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  • New Omni-ID Passive UHF Tags Endure 225 Degrees Celsius

    By Claire Swedberg

    Thousands of the company's new Fit tags are already being deployed in manufacturing and health-care settings.

  • Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas Expands RFID System to Manage Location of Drug Trays

    By Claire Swedberg

    The San Diego medical facility is now using MEPS' Virtual Logbook, in conjunction with the company's Intelliguard Kit and Tray Management System, to enable personnel to more quickly find RFID-tagged medications when they're needed elsewhere, or if any are recalled or nearing their expiration dates.

  • MIT Researchers Use RFID to Diagnose Freeze-damaged Vaccines

    By David Wilson

    The idea is to integrate a passive RFID tag with a liquid-filled vial, so that if frozen, the vial would expand, damaging the antenna enough that the tag would no longer be readable.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Beth Bacheldor

    Beta Layout receives UL certificate of compliance for embedding RFID in PCBs ••• Feig announces availability of cVEND contactless-payment systems ••• Balluff upgrades BIS V industrial RFID system ••• researchers create 3D-printed smart milk cap ••• Embarcadero unveils BeaconFence zone-management software for developers.

  • Clean-Room Services Provider Uses RFID to Keep Things Orderly

    By Claire Swedberg

    Micro-Clean is using the technology to track air-cleaning units, as well as tools for maintaining and testing those units, to ensure that all are being serviced and calibrated as required.

  • Italian Reproductive Medicine Center Uses RFID to Track In Vitro Fertilization

    By Claire Swedberg

    Genera has found that Research Instruments' RI Witness solution makes its Rome and Naples clinics more efficient, while providing extra confidence to patients and embryologists that every process will be error-free.

  • RFID Helps Heating Systems Stay Sludge-free

    By Claire Swedberg

    Maintenance workers can use a smartphone app and NFC RFID technology from Tagproduct to monitor and adjust Temiq's Ninox device, which is designed to remove particles from water circulating in a boiler.

  • Cryogatt Releases Cryogenics Solution

    By Claire Swedberg

    The system combines the company's readers and software with HID Global's tags to enable the tracking of frozen specimens inside freezer containers as cold as -321 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Beth Bacheldor

    Thinfilm, G World introduce smart wine bottle solution ••• Smartrac releases DogBone, ShortDipole tags based on Monza R6 chip ••• Canada's University Health Network to use Haldor RFID system to manage surgical instruments ••• Teijin develops new medical device management RFID solutions ••• Industry groups promote RFID to reform, automate and accelerate tire recalls ••• NeWave's Wave RFID antenna evolved from New Horizons technology.

  • HidroMares Helps Port Managers See the Seas to Better Manage Boat Traffic

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    Using networks of sensors and a cloud-based interface, port managers can get real-time data about water conditions to help them guide ships in and out of port safely and efficiently.

  • U.K. Construction Company Collects Inspection Data Onsite With NFC

    By Claire Swedberg

    The McGee Group is using NFC RFID technology and apps from Mobilengine to ensure that its trucks are properly inspected, as well as track tool usage and inspection and worker training at demolition or construction sites.

  • Consumer Physics Begins Shipping SCiO Pocket Molecular Sensors

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The pocket device is designed to help consumer better understand the products they buy, the foods they eat or the medicines they take.

  • NSA Offers Block Ciphers to Help Secure RFID Transmissions

    By Claire Swedberg

    The SIMON and SPECK block cipher families are free to use and enable the encryption of transmitted RFID data in any frequency.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Beth Bacheldor

    Jadak announces Bluetooth RFID reader for health-care applications ••• RFID market to reach $9.56 billion in 2015, IDTechEx CEO says ••• NEC Display Solutions of America uses Impinj RFID technology for contest ••• Google unveils Eddystone formats for Bluetooth beacons ••• ParkerVision's PV5870 demodulator selected for RFID products ••• Skytron inks deal to distribute Mobile Aspects' RFID-enabled smart cabinets.

  • U.K. Hospital Pilots RFID for Bed and Hoist Tracking

    By Claire Swedberg

    Heart of England NHS Trust is using active RFID tags and readers from Harland Simon at one of its three hospitals to determine how well the technology helps manage the facility's 2,000 beds and hoists, to ensure they can be found, inspected and maintained in a timely manner.

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