- Firewall Protection for Paper Documents
A new chipless RFID system could protect sensitive documents and banknotes and eventually create "hands-free" bar code scanning.
- RFID Labels for Less
Power Paper licenses Motorola’s BiStatix technology to create low-cost smart labels made with printed antennas and batteries.
- SmartCode Debuts Smallest Chip
The company says its tiny RFID chip will allow it to produce tags for 5 to 10 cents in volumes of 1 billion or more.
- New Energy-Efficient RFID Tag
Trolley Scan of South Africa has produced a UHF tag that it says consumes less power than conventional RFID tags.
- New Way to Print Ink Antennas
Carclo, a British company, has pioneered a way to print conductive inks with a digital inkjet printer.
- Proposed Standard for Ink Antennas
Precisia, a company that develops conductive inks for RFID antennas, promotes a standardized way to test such products.
- RFID Journal Launches Print Edition
The world's leading authority on RFID technology and its business applications plans to publish a quarterly magazine beginning in January.
- New High-Speed RFID Tag Machine
Matrics announces a new system to assemble billions of low-cost RFID tags per year.
- Active RFID Labels for the Masses
German smart label specialist KSW Microtec plans to mass-produce thin-film batteries for RFID labels.
- New RFID Tag with More Memory
Maxell is introducing a series of RFID tags, aimed at the medical and pharmaceutical industries, that have 1, 2 and 4 kilobytes of memory.
- Power Paper Raises $15 million
The Israeli company plans to use the money to continue developing thin-film batteries for active tags.
- Toppan Gears Up for Low-Cost RFID
The Japanese company plans to begin volume production of chips that it says will cost 50 cents and readers that will cost less than $20.
- RFID Tracked Casualties in Iraq
During the war, the United States Navy piloted a system that uses RFID to track injured soldiers as they move from the battlefield to hospitals.
- Thin-Film Battery for RFID Sensors
Infinite Power Solutions has begun producing rechargeable batteries that could be used for smart active labels and RFID sensors.
- RFID Enables "Physical Browsing"
Heikki Seppä, a research director of Finland's VTT Information Technology, envisions a world where consumers scan RFID tags with readers in their cell phones.