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RFID Pilots Address Perishable Foods, Beauty Products
Companies Testing IoT System When Goods Are 'On the Road'
IoT Aims to Track Free-Ranging Reindeer in Finland
Hybrid RFID Tag Links Worker Safety to Access Control
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Déjà Vu at NRF's Big Show 2018
By Mark Roberti
As in years past, exhibitors were touting solutions that require retailers to adopt RFID before they will be effective.
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Using the IoT as a Crystal Ball
By Steve Smith
Let's consider the Internet of Things and predictive maintenance—and why every service company needs them.
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Police Track Children During Holy Hindu Pilgrimage
The two-month event, which attracts up to 50 million pilgrims, can lead to children being lost, so police are using an RFID-based solution from Vodafone India to help them keep track of young people.
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RFID Pilots Address Perishable Foods, Beauty Products
A restaurant chain is trialing the RFID functionality in Avery Dennison's Freshmarx solution to ensure food is delivered fresh and at appropriate temperatures, using the company's microwave-safe tags, while retailers are planning to expand existing pilots of RFID systems to include cosmetics and perfumes.
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Companies Testing IoT System When Goods
Are 'On the Road'

A waste-management firm and a high-value-goods logistics provider are piloting a solution from Barcoding Inc., using CalAmp sensor devices and tags as well as software to capture and manage data about goods (even when they are in transit) via a combination of cellular, Wi-Fi, BLE and other technologies.
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IoT Aims to Track Free-Ranging Reindeer in Finland
Finnish reindeer herders are testing a LoRaWAN-based solution from Digita and Actility on several dozen alpha female reindeer, in order to track herds of thousands of animals and detect when they may be in danger from predators or vehicles.
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Hybrid RFID Tag Links Worker Safety to Access Control
Extronics' new safety badge, which combines active Wi-Fi RFID and passive HF RFID technologies, will allow oil and gas workers at a Southeast Asia refinery to gain site access, as well as have their location tracked, without requiring them to carry multiple devices.
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RFID News Roundup
SML enters new markets for RFID beyond apparel, footwear; ImageFIRST introduces managed solutions for tracking scrubs, lab coats; FineLine Technologies acquires Ferm RFID Solutions B.V.; China Unicom Research Institute joins ZigBee Alliance; NFC Forum issues call for entries for Innovation Awards; Unified Office adds IoT infrastructure management to managed business communications service; Thales eSecurity, 451 Research report data breaches rising with transformative technology adoption.
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The Benefits of Tracking Implants Via RFID
Medical device companies such as Stryker Orthopaedics are using RFID to manage medical device implants, including artificial hips and knees, as they travel to distribution centers and then to and from hospitals. Hospitals, such as St. Elizabeth Medical Center, are tracking stents, pacemakers and other devices at its cardiology lab with passive UHF RFID. This video outlines how implant manufacturers and hospitals can each benefit from using RFID to track these high-value items.
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Speaker: Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal
Duration: 44 minutes | Published: May. 14, 2017
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