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Kyoto Tools Releases RFID-Connected Products with Xerafy

  • Xerafy has designed custom antenna technology to provide an RFID tag that can be conformed to the tool its being embedded in.
  • The antenna technology is part of a Connected Tools solution that can include engagement platform so that users can view details about their tools for efficiency and safety.

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Bringing AI to Healthcare

  • Healthcare facilities are gaining benefits from AI to manage data and make predictions based on staff member movement as they go about their tasks.
  • RFID data related to inventory, with AI and machine learning, ensures better replenishment forecasting, optimizes stock levels and ensures critical supplies and equipment are available when needed.

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NASA Looking to Use Purdue Robots on Moon, Mars

  • Purdue University researchers have completed early testing of robots using three different “end effectors” that act as hands to uniquely manipulate items (Photo courtesy of Purdue University/Jared Pike)
  • With computer vision and onboard machine learning, the system can identify an object and its orientation, select the right grasping tool and then handle it.

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RFID Tracks AV Assets at James Madison University

  • The solution from A2B Tracking was built to be simple and easy to use, with handheld readers and smartphones with an app.
  • Data is managed in the cloud so that the university can track location and maintenance records of thousands of high value assets, from projectors to monitors.

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Chasm Adds Production Facility for Transparent Antennas

  • The company’s clear, carbon-nanotube based material is being used or tested for NFC, Bluetooth, ZigBee, 5G and other wireless networks for automotive and other markets.
  • Antennas will be offered with phased-array functionality by next year.

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Institute Offers Study and Test Taking for RFID Pros

  • The RFID Professional Institute has released an 80-page study guide and updated exam for those seeking RFID certification and training, remotely.
  • The institute is releasing a RFID Application Requirements document to help those planning their RFID deployment.

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RFID Builds Sustainability into Construction Pallet

  • The Pallet Loop is providing reusable pallets to the UK’s construction industry for delivery of materials from tools to bricks and cables.
  • With RFID on each pallet and RFID readers throughout the supply chain, The Pallet Loop’s solution from MiTeq allows users to access data to improve supply chain sustainability.

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Ambiq Harvest Kit Captures Sensor Data Without Batteries

  • The soon-to-be released reference design from Ambiq includes sensor technology from Bosch Sensortec to track gas, humidity, pressure and temperature.
  • With PV energy capture, the devices make wireless sensors easier to deploy and data available via BLE or LoRaWAN.

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IoT Sniffs for Smoke to Prevent Wildfires

  • Dryad’s fire detection system now leverages HF RFID chips to enable shippers to set the LoRa frequency on the device according to where the device is used.
  • The sensors are now in place across North America, Europe, Asia and South America to detect smoke before a fire burns out of control.

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RFID Helps Laundry Serve London’s Five Star Hotels

  • The HID Global Acuity solution enables Royal Jersey Laundry to better manage the thousands of fine linens that must be segregated, cleaned, pressed and returned to area hotels.
  • With RFID readers at the laundry itself and in some hotels; the full supply chain of sheets, towels and other items can be viewed in real time and analyzed historically.

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