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Baggage & Parts Tracking in the Airline Industry

 By Gary McCann, Director, RFID Implementation Services   It’s encouraging to see many industries recognizing the value add and benefits that RFID can bring after experiencing firsthand the evolution of RFID over the past 15 years.   The Airline Industry is no exception to this way of thinking.  Over the past few years some of the major players have …

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Predictive & Prescriptive Analytics with Visi-Trac

By John Kennedy Joseph, Director, Data Analytics Can RFID and IoT sensors assure 100% read accuracy? If not, how can I close the gap? Which type of analytics will generate the desired insights from tag and sensor data? Can I get foresights in addition to insights from Visi-Trac Analytics? A course correction for RFID / …

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IATA Mandates RFID Baggage Tracking for Airlines and Airports

Last month, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) adopted a resolution supporting the global use of RFID tracking for checked airline baggage at its annual general meeting held in June in Seoul, South Korea. The move to radio frequency identification will require a wide-scale collaboration between all stakeholders across the industry, including airports, airlines and …

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Protecting Social Security

RFID Global announced today it has been awarded an estimated $2 million Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) by the Social Security Administration (SSA) with partner Knot Technology Solutions (KTS). The SSA BPA is a single award, five-year contract with a 12-month base performance period and four option years. RFID Global will provide its Visi-Trac software platform, …

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The Trillion Sensor Economy is Coming

By 2021, almost 28 billion IoT devices will communicating with each other across low-latency networks. By 2025, there will be more than 100 billion connected devices, according to Research and Markets, each with a dozen sensors or more. AI technology and 5G connectivity will further spur this growth. And emerging from this innovation will be …

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Making Sense of all that IoT Data

The ability to know where something or someone is located is core to many companies’ success. Having that level of granular information at one’s fingertips changes the way business managers can make rapid, data-driven decisions. Without a doubt, knowing where something is located is highly important, but actionable data about the asset is what everyone …

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Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Planes, Trains and Automobiles – How RFID is Transforming Transportation In the transportation industry, accurate and reliable data, and tracking via radio frequency identification (RFID) has a wide variety of business critical applications. Here are some highlights of how RFID is being used in the airline, railroad, and automotive industries for improved efficiency and performance, …

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Improving the Travel Experience

Delta’s announcement of its rollout of RFID for passenger baggage handling is aimed squarely at improving the customer experience of its travelers. Delta aims to reliably deliver every bag on every flight. By providing  customers  with improved real-time tracking of luggage throughout the travel experience, it will provide peace of mind, convenience, and dramatically reduces …

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