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How NFC Keeps Children Engaged with Books

Could NFC replace CDs as a way of encouraging children’s engagement with books? Read how an innovative Finnish publishing house is using NFC to take kids to the next level of entertainment.

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The Fanciest and Smartest Phone Case Ever Built

Google products are always likely to cause some hype – as will the “Edition Line” series of hard cases for Google’s Nexus 6 flagship phone and selected other models. With NFC technology provided by SMARTRAC and Cellotape, unique functionalities and “stellar” artwork, there are some good reasons for that hype.

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Bringing NFC Benefits to General Public

By the end of 2014 close to 700 Mio NFC phones will be the installed base. SMARTRAC partnered with leading chip maker NXP Semiconductors, converter partner Winckel in the new founded Smart Media Alliance and German computer magazine CHIP to launch a campaign to bring NFC even closer to the consumer.
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NFC Enables Automatic Pairing With Bluetooth

Fujifilm UK launches an NFC-based solution to pair mobile phones during Bluetooth connection at its SmartPix photo kiosks
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NFC Tags Used as 'Short cuts' to Download Mobile APP

NFC smart posters are providing smartphone users with a digital programme book for WDC Helsinki 2012, featuring real-time event updates and news.

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Healthcare

Clarisonic Adds RFID to Its Skin-Cleansing System

The company's Smart Profile product uses HF passive tags and readers to automatically adjust the settings of the motorized handheld unit, and to alert a user when a brush head needs to be replaced.

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Aegis Sciences Corp. Manages Bio Samples More Efficiently with RAIN RFID

The forensic toxicology and health-care sciences testing lab is using a RAIN (UHF) RFID system to track the storage and processing of blood and tissue samples.

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RFID Gives The Pharmaceutical Industry A Dose Of Good Medicine

Argentinean pharmaceutical supplier tries a new prescription for supply chain health

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RFID Provides A Leap-Ahead Advantage

RFID solution is helping DePuy Orthopaedics to streamline inventory processing.

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Curing A Logistical Headache

Edward Lifesciences is using RFID to drive down costs, reduce out-of-stocks and increase patient safety.

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SMARTRAC Signs Strategic Partnership with Hanmi IT

Hanmi IT is a subsidiary of Hanmi Pharmaceutical group, one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in Korea, and has been using RFID since 2010. SMARTRAC and Hanmi IT have now teamed up to jointly develop and market RFID tags and inlays for pharmaceutical companies worldwide.

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Hospitality

Check Please! NFC Technology Heralds A New Era In Restaurant

With new NFC-enabled application, restaurant visitors dine in, but order out.

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Industrial Applications

RFID Drives Efficiency for Kia Vehicle Finishing and Shipment

U.K. logistics provider Paragon Automotive is using SMARTRAC’s DogBone UHF tags to track the receipt, finishing, storage and shipment of cars at its workshops and outdoor storage compound.

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Water Leakage inside Vehicles - a Thing of the Past

SMARTRAC launched the first-ever passive water sensor tag that works on metal surfaces such as the harsh environment of an automobile chassis. The solution ensures that cars leaving the factory are completely watertight, and may also find applications in aviation manufacture, shipbuilding or liquid packaging.

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AUDI CARS CARRYING SMARTRAC TAGS

German premium automaker Audi has deployed an RFID-based system for tracking assembled vehicles at its Hungarian facility. Utilizing SMARTRAC’s DogBone UHF tags, the system provides information about each car’s position in the finishing, storage and shipping processes.

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RFID LIFTS RIGGING SUPPLY INSPECTION AND CERTIFICATION VALIDATION TO A NEW LEVEL

With RFID, Bairstow Lifting Products has rigged a new approach to inventory inspection and certification validation that’s sure to hold its weight with customers.

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A Traffic Report Everyone Feels Good About

RFID enabled vehicle identification solution is helping the Finnish Road Administration to protect the rights of professional drivers and community residents on Hailuoto Island.

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RFID STANDS FOR ZERO OUT-OF-STOCKS

Hansgrohe uses RFID to reduce the complexity of operational processes.

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HEAVY MANUFACTURING TURNS LIGHT WITH RFID

POSCO steels itself for logistics gains with automated RFID solution

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Leisure & Entertainment

Happy As a Duck in Water

Imagine tracking 30,000 rubber ducks used in an unusual fundraising event. RFID tags come to the rescue once again. Read how all the technical challenges were overcome to make the charity event successful.

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RFID Tags Keeping Pace with the “Fastest Game on Earth”

Devoted sport fans want to know every detail about their beloved sport, players and matches. Now, with SMARTRAC’s RFID technology and a tracking solution from solvistas, Austria’s ice hockey league delivers what hockey maniacs desire most.

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Sports Timing Passes Toughest Test in Finnish Winter

Harsh vibrations, freezing temperatures, plenty of moisture and impacts: it’s hard to think of more demanding conditions for sports timing than those found at the Päijänne Enduro motorcycle race in Finland’s winter forests.

