Numerous airlines are deploying or piloting a UHF RFID-enabled handheld device that can be used with a smartphone and then be charged with that phone on a single charging device. The compact reader, provided by Koamtac, is intended to allow airlines to track baggage handling and logistics in order to understand where their tagged luggage or parcels are as they are checked in, loaded onto aircraft and then unloaded. The device is currently in use by parcel handlers at Singapore’s Changi Airport. To meet the growing demand for UHF readers by airlines, as well as in logistics environments, the company plans to release a Ring and Glove scanner this fall that will fit over two fingers and can be worn like a glove. Koamtac has develop UHF RFID technology into its existing KBC 470 barcode scanner so that companies whose personnel scan barcodes (such as warehouse workers, logistics providers and baggage handlers) can add UHF functionality without having to upgrade the entire technology. As the demand for visibility into logistics and inventory management has evolved, with more passive HF and UHF RFID-based tracking solutions, the company opted to provide RFID reading functionalit...