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  • Bechtel Tracks Man-Hours at Copper Mine

    The company's timekeepers will employ EPC Gen 2 RFID readers to capture the identities of construction workers, and to clock their hours at a Chilean mining site run by Anglo American.

  • SimplyRFID Upgrades Its Service By Upgrading Its Tag

    The logistics and security services provider has switched to Avery Dennison AD-224 RFID inlays to increase read range, data storage and security.

  • Australian Sheep Farmers Explore RFID's Benefits

    Six sites in the state of Victoria are working with the Department of Primary Industries to demonstrate the economic benefits of using RFID tags to identify individual animals.

  • Montreal RFID-enabled Bike Project Picks Up Speed

    The city provides an update on its plan to roll out RFID-enabled bicycles that commuters can use for short trips from transit stations to an office or store.

  • Thousands of Auto Parts Verified with RFID and UWB

    Nearly 400,000 components were identified and tracked into the 15,000 vehicles where they were installed using a combination of ultra wideband (UWB) and passive UHF technologies. During the six-week production trial the RFID system tracked vehicles through the final assembly process to ensure they received the correct parts.

  • Banking Group to Set RFID Roadmap

    Hoping to facilitate RFID adoption by its members, the Financial Services Technology Consortium is working toward instituting a standardized approach to using the technology.

  • EV3 Uses RFID to Streamline Inventory

    The medical device maker has realized important business benefits by employing RFID to track its stock of stents and other products used for treating vascular diseases.

  • ThingMagic Raises $9.5 Million

    CEO Tom Grant says the latest round of funding will help the company continue to develop custom RFID solutions and UHF passive-tag readers for specific applications.

  • 'Myth Busted' -- Tests Find RFID Works Well on Metals

    Passive UHF tags designed specifically for use on metal objects work very reliably, according to new test results released by ODIN technologies. ODIN cautions that not all metal-mount tags work well, and found some do not perform as well as general-purpose RFID tags when used on metal. The benchmark report is ODIN's first on specialty tags.

  • Library to Deploy Ultra-Long-Life RFID Tags for Historical Collection

    To manage its rare legal documents, the Max Planck Institute for European History of Law plans to use tags promising a 40-year lifespan.

  • RFID Industry Reaction to Checkpoint-OAT Deal, Part 2

    In the two weeks since Checkpoint's $37 million acquistion of OATSystems was announced, there has been a flurry of commentary about what it means for the players involved and the RFID industry at large. Today is the second of a two-part series featuring the best of that commentary.

  • RFID Industry Reaction to Checkpoint-OAT Deal, Part 1

    In the two weeks since Checkpoint's $37 million acquistion of OATSystems was announced, there has been a flurry of commentary about what it means for the players involved and the RFID industry at large. Today and tomorrow we recap in a two-part series the best of that commentary.

  • Checkpoint Systems Deems OAT Acquisition Strategic

    President Per Levin says the recently completed purchase of a leading RFID software company enables Checkpoint to help retailers "scale up their RFID operations."

  • Novel RFID Application Keeps Water Flowing

    Spring Water On Tap, a water delivery service, is working with AT&T to check water levels in tanks using wireless sensors, small modems with unique IDs and a cellular network.

  • New System Puts RFID at Core of Paper Handling

    A new RFID system designed for the paper industry uses combination 125 KHz/6.8 MHz tags to identify industrial-sized paper rolls in production and supply chain environments. The complete system from IPICO and Sonoco includes application software to support end-to-end product tracking.

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