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  • RFID News Roundup

    Researchers at North Dakota State University develop antenna-less on-metal RFID tag; HID Global introduces IronTag UHF transponder for tracking metal assets; Atlantic City, Michigan resorts add UHF RFID uniform-tracking systems; University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust implements AeroScout RTLS; Savi teams with SGS on tracking services, intros new software; Unique Micro Designs offers sample quantities of RFID tags.

  • American Apparel Adopting RFID at Every Store

    By Claire Swedberg

    After several years of trialing item-level EPC Gen 2 passive tags and readers at select locations, the clothing company is now installing the technology at all of its retail operations worldwide.

  • Goodpack to RFID-enable 2.6 Million Bulk Containers

    By Claire Swedberg

    The Singapore-based container company is using EPC tags and readers to track the locations and conditions of its reusable steel IBCs at its depots, and at its customers' facilities, across the globe.

  • RFID Brings Italian History to Life

    By Claire Swedberg

    An interactive exhibition in Turin uses HF passive tags and readers to enable users to select topics that interest them, and to then access additional information at home.

  • Phish Foundation Saves Labor at Concerts

    By Claire Swedberg

    WaterWheel, the rock band's charitable arm, is using Truecount's RFID EPC UHF solution to make inventory counts efficient and accurate for merchandise it gives away to donors as thank-you gifts.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Texas Instruments debuts half-duplex 134.2 kHz mini-transponders; Visonic Technologies intros hybrid tag for RTLS and access control; Nintendo to add NFC to Wii U controller; Blue Bite deploys national NFC-enabled marketing campaign for HotelTonight; Mexico's federal tolling authority installs RFID; Blue Spark Technologies opens new production facility for printed batteries.

  • RFID to Improve Management of Corporate Artwork

    By Claire Swedberg

    Corporate Art Force, which provides art procurement and installation services to U.S. and Canadian companies, is using EPC UHF tags and readers to track paintings and sculptures that its clients display at their worksites.

  • T-Systems, Intel Test RFID to Track Servers at Model Data Center

    By Rhea Wessel

    At their jointly operated DataCenter 2020, the companies have installed passive EPC UHF tags on servers, as well as readers on racks and doorways.

  • GS1 US Offers "EPC Item-Level Readiness Program" Aimed at Retailers, Suppliers

    By Claire Swedberg

    The program, consisting of webinars, discussion groups and support tools, is intended to help U.S. consumer goods suppliers and retailers pilot and deploy EPC-based UHF Gen 2 item-level RFID technology.

  • California Stores Pilot NFC System Providing Electronic Receipts

    By Claire Swedberg

    Proximiant expects its RFID-enabled solution to be used by 1,000 stores by late spring, allowing a retailer's customers to download receipts and discount offers on their mobile phones, thereby eliminating the need for paper receipts and coupons.

  • RTLS to Increase Patient Visibility Within Tallahassee Memorial's Surgical Suite

    By Claire Swedberg

    The Florida hospital is expanding its existing AeroScout Wi-Fi-based RFID system to track patients entering and leaving its ORs, and to display data about each patient's status on a reader board.

  • Kid's Clothing Company Uses RFID From Factory to Store

    By Claire Swedberg

    Trasluz's manufacturing plants apply EPC tags to all products, enabling the company's warehouse to track their arrival and departure, and its franchise-operated stores to employ RFID for inventory tracking, at the point of sale and for security.

  • Survey Shows Half of U.S. Retailers Have Already Adopted Item-Level RFID

    By Claire Swedberg

    The survey, conducted by Accenture on behalf of the VICS Item Level RFID Initiative, finds that if tag prices continue to drop and adoption momentum remains steady, most retailers will be using RFID technology within five years.

  • Construction Waste-Management Company Uses RFID and GPS

    By Claire Swedberg

    Challande employs AgoraBee's ChisFleet solution to track the locations of metal trash containers that may be dispersed to dozens or hundreds of customers throughout Switzerland.

  • Researchers Seek to Reduce Wastage for First-Strike Rations

    By Claire Swedberg

    A Florida group is studying ways to track the temperatures of food rations traversing the U.S. military's supply chain, and is developing software that would calculate how temperature could alter shelf-life.

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