- RFID Detector Offers Low-Cost Troubleshooting Device
The device illuminates an LED upon sensing RFID transmission from a UHF reader, thereby offering a low-cost tool for installers and RFID reader owners.
- Hybrid Tag Includes Active RFID, GPS, Satellite and Sensors
A new tag from Numerex and Savi Technology can intelligently determine whether to communicate via an active RFID network or satellite communications, thereby promising more thorough, end-to-end visibility in a global supply chain.
- U.S. Army Achieves Real-Time Visibility of Supply Trucks Traveling in the Middle East
A solution leveraging devices that act like RFID tags and communicate via satellite and cellular communications is helping ensure troops in Iraq receive their necessary supplies.
- IT-Austria Taps RFID to Track Assets
The financial data center operator is using approximately 10,000 EPC Gen 2 tags to track server racks and other IT hardware at two of its data center sites.
- Intel, University Researchers Develop Power-Storing Passive Tags
Intel and University of Washington scientists have created RFID tags that accumulate energy from ambient RF signals, allowing them to record sensor data when out of range of a reader.
- Moversa Debuts Universal NFC Chip
The Sony-NXP joint venture reports that its chip, which supports the Mifare and FeliCa protocols, is ready for prime time. In France, Carrefour embraces RFID payments by card and phone.
- Health-Care Provider Survey Quantifies RTLS Uptake, Interest
A new study from KLAS Research shows that about one-third of tech-savvy health-care organizations currently use real-time location systems, but that more than half are completely unfamiliar with RTLS solutions.
- Microsoft Uses Wireless Sensors to Track Data Center Temperatures
The system, designed by Microsoft researchers, helps the company reduce the cost of cooling the dozens of data centers it operates.
- Tego Launches 32-Kilobyte EPC RFID Tag
The company's passive UHF TegoTag can be read by any standard EPC Gen 2 reader. Aircraft maker Airbus is testing a prototype.
- Texas Instruments Reorganizes RFID Business
One of the leading names in the RFID industry isn't pulling out of the business, though it is making some changes that it claims will not impact customers.
- Tan Tock Seng Hospital Uses RFID to Take Patient Temperatures
One of Singapore's busiest health-care facilities finds that the system improves patient care, reduces labor costs and provides better clinical data.
- Invengo Debuts in the U.S. Market With 5.8-Cent Inlay
The Chinese RFID hardware manufacturer is offering a UHF EPC Gen 2 inlay that it claims is the lowest-priced on the U.S. market.
- RFID Helps St. Joseph's Keep an Eye on Cold Storage
The N.Y. hospital is using an AeroScout solution to track the temperatures inside its refrigerators, thereby reducing labor costs and improving the safety of the blood, vaccines and other items stored within.
- FloorTrak Combines RFID With Video to Count Retail Customers
Time Domain Corp. has integrated its real-time location system with ShopperTrak's video-based technology to enable retailers to better determine the number of shoppers visiting their stores.
- RFID Journal LIVE! 2009 to Feature Four Colocated Events
The conference and exhibition, to be held on Apr. 27-29 in Orlando, will host the AIDC Strategic RFID Workshop, IEEE RFID 2009, the Printed RFID Conference and the RFID in Aerospace Workshop.