FEATURED ARTICLESin Automatic Identification
Doing RFID right
By Steve Loyal, Harting
Adopting radio frequency identification (RFID) asset tracking for the first time involves more than just slapping...
Unico uses wireless ID readers to boost production 40%
Unico Systems, a manufacturer of home air conditioning and heating systems, uses Cognex wireless handheld scanners to read barcodes on the product,...
Integrating Ethernet-Based Machine Vision and Image-based ID Readers into Factory Networks
By John Lewis, Cognex
The need to use PCs to interface with vision systems and ID readers required the purchase of expensive hardware and...
Automation Brains & Brawn
By Bill Lydon, Editor
Industrial control systems are the “brains” of any automated manufacturing system. Many of these systems require motion...
NEWSin Automatic Identification
- RFID growing like crazy
- Passive RFID market reaches $8.89 billion
- NiceLabel names Greg Tanner VP and General Manager
- Datalogic opens factory in São Paulo, Brazil
- Robots create jobs in Electronics Industry
- RFID market grows 17% in one year
- Global Food Market to gobble up RFIDs
- Global RFID Market to reach $7.88 Billion in 2013
- Apptricity certifies Janam RFID readers
- Datalogic celebrates 40th Anniversary
- RFID adapts to Wireless Sensor Networks
- RFID Market grows in 2012
PRODUCT NEWSin Automatic Identification
Fairbanks Scales Announces Labelbank/Databank Bar Code Labeling System
LabelBank/DataBank has all the components needed to build a single- or multi-unit bar code labeling system.
Farsens releases Cyclon RFID pressure monitoring tag
Cyclon-05BA is a battery free RFID sensor tag capable of transmitting a unique identifier and the associated absolute pressure measurement data to...
Cognex announces PowerGrid barcode technology
While conventional feature-based algorithms start by locating the finder pattern, PowerGrid technology looks for a pattern of alternating light and...
MEDIAin Automatic Identification
RESOURCESin Automatic Identification
Board helps development of ANDY100 energy harvesting chip with RFID EPC C1G2 wireless communication and SPI master
MEDUSA development platform for battery-free wireless sensors and actuators allows developers to design components driven by RF energy harvesting
T&B Mobile 2.0 has a tools button to retrieve literature, view videos and scan barcodes on T&B product packaging.
WHITE PAPERSin Automatic Identification
By Adam Steele
Describes the potential applications of radio-frequency identification (RFID) in industry. An in-depth analysis of the technology,...
By Matthew Mather, SICK
Have camera/image-based code readers replaced traditional laser scanners? Has RFID’s day finally come? Learn how to...
By Marchesini Group
Counterfeit drugs are a problem worldwide. Pharmaceutical companies now have to conform to new regulations involving...
CASE STUDIESin Automatic Identification
Exide had difficulties in reading 2D data matrix codes burned into plastic with a laser burner. The problem was solved by switching to image-based...
RFID sensor tags do not require batteries to monitor temperature, pressure and humidity of equipment remotely.
By Stephanie Neil
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics uses a 2D barcode to track traceable parts as they are installed. In addition,...
EVENTSin Automatic Identification
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