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  • Treehouse Labs Unveils iPhone RFID System for Locating People and Things

    By Claire Swedberg

    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.

  • Great Wolf Lodge Combines Storytelling With RFID

    By Claire Swedberg

    The waterpark resort has deployed a game that employs tagged stuffed toy animals to provide an interactive storytelling experience for children.

  • GS1 Releases Privacy-Assessment Tool for RFID Users

    By Claire Swedberg

    The software application is intended to help companies assess any privacy risks that may result from their use of RFID technology, determine if they meet the European Commission's privacy recommendations and show them how to take corrective actions, if necessary.

  • RFID News Roundup

    GAO RFID launches two high-performance UHF RFID readers; Avery Dennison expands retail branding and information solutions to Russia; NXP partners with Glodyne Technoserve to provide access to banking, other services in rural India; Fenwal signs deal to become exclusive provider of Biolog-id blood-tracking system; Ortho-tag signs licensing deal with University of Pittsburgh; Engineered Systems improves crane safety with RFID-enabled inspection software.

  • RFID Readers Installed at U.S.-Mexican Bridges to Help Ease Traffic Congestion

    By Claire Swedberg

    To better measure traffic flow, the Texas Transportation Institute and private R&D organization Battelle have installed a system that reads government-issued passive UHF tags attached to the windshields of northbound commercial traffic.

  • Ad Agency Kicks Back With an RFID-activated Beer Dispenser

    By Claire Swedberg

    At its Boston headquarters, Arnold Worldwide has installed a vending machine that uses RFID to dispense and manage the quantity of craft beer that it provides free to its staff.

  • Intrusion-Detecting Sensors Protect Borders, Troops

    By Claire Swedberg

    Lockheed Martin and Textron each offer active wireless mesh-network systems to the military and private sector, to monitor movements or hazardous conditions.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Terso Solutions launches new RFID-enabled freezer; Omni Dallas Hotel tags RFID for uniform tracking; UPM RFID opens online store for its partners to sell NFC tags; NXP intros NFC-enabled reader IC supporting all 13.56 MHz protocols; Austriamicrosystems demos standalone NFC MicroSD; HID Global, Sony unveil NFC-enabled contactless smart-card reader platform for laptop and mobile device market.

  • Tagsys, ICM Airport Technics Market RFID Bag Tag to Airlines

    By Claire Swedberg

    The tag, based on the one used by Qantas, can not only be used to streamline baggage check-in at airports that have deployed RFID readers, but also display flight data on its built-in electronic-paper screen at non-RFID-equipped facilities.

  • 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.

  • Colombian Retailer Crystal Vestimundo Plans Second Item-Level RFID Pilot

    By Mark Roberti

    Results of its first three-month pilot showed a significant reduction in labor associated with the shipping, receiving and inventorying of tagged apparel items; now, the company is preparing to run a more ambitious in-store trial.

  • Japan's Upcoming Shift to 920 MHz Promises Better UHF Tags

    By Claire Swedberg

    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

    By Claire Swedberg

    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

    By Claire Swedberg

    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.

  • Warmkraft Boosts Order-Fulfillment Efficiency With RFID

    By Claire Swedberg

    The military uniform finisher is using EPC Gen 2 tags to reduce mispacks by 96 percent, and has cut shipping-related labor costs in half thanks to technology provided by SimplyRFID.

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