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JAN. 23, 2020 | FEATURED NEWS
RFID Powers Smart Balls, Luggage Tags
Blockchain Protects Sicilian Oranges
Partnership Targets Flexible, Low-Cost NFC for Pharma
Mobile Phone Companies to Demonstrate UWB Payments
RFID News Roundup

Editor's Note

The View from NRF's Big Show 2020
By Mark Roberti
Artificial intelligence was a big theme at this year's event, but there were so many other innovations that retailers likely left feeling utterly overwhelmed and confused.
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Expert View

A Brief Look at Near Field Communication
By Swamini Kulkarni
NFC and RFID are bringing about a technological revolution. Are we ready for it?
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Premium Content

U.S. States Further Livestock RFID Use Despite
USDA Pause

Although the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service hit the brakes on RFID cattle-tagging requirements, some states have continued to promote and support the use of LF RFID tags to bring traceability to beef and dairy animals.
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Premium Content

Disabled Services Organization Automates
Asset Management With NFC

Leonard Cheshire is using a solution from MyTAG to manage the servicing of 30,000 assets across 159 sites throughout the United Kingdom, ensuring that it meets safety standards, promptly addresses any problems and reduces the amount of time workers spend filling out paperwork.
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Ask the Experts Forum

Why Don't All Nations' Railways Accept NFC?
Question: "Why do operators in some countries (Hong Kong, for example, or Switzerland) use cards for e-ticketing instead of utilizing Near Field Communication recognition with smartphones?"
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White Paper

Using Enhanced Inventory Visibility to Deliver
on the Omnichannel Promise

RFID is helping retailers increase their inventory accuracy and deliver on the high expectations placed on omnichannel retailing. In this document, Zebra Technologies and Retail TouchPoints explain the importance of stock accuracy to click-and-collect, ship-from-store and intelligent inventory-distribution processes.
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RFID Powers Smart Balls, Luggage Tags
Kookaburra's Smart Balls with SportCor technology using BLE transmissions, as well as British Airways' RFID-enabled luggage tags, are leveraging a wireless transmission solution from Powercast that powers devices, eliminating the need for USB-cabled recharging or, in some cases, batteries.
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Blockchain Protects Sicilian Oranges
Through an app, users can access such information as a product's source, harvest date and storage methods.
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Partnership Targets Flexible, Low-Cost NFC
for Pharma

Schreiner MediPharm is offering a new line of smart tags for pharmaceutical products, made possible by leveraging PragmatIC's ConnectIC family of flexible circuit boards.
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Mobile Phone Companies to Demonstrate
UWB Payments

NTT Docomo, Sony and NXP plan to show how ultra-wideband technology can enable consumers to make payments via smartphone, based on their location, without having to tap the phone or remove it from a pocket or purse.
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RFID News Roundup
SensThys, Convergence Systems Ltd. partner on handheld RFID solutions; STMicroelectronics joins Zigbee Alliance Board of Directors; Conectis, Igor offer IoT smart-building solutions in Europe; iDTRONIC updates HF RFID reader with Wi-Fi, Ethernet interface; Roambee raises funding to help shippers monitor and automate supply chain; Nerf Challenge utilizes Connect&GO smart wristbands; IoTdc becomes Kerlink IoT solutions distributor in South Africa.
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Redefining IoT in Health Care
The complexities of delivering and managing patient care and operational departmental workflows across the health-care continuum are more acute than ever. What if you could implement an Internet of Things architecture across one network, enabling multiple solutions? This video outlines how to extend your ecosystem of real-time point solutions, including location services, environmental monitoring, hand-hygiene, wayfinding and other business analytics.
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