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  • Airbus Expands RFID Part Marking Across All of Its Aircraft Families

    By Mark Roberti

    Building on its A350 XWB deployment, the airplane manufacturer is now expanding its RFID part-marking activities to all seats and life vests for its A320, A330 and A380 aircraft.

  • NFC App Developer Flomio Looks to Kickstart Its NFC Reader for Apple Devices

    By Claire Swedberg

    With crowd-funding help, Flomio hopes to release its FloJack dongle, designed to provide Near Field Communication capability to Apple's tablets and newer versions of the iPhone and iPod Touch.

  • RFID News Roundup

    NFC Forum's new spec eases chipset integration; Intelligent InSites integrates PLUS RTLS technology; IDTronic intros new RFID wristbands, UHF starter kit; Smartrac launches new Mifare-based inlays and Prelam products for automated fare collection; Getac's PS336 handheld supports field-swappable end caps for RFID, other technologies.

  • Project Ingeborg Uses RFID to Bring Free Books to the Masses

    By Claire Swedberg

    A pair of Austrian innovators developed and deployed a solution that allows people to download books and other works in the public domain, and are now offering the solution to others for free.

  • Motorola Updates Its 9000 Series Handheld Reader

    By Claire Swedberg

    Compared with its predecessor, the new MC9190-Z industrial handheld features a faster processor and more memory, as well as a larger screen and additional keyboard options.

  • ThingMagic Releases New Tiny Reader Module

    By Claire Swedberg

    The M6e-Micro's small size enables equipment manufacturers, such as Zebra Technologies, to further shrink the size of their devices to meet customers' needs.

  • Canadian Leather Retailer Pilots RFID for Replenishment Visibility

    By Claire Swedberg

    Danier Leather is testing a Truecount UHF Gen 2 system at three of its stores to track when goods are received on the sales floor, as well as when they are sold, and to automatically alert employees when an item needs to be replenished.

  • Large Entertainment Co. to Try RFID for Tracking Spare Parts in Its Data Centers

    By Claire Swedberg

    The company wants to use passive UHF tags to determine which items it has in storage and when they are removed or returned, in order to increase inventory visibility and reduce shrinkage.

  • NXP Releases New NFC Tag Chips for New Applications

    By Claire Swedberg

    The company's NTAG21x series supports such functions as tracking which tags have been accessed by consumers, off-line authentication via a digital signature and the ability for a tag to count the number of times it is read.

  • RFID News Roundup

    NorthPeak, Epsilia unveil RFID-enabled solution to improve cold-chain performance; Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies, TagMaster NA combine long-read-range and smart-card technologies; London's Portland Hospital implements patient security solutions from Stanley Healthcare; NXP delivers NFC to Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 devices; Murata, Cogiscan intro RFID-based PCB traceability solutions; Ekahau introduces Vision 2.0 location analytics platform for hospitals.

  • RFID Brings Bottled Water to Students

    By Claire Swedberg

    West Virginia University is deploying Evive Station's RFID-enabled kiosks that clean and refill reusable water bottles for free, while displaying advertising targeted to a particular user's demographics.

  • In Minnesota, RFID Helped Zombies Get Treats and Stop Tricks

    By Claire Swedberg

    The passive EPC tags and readers allowed managers of the Twin Cities' Zombie Pub Crawl to count the event's undead participants, as well as control access more efficiently and prevent gate-crashing.

  • Burlington Medical Supplies Adds RFID Tags to Its X-ray Aprons

    By Claire Swedberg

    Passive EPC UHF tags allow users to track the locations and inspection histories of the protective garments used by hospital staff.

  • Southwest Accepts RFID Device to Track Cargo Temperatures

    By Claire Swedberg

    The solution, which the airline has been testing on its flights, uses Cold Chain Technologies' insulated containers and Intelleflex's RFID sensor tags.

  • RFID News Roundup

    TempTrip announces RFID-enabled temperature tag for food, pharmaceutical cold chains; CAEN RFID intros wearable handheld UHF reader with Bluetooth support; Smartrac launches 6-millimeter HF RFID tag; IDTronic intros cylindrical UHF RFID antenna for industrial automation processes; Kiddicare installs ZBD's RFID-based e-paper and electronic shelf displays; Snagg releases new pet collar with an embedded microchip; Libelium launches Waspmote Plug & Sense.

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