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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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Air Force Contract Updates RTLS to Track Aircraft Assets

A solution from CDO Technologies and Zebra Technologies will include the latest MotionWorks software, as well as an upgrade to existing active RFID receiver networks and tags, at four bases where aircraft are parked or maintained.

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RFID News Roundup

Intent Technologies, Nexity Group integrate Semtech LoRaWAN tech; ScaleOut Software upgrades digital twin service; Seagull Scientific app receives Zebra validation; Beontag acquires adhesive company Technicote; Belden funds Litmus Industrial IoT edge platform; RAIN Alliance names new leadership.

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RFID News Roundup

Oloid unveils self-install upgrade for legacy RFID badge readers; Sewio intros new RTLS software suite; Identiv joins NFC Forum board of directors; Senet, CalChip Connect team up for LoRaWAN deployments; Industry IoT Consortium launches test drive for marine industry.

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RFID Labels Track Syringes of Propofol

Genixus is preparing to release individually packaged drug doses for clinicians to administer to patients, leveraging Kit Check’s RFID technology so each syringe can be tracked, along with its expiration date.

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Eleven Considerations for Embedded System RFID Readers

Download Elatec’s white paper „Eleven Considerations for Embedded System RFID Readers“ from RFID Journal’s library and find out what product managers, embedded system engineers and solution architects should consider when choosing RFID technologies.

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RFID News Roundup

Prosegur Security, Azena intro robot dog for perimeter control; Teal announces industry podcast for IoT community; Matterport adds new camera to its digital twin cloud platform; Linnworks acquires WMS provider SkuVault.

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RFID News Roundup

NXP intros NFC Secure Element for automotive key fobs; V1CE offers NFC cards as alternative to business cards; Milesight, Senet partner on LoRaWAN gateway interoperability; L-com expands sensor line to include IoT applications; Fairview Microwave releases wideband antennas for IoT.

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RFID News Roundup

Avery Dennison Smartrac unveils inlays for inventory, supply chain; Renesas MCUs achieve NIST CAVP certification, provide IoT security; Vubiq Networks awarded fifth RFID patent; BOS’s RFID Division receives Israeli defense order.

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Recap of RFID Journal LIVE! 2022

The event, held on May 17-19 in Las Vegas, Nev., opened with four tracks and two keynotes, and closed with the annual RFID Journal Awards ceremony.

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Companies Testing New Passive RFID Sensing Tags

Omni-ID’s five new products are battery-free labels with sensors and UHF functionality to transmit data, such as temperature or moisture presence, to an RFID reader for use in the cold supply chain, at data centers or during construction.

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RFID News Roundup

Sewio offers RTLS subscription service, software; Wiliot, Identiv unveil battery-assisted IoT tags; Soracom expands IoT partner program; Talkin‘ Things receives funding for RFID tag manufacturing; Senet, Ready Wireless partner on LoRaWAN solutions; Essence Group, Securitas Direct provide IoT-based intruder prevention; RedLore adds UWB tech to Wirepas IoT network.

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Motorsport Drives RFID Use in Race Pits

Several racecar drivers and teams are employing and sponsoring a solution from Surgere to track the performance of tires or other components by monitoring how often each part passes RFID readers.

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Airline Automates Air Cargo Tracking via BLE

Cal Cargo Airlines has deployed a solution from Descartes that provides data about the locations and conditions of palletized or containerized cargo moving through a worldwide network of BLE gateways.

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Two-Way UWB Communication Allows Picking By Light

SICK is among the first companies to offer a solution leveraging the UWB backchannel feature in Sewio’s Studio 2.6 platform, allowing users to communicate with a tag and prompt it to light up so that it can be easily spotted.

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RFID News Roundup

Avery Dennison unveils dual-frequency RFID inlays for retail, healthcare; Kathrein Solutions intros RFID test and demo kit; Zebra offers mobile computing solution for front-line workers; NFC Forum launches wireless charging certification program; Semtech, CITiLIGHT collaborate on smart street lighting, LoRaWAN; Litmus, Google Cloud develop AI manufacturing platform.

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Technology Startup Offers NFC Payment Implant

Walletmor has developed a Near Field Communication tag that can be embedded in a user’s hand to enable credit card payments, while the long-term plan is to release a solution similar for a full digital wallet, with an embedded NFC tag for multiple payment sources, access control and medical records.

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Evaluation Kit Targets Developers for Power-Harvesting IoT

Energous is selling its kit with Atmosic’s BLE system-on-chip, enabling users to build solutions that leverage wireless charging at up to a 13-meter distance for IoT solutions ranging from factory condition monitoring to in-store electronic shelf labeling.

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Avery Dennison’s Sustainability Tools for RFID Users

The company’s Atma.io solution, which can be used with RFID to track goods through a supply chain, now provides carbon scores from manufacture to consumer, along with real-time alerts and analytics about expiration dates and efficiencies.

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Speaker Lineup Finalized for RFID Journal LIVE! 2022

More than 80 end users and RFID experts will speak at this year’s event regarding the technology’s benefits for retail, apparel, manufacturing, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, food and agriculture, defense, aviation, energy and other sectors.

