuring ChatGPT, RF tags.

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Building Global IoT Coverage with Semtech IC

Remote or transoceanic assets or cargo will be tracked anywhere around the globe by devices incorporating the company’s LoRa Edge LR1120, via LoRaWAN, 2.4 GHz or satellite connectivity.

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RFID News Roundup

NXP adds secure wireless MCUs to IoT portfolio; XO2Tech unveils new RFID products; Telenor IoT, Omdia issue report on APAC adoption; Itron upgrades Florida infrastructure with IoT tech; Loriot updates network management system for IoT.

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RFID Tag Costs Are Dropping

That’s the message from SimplyRFID, aimed at repeated misnomers about technology costs, as the company offers its latest tag priced at 3.6 cents in Asia, with the potential for 128 bits of memory to add data.

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New Module Supports NB-IoT, Cat-M1 Frequencies

A product from Renesas Electronics is being built into devices requiring LPWAN-based connectivity across global locations so they can provide wireless coverage in Asia, Europe and the Americas.

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RFID News Roundup

CAEN RFID reader meets Japanese radio regulations; Swissbit, Micron partner on IoT edge-to-cloud security; NXP intros BLE wireless audio solution; Reyax Technology unveils NFC RFID reader module; Semtech, Amazon Web Services team up on IoT track-and-trace; HiveMQ enables IoT data integration to AWS; LoRa Alliance offers certification for SCHC over LoRaWAN.

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RFID Delivers Games and Refreshments at Level X

A wristband-based solution enables guests at the family entertainment center to prepay and then tap to access arcade games, virtual reality or physical play, as well as order and pick up food and drinks.

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Blood Bank Tracks Real-Time Inventory and Analytics

Hospital Distrital de Santarém is employing an RFID solution from Biolog-ID to view the storage of blood cells and their delivery to patients, and to analyze use over time to increase availability and reduce waste.

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RFID News Roundup

iDTronic intros industrial handheld RFID reader for access control; STMicroelectronics receives EMVCo certification for payment platform; CAEN RFID expands reader module family; Sony Semiconductor Israel launches cellular IoT chipset.

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RFID News Roundup

SATO, Loftware intro RFID encoding and logging solution; Infineon, Memfault forge IoT development partnership; Avnet Embedded, Renesas team up on modules for IoT; Industry IoT Consortium updates reference architecture; Soracom applies for listing on Tokyo Stock Exchange.

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RFID News Roundup

STMicroelectronics, Thales partner on NFC security; Snipes selects Nedap for footwear RFID project; iDTronic intros new NFC RFID reader; Semtech, Exeger team up on IoT solar harvesting; Blueiot Technology joins Industry IoT Consortium; Soracom connects five million IoT devices; Mouser Electronics, Menlo Micro sign distribution agreement.

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Lufthansa Conducts Preflight Checks Digitally with IoT

Using Ditto’s edge-based platform, the global airline’s flight crew automatically shares and views data collaboratively on tablets while going about a digital check of safety equipment and conditions before each flight.

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New Impinj High-Memory ICs Aimed at Expanding Markets

Confidex and Arizon RFID are the first companies to announce new tags leveraging the high memory and performance features of the M780 and M781 chips to enable tag reads in the automotive, food, pharmaceutical and industrial markets.

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IoT News Roundup

Samsung provides IoT-enabled air purifiers in India; Memfault, Nordic Semiconductor extend BLE IoT partnership; Everspin Technologies announces memory device for IoT use; Avnet unveils computer imaging solutions module for IoT; Murata offers wireless module with built-in MCU for IoT; U.S. Department of Commerce appoints IoT advisory board.

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RFID News Roundup

Bridgestone Japan selects Avery Dennison tire tag for GT Racing; Avery Dennison opens innovation center in South Korea; SimplyRFID, Retail TouchPoints publish RFID-IoT tech guide; smart packaging market expected to reach $38.6 billion by 2030; new LoRaWAN payload codec API announced for IoT; Motion Ai opens new facility in Minnesota.

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RFID Helps Youngsters Learn Coding, Screen-Free

Qubs’ Cody Block game consists of RFID-enabled wooden block buildings, as well as a wooden vehicle that navigates around them based on tag reads, to teach the concepts of coding without an Internet connection or apps.

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RFID News Roundup

Tageos intros RFID inlays for tire inventory; STMicroelectronics offers wireless module with BLE; OpenSynergy unveils BLE stack for audio streaming; Everactive releases batteryless IoT development kit; Resource Label Group acquires MedLit Solutions; Industry IoT Consortium publishes new white paper.

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RFID News Roundup

HID adds modules with Impinj chips to its RFID reader line; Zebra provides channel partners with RFID and RTLS tools; Mandalay Bay adds RFID locks to remodeled convention center; STAR Systems receives E-ZPass approval for multi-protocol reader; Kigen manages SIM ownership transfer for AT&T IoT customers; Latium Technologies updates PCL Construction IoT platform.

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Relay Specification to Boost LoRaWAN Connectivity

Technology companies are developing new devices and solutions for LoRaWAN-based IoT deployments that extend coverage into confined or remote areas, following the LoRa Alliance’s standard specification release.

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RFID News Roundup

STMicroelectronics unveils automotive NFC reader; Alfred, Wi-Charge offer wirelessly charged smart locks; UROVO debuts UHF RFID fixed reader, POS system; Sunlight, Litmus partner on Industrial IoT deployments; Swissbit intros hardware security module for AWS IoT platform; Memfault joins the Bluetooth SIG.

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Anti-Counterfeit Function Released for UHF RFID

Impinj is offering a solution with its new M775 chip with cryptographic key and cloud-based service, so that the same RFID tag used for inventory management could also prove a product isn’t fake.

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IoT Transmits Fresh Water Levels from Remote Islands

IoT Ventures’ solution uses solar power and Semtech-based LoRaWAN connectivity to detect and transmit water availability in the Cook Islands, and the company is partnering with Lacuna Space to expand coverage to locations lacking cellular networks.

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RFID News Roundup

Toppan offers NFC smart packaging solutions; Soracom adds native satellite support to IoT platform; Powercast intros RF wireless charging with Sequans IoT tech; Itron, SmartThings partner on utility energy analytics; Wiliot ambient computing facilities 6G massive IoT; HiveMQ enables IoT data ingestion, MQTT tracing and debugging.

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