- RFID Facilitates Remote Baggage Check-In
Starting this April, McCarran Airport will use RFID to track bags checked in at hotels on the strip.
- RFID News Roundup
ABI report says UHF chipsets may lower reader prices; costs stymieing RFID in European supply chains; Avery Dennison RFID names 17 qualified converters; AeroScout, Alanco team up on Wi-Fi tracking; HID, INSIDE partnering on access control apps; New Zealand passports carrying Philips chips; South Korea approves use of Savi 433.92 MHz systems; AIM Global unveils RFID Emblem.
- MIT to Host RFID Academic Convocation
The Auto-ID Lab at MIT will host a two-day event aimed at bringing together the leading RFID researchers with a select group of end users.
- An RFID Cure for the Checked Bag Blues?
Secure Tag, a Toronto-based startup, has developed an RFID device it says could be used to both identify and secure airline passenger baggage.
- LogicaCMG and PowerID Team Up
The companies will develop solutions leveraging the benefits of battery-assisted tags, focused initially on the aerospace, automotive and logistics markets.
- IATA Approves UHF for Bag Tags
The group voted unanimously to endorse the use of RFID tags and interrogators compliant with ISO's 18000-6C candidate standard for baggage-tracking systems.
- BearingPoint: Mixed Benefits from Baggage Tagging
BearingPoint has developed an economic model to help determine the business case (or lack thereof) for RFID baggage tracking systems. While the company believes that such systems will become prevalent, the model suggests that in the near-term airlines and airports may want to hold off. This article has more details.
- AMR: Boeing's RFID Push is a Catalyst
AMR Research has released an analysis of Boeing's recent announcement that it would RFID tag certain parts of its 787 Dreamliner aircraft. This article recaps the key points.
- FAA Approves Passive RFID for Grounded Aircraft
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved the use of passive RFID technology on and around grounded aircraft.
- Airlines cool on RFID tags
- Despite RFID Baggage Tagging Benefits, Cost Remain Hurdle
The New York Times published an article today highlighting the potential cost savings to airlines from reduced lost luggage through the RFID tagging of bags.
- RFID Could Save Airlines $650M in Lost Bag Improvements
RFID tagging could reduce the error rate of mishandled luggage by more than two-thirds, yielding industry-wide savings of a staggering $650 million-plus.
- 10,000 RFID Tags in Airbus's Revolutionary New Jumbo Jet
Unbeknownst to many, RFID plays a large role in the A380, the world's largest commercial aircraft unveiled this week by France's Airbus.
- RFID News Roundup
VeriChip announces IPO; RFID consortium to hold open workshop; Nordic ID rolls out UHF handheld for Europe; RFID maturing rapidly, says report; firms partner on retail RFID solutions; do-it-yourselfers devise tag killer.
- U.S. Air Force to Launch RFID Pilot
Shipments will be tracked from four locations in the United States to two air bases in Germany using UHF EPC tags.