- Report: RTLS Market Worth $2.7b in 2016
Research firm IDTechEx of Cambridge has released a report on the real-time location systems (RTLS) market and its growth prospects over the next decade. This article lists the key findings from , which predicts the RTLS market will grow to $2.71 billion by 2016.
- Wrap-Up of RFID World News
This week's RFID World saw a flurry of announcements as the many exhibitors jostled to make an impact at what was, by all informal accounts, the biggest RFID show ever. This article highlights those announcements RFID Update deems most newsworthy.
- German Clinic Uses RFID to Track Blood
A hospital in Saarbrücken, Germany, is tagging patients and bags of blood to make sure every patient receives the right blood product.
- EPC Track-and-Trace for Hemophilia
Domino Printing Sciences today announced the successful deployment of a complete EPC track-and-trace solution for the administration of hemophilia products.
- RFID Sees Gains in Health Care
A growing number of hospitals are leveraging their existing Wi-Fi networks to track valuable assets and locate personnel with active RFID tags.
- ABI: Only 10 Drugs Tagged in 2006
ABI Research today announced bearish prognostications for near-term pharma-tagging, estimating that the industry will only start tagging about ten drugs in 2006. This stands in stark contrast to predictions of just last year, when life science tag shipments were predicted to more than triple from 2005 to 2006.
- Texas A&M Senses New RFID Apps
A university research facility is hoping to deploy wireless sensors networks combined with RFID tags.
- Pfizer Using RFID to Fight Fake Viagra
The company is attaching a high-frequency tag to each bottle of the drug, which U.S. pharmacists and wholesalers can use to ensure the product is genuine.
- RFID Watches Over School Kids in Japan
A group of children in Yokohama City wears active tags to keep them safe on their way to and from school.
- RFID News Roundup
Dow joins EPCglobal; Gartner says RFID to grow to $3 billion in 2010; Zebra announces Gen 2 firmware availability; Symbol, Vue developing item-level tracking solutions; RFID in China: uneven growth; Gen 2 start kits from Avery Dennison Printer Systems; ToP Shop selling Rafsec, other RFID goods; NCR partnership targets Mediterranean market; Inside Contactless raises €9 million.
- Aggressive HF Product Launch from Texas Instruments
Texas Instruments today issued a major announcement around its product line of high frequency (HF) RFID offerings, the breadth of which suggests an aggressive, determined bid by the company to ensure a leadership position in the HF RFID market. This article recaps the many aspects of the annoucement.
- Gartner: RFID Market $3 Billion in 2010
Research firm Gartner today announced the release of its inaugural RFID market size, share, and forecast report. The key prediction is that the RFID market will grow from $504 million this year to $3 billion in 2010. RFID Update spoke with Jeff Woods, research vice president at Gartner, about the findings.
- 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.