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Valuable information to help you plan your RFID
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Jika Jika!, Other U.K. Festivals See Boost in Spending With NFC
Timing Is Right for Watchmaker's Blockchain, NFC Solution
Global Rental Company Achieves Near-100 Percent Inventory Accuracy
Kerlink Brings LoRaWAN Connectivity to Scotland, Japan
Adidas, Stadium AB to Present Case Studies at LIVE! Europe 2018
Impinj Reader Device Sales Reach 2 Million
Japanese Retailers Trial UHF E-ink Paper Label
RFID Secures Printing Process in Public Spaces

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.
Register now—the event will take place on Nov. 7
at the etc. venues County Hall in London, England.

Editor's Note

100 Million Reasons Why Retailers Should

By Mark Roberti
Within only a single week, employees at 2,300 stores counted more than 100 million items using SML's Clarity software.
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Expert View

The Future of Data With the Rise of the IoT
By Martin Keenan
Data is the biggest challenge of our age, but the rise of the Internet of Things will create an even bigger data challenge, in which the outputs from a myriad of embedded sensors will be meshed and overlaid to deliver startling new products and services.
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Premium Content

VW Slovakia Optimizes Factory Vehicle
Movement With RTLS

The solution, provided by Sewio, employs CEIT software and Decawave's RTLS tags and receivers to track the movement of each production vehicle, in order to manage how traffic flows in a complex and fluid assembly process.
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Ask the Experts Forum

How Can I Add RFID to My Grocery Store?
Question: "I want to have all items at my store RFID-tagged, but I cannot get source-tagging from my vendors or suppliers. Would it be feasible for me to have my staff tag all items with RFID before placing them on shelves? And what challenges should I consider before contacting an RFID supplier for readers, printers and tags?"
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White Paper

Selecting a Manufacturing Execution System
for a Smart Factory

Manufacturing execution systems are a key application for smart factories. Many companies opt for a home-grown system so they can map custom business process steps, but there has been a strong adoption of packaged MES technologies. SunPower's Nikhil Padhi outlines several key elements to consider whle selecting an appropriate MES.
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RFID in Aerospace and Defense is aimed at helping companies in these sectors to comply with customer requirements and use RFID technology internally to achieve significant benefits. Case studies will be presented by aerospace and defense companies already using RFID.
Register now—the event will take place on Dec. 12
at the Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City in Arlington, Va.


How Patti Engineering Improved DC Inventory
Tracking with Passive UHF RFID

Thie video explains how Patti Engineering harnessed Siemens' UHF RFID systems, coupled with Siemens' programmable logic controllers and industrial-strength networks, to improve inventory tracking at a distribution center. Managers can pinpoint inventory down to the SKU, tray and pallet levels, enabling customized product mixes to be built for each customer. The speakers describe 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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Duration: 1 hour 2 minutes | Published: May 24, 2018
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Top News

Jika Jika!, Other U.K. Festivals See Boost
in Spending With NFC

This summer's music festival in Northern Ireland experienced a 23 percent increase in sales per person, thanks to an NFC-enabled cashless payment system from Event Genius.
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Timing Is Right for Watchmaker's Blockchain,
NFC Solution

Favre-Leuba is bringing NFC-based data about each of its watches to blockchain-based software, thanks to a solution from cybersecurity technology company WiseKey that tracks inventory and provides brand authentication and a personalized record of each purchased watch for consumers.
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Global Rental Company Achieves Near-100
Percent Inventory Accuracy

An RFID solution from CoreRFID has given Lowe Rental visibility into 10,000 of its refrigeration and catering assets as the rental company expands its UHF technology use around the world.
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Kerlink Brings LoRaWAN Connectivity to
Scotland, Japan

Network and technology providers are signed up to provide the firm's hardware, network server, software and application for IoT-based solutions to track and manage data about infrastructure and assets for greater efficiency.
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Adidas, Stadium AB Among Leading Retailers to Present Case Studies at RFID Journal LIVE! Europe 2018

The event, to be held this week in London, will highlight leading companies' radio frequency identification deployments in the region, as well as demonstrate the latest technology solutions.
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Impinj Reader Device Sales Reach 2 Million

Air transportation is one area of growth, along with retail installations, health-care systems, logistics and food, all driving the deployment of RFID reader infrastructure.
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Japanese Retailers Trial UHF E-ink Paper Label

The new RFID-enabled label with e-ink paper, developed by E Ink Corp. and Fujitsu Semiconductor, is intended to boost logistics efficiency in Japan's convenience store market.
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RFID Secures Printing Process in Public Spaces

ThinPrint's ezeep system allows users in co-working spaces, libraries or schools to launch a printing function from their laptop or other device, then go to any ezeep printer, tap an RFID card against a reader and prompt their personal document to be printed.
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