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  • Overview of 802.11 RTLS Vendors

    In this guest article from Yankee Group, analyst Marcus Torchia surveys the current vendor space of 802.11 based active RFID real-time location systems (RTLS).

  • Case Study in Fixed Asset Management

    Much has been written discussing the difficulties of implementing EPC passive RFID tags in the supply chain, so this article will attempt to present a viable new use for these tags in an old and seemingly forgotten application: fixed asset management.

  • IBM and Cisco Serious About RFID

    Amid the flurry of announcements coming out of the EPCglobal conference, some of the biggest names in technology are asserting their commitment to the RFID market with new products and services. Today we look at the announcements of two such heavy-hitters, IBM and Cisco.

  • RTLS Market To Exceed $1.6 Billion by 2010

    This is the second guest article from Yankee Group, with predicts that active RFID real-time location systems RTLS will have less than $20 million in revenue for 2005. However, rapid growth will happen in the next several years: global revenue will exceed $1.6 billion by 2010.

  • The Active RFID Market, Part 1

    In this guest article from Yankee Group, analyst Marcus Torchia defines active RFID real-time location systems (RTLS), explains the different kinds, and makes recommendations to enterprises in the market to purchase one.

  • Microsoft Going Postal with RFID

    IDG News Service reports that Microsoft is in Taiwan marketing an RFID track-and-trace solution for postal services.

  • 3M and the Appeal of RFID File Tracking

    3M, maker of such household brands as Scotch tape and Post-it notes, last month announced that it had been awarded a five-year contract from the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) for 3M RFID File Tracking Systems.

  • AeroScout Takes Wi-Fi RFID Underground

    The Wi-Fi RFID system provider has rolled out a pilot in an unusual venue: a mine.

  • Keeping Track of Cadets' Togs

    Texas A&M University is deploying an RFID system to track rented uniforms for its Corps of Cadets.

  • RFID Pharmaceutical Tracking Pilot Rolls Out

    This week saw the announcement of four companies rolling out what is considered the first commercial electronic pedigree program for pharmaceuticals.

  • Shopping Cart Tracking Study Highlights RFID Potential

    New research from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania uses data collected from a grocery store where shopping carts were equipped with RFID tags and tracked throughout the store's aisles. Called "An Exploratory Look at Supermarket Shopping Paths," the paper offers enlightening conclusions about shopping patterns, some of which fly in the face of conventional wisdom.

  • Casino Supplier Doing Brisk RFID Business

    On Friday publicly-traded casino supplier Gaming Partners International Corporation announced in its Q1 financial results that it is doing a brisk business in RFID chips.

  • RFID Helps Hanford Manage Waste

    Bechtel Hanford has deployed an active-tag RFID system to identify a fleet of trucks and containers transporting 4,000 tons of radioactive waste daily.

  • Cisco, PanGo Unveil Tracking System

    The companies have released a system that tracks the location of Wi-Fi-enabled devices and any asset bearing a Wi-Fi-based RFID tag.

  • Industrial Hoses Couple Up With RFID

    A company embeds RFID tags in the hose couplings its makes so that couplings and hoses can be easily tracked and maintained.

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