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  • 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…

  • 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….

  • This cat’s dinner hinges on its skill in hunting RFID-tagged toys

    Post Time: 12-08-15; By:

    Monkey the cat doesn’t get any free rides from his person, Ben Millam. Millam is a self-described “cat geek” and Monkey is the willing tester for his creations. The human in the house decided he wanted to give his cat “a more fulfilled and self-actualized indoor kitty existence,” so he created a feeding system that requires Monkey to hunt down RFID-tagged “prey” to get his kibble. Monkey is tasked with searching for…

  • Dutch Hospital Uses Beacons to Track Treatment for Cardiac Patients

    Post Time: 12-08-15; By:

    The cardiology department of Netherlands health-care provider Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) has begun using a cloud-based Internet of Things (IoT) solution provided by Zebra Technologies to track the amount of time it takes for cardiac-arrest patients to receive a balloon angioplasty treatment. The solution is helping the hospital to improve what it calls its door-to-balloon (DTB) rate, in order to better ensure that patients are treated as quickly as possible, thereby improving their…

  • French Handball Team Trains With Wearable RFID Sensors

    Post Time: 12-08-15; By:

    European handball is a fast-paced indoor sport in which a team of seven players use their hands to dribble and pass a ball (similar to the one used for soccer games, but smaller) with the aim of throwing it into the opposing team’s goal. Chambéry Savoie Handball, a professional team based in Chambéry, France, is using an ultra-wideband (UWB) RFID-based real-time location system (RTLS) to analyze its players’ performance during practice, with a goal…

  • Teslonix has launched its SmartRFpower development platform, an evaluation kit that developers can use to test and develop Teslonix’s radio frequency (RF) technology in their Internet of Things (IoT) and RFID systems and applications. SmartRFpower capabilities include locating and tracking devices in real time, wirelessly energizing and recharging batteries, and establishing communication channels to move data in and out of electronic devices. SmartRFpower technology can be integrated into new or existing products to create a…

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