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RFID News Roundup

Nedap announces cloud-based RFID loss-prevention system; Semtech, SAS Institute collaborate on IoT solutions for North Carolina town; Memfault, Alif Semiconductor partner on processors for IoT developers; CenTrak acquires healthcare RTLS company Infinite Leap; Loftware adds new RFID drivers to labeling software; Cupix updates its 3D digital-twin platform for construction.

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RFID News Roundup

NXP, Ford collaborate on connected cars; Semtech, Everynet, Telkom Indonesia partner on LoRaWAN vaccine carrier; STMicroelectronics intros NFC tag IC with privacy features; AiDash launches sustainability-management system; Ezitech, JOAT help South Africa monitor water extraction with u-blox tech; ScaleOut Software extends IoT digital twin service; embedded RFID company Primo1D raises funding; Kinetic, Nationwide offer workers’ comp wearables.

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RFID Reduces Retail Loss in the Bottom of the Basket

The solution, from technology startup BoB Profit Partners, uses onboard sensors to detect when a product is on a basket’s bottom shelf, and UHF RFID transmission to send data back to a server to prompt visible reminders.

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RFID Tracks Free-Range Chicken Behavior

Perdue Farms is deploying UHF RFID tags on its birds, with readers at chicken house pop-holes to track their movements in pastures and identify what conditions promote free-range activity.

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RFiD Discovery Automates Surgical Kit Management for Hospitals

A solution designed for a U.K. medical center is being deployed by other facilities to guide stock-management personnel to the equipment and supplies they need for each procedure, freeing up clinician time while ensuring schedule adherence and reducing waste.

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RFID News Roundup

P360 adds RFID to Swittons IoT smart devices; SensThys intros new RFID reader; FEIG Electronic offers NFC transit ticketing payment system; Helium, Digital Matter release IoT asset-tracking report; Digital Twin Consortium partners with CESMII, AIoT User Group; MicroAI solution accelerates smart system development.

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RFID-based Medical Tray Solution Now Mobile and Standardized

AmerisourceBergen has launched an app-based version of its existing system so hospitals and other users can access data about medicines on trays via a mobile device; the system leverages the RAIN Alliance’s CIN standardization to differentiate its tags from those of other companies.

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RFID News Roundup

STid offers multi-tech reader for car park access control; Newave Sensor Solutions, Smart Label Solutions extend partnership; Thingy IOT, Senet partner on LoRaWAN solutions for wildfires, air quality; Wind River supports Intel processors for IoT applications; Essence Group launches IoT-based intruder-prevention system; InnovationLab unveils software package for printed sensors.

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Printers Testing NFC-Enabled Paper for Online Purchases

ISBC is expanding its RFID paper solution to include a variety of qualities and layouts, to enable printers to print and cut NFC-enabled versions of the products they sell, such as business cards, fliers, tickets, badges and fortune cookies.

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RFID News Roundup

Science Based Targets Initiative approves Avery Dennison emission-reduction plan; Tageos, All4Labels collaborate on sustainable RFID inlays; CISC Semiconductor offers RFID reader for quality verification; Wiliot intros new Internet of Things platform; NFC Forum releases wireless charging specification; New Zealand Dept. of Conservation deploys Swarm satellites; XO2Tech unveils new products for consumer packaged goods, oven; Kerlink launches indoor LoRaWAN IoT gateway; ELATEC issues white paper on user authentication and access control.

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RFID News Roundup

HID cloud-based platform enables Microsoft certificate automation; STMicroelectronics, Sierra Wireless collaborate on IoT solutions; Nedap launches RFID platform for supply chain visibility; Insight SiP expands its IoT security program; Energous gains FCC approval for OTA wireless charging; XO2Tech unveils RF refrigeration/cooking system; ELATEC commissions technology report on workplace security.

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IoT Brings Connectivity to Fresh Food Vending

Glory is piloting two smart vending machines that enable consumers to purchase and reserve fresh salads, wraps or yogurts with their smartphones, then pick up their orders when they arrive, while the machine’s 4G connectivity helps providers monitor conditions remotely.

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Slovenian IoT System Manages Electricity Distribution

IRNAS’s NB-IoT and LTE cellular-based device, using a Nordic Semiconductors SiP, captures power surge information and analyzes the data on the edge to enable low-power, wireless transmissions about conditions in the field.

