- Swedish Armed Forces Completes Tests of RFID to Track Uniforms, Shipments
The military's logistics and materiel divisions have finished testing both active and passive tags, with deployment dates yet to be determined.
- RFID News Roundup
CISC Semiconductor launches next-gen UHF RFID test system; Farsens unveils passive RFID tag with LED; CipherLab announces 9200 series industrial mobile computer with RFID; IDTronic announces new industrial RFID tablet, adds NXP chipsets to variety of products; Omni-ID selects Mieloo & Alexander as integrator for ProView installations in Europe; NFC Forum and IATA publish NFC reference guide for air travel; IDTechEx predicts global RFID market to reach $7.88 billion in 2013.
- Aerospace Company Tests RFID Solution for Tracking Cell Phones
The project uses GuardRFID's Active Label, a 6-millimeter-thick, battery-powered 433 MHz tag small enough for monitoring mobile devices, tools and thermometers.
- Crane Aerospace and Electronics' RFID-Based Tire Pressure Sensor Simplifies Aircraft Maintenance
The company's passive RFID SmartStem system is being used by some aircraft operators, and at least one other plane manufacturer is urging Crane to obtain FAA certification so that the gauges can be provided on its aircraft.
- Tablet App Enables RFID Tracking of Aircraft Safety Equipment
MAINtag will commercially release its FLYcheck solution next month for use in aircraft cabins, and its dual-memory chips are now being deployed in EAM Worldwide vests destined for Airbus' A320 planes.
- RFID Chip Maker Uses RFID to Boost Efficiency, On-Time Delivery
TowerJazz has installed AeroScout's Wi-Fi-based RTLS technology to monitor silicon wafers as they move through workstations at its California plant.
- Gravotech, Oridao Unveil System that Prevents Tag Counterfeiting, Cloning
The solution is designed to make it easy for companies to securely track critical information about components, tools and other items that need to be traced throughout their lifecycles.
- RFID Journal LIVE! Europe to Feature Speakers from Leading End-User Companies
The one-day event will highlight RFID deployments in the region, and demonstrate the latest technology solutions.
- RFID Helps Milano Malpensa Airport to Complete Maintenance Work On Time
To make its repair and cleaning operations more efficient, the airport installed 50,000 tags to equipment and other objects, and issued RFID-enabled phones to all its maintenance workers.
- RFID Gets Boots on the Ground for Air Force
Wellco is using a solution from Odyssey to create passive UHF RFID labels for every pair of boots, case and pallet, and confirms shipping orders are correct by reading those tags before loading goods onto trucks.
- Nexess Integrates Multiple RFID Tool-Tracking Systems Into Single Offering
Designed for the nuclear, oil and gas, and aerospace industries, the unified solution consists of smart counters and cabinets and a mobile application, all managed on a single software platform.
- ATK Tracks Composite Aircraft Parts Manufactured at Its Plant
As the company prepares for 12-fold growth, it is using passive UHF RFID tags to monitor the lifespan of composite materials, and to track the production of aircraft parts and the molds used to form them.
- RFID Reduces Oxygen-Generator Waste for Delta Air Lines
The company is attaching William Frick RFID labels to the generators, and using Motorola handheld readers and AeroCheck software to ensure the units don't expire and are not discarded prematurely.
- Airbus Guides EADS Divisions' RFID Adoption
Speaking at RFID Journal LIVE! 2013, managers from Eurocopter, Cassidian and Astrium explained how they are launching RTLS and passive RFID solutions based on learnings from Airbus, which is using the technology to track aircraft parts and tools.
- Tego Releases 8-kilobit Dual-Memory RFID Chip and Tags
The new EPC UHF chip, designed to exceed the new ATA Spec 2000 requirements and be attached to aircraft parts, has lockable memory for birth record data, and rewritable memory for storing a variety of other information.