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Accurate RFID Sports Timing In Demanding Conditions

UHF RFID tags were used for the first time in sports at the European Championship level

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Marathon Organizers Find It Easier To Foot The Bill

An RFID solution provides the Los Angeles Marathon with a highly accurate timing method.

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And The Gold Medal Goes To RFID Access Control

The Alpine Ski World Cup “Piemonte Mondiale” uses RFID to protect access privileges.

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In The World Of Trdeshows, RFID Identifies All The Players

Innovative RFID-enabled attendee tracking solution could “change the game” for exhibitors and others.

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Think Pink With RFID!

Florida citizens used RFID technology to verify attempt to form the world’s largest human awareness ribbon.

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NFC at the Museum of London

Museum of London utilized NFC technology to engage and excite museum visitors in a new and interactive way.

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IN FRANKFURT, PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION GOES ON THE MOVE WITH RFID

RFID-enabled smart posters join Frankfurt’s railway and tram users on their journey -- providing them with real-time insights they can use to plan their travel.

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Media and Document Management

FAST AND EFFICIENT, RFID SCORES AN “A” FOR LIBRARY

RFID helps tame the paper chase for leading South Korean university library.

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AT MOVIEQ AUTOMATED ENTERTAINMENT RENTAL STORES, RFID TECHNOLOGY IS THE STAR

MovieQ’s RFID-enabled pick-and-place robotic solution enables California consumers to direct their own movie and game rental experience.

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RFID IMPROVES SERVICE FOR LIBRARY CUSTOMERS

The Riverina Regional Library in Australia is using RFID to optimize the management of collections.

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RFID MINIMIZES WAIT TIMES FOR LIBRARY CUSTOMERS

Jimei University Library has implemented RFID to achieve a faster and easier inventory process.

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GET INTO YOUR CUSTOMERS’ GOOD BOOKS

The Munich Public Library is providing better service to its customers with the help of RFID.

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RECORDS MANAGEMENT THAT IS AHEAD OF ITS TIME WITH RFID

Sure-Reach Records Management uses RFID to improve worker productivity.

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READ ALL ABOUT RFID’S SUCCESS IN OPTIMIZING LIBRARY OPERATIONS

Indian library chain JustBooks uses RFID to turn the page on inventory management

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FULLY AUTOMATED LIBRARY WITH RFID

Penang Public Library in Malaysia has realized its vision of a fully automated library with RFID.

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KEEPING IN TOUCH WITH PRODUCTS

Touch Automation’s RFID system provides consumers with an easy means to rent or purchase CDs and DVDs.

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Retail

Global swimwear company Khongboon Group introduces smart products

Khongboon Activewear utilizes NFC technology to enable their consumers to access personalized, relevant and dynamic content.

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Innovative apparel brand DYNE is using NFC tag to interact with their consumers

CIRCUS DURA wash-and-wear tags offer clothing and footwear brands and retailers an even more comprehensive consumer engagement opportunity. Visibility and interactivity can now extend well beyond point of sale in the product’s lifecycle.

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SMARTRAC and Spyder Turn Apparel into Experiences

When international ski and lifestyle brand Spyder announced its all-new U.S. Ski Team collection for this winter season, they weren’t just presenting new jackets. Using SMARTRAC’s latest NFC technology and future-oriented smart products solution, Spyder created a completely new customer experience.

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Vitamix Blends Tradition and Innovation with NFC

Household appliances rarely make the electronics trade press headlines. However, high-performance blending equipment specialist Vitamix is creating quite a stir with its innovative blenders that use built-in NFC technology from SMARTRAC.

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CUCINA BARILLA: THE TASTIEST RFID SOLUTION YET

Do you like Italian food? If so, you will like Cucina Barilla, the Italian food manufacturer’s innovative product. It employs customized BullsEye RFID tags provided by SMARTRAC, and readers to automate home-cooking. Consumers can easily operate an oven dedicated to preparing pasta and other tasty dishes. Buon appetito!

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Tegu Uses Smart Fixtures to Build Sales

The construction-toy company has installed RFID-enabled display cases with SMARTRAC’s DOGBONE inlay at stores. Now Tegu is able to track which products are sold, automatically bill the retailer accordingly and order replacements. The result – high increase in sales!

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RFID BOOSTS REVENUE AND REPUTATION FOR ADLER RETAIL STORES

Growing sales and the 2014 European Retail Technology Award in the Best Enterprise Solution category resulted from the introduction of RFID technology at Adler Modemärkte. SMARTRAC is their exclusive supplier of RFID inlays, as well as some unique expertise.

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FORECASTING THE LATEST FASHIONS WITH RFID

Item-level RFID tagging helps Korean clothing company The Basic House read both the present and future of its market-leading brands.

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RFID HELPS JAPANESE APPAREL AND TEXTILE GROUP MAKE THE SALE

I.T.’s International Co. clothing consortium zips up savings with RFID technology

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A FUTURE THAT'S EASY TO SELL

With RFID technology, Future Communications Company is able to increase both sales and customer satisfaction.

