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  • In Illinois, RFID Makes It Easier for Residents to Pay as They Throw

    Post Time: 08-25-16; By:

    In Illinois, RFID Makes It Easier for Residents to Pay as They Throw Lakeshore Recycling Systems is using EPC Gen 2 tags and readers to track usage of the waste-collection services it provides to the cities of Wheaton and Highland Park. By Claire Swedberg Tags: Asset Tracking, Environment The Illinois city of Wheaton is the latest municipality to adopt an RFID-based waste-tracking system from Lakeshore Recycling Systems (LRS). The city signed a five-year contract that encompasses collection…

  • Hong Kong jeweler Chow Tai Fook taps RFID to gain customer insights

    Post Time: 06-27-16; By:

         Knowing customer shopping behaviors is vital to any business success particularly the retail industry. Many retailers that have brick and mortar stores find it difficult and costly to capture customer behavior data in stores.    The Hong Kong-listed jeweler Chow Tai Fook has adopted RFID technology to capture data on customers’ preference and shopping behaviors during the sales process in its stores to help create an engaging shopping…

  • The Defferent Types of RFID Systems

    Post Time: 02-18-16; By:

    RFID systems can be broken down by the frequency band within which they operate: low frequency, high frequency, and ultra-high frequency. There are also two broad categories of RFID systems-passive and active. In the sections below we will explore the frequencies and types of RFID systems. RFID Frequencies Frequency refers to the size of the radio waves used to communicate between RFID system components. RFID systems throughout the world operate…

  • What is NFC? Everything you need to know

    Post Time: 02-18-16; By:

        Have you ever wondered what makes tap-and-go services like Apple Pay,Google Wallet and Amiibo work? As much as it seems like pure magic, it isn’t.     So what is it exactly? Simply put, it’s a method of wireless data transfer that detects and then enables technology in close proximity to communicate without the need for an internet connection. It’s easy, fast and works automagically. How does NFC work?     The tech…

  • Biometrics, new apps require more memory and faster data transfer

    Post Time: 02-18-16; By:

      Category: Contactless, Corporate, Financial, Government, NFC, Smart Cards        The underlying technology behind contactless smart cards hasn’t changed much in recent years. The international specification that enables different cards from different manufacturers to communicate with different readers from different vendors is stable and extremely well established.        But that does not mean manufacturers or their offerings have stagnated.      Two of the biggest changes…

  • Municipalities Use RFID-based WISTAR to Take Out the Trash

    Post Time: 12-11-15; By:

     Several years ago, waste management container company SSI Schaefer Systems Int. Inc., a U.S. subsidiary of the Schaefer Group, introduced its RFID-based Wireless ID Scanning, Tracking and Recovery (WISTAR) system to enable its customers to track their waste containers more easily after they were distributed to homes and businesses. WISTAR consists of embedding RFID tags in the Schaefer containers, as well as offering a Web portal where customers could access and manage information regarding their assets, based…

  • Decathlon Sees Sales Rise and Shrinkage Drop, Aided by RFID

    Post Time: 12-11-15; By:

    Dec 07, 2015— French sporting goods retailer Decathlon says its sales increased by 11 percent last year, and attributes part of that growth to an ambitious radio frequency identification deployment at all of its 951 stores worldwide, as well as at approximately 43 warehouses (logistics centers). During the same time period (2014), the company experienced a 9 percent reduction in shrinkage, says Jean-Marc Lieby, Decathlon’s RFIDproject leader. Most of the stores are now using RFID technology for…

  • RFID News Roundup

    Post Time: 12-11-15; By:

    Bristol Uniforms, a designer and manufacturer of protective clothing for firefighters and other emergency-services personnel, is RFID-tagging its products. The tags will be used to future-proof the garments and prepare for automated tracking of uniforms handled by Bristol’s managed services, according to Harland Simon, the tags’ supplier.        Bristol Uniforms, which purchased 4,000 passive ultrahigh-frequency (UHF) tags, will sew a tag into the pocket of each newly manufactured uniform item….