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New RFID Technology Helps Robots Find Household Objects

New RFID Technology Helps Robots Find Household Objects

Jason Maderer, Georgia Tech Mobile robots could be much more useful in homes, if they could locate people, places and objects. Today’s robots usually see the world with cameras and lasers, which have difficulty reliably recognizing things and...

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2014-09-29 16:24:14

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gaming Partners International Corporation (NASDAQ: GPIC), a leading provider of casino currency and table game products worldwide, announced today that it will showcase a number of new products at the upcoming Global Gaming Expo (G2E) being held at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, NV. Visitors can view product demonstrations at GPI's booth #4040. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110512/LA99804LOGO GPI's array of new offerings includes new...

2014-09-29 04:22:24

HSINCHU, Taiwan, R.O.C., Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TSMC (TWSE: 2330, NYSE: TSM) today announced the foundry segment's first and most comprehensive ultra-low power technology platform aimed at a wide range of applications for the rapidly evolving Internet of Things (IoT) and wearable device markets that require a wide spectrum of technologies to best serve these diverse applications. In this platform, TSMC offers multiple processes to provide significant power reduction benefits...

2014-09-25 12:30:16

Expanded product line to better serve senior living communities, hospitals BROOKFIELD, Wis., Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- RF Technologies(®), a leading provider of radio frequency identification (RFID) healthcare safety and security solutions, announced today the release of new products for their Sensatec(®) Fall Management Solution, bringing added safety to patients or residents in senior living communities, hospitals and rehabilitation facilities. The restraint-free Sensatec...

2014-09-25 08:31:19

Extensible Platform Offers Choices of Sensors, Communication Plug-Ins and Design Files for Application Specific Devices SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today the ThingMagic® Mercury® xPRESS Sensor Hub now supports network interfaces (PoE and WiFi) as well as GPS, enabling the integration of positioning services into solutions. The xPRESS Sensor Hub is a flexible development platform designed to enable customers to rapidly create...

2014-09-25 08:30:57

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill., Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA) today announced that it intends to offer, subject to market and other conditions, up to $1.25 billion in aggregate principal amount of new senior unsecured notes due 2022 (the "Notes") in a private offering. Zebra intends to use the net proceeds from the Notes offering, together with cash on hand and proceeds from Zebra's previously announced $2 billion senior secured term loan, to fund...

2014-09-24 23:03:43

LEID Products sending its team of experts to display BACS Asset Management solutions to discuss trends and issues related to asset management among law enforcement, healthcare, education and air transportation industries. Auburn Hills, MI (PRWEB) September 24, 2014 LEID Products, LLC., the leader of electronic locker and cabinet storage with biometric asset protection and control, today announced its planned presence for the upcoming ASIS International Conference from Sept. 29 – Oct. 1...

2014-09-23 23:10:07

ResidentGuard LS 2400 Provides Reliable Protection and Individual Resident ID Without a Software Interface Franklin, WI (PRWEB) September 23, 2014 Accutech Security announces the release of its new ResidentGuard LS 2400 wander management system to its line of perimeter-based, RFID-enabled products to ensure the safety and security of residents in hospital and senior living settings. With the introduction of the LS 2400 wander management system, Accutech Security offers resident ID and...

2014-09-23 12:29:38

John DiPalo and Bruce Stubbs discuss what companies need to gain visibility and control over products MARLTON, N.J., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Acsis Inc., the market leader for supply chain visibility, traceability and serialization solutions, announced it will be co-presenting a free webinar on end-to-end supply chain visibility with Intermec by Honeywell. The event, "How to Achieve End-to-End Supply Chain Visibility" will take place on Thursday, October 8 at 1:00 PM EDT....

2014-09-23 08:27:02

RFID Journal's thirteenth annual LIVE! event will be held on April 15-17, 2015, in San Diego, California, and will feature more than 50 case studies presented by leading end users, as well as solutions from more than 175 technology companies. NEW YORK, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- RFID Journal announced today that registration is now open for RFID Journal LIVE! 2015 (www.rfidjournalevents.com/live), the world's premier conference and exhibition focused on radio frequency...

2014-09-22 23:02:59

Offering crossover capabilities of mobile computing in a handheld imager with versatility and ruggedness (PRWEB) September 22, 2014 Datalogic, a world leader in automatic data capture and imaging technologies, is proud to announce the addition of the PowerScan™ PM9500-DK 2D imager to the successful PowerScan™ line. This new member features a display and a 16-key keyboard. Like every product in the PowerScan line, the PM9500 imager offers versatility of use through the combination of...


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