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How did a Danish Hospital keep up with constantly evolving healthcare systems?

June 3th, 2019

In Denmark they are building the first of several “super” hospitals. The first super hospital being built will be capable of holding 4000 patients daily and having 9500 employees. These hospitals will have the latest technology with the state-of-the-art equipment to keep up with constantly evolving healthcare systems.  

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Handheld RFID is the solution

June 3th, 2019

RFID comes with a substantial set of advantages and new levels of efficiency. RFID technology enables the customer to maximize productivity and with that, to ultimately save costs. To achieve this, an affordable option to use this technology is desired, such as a handheld computer, allowing you to increase your productivity and ...

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What are the main transformation pillars for the retail industry?

June 3th, 2019

E-commerce has expanded in the last several years, but we can safely say that physical stores are not wavering. Brick and mortar stores are teaming up with technologies resources and gaining momentum. RFID and loT have helped encourage physical stores to get smart and to re-strategize their engagement efforts. By doing this, the...

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3 Top tips on Social selling for ISVS and VARS

May 24th, 2019

What is social selling?   Social selling is the process of creating an online relationship and supporting potential customers on various social platforms, with the purpose of directly helping individuals to purchase your product. The biggest key in being successful in the last part of the sales funnel is through social selling. ...

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RFID Partners with Bluetooth® Technology to Continue on a Path of Innovation

May 20th, 2019

Innovation is a constantly evolving process, a way of taking the everyday things we currently have and making them better and more efficient. The use of RFID technology will never go away, we will always need badges to authenticate experiences. But what will evolve is the way in which we use those badges. Bluetooth technology pl...

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The New IAM: 5 Challenges That Add New Risks

March 25th, 2019

  Identity access and management (IAM), the IT security discipline dedicated to ensuring that the “right persons have access to the right resources at the right time for the right reasons,” has been around since the early 2000s. At that time, organizations and their IT teams were responding organically to the need for managing i...

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RFID & IoT in retail: Brick & Mortar is booming

March 25th, 2019

The great e-commerce expansion has blown up in the past several years, but it’s safe to say that Brick and Mortar stores aren’t faltering. These physical retail stores are teaming up with technologies resources and are gaining momentum. Technologies such as RFID and IoT have pushed physical stores to get smart and re-strategise ...

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Digital Workplaces and ISVs

March 25th, 2019

Will software applications remain as relevant as the digital workplace evolves? This is a question that many ISVs find themselves asking as we push forward in the digital age. As a demand for updated software and hardware solutions is heightened in the workplace, ISVs will need to find ways to allow end-users to conduct business...

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Learn how to overcome end-user objections to RFID

December 5th, 2018

In a previous article, we have discussed several ways to overcome resistance to RFID when it comes to prospective buyers. However, it has been a rather difficult sell for many end-users. There a few reasons that might be affecting the consumers’ decisions to buying RFID solutions.

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How to build a smart city: The case of smart Santander

December 5th, 2018

Before going into how a smart city can be built, let’s first try and explain what a smart city is. Although there is no precise definition of a smart city, there are some components that are vital for one. A smart city first and foremost should engage the society. There is no smart city without an engaged citizen. A smart city a...

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Managing returnable assets in motion RFID for returnable transport items

November 9th, 2018

Companies in a wide variety of industries invest substantial capital in their inventories of returnable transport items (RTIs); the durable and reusable cartons, bins, pallets, wheeled trolleys, cages, and other containers used to pack and move goods from site to site. Properly managed, RTIs can be a powerful tool to support eff...

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RFID: Technology to consider. Here’s why.

November 9th, 2018

With increasing demands from buyers and suppliers, it becomes more apparent to have a quick process of picking and sending. With buying large quantities of products such as apparel, chips or food, scanning and picking one-by-one is not the solution. But RFID can step in to help.

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Android: The big migration has started

October 31th, 2018

“When creating solutions, always keep in mind that everything is and should be connected. That is what takes the customer experience to the next level. We, in Google, are creating an Operating System, partners are creating the devices, and the key in this solution is how these can be used together to be able to deliver better ex...

