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AUGUST 2018

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Valuable information to help you plan your RFID
deployment and determine the potential ROI:

RFID Scores Ticketing, Brand Engagement at World Cup
Fresh Food Provider Sees £150,000 Savings With RFID
Integrated BLE-NFC Solution Opens the Door to Mobile Access
Registration Open for RFID Journal's Annual European Event
Alibaba Invests in Smartrac, Takes a Seat on the Board
IoT Opens Doors to Home Connectivity
Scandit Raises Series B Funding to Bring IoT to Everyday Objects
Kerlink, Sphinx Partner to Bring IoT Solutions to Europe
 
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Editor's Note

Retail Digital Transformation Guide
By Mark Roberti
RFID Journal's new white paper explains what digital transformation means for retailers and how to do it right.
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Expert View

Hospital 4.0 and Connectivity in the Health Sector
By Rodrigo Moreni
It's important to look at existing technologies and understand how the Internet of Things helps hospitals to evolve.
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Premium Content

Scalpers Deploys RFID Across 150 Stores
The company is rolling out a solution from Nedap by first bringing nine "champion" stores live, then using those stores for training and rollout of the entire chain across Europe and globally.
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Ask the Experts Forum

Can RFID Uniquely Identify Each of Our Products?
Question: "If I wanted to use passive tags for each of my products, in order to uniquely identify them, would that be possible? I am looking to sell some goods through Amazon and our own e-commerce website. Would passive RFID tags help me to navigate Amazon's requirement of having a European Article Number for each product?"
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White Paper

Building a Smarter Hospital:
How RFID Can Reliably Eliminate Retained
Surgical Items Left in Patients After Surgery

Surgical items are sometimes left inside patients following an operation. Retained items can be instruments or tools, but the most common are sponges, which are used extensively during surgery. This can have potentially harmful and life-threatening consequences for patients. Jadak explains how RFID can address this ongoing problem.
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RFID technology is being deployed at large and midsize companies to improve efficiencies, enhance visibility, reduce shrinkage and achieve other significant business benefits. This one-day event (with a day of training prior to the event) is designed to help companies considering using RFID technology to address real business challenges, determine the best RFID technology for their needs, learn best practices from early adopters, find the right technology partners and move forward with adoption.
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RFID JOURNAL
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How Patti Engineering Improved DC Inventory
Tracking With Passive UHF RFID

Patti Engineering harnessed Siemens' UHF RFID systems, coupled with the power of Siemens programmable logic controllers and industrial-strength networks, to improve inventory tracking for a distribution center of a Fortune 100 company. Managers can now pinpoint inventory down to the SKU, tray and pallet at any moment, which enables customized product mixes to be built for each customer. This video describes how the system was designed to overcome stray reads and other issues commonly faced in a DC deployment of RFID technology.
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Top News


RFID Technology Scores Ticketing, Brand
Engagement at World Cup

All 4 million game tickets, as well as the Adidas Telstar 18 official World Cup balls, came with RFID tags built in, leveraging technology provided by HID Global, NXP Semiconductors and Smartrac.
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Fresh Food Provider Sees £150,000 Savings
With RFID

Reynolds built its own UHF RFID-based system to track its approximately 60,000 reusable crates as they are packed, then shipped to and returned from customers; the company is now examining other ways in which the technology could help track product shipments or forklift transit efficiency at its distribution center.
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Integrated BLE-NFC Solution Opens the
Door to Mobile Access

Nedap has upgraded its two-year-old MACE solution to allow integration with companies' access-control systems, enabling them to provide mobile phone-based access to individuals with their own apps and access-control technologies.
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Registration Now Open for RFID Journal's
14th Annual European Event

RFID Journal LIVE! Europe, to be held on Nov. 7 in London (with a day of certification training on Nov. 6), will focus on the benefits of employing RFID to improve business operations across Europe.
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Alibaba Invests in Smartrac, Takes a Seat
on the Board

The retail giant is investing in RFID technology company Smartrac Group with an eye on NFC solutions for brand authentication and engagement.
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IoT Opens Doors to Home Connectivity

IBM's Watson IoT Platform is being leveraged by window and door company Inwido to provide smart-home data, while IBM is also offering its IoT Building Insights solution for commercial building intelligence.
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Scandit Raises Funding to Bring IoT to Objects
Through Computer Vision, Augmented Reality

Scandit, an enterprise technology platform for mobile computer vision, bar-code scanning and augmented reality, has announced that it has raised $30 million in Series B funding led by GV, with participation from NGP Capital and existing investor Atomico, among others.
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Kerlink, Sphinx Partner to Bring IoT to
European Network Integrators, Resellers

Kerlink, a provider of solutions dedicated to the Internet of Things, and Sphinx, which helps integrators, resellers and installers validate and deploy IoT and industrial-connectivity projects, have announced that Sphinx will include Kerlink's LoRa technology and products in its suite of network solutions, with a focus on smart-energy, smart-city and smart-industry vertical markets in France, Spain and Italy.
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FACE-TO-FACE EVENT:
RFID IN RETAIL AND APPAREL 2018

RFID technology is being deployed at stores and warehouses around the world to improve item-level inventory management and supply chain tracking. This one-day event is designed to help retailers and brand owners learn how RFID could benefit them. Case studies will be presented by retailers and suppliers already using RFID technologies.
Register now—the event will take place on Oct. 3
at the Helen Mills Theater in New York City.
UPCOMING RFID JOURNAL EVENTS
FACE-TO-FACE EVENT
• RFID in Retail and Apparel
     Oct. 3, 2018 • New York, N.Y.
• RFID Journal LIVE! Europe
     Nov. 7, 2018 • London, England
• RFID in Aerospace and Defense
     Dec. 11-12, 2018 • Arlington, Va.
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VIRTUAL EVENTS
• RFID in Health Care
     Aug. 21, 2018 • 11 AM to 1 PM EDT
• RFID for Warehouse and Inventory Management
     Sept. 27, 2018 • 11 AM to 1 PM EDT
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WEBINAR
• Simplifying Field and Consignment Inventory
   Management With RFID

     June 12, 2018 • 2 PM to 3 PM EDT
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Register now—the event will take place on Dec. 12
at the Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City in Arlington, Va.
 
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