- Premier Tells Medical Device Makers to Adopt GS1 Supply Chain Standards
The hospital purchasing alliance wants medical devices to be tracked by Global Trade Item Number and Global Location Number, which could make it easier for the health-care sector to implement RFID technology.
- Stanley Bolsters RFID Portfolio With VeriChip Subsidiary
The manufacturer of tools and security systems has completed its acquisition of Xmark, a provider of RFID-enabled patient-tracking systems for the health-care market.
- New Zealand Study Finds UHF Superior for Livestock Tracking
Researchers with the RFID Pathfinder Group report that EPC RFID tags performed better and more cost-effectively compared with traditional low-frequency tags.
- UCLA Group Offers Interference-Testing Service for Medical Devices
The service, provided by the WINMEC consortium, is designed to measure how an RFID system's electromagnetic radiation affects the operation of infusion pumps, pacemakers and other medical equipment.
- At Former Landfill, RFID Monitors Workers and Waste
As contaminated soil and hazardous refuse are removed from the site, a location-tracking system ensures that workers can be rapidly evacuated during emergencies, and that containers of waste are properly routed.
- Chemical Maker Exax Expands Into RFID
The South Korean company plans to produce HF and UHF antennas and inlays, as well as convert them into RFID tags, labels and tickets, initially focusing on the Asia Pacific market.
- UWB RTLS Vendor Improves Sensitivity, Lowers Cost
Time Domain introduced version 2.0 of its PLUS ultra wideband (UWB) real time location system (RTLS). The company said this is the first time UWB has achieved cost parity with WiFi-based RTLS technology. PLUS 2.0 can track items to specific floors and has other new features.
- Leading Early Adopters to Speak at RFID in Fashion 2008
The third annual event produced by RFID Journal and the American Apparel & Footwear Association will feature companies from around the world that are using RFID to cut costs and boost sales.
- Norwegian Food Group Nortura to Track Meat
The company's IT subsidiary, Matiq, is teaming with IBM to deploy a system that uses RFID to track meat from the slaughterhouse to the store.
- New Consortium Seeks RFID Standard for Oil, Gas Industries
The Oil & Gas RFID Solution Group, made up of petroleum companies, RFID vendors and an academic think tank, hopes to develop a common approach to deploying RFID across the industries.
- Utah Valley Regional Medical Center to Run Pilot With IR-RFID Tags
As the hospital tests the system's ability to track patients, staff and assets, it also plans to check for any potential electromagnetic interference that may disrupt medical equipment.
- 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.