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Go Duplex

October 18th, 2018

Monochrome and colour printing on one side and/or on both sides – Datacard SD360 card printer has been designed for small and medium production quantities of ID cards and identity documents. The high printing speed is impressive:  The TruePickTM card intake draws in standard cards as well as cards with low thickness at any time ...

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Learn how to improve efficiency with RFID

October 18th, 2018

Files, folders, records, charts, books, photos, tapes, CDs and DVDs, evidentiary exhibits – in many industries, some form of physical media is central to the process of doing business. Information is gathered, retrieved, referenced, filed and moved from location to location for various types of processing. Some of these physical...

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How can a retail supply and demand chain thrive in a disruptive environment?

October 18th, 2018

Today’s disruptive technologies are displacing established ways of working and are making the retail environment more competitive than ever. According to Dun and Bradstreet, the retail sector accounts for 13.6% of annual business failures globally, and only 47% of new retail businesses are still in operation four years after sta...

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3 ways to overcome objections to RFID

October 18th, 2018

Have you ever engaged in a conversation with prospective tech buyers that simply do not comprehend RFID and the fact that RFID is for businesses that want to gain a competitive edge in their industries? Then you know the struggle! That is why we provide the following three ways to overcome objections and get your audience on boa...

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Business growth with RFID

October 18th, 2018

Barcode scanning revolutionized retail and logistics forty years ago. Today, the RFID technology provides huge advantages and additional values within many applications in different vertical market segments; e.g. Inventory, Retail, Industrial Automation, Transport and Logistic. RFID can track and identify objects, animals, and p...

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Do not lose sales – serve customers better

October 18th, 2018

If customers are dissatisfied, these days they leave the store and look for their desired items at the competitor’s – and: Frustrated customers are unforgiving. When are customers dissatisfied? When their expectations are disappointed; when they cannot find the items on the shelf that they would like to buy; and when the items o...

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RFID Readers and Antennas – Productivity is in the air

October 18th, 2018

Honeywell offers mobile readers, fixed readers, vehicle-mounted readers and a comprehensive line of RFID antennas. Honeywell’s mobile RFID readers include mobile computers with integrated RFID reading capability and a separate RFID sled that can be attached to several models of Honeywell mobile computers. The mobile readers are ...

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RFID makes self-service equipment rental practical

October 18th, 2018

Speedy Services is the UK’s leading provider of equipment, rental and support services to a wide range of clients across the construction, infrastructure, industrial, rail, manufacturing and facilities management sectors – as well as to local trades and industry. Speedy has a network of over 320 depots across the country, from w...

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RFID for more efficient monitoring of the feeding of wild birds

October 18th, 2018

Recently in Spain, the local agency entrusted with protection of the wild vultures had a problem with the monitoring of the birds’ population in a very specific nature reserve.   Traditionally, they had been monitoring the vulture population by banding the birds with leg rings with numbers or printed barcodes. However, it proved...

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Transforming the customer experience with RFID

October 18th, 2018

Today’s Internet-savvy shoppers can virtually buy anything, anywhere at any time. With a world of choices, they need a compelling reason to buy from a brick-and-mortar store. Yet, too often, they are disappointed with the in-store experience.  Why customers are not happy? 

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Gaining Traction with Track and Trace Solution

October 18th, 2018

SATO, a leading company in Auto-ID solutions that streamline operations and empower workforces, has recently integrated its SAP-based track and trace technology into a tractor production operation with positive results. SATO has cooperated in this project with BlueStar Finland, which is very experienced in the conception and imp...

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Challenges in managing medical equipment

October 18th, 2018

On any given day, in hospitals around the world, doctors, nurses and administrative staff move medical equipment around in their facilities as they go about the work of taking care of patients — equipment such as infusion pumps, telemetry packs, blood gas analyzers, patient monitors, hospital beds, gurneys and wheelchairs.  Heal...

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How big is the RFID impact in the EMEA business?

