- Finalists Unveiled for Sixth Annual RFID Journal Awards
The winners will be revealed next month at RFID Journal LIVE! 2012, for Best Implementation, Most Innovative Use, Best Use to Enhance a Product or Service, Best in Show, Special Achievement and the Green Award, as well as a new award for Best RFID Thesis.
- Brazilian Air Force Boosts Efficiency of Its Air Logistics Center
The organization is using EPC RFID tags to reduce the time required to load cargo, from an average of 3.5 days down to 3 hours, and has also increased productivity by 600 percent.
- RFID Takes Wing at Composite Aircraft Components Plant
A U.S. aircraft parts manufacturer has adopted a solution from Xerafy and OATSystems to track composite materials and molds exposed to extreme temperatures during storage and production.
- Zebra, OAT Partner on Solutions Combining Passive and Active Tags
The companies will incorporate OATSystems' passive RFID middleware into Zebra Technologies' existing RTLS products, enabling customers to track goods and assets using active and passive RFID on a single platform.
- Boeing to Launch RFID Program for Airlines in February
The system will allow the company's customers to track the maintenance records of their aircraft parts using high-memory RFID tags, and may enable it to track those parts' locations as well in the future.
- Asco Tracks Component-Building Tools Via RFID
An EPC Gen 2 system provided by Zetes-RFIDea enables the aircraft-components manufacturer to more easily track the location and maintenance of its machining tools.
- Intrusion-Detecting Sensors Protect Borders, Troops
Lockheed Martin and Textron each offer active wireless mesh-network systems to the military and private sector, to monitor movements or hazardous conditions.
- Tagsys, ICM Airport Technics Market RFID Bag Tag to Airlines
The tag, based on the one used by Qantas, can not only be used to streamline baggage check-in at airports that have deployed RFID readers, but also display flight data on its built-in electronic-paper screen at non-RFID-equipped facilities.
- Registration Now Open for RFID Journal's 10th Annual Event
RFID Journal LIVE! 2012 will feature more than 50 case studies presented by leading end users, as well as solutions from more than 175 technology companies.
- Rockwell Collins Explores Ways to Benefit From RFID
The aviation electronic equipment provider is using the technology to automate entry of a part's shipping information, and plans to use tags to track the location and status of each unit on its production floor.
- Tego Offers New 2-Kilobit Chip
The TegoChip 2000 enables the aerospace industry to use a smaller, less expensive UHF passive RFID tag with greater data storage capacity than that of traditional EPC Gen 2 tags.
- GS1 Ratifies EPC HF Standard, Aerospace Tag-Data Amendment
The two standards will allow Electronic Product Code numbers to be used on high-frequency passive tags, and will permit aerospace and military users to encode their own identifiers as a prefix in the EPC.
- Helsinki Airport Puts 'Guidance Display Card' to the Test
The handheld device contains a 433 MHz RFID tag to track a passenger's location, and an electronic-paper screen that provides flight info and updates.
- NASA Launches RFID to Track Vibrations
The space agency is using active RFID sensor tags to transmit data to a reader and a PC, where the information can be reviewed in order to determine the sound and vibration levels generated by a rocket launch.
- Cargobox Takes RFID on a Test Flight
A project carried out with funding from a Netherlands government advisory board demonstrated whether the firm's RFID-enabled containers could provide greater security and visibility during air travel.