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Battery-Free, Wireless RFID Sensors Used for Explosives & Chemical Detection in Cargo Ships

Battery-Free, Wireless RFID Sensors Used for Explosives & Chemical Detection in Cargo Ships

GE Global Research, GE’s (NYSE: GE) technology development arm, today announced a significant technological achievement in a project to develop next-generation, cost-effective sensors for cargo shipping for detecting chemicals used in explosives or other hazardous materials at shipping ports. GE, in partnership with the Technical Support Working Group (TSWG), a U.S. Interagency program for research […]

February 25 2015 | Posted in RFID News, Transport RFID | Read More »

Study: Mobile Savvy Shoppers Prefer NFC over Competing Alternatives when Shopping

Study: Mobile Savvy Shoppers Prefer NFC over Competing Alternatives when Shopping

The NFC Forum and Strategy Analytics today unveiled the results of a comprehensive retail research report and web survey on mobile consumer engagement and purchases, revealing the needs and preferences of today’s mobile-centric consumer. The in-depth report – which includes both observational research of retail scenarios comprising 36 participants and a web survey that included […]

February 22 2015 | Posted in NFC News, RFID News | Read More »

Tim Hortons Mobile App is First HCE – NFC Deployment in Canada and Set to Accelerate Mobile Payments

Tim Hortons Mobile App is First HCE – NFC Deployment in Canada and Set to Accelerate Mobile Payments

ACT (Advanced Card Technologies) Canada has presented Clearbridge Mobile with the prestigious IVIE Award for its development of Tim Hortons’ TimmyMe mobile wallet application. The deployment marks a 1st in North America to pioneer the commercial roll-out of a closed-loop cloud-based mobile payment solution that utilizes HCE (host card emulation) and NFC (near field communications) […]

February 19 2015 | Posted in Retail RFID, RFID News | Read More »

Confidex Looks to Expand Reach in Canada by Working with Toronto-based RFID Canada

Confidex Looks to Expand Reach in Canada by Working with Toronto-based RFID Canada

(RFID World Canada) Confidex Ltd., a Finland-based RFID technology leader, announced Toronto-based RFID Canada as a distribution partner in the Canadian market for the distribution of Confidex’s large Ultra High-Frequency (UHF) and High-Frequency RFID tag portfolio. Under this strategic agreement, RFID Canada will provide local stocking capabilities, sales support and technical support of Confidex brand […]

February 16 2015 | Posted in RFID Industry, RFID News | Read More »

6 Trends Around IDentificantion Technology in 2015

6 Trends Around IDentificantion Technology in 2015

Secure identification technology giant HID Global gave its outlook on technology trends for 2015, as well as other anticipated developments across key vertical industries in the secure identity marketplace. The 2015 assessment may possibly help organizations understand and take advantage of the latest advances to improve security, convenience and the user experience. “This past year […]

February 9 2015 | Posted in RFID Industry, RFID News | Read More »

NFC, M2M Gaining Share in Global SIM Card Industry as it Reaches 5.2 Billion Units in 2014

NFC, M2M Gaining Share in Global SIM Card Industry as it Reaches 5.2 Billion Units in 2014

ABI Research forecasts that global SIM card shipments will reach 5.2 billion units in 2014, marking a revitalizing 5.32% increase from 2013. LTE, NFC, and M2M have successfully paved their way into the industry and are considered the trends for the next few years. Large markets like India, China, and Saudi Arabia are currently among […]

February 1 2015 | Posted in NFC News, RFID News | Read More »

Retail Giant Macy’s Expands RFID to Fashion Categories

Retail Giant Macy’s Expands RFID to Fashion Categories

Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s to help launch Apple Pay; same-day delivery to be piloted in fall 2014; new POS technology and customer service enhancements in testing; new apps, web functionality and mobile wallet launched; RFID being expanded to fashion categories. “Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s remain committed to operating at the forefront of innovation, as well as fostering […]

January 26 2015 | Posted in Retail RFID, RFID News | Read More »

Wearable Device in Form of NFC-Enabled Ring Allows for Easy Text Input

Wearable Device in Form of NFC-Enabled Ring Allows for Easy Text Input

Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. today announced the development of a compact and lightweight wearable ring-type device that offers handwriting-input functionality and a reader for near-field communications (NFC) tags. Wearable devices have been making inroads into the workplace in recent years, notably with head-mounted displays (HMDs), in line with putting ICT to use so as to not […]

January 23 2015 | Posted in NFC News, RFID News | Read More »

GS1 US Launches New Guideline to Support RFID Implementation in Retail Industry

GS1 US Launches New Guideline to Support RFID Implementation in Retail Industry

GS1 US has released a new guideline called the “Tagged Item Performance Protocol” (TIPP) to help the retail sector consistently define, test and verify the performance level of Electronic Product Code (EPC®)-enabled Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags. Developed by retailers, suppliers and technology solution providers, TIPP offers a standardized system to benchmark the performance of […]

January 19 2015 | Posted in Retail RFID, RFID Industry, RFID News | Read More »

First NFC-enabled SDHC Card That Shows Previews Announced at CES 2015 by Toshiba

First NFC-enabled SDHC Card That Shows Previews Announced at CES 2015 by Toshiba

Toshiba has launched the world’s 1st SD memory card to feature built-in NFC technology and made the announcement at in Las Vegas at this year’s CES event. Unlike other wireless SDHC cards which make it simple to transfer images, the new NFC SD card has instead been designed to let its users see what is […]

January 12 2015 | Posted in NFC News, RFID News | Read More »