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RFID News Roundup

Clothing retailer Charanga deploys Nedap RFID platform; TSC Printronix Auto ID intros mobile RFID printer; Arm adds processors to its IoT product portfolio; Vubiq Networks awarded RFID technology patent; Memfault, Dimension Four partner on IoT smart devices.

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IoT Aids Caregivers for Monitoring Adult Diapers

Ontex’s smart diaper solution uses LoRaWAN connectivity with Semtech’s ICs, printed sensor electronics built into each diaper, and software and an app to track the status of patients‘ hygiene at care facilities or hospitals.

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RFID News Roundup

RF Code intros edge monitoring solution for remote locations; Senet, Helium expand LoRaWAN connectivity globally; Kerlink gateways power SkyLab LoRaWAN for wind energy; IoT company UnaBiz appointed new Sigfox owner; IIJ Global, Excelfore boost connected car software security; Auterion, Spleenlab partner on drones, AI for infrastructure inspections.

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IoT Study Shows Maturity in Adoption Planning

The Wi-SUN Alliance, representing Internet of Things-based wireless mesh technologies, conducted a study that finds more than nine in 10 respondents believe adoption is necessary to remain competitive, and that deployments are becoming more complex.

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Label Company Beontag RFID Acquires Confidex

The acquisition will place Beontag among the largest RFID label producers globally, with a planned capacity of five billion labels, leveraging Confidex’s ticketing and industrial tag products and its China-based manufacturing site.

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Decathlon Expands Robotics Use, Offers RFID Consulting

The sporting goods retailer is encouraging its stores around the world to leverage RFID tracking robots from MetraLabs and Pal Robotics, while providing services for other retailers and industrial companies seeking to deploy RFID.

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Taiwan Museum Pilots UHF RFID System for Stored Art

The passive RFID technology (coupled with IR sensors) provided by EPC Solutions Taiwan manages the precise location of fine art inside narrow cabinets in the museum’s storage area, automating inventory data and preventing theft in real time.

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Restaurant Chain Tracks Food Ingredients with RFID

Chipotle Mexican Grill has launched a pilot that monitors the flow of RFID-tagged containers of ingredients destined for its Chicago-area restaurants, in order to improve visibility, operational efficiency and food safety.

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RFID News Roundup

Dhyan, Senet partner on LoRaWAN smart streetlighting for cities, utilities; DATASCAN, Frequentiel collaborate on item-level RFID for retailers; Elsight drone connectivity added to Auterion ecosystem; LORIOT closes Series A funding with WIKA Group.

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IoT Adds Automation to Shopify Companies’ Inventory Data

Apptricity is partnering with Shopify to provide its Internet of Things edge device, an app, and BLE or other tags as part of the Storefront app, enabling users to view the location and status of goods at their own site, in the supply chain or at a customer’s store.

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RFID News Roundup

HID offers Secure Element for RFID readers; Enthu, Xorowin Mechatronics integrate Semtech LoRa devices; Semtech teams with Smart Paddock for LoRaWAN cattle-tracking; Essence Group, Team-3 partner on cellular IoT intruder prevention; Fedrigoni becomes Tageos majority shareholder; Digital Twin Consortium announces definition framework.

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Framework to Help Industrial IoT Users Plan AI Deployments

The Industry IoT Consortium is targeting the business and technology side of company decision making for the successful rollout of artificial-intelligence systems that manage IoT-based data—from comparing the operation of different factories to analyzing data from each sensor-based component.

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Software Platform Manages Returns for More Efficient Logistics

Companies such as DHL and FedEx are using ReverseLogix’s software-as-a-service to improve returns processing, leveraging QR codes (or potentially RFID tags) to ensure goods are quickly received, inspected and either recycled or returned to the supply chain for resale.

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RFID News Roundup

Semtech, Vutility collaborate on LoRaWAN energy-monitoring system; Janam Technologies launches self-credentialing kiosk; Viakoo device certificate manager allows Zero Trust for IoT networks; Powercast ships 10 million wireless RF Powerharvester chips; Soracom, Orange Wholesale France partner on IoT connectivity services; Itron partners with Spanish city on smart-city project.

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Technology Companies Partner for Cannabis Track and Trace

A hybrid solution from tech startup TrueGreen and RFID company Identiv enables UHF and NFC tracking from a single label to provide authentication, supply chain management and tamper-evident content for consumers who buy products at dispensaries.

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IoT Keeps Salt On Hand for Winter Road Clearing

Swiss Saltworks has been piloting an Internet of Things-based solution with cellular LTE connectivity to track the conditions at its salt silos in the mountainous communities it serves in Switzerland.

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RFID News Roundup

Renesas Electronics offers MPU, BLE RF transceiver for IoT devices; Radix IoT, Techstream Systems partner on IoT smart-building solutions; CEA-Leti, Spectronite develop software radio; Foundries.io, Variscite provide embedded IoT platform; Sigfox announces update on receivership/rehabilitation proceeding.

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