October 18th, 2018

The future impact of RFID technology Interview with Ian Bayly, Director of Sales EMEA and APAC, RF IDeas

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Advanced RFID Track and Trace Solution

October 18th, 2018

Plant Access is growing its competitive edge using an industry-first RFID solution. Plant Access provides its services utilising a unique steel stillage design used to pick, cross-dock and deliver nursery plants to Bunnings Warehouse locations across Victoria and South Australia. 

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The future of RFID: Making Print Marketing come alive

October 18th, 2018

In today’s world of Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) capabilities, interactivity is becoming very impactful in reaching audiences. Utilizing RFID technology in print marketing can enhance the impact of a marketing message and offer the consumer a bridge from a print ad to a digital interaction. How can this be acc...

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Data Protection at a high international level

October 18th, 2018

Adopted on April 14, 2016, and scheduled to enter into force on May 25, 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is an overarching data protection directive that defends European Union (EU) citizens in the event of a data privacy breach. For example, if a company's data are hacked and an EU citizen's information is di...

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Maximize speed and optimize transaction handling during checkout

October 18th, 2018

The challenge grocery stores are facing today is to maximize profitability while keeping customer satisfaction high.

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More deliveries during peak times and happier guests

October 18th, 2018

The time window between a delicious hot meal and a cold or lukewarm dish is small, and restaurant operators know that winning and keeping happy customers means operating within this timeframe. However, in larger restaurants, or self-seating locations, offering timely table service is not always easy. To keep diners happy and ord...

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Networked and robust mobile computer increases performance

October 18th, 2018

Today, business life is characterised by quick processes and fierce competition. High flexibility, on-time delivery and undamaged goods go without saying. Efficient work processes, intuitive applications and current technologies are coming to the fore more and more.

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RFID fulfils most diverse requirements

October 18th, 2018

RFID tags can do much more than the user can imagine. In many vertical applications, RFID technology opens up new possibilities for perfecting process sequences and for organising them better.

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Automate shipment monitoring

October 18th, 2018

RAIN RFID automatically identifies and tracks shipments moving in and out of dock doors. The system recognises items passing through dock doors at a distance of up to 30 feet, even without without direct line-of-sight. The core of this application is the platform using RAIN RFID technology, which monitors all processes and ensur...

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What you need to know about intrusive interstitials?

October 18th, 2018

Like any company, Google continually changes and updates the way it functions and ranks websites. The Google algorithm, sacred and highly secret, is the key to creating quality SEO organically, but there’s always an air of uncertainty to it. Some changes come along because they are improving their techniques. Some are because th...

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What is a smart city, and why should I care?

October 18th, 2018

Each new day often brings a new buzzword, so it’s important we fully understand new terms as they quickly become part of our language and used on a daily basis. One such term that has joined some of the big buzzwords like IoT and Big Data is ‘smart city’. But what does a smart city actually look like?

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An ISVs guide to navigating the channel

October 18th, 2018

If you’re an ISV and have decided that it’s time to broaden your business opportunities and grow your business then you’ll no doubt be considering the channel. The channel is a great way to look for new business through dedicated partnerships, and can bring great long-term success.  But it is highly competitive so it’s important...

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Are you selling secure tablets?

October 18th, 2018

Did you know that enterprises are set to make up 18% of tablet purchases in 2017, according to the Global Business and Consumer Tablet Forecast? For some, it may not be a surprise to hear that tablet use in enterprise markets is on the rise. After all, the settings in which tablets are used are often just as varied and unique as...

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IoT: what to expect when we connect

October 18th, 2018

The internet changed the world; It touches all aspects of our lives. It allows us to connect on social media, video chat with friends and colleagues and even read this blog right now. Now, there is a push to connect every device to the internet. While this provides new functionality and convenience, there are also some potential...

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Selling recurring media: A guide to growing profits

October 18th, 2018

Every business student knows about the ‘blade and razor’ model - the idea that when you’re selling razors, you can just about give away the handle because you make your real money on the blades.

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Three trends that are impacting business in 2017

October 18th, 2018

Every year, there are new trends to examine, new ideas to consider, and fresh perspectives that can affect a business. 

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