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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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RFID Race-Timing Company Leverages Reader Checker

A mobile reader checker from CISC Semiconductor enables Race Result and its customers to identify technical failures in race-timing devices in the field, as athletes‘ times are captured throughout a competition.

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RFID News Roundup

Avery Dennison Smartrac offers compact NFC inlays for retail packaging; NXP adds secure IC to its MIFARE product line; Identiv launches secure authentication platform for NFC tags; Device Authority, Avnet partner for IoT security management; KORE, Kigen, Energy Web team up for smart-grid applications; Pharrowtech, Blu Wireless unveils new chip, phased-array antenna module.

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RFID News Roundup

GS1 US offers Subway restaurant case study backed by Avery Dennison; Impinj joins DoseID Consortium, expands RFID healthcare focus; Semtech, ICTnexus bring LoRaWAN connectivity to Cook Islands; Inpixon publishes RFID vendor survey; Memfault updates IoT device observability platform; Orca Systems intros integrated SoC for direct-to-satellite IoT connectivity.

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Totvs Bets on RFID to Boost Business in 2022

The company’s director, Angela Gheller, spoke exclusively to IoP Journal about supply chain strategies, the use of smart packaging and sustainability, including how PPE manufacturer Leal has used its technology.

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Orange Manages Data-Center Assets via RFID

After piloting technology from UBI Solutions at a single site in Val de Reuil, France, the telecom company is now expanding the deployment to track servers and IT equipment at another location.

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RFID News Roundup

Avery Dennison intros pharma RFID inlay, accelerator program; Sternum IoT platform beats BotenaGo malware in live trial; Epson unveils NFC-enabled high-lumen projector; KLAS Research honors CenTrak healthcare RTLS.

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RFID Boots Are Made for Walking and Tracking

Bekina Boots, which has been monitoring work-in-progress via a UHF RFID-based system from Aucxis RFID Solutions, plans to include an RFID tag in each boot it makes, so customers can accomplish access control and achieve other benefits.

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RFID News Roundup

CAEN RFID intros portable inventory-management reader; Semtech integrates LoRaWAN in ICT oyster-farming solution; LoRa Alliance issues LoRaWAN report; Essence Group joins Qualcomm Smart-Cities Accelerator Program.

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IoT Pilots Deliver Smart-City Capabilities for San Antonio

The city, working with San Antonio Water System, utility company CPS Energy and technology firm Itron, has been conducting parallel pilots to detect water consumption by residents and businesses, along with streetlighting levels and noise and weather conditions.

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RFID News Roundup

Nedap partners with Securitas Electronic Security, Promod; Digital Matter intros IoT datalogger; Silicon Labs adds AI, ML to battery-powered IoT devices; LORIOT, IMST support Semtech LoRa 2.4 GHz band; Scribe Security raises supply chain software seed round.

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Walmart Tries RFID Again

A decade after pulling the plug on the technology due to a lawsuit, the retailer is implementing radio frequency identification technology once again.

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RFID News Roundup

LoRa Alliance expands LoRaWAN certification test tool capabilities; Identiv offers on-metal UHF RFID labels; Kerlink, CITiLIGHT collaborate on LoRaWAN street lighting; TSC Printronix Auto ID unveils onsite servicing for industrial printers; Atmosic receives funding for energy-harvesting Bluetooth 5.3 SoCs.

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Registration Now Open for RFID Journal LIVE! 2022

RFID Journal’s 20th annual conference and exhibition will be held on May 17-19, in Las Vegas; the world’s largest RFID event will feature 15 educational conference tracks and an exhibit hall with 150 solution providers from around the world.

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RFID News Roundup

Culvert IoT offers location-aware solution for industrial workplaces; Lacuna Space, Semtech expand LoRaWAN coverage via IoT satellites; MultiTech Systems unveils LoRaWAN sensors; FloLIVE, Paragon ID secures ARC certification; Wiliot launches retail IoT starter kit; Luner announces IoT SIM for developers, SMEs.

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