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  • SmartRoom Brings Information to Patients, Caregivers

    By Claire Swedberg

    The company's solution, currently being deployed by Connecticut's Stamford Hospital, uses real-time location system technology to display patient- and personnel-related data on a monitor installed within each patient's room, based on a signal transmitted by a staff member's ID badge.

  • NFC Companies Prepare for Windows 8

    By Claire Swedberg

    New Near Field Communication RFID functionality in Microsoft's next operating system provides the opportunity for hardware and software firms to innovate.

  • Grupo Vidrala Tracks Bottles From Production to Shipment

    By Claire Swedberg

    The Spanish glass manufacturer is using a system from JSV Infomatica y Comunicaciones to improve efficiency and reduce errors as pallets of product move though its warehouse and on to customers.

  • Cargobox Takes RFID on a Test Flight

    By Claire Swedberg

    A project carried out with funding from a Netherlands government advisory board demonstrated whether the firm's RFID-enabled containers could provide greater security and visibility during air travel.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Austriamicrosystems, Nordic ID team up on new reader modules, readers; Retailers Advantage intros new RFID and EAS combo tag; Confidex opens office in Brazil; Swedish Transport Administration puts TagMaster RFID on rails, TagMaster unveils security enhancements; HID Global launches pilot of NFC smartphones carrying digital keys for access control, announces BlackBerry credentials; Puerto Rico converting to all-electronic, RFID-enabled toll collection.

  • Australian Coal Mine Tests RFID's Ability to Prevent Collisions

    By Claire Swedberg

    The recently piloted solution—designed by CSC Australia, and installed by Becker Mining Systems at BHP Billiton's Dendrobium mine, in New South Wales—can also be used to improve productivity.

  • RFID Helps Golfers Stay on the Ball

    By Claire Swedberg

    A system from Prazza Group enables players to use a handheld reader to locate balls on a golf course, thanks to a built-in active RFID tag.

  • Homeland Security Seeks to Commercialize Technology for Tracking Firefighters

    By Claire Swedberg

    The technology, developed by a U.S. Department of Homeland Security research group, consists of ZigBee-based sensors and "breadcrumb" routers that communicate with a base station operated by a firefighter's commanding unit.

  • Love's Tries RFID for Automating Fuel Payments

    By Claire Swedberg

    The retailer is testing a passive UHF solution from QuikQ enabling truck drivers to fuel up more efficiently, while also ensuring against fuel fraud.

  • RFID News Roundup

    RFID helps analyze psychiatric conference; U.K. companies launch national record-sharing service for underground assets; Metalcraft delivers upgraded RFID windshield tag; STMicroelectronics announces NFC wireless memory app for Android smartphones.

  • Florida's Celebration Health Hospital Measures Efficiency

    By Claire Swedberg

    The medical facility is using an AeroScout Wi-Fi system to track nurses' movements within its new tower, and to determine ways in which their jobs could be made more efficient.

  • To Boost Sustainability and Efficiency, Dubuque Bus Commuters Take RFID for a Ride

    By Claire Swedberg

    The project employs active tags and readers from Wave Reaction to determine when and where travelers use the city's bus service.

  • RFID Keeps Engine Noise in Check at Racecourse

    By Claire Swedberg

    The Nurburgring Motorsport Complex is using a system from sound engineers BeSB featuring Identec Solutions' RFID technology, to identify the amount of sound made by vehicles passing through residential areas.

  • RFID News Roundup

    TagMaster embeds ThingMagic M5e reader modules in two new products; Italian court implements TagMaster's RFID-enabled vehicle access-control system; UPM RFID, RFID Systems partner in Korean distribution agreement; Daily RFID intros two new HF tags.

  • Turkish Teens "Like" RFID at Rock'n Coke Festival

    By Claire Swedberg

    The system features passive 13.56 MHz tags and readers enabling festival attendees to connect with their Facebook pages, with the first deployment taking place at an event sponsored by Coca-Cola Turkey.

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