RFID and IoT technologies have proven beneficial for plastics companies, railroads, utilities and more. Here are RFID Journal’s story highlights from the past week.
ILR Industries is using an RTLS solution from i-Virtualize to improve its workspace layout and enable social distancing, and it plans to track productivity based on employee and equipment movements and sensor data.
GS1 in Europe and the LoRa Alliance have announced a liaison to standardize the semantics of tag or sensor identification, making IoT deployments simpler whether involving LoRa only or a hybrid approach with RFID or another technology.
Canadian Natural Resources is using an automated system to track the locations of workers during turnaround processes, after the technology from Connectus and Sewio was previously found to reduce mustering times tenfold.
According to a report from the Alliance and VDC Research, integrated circuit sales reached 21 billion last year, while overall UHF RFID products are forecast to reach more than twice the volume of sales from 2019 to 2024.
Vuzix is offering wireless connectivity with Signify’s Trulifi solution, consisting of a Li-Fi dongle that attaches to smart glasses and ceiling-mounted transceivers, so data can be transmitted securely at military, government and healthcare facilities