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RFID News Roundup

Xerafy offers on-metal RFID tags with NXP chips; Axia Institute launches RFID tag validation program, partners with Fresenius Kabi; AsReader unveils lightweight RFID reader-writer; CDO Technologies adds DT Research tablet to DoD auto-ID contract; ScaleOut Software upgrades real-time digital twin streaming service; Trackunit, Silicon Labs partner on BLE asset-tracking solution; GS1 US to host virtual healthcare RFID workshop; STMicroelectronics publishes white paper on NFC for CPG.

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RFID News Roundup

STMicroelectronics boosts performance of its NFC tag ICs; STAR Systems International unveils antenna for smart-city initiatives; Semtech, Ryoden, Renesas partner on zero-carbon asset-management system; Truphone, Sony, Kigen collaborate on IoT deployments; Allot smart-home survey shows consumer cybersecurity concerns; Single Pair Ethernet associations form partnership.

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IC Delivers Low-Cost, Low-Power Active RFID

InPlay’s BLE technology is designed to enable easy setup of a real-time location system with beacon tags that would cost a few dollars and could be interrogated by a gateway, tablet or smartphone from hundreds of meters away.

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SDK Makes NFC App Designing Easier

Identiv’s uCreate software developers kit includes an app, sample tags and an education platform to help companies build Near Field Communication into their own apps.

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RFID News Roundup

Avery Dennison Smartrac receives How2Recycle label for RFID paper hangtags; STMicroelectronics, CIHEVEA deploy LoRa SoC for smart farming; Robomart unveils fast-delivery retail platform; Senet, Helium partner on LoRaWAN network integration; the Industry IoT Consortium launches automotive OTA updates testbed; SpotOn raises funding to acquire Appetize; LiFi Beam funds light fidelity network installations.

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U.K. NFC Pilot Focuses on Recycling

PragmatIC’s flexible IC is being built into the packaging of food and beverages, then is being read at multiple points, such as on store shelves and when the packaging is returned, to manage both reusable and recyclable containers.

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RFID News Roundup

HID Global offers SDK for NFC mobile ticketing; GlobalFoundries unveils new IoT solutions; Silicon Labs supports Zero Trust security model for IoT; Senet expands LWPAN network coverage for IoT applications; Avnet connects Onsemi smart cameras to BLE-IoT platform; Microsoft joins LoRa Alliance Board of Directors.

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IoT, BLE Enable Emergency Response to Cardiac Arrests

HeartHero’s mobile defibrillator, which comes with NB-IoT, GPS and Bluetooth Low Energy, provides emergency responders with alerts and location information as soon as someone opens the device and places the sensor pads on another person’s chest.

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RFID News Roundup

STMicroelectronics intros time-of-flight multi-zone ranging sensor; Cognian, Avnet forge IoT-BLE strategic agreement; PaceTrail offers NFC-enabled location tracker and digital business card; TAGnology RFID, Energous partner on wireless power for IoT, RTLS; MicroAI joins Silicon Labs’ technology partner program.

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RFID4U App Enables RFID Testing Within One Hour

The company has released a free app for those testing fewer than 100 UHF tags, making it affordable and fast for customers to determine how the technology could track inventory or assets at their facilities.

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Transponder Provides RFID With Switch for Vehicle Occupancy Changes

Star Systems International has received OmniAir Consortium certification for seven products, including its Genesis windshield and headlamp transponder for high-occupancy tolling, which is more sensitive than previous tags and can be switched to transmit in different modes, depending on the number of occupants.

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RFID News Roundup

Parsl, NXP, Avery Dennison SmarTrac form strategic partnership; STMicroelectronics unveils industrial eSIM for M2M IoT; Balluff offers high-speed RFID read-write heads; Star Systems International intros e-tolling transponder; Kerlink, NetOP Technology create IoT-based wildfire-prevention system; EECC publishes UHF RFID almanac.

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RFID News Roundup

RFID company Savi Technology files for bankruptcy; Wind River publishes study on intelligent systems; Essence SmartCare deploys one million-plus IoT devices; Deutsche Telekom offers BLE-enabled UEI TV remote for Apple TV; Modern Art Cartel combines artwork, AI, RFID.

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