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JUNE 7, 2018 | FEATURED NEWS
RFID-enabled Organoids Offer Aid in Scientific Research
Fracking Companies Track Iron via RFID-enabled App
Drone RFID Read Rate Hovers Near 100 Percent in Oil Fields
Brazilian Retail Chain Reduces Overtime Costs
BLE-enabled HomeBridge Brings Beacons to Home Automation
RFID News Roundup

Editor's Note

Airline Industry Embraces RFID Baggage Tracking
By Mark Roberti
The IATA's board voted at its general meeting to develop a standard within one year for using RFID to track luggage. The industry body aims to start rolling the technology out globally in 2020.
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Sorting Out Security:
Making Sense of Today's Solutions

By Jothy Rosenberg
Security at the process level is essential to creating an immunity to the cyberattacks of tomorrow.
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Patti Engineering Solves RFID Challenges at
Manufacturing and Distribution Site

During an RFID Journal webinar, the company described the deployment of its Siemens RFID system at a Fortune 500 company, and how it overcame challenges of water and metal presence, stray reads and the need for 100 percent read coverage.
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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-enabled Organoids Offer Aid in Scientific
Research

Researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital have conducted a test of their UHF RFID-enabled miniature human organs to enable high-volume testing of the tissues in pharmaceutical and implant development.
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Fracking Companies Track Iron via RFID-enabled App
Weir has already been applying RFID to its fracking equipment for servicing, but now it provides an app, along with hardware, to enable its oil and gas company customers to digitally track inventory and manage certificates linked to each asset.
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Drone RFID Read Rate Hovers Near 100 Percent
in Oil Fields

Researchers at CalPoly, using RFID technology from spinoff company Process Expert, confirmed in three pipe-tracking applications that passive RFID tags could be read at near-perfect rates while in flight around 12 feet above those pipes.
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Brazilian Retail Chain Reduces Overtime Costs
Lojas Ki Barato's use of RFID has improved inventory control, decreased expenses and increased employee efficiency.
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BLE-enabled HomeBridge Brings Beacons to
Home Automation

IoT solutions company Volansys has released early versions of its new HomeBridge gateway with built-in BLE 5.0 mesh-capable technology, to enable the integration of BLE devices, beacons and badges into an existing home- or building-intelligence system.
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RFID News Roundup
Wade Garcia & Associates, InCom enter licensing agreement for RFID attendance-taking system; iDTRONIC releases new handheld RFID computer; STMicroelectronics' NFC technology powers new TCL communication smartphone; Balluff magnetic mount simplifies RFID integration; Electric Imp intros cellular IoT service; Quuppa to host partner event for indoor location services.
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This video explains the most relevant standards and visualizes the test methods associated with each, enabling attendees to better map their needs to datasheet specifications and make the proper tag choice for their particular use cases. This session outlines the steps that manufacturers must take to choose the right RFID system for a wide array of applications, including tracking parts bins, returnable transport containers, tools, work-in-process, finished goods inventory and more.
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