- 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.
- Smart Soccer Ball Misses Its Goal
Soccer’s international governing body has canceled plans to use an RFID-enabled scoring system at the 2006 FIFA World Cup international soccer tournament.
- Health Care Sees Safety in RFID
A survey shows that the biggest health-care players are deploying RFID at a faster pace, with spending expected to jump industry-wide in 2007.
- Two Stories Highlight the RFID Debate
Today's RFID news had two stories which together succinctly highlight the debate about using the technology to tag people.
- 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.
- RFID Prevention of Wrong-Site Surgery Gains Momentum
RFID's adoption by the healthcare industry made progress this week with the announcement by AMTSystems of new pilot programs for its SurgiChip product.
- VeriChip Partnered with Intelligence Collection Company
One indication of where human-chipping is headed is to look at the companies already associated with it. One example is Metro Risk Management Group.
- Harvard Medical School CIO Gets "Chipped"
CIO of Harvard Medical School, John D. Halamka, had himself chipped in December to evaluate the human-tagging technology for himself.
- Sun Unveils Raft of New RFID Solutions
Sun Microsystems, whose mantra "the network is the computer" fits notably well with an RFID-enabled Internet of Things, announced a slew of RFID developments on Monday.
- Successful RFID System Deployed in Philadelphia Hospital
The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia has completed an initiative to RFID tag equipment and devices throughout the building.
- 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.
- RFID: Cure for Counterfeit Drugs?
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is looking at using EPC tags to ensure the integrity of pharmaceutical drugs.