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  • Fluensee Purchases TrenStar

    By acquiring TrenStar, the RFID asset-tracking software provider gains inroads into software-as-a-service, as well as the company's RFID-enabled distribution service for beer kegs and other containers.

  • Thai Researchers Study RFID for Managing Prawns and Other Food Fish

    In addition to investigating the physical effects of implanting RFID tags in aquatic animals, the project will develop an RFID-enabled system to monitor and improve broodstock on fish farms.

  • GS1 Australia Is Optimistic ACMA Will Adopt 4-Watt UHF Power Limit

    By year's end, the Australian Communication and Media Authority says it will finish weighing the results of trials testing the effect of 4-watt UHF RFID devices on the nation's GSM-based mobile phone systems.

  • New ThingMagic RFID Reader Cuts Cost, Size, and Power

    ThingMagic's new Astra RFID reader is a small form-factor device that utilizes Power over Ethernet technology to reduce the cost of deployment.

  • Device Maker Deploys Item-Level RFID Across Supply Chain

    SonicWALL, a provider of network security devices, is using RFID to provide item-level visibility into its extended supply chain.

  • Ko-RFID Tackles RFID Business Collaboration Processes

    Supported by Germany's Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, the project hopes to address the challenges companies face when sharing information collected via RFID.

  • SimplyRFID Upgrades Its Service By Upgrading Its Tag

    The logistics and security services provider has switched to Avery Dennison AD-224 RFID inlays to increase read range, data storage and security.

  • EPCglobal Transportation and Logistics Pilot Takes Visibility to a Global Level

    The program's second phase, the organization says, illustrates how EPC-based technology can be utilized to track goods as they are transported by air, sea, road and rail, from China to the United States.

  • RFID Industry Reaction to Checkpoint-OAT Deal, Part 2

    In the two weeks since Checkpoint's $37 million acquistion of OATSystems was announced, there has been a flurry of commentary about what it means for the players involved and the RFID industry at large. Today is the second of a two-part series featuring the best of that commentary.

  • RFID Industry Reaction to Checkpoint-OAT Deal, Part 1

    In the two weeks since Checkpoint's $37 million acquistion of OATSystems was announced, there has been a flurry of commentary about what it means for the players involved and the RFID industry at large. Today and tomorrow we recap in a two-part series the best of that commentary.

  • Novel RFID Application Keeps Water Flowing

    Spring Water On Tap, a water delivery service, is working with AT&T to check water levels in tanks using wireless sensors, small modems with unique IDs and a cellular network.

  • New System Puts RFID at Core of Paper Handling

    A new RFID system designed for the paper industry uses combination 125 KHz/6.8 MHz tags to identify industrial-sized paper rolls in production and supply chain environments. The complete system from IPICO and Sonoco includes application software to support end-to-end product tracking.

  • Wireless Sensors to Set Routes for Water Delivery

    Sensors integrated with GPS/GPRS wireless communications devices will provide the data to automatically dispatch water delivery drivers to customer locations that need to be replenished. Spring Water on Tap, a startup water delivery firm, created the system to gain a competitive advantage.

  • Checkpoint Buys OAT to Become One-Stop RFID Shop

    Checkpoint Systems announced yesterday that it would acquire OATSystems to become a "one-stop shop" for retail RFID deployment. Checkpoint is a leading provider of electronic article surveillance (EAS) to retailers, while OAT is a provider of various application-specific RFID software solutions.

  • Used Batteries Tracked to Disposal

    Can/U.S. Enviro-Energy employs RFID to track the new and used batteries it delivers to telecommunications companies.

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