- Cisco Tracks IT Assets Via RFID
The manufacturer of routers and switches that run the Internet is turning to radio frequency identification to know where its blade servers and other assets are located, in real time.
- BCS National Championship Fans Use RFID to 'Kinect' to Social Networks
The Kinect-based game tests participants' ability to throw, dodge and run like a pro football player, and utilizes radio frequency identification to share the results with friends on Facebook or Twitter.
- Zebra, OAT Partner on Solutions Combining Passive and Active Tags
The companies will incorporate OATSystems' passive RFID middleware into Zebra Technologies' existing RTLS products, enabling customers to track goods and assets using active and passive RFID on a single platform.
- Polyfilld's RFID Solution Helps Roads Talk to Inspectors
The system uses Schreiner LogiData passive tags embedded in nonwoven fabric installed under asphalt, as well as Schreiner LogiData readers mounted on vehicles.
- Boeing to Launch RFID Program for Airlines in February
The system will allow the company's customers to track the maintenance records of their aircraft parts using high-memory RFID tags, and may enable it to track those parts' locations as well in the future.
- Steelcase Mexico's RFID Solutions Help Banks Manage Assets
Banks and other businesses in Mexico City are using EPC passive UHF tags to track office furniture, and are testing a system that uses active tags to detect when specific office areas are in use.
- Czech Oncology Center Uses Wi-Fi RTLS to Locate People, Equipment
The system has enabled the Masaryk Memorial Cancer Institute to reduce the number of items lost, and is improving safety by allowing patients to transmit requests for help to employees assigned to their ward.
- Smartrac Acquires UPM RFID, Becoming a UHF Tag Leader
With its acquisition of UPM RFID, as well as Neology and KSW Microtec, Smartrac has moved to the front of the market for passive UHF RFID tags and inlays.
- RFID Sheet Antennas Enable Unique Shelf-Management Systems
Measuring only six millimeters in thickness, the short-range antennas—marketed by Teijin Fibers and Convergence Systems Ltd.—are being installed on shelving, along with EPC UHF readers, to track the locations of tagged items.
- KCF Technologies to Launch Energy-Harvesting Wireless Sensors
The RFID-based devices will allow users to track their machinery's condition based on vibration and temperature readings, with power supplied by a battery or generated by heat, vibration or sunlight.
- Treehouse Labs Unveils iPhone RFID System for Locating People and Things
The solution consists of application software, active tags and an RFID reader built into a case that snaps onto the phone. In the future, the tags could be combined with sensors to monitor such things as an athlete's concussion risk.
- Registration Now Open for RFID Journal's 10th Annual Event
RFID Journal LIVE! 2012 will feature more than 50 case studies presented by leading end users, as well as solutions from more than 175 technology companies.
- Japan's Upcoming Shift to 920 MHz Promises Better UHF Tags
The nation's revised UHF RFID regulations will narrow the global UHF frequency range, enabling tag makers to offer passive EPC RFID inlays with improved sensitivity.
- U.S. Veterans Department Announces RFP for Nationwide RTLS Solution
In December, the department expects to release a request for proposal for a $550 million project to improve efficiency and gain asset visibility via active and passive RFID and real-time location technology.
- Lockheed Looks for a Savi Buyer
The defense contractor seeks to sell off its 433 MHz RFID tag and reader division, which plans to shift its marketing and product-development focus to the commercial sector.