Smartrac Technology Group (Amsterdam, The Netherlands), a global market leader in RFID products and IoT solutions, announced the launch of its SKYLINE inlays and tags for industrial on-metal applications. With their optimised antenna and sophisticated spacer-based design, the new, compact RAIN RFID (UHF) products offer an outstanding read range of up to 6 metres under real-world conditions.
In automotive manufacturing, vehicles are leak-tested during the assembly process. These water ingress detection tests are usually performed by hand and involve a major effort. Schreiner ProTech has developed an alternative—the ((rfid))-DistaFerr WetDetect—that is easy to use and therefore reduces time and costs.
The Powercast Corporation (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) announced that its radio-frequency (RF)-based long-range over-the-air wireless power technology has received three new certifications from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) – totalling seven since 2007 – adding retail applications to the company’s existing FCC approvals for deployments in consumer, commercial and industrial environments. Powercast’s technology works in the far field to charge multiple devices over the air, without range limitations from the FCC, and without wires, charging mats or direct line of sight needed.