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JULY 12, 2018 | FEATURED NEWS
IoT Elevates Service and Lowers Downtime for Otis Customers
SML Produced 1.4 Billion Tags for Retailers in 2017
IoT Cuts Water Use, Boosts Yield for Asparagus Farm
UWB Brings Mapping Services Indoors
Stora Enso to Be Cornerstone Sponsor of RFID Journal LIVE! Europe 2018

Editor's Note

Digital Transformation Must Be Wholistic
By Mark Roberti
Companies that apply digital technologies to parts of their business are creating new silos that will limit their competitiveness.
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Expert View

The Crossroads of Communications and RFID
By Dave George
Communication devices are paving the way for advanced RFID capabilities, and are laying a roadmap to more profitable businesses and efficient workforces.
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Premium Content

RFID Cuts Worker Alert Response Time in Half
Gilbane Building Co. has reduced the amount of time it takes to respond to a worker's help call by about 91 percent, using an RFID solution from Triax to automatically detect a potential injury and issue an alert with that individual's location to the medics onsite.
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Ask the Experts Forum

At What Distance Can I Kill an RFID Tag?
Question: Question: I know that I can kill UHF EPC Gen 2 tags using a kill command. Is that command range (that is, the maximum distance between the tag and the reader for a successful kill operation) the same as the read range?
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White Paper

The Drug Supply Chain Security Act and Blockchain
The Center for Supply Chain Studies has released this white paper, which provides a comprehensive overview of its recent study that explores the potential use of blockchain technology as a way to address the data-sharing requirements of trading partners outlined in DSCSA. (54 pages)
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IoT Elevates Service and Lowers Downtime for Otis Customers
The Otis ONE solution leverages cellular technology, edge-based sensor management and a cloud-based service to provide predictive and proactive service for 300,000 connected elevators, and to share that data with customers.
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SML Produced 1.4 Billion Tags for Retailers in 2017
The company’s says its growth in RFID technology for the retail market has exceeded the industry-wide 30 percent annual rise and that this indicates its focus on agility, using a large network of service bureaus, is paying off.
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IoT Cuts Water Use, Boosts Yield for Asparagus Farm
Devine Organics saw its harvest yield almost double, even while reducing water consumption by 6 percent, based on data from a WaterBit LoRa-based system that leverages AT&T Controls' LTE network.
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UWB Brings Mapping Services Indoors
HERE is partnering with Decawave to enable its mapping services to identify the locations of individuals and things within 10 centimeters inside buildings. Several manufacturing companies are now testing the technology for tracking forklifts and monitoring work-in-progress.
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Stora Enso to Be Cornerstone Sponsor of RFID Journal LIVE! Europe 2018
RFID Journal announced that Stora Enso Intelligent Packaging will be the cornerstone sponsor for its 14th annual conference and exhibition in Europe, to be held on Nov. 7, in London, England.
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RFID Roundup
Checkpoint Systems and Impinj Team to Create ARC-Qualified RFID Inlay ••• Smartrac Unveils New Belt Inlays Based on NXP’s UCODE 8 Chips.
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GS1's Melanie Nuce will provide an industry-agnostic primer on what blockchain is and isn't, separating fact from fiction on what it can actually deliver. The webinar will focus on the practical business applications of blockchain to help companies see the value and future of this evolving data-sharing technology; discuss the opportunities in each industry vertical, and the best next steps to take; and demonstrate why GS1 standards are the basic building blocks of supply chain visibility.
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Best Practices for Deploying RFID in Harsh Environments
Deploying a successful RFID solution in harsh environments requires specific knowledge and considerations that can only be gained through extensive field application experience. Omni-ID will share the learnings it has gleaned from deploying millions of tags for some of the largest energy and industrial manufacturing companies in the world.
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Speaker: Ed Nabrotzky, Chief Solutions Officer, Omni-ID
Duration: 30:16 | Published: May, 31, 2018
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UPCOMING RFID JOURNAL EVENTS
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INTERNET OF THINGS 2018

"Internet of Things" is a broad term being used to cover technologies that give network connectivity to everyday objects, from wearable computers to common products. What's behind all the excitement about the IoT? How will companies benefit from IoT technologies? This virtual event will feature case studies from early adopters. Learn how to overcome technical, user and governmental challenges, and how to create effective business models using the power of the Internet of Things.
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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 presented by retailers and suppliers already using RFID technologies will help attendees determine the best approach for their needs, learn best practices from early adopters, find the right technology partners and move forward with deployment.
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at the Helen Mills Theater in New York City.
 
 
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