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DRESSING FOR SUCCESS WITH RFID

Salpomec is sewing up the competition with the help of RFID.

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RFID TRACK-AND-TRACE? IT’S THE LATEST STYLE FOR RETAIL OPERATIONS

Carnaval de México’s approach to streamlining inventory management with RFID shows a true eye for the cutting-edge.

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WITH RFID, ACCURACY AND EFFICIENCY ARE TOP FASHION

RFID helps major Chinese fashion brand Jossy Jo identify a new approach to production that’s the real deal.

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SPINNING UP A NEW RFID INVENTORY HANDLING STRATEGY FOR UPTOWN CYCLES

As small merchants race to grow retail sales, many are finding RFID’s ability to streamline critical processes is blue ribbon worthy.

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INTERACTIVE LUXURY SHOPPING WITH RFID

Mexican exclusive retailer Common People makes shopping and sales into modern luxury with RFID technology.

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RFID ENABLED CUSTOMER LOYALTY PROGRAM GIVES YOU THE RECIPE FOR LONG-LASTING SUCCESS

TOP Food & Drug makes good use of RFID by implementing a loyalty program to ring up profitability.

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SOLUTIONS THAT ARE MADE TO MEASURE

NP Collection is using RFID’s powerful capabilities to enable development of intelligent stores.

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First Ever NFC-enabled Store Front in the US

Blue Bite and partner Pearl Media launched the first-ever NFC-enabled storefront in the U.S to promote TNT’s top-rated drama series Rizzoli & Isles.

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RFID TURNS A NEW LEAF FOR BRAND NEW BOOKS

Japanese publisher Shogakukan Inc. is using RFID to reduce the return ratio of unsold books.

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The mTag Network

Blue Bite and digital-out-of-home (DOOH) media company RMG Networks teamed up to deploy NFC technology to over a third of RMG’s 200,000 digital screens.

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Supply chain and asset management

RFID CUTS OUT INCORRECT DELIVERIES

RFID technology delivers ABB substantial accuracy and efficiency advantages in the management of outbound goods streams.

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RFID ENABLES REAL-TIME TRACKING OF PALLETS

Norwegian pallet leasing organization Norsk Lastbærer Pool is piloting RFID tags for tracking plastic pallets in two food factories and distribution centres

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WRAPPING UP A NEW APPROACH TO MANUFACTURING AND SHIPPING FURNITURE

Furniture manufacturer SC Freda tables track-and-trace issues with RFID technology.

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RFID ENABLES A FAST AND CONVENIENT WAY TO SELL FOOD THAT’S RIGHT ON THE MONEY

RFID is helping Sterling Services to implement a new service model that sets a new standard for convenience.

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RFID’S ABILITY TO DRIVE RESULTS IN SAVES LEADING STAINLESS-STEEL MANUFACTURER A BUNDLE

With RFID inventory management is no longer heavy lifting for global stainless-steel manufacturer Viraj Profiles Ltd

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EFFICIENT LOGISTICS FOR INCREASING VOLUMES

Artilux NMF has improved its internal logistics chain by adopting RFID technology.

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EXPORTING AN RFID-ENABLED SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT STRATEGY

RFID gives Taiwanese exporter an instant read on business operations

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TRULY GOOD ENOUGH TO EAT

The Hawaii Produce Traceability initiative is using RFID technology to bring a new harvest of business value to an industry as old as mankind.

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MAKING THE BUSINESS WORLD SMALLER

METRO Group is exploiting RFID technology for enhanced control over the global movement of goods.

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WHEN DISASTER STRIKES, RFID TECHNOLOGY HEADS OUT TO THE RESCUE

RFID technology proves its worth tracking assets used for disaster relief inspections

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ALL PART OF THE PACKAGE WITH RFID

With the help of RFID Thailand Post is able to process more packages and more efficiently than ever before.

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LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION

RFID has helped Assistor drive forward with a new plan for handling vehicle logistics on a vast scale.

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COME HEAVY RAIN OR A BLIZZARD, RFID DELIVERS RESULTS FOR LEADING SLATE MANUFACTURER

Norwegian based Minera Norge does not need to worry about weather. In RFID, the company has found a reliable weatherproof remedy for supply chain management issues.

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DRIVING SUCCESS FOR AN AUTO PARTS LEADER

RFID makes car part manufacturing and assembly a snap for REHAU AG

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FAST AND SECURE SERVICE WITH RFID-TAGGED PHONES

With RFID Siemens has gained considerable savings in both time and costs, and a giant step has been taken in the fight against counterfeiters.

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RFID ENABLES A NEW LEVEL OF ACCURACY IN WAREHOUSE

Toshiba is using RFID to revolutionize its warehouse management.

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WASTE NOT, WANT NOT. RECYCLING AND TRASH COLLECTION GO HIGH TECH WITH RFID

It’s in the can. Cincinnati and Grand Rapids debut new strategy for optimizing waste management.

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