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  • Mars, Rewe, Deutsche Post and Lufthansa Cargo Work on SmaRTI

    By Rhea Wessel

    The German project's participants, which also include the Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics and CHEP Deutschland, are designing smart reusable transport items that can guide themselves through the supply chain.

  • RFID News Roundup

    AeroScout announces Wi-Fi RFID tag that withstands surgical-equipment sterilization processes; CSL unveils ultra-thin RFID antenna development kit for shelving applications; Ascendent ID announces RFID-based automated load-tracking solution; Trimble embedded RFID readers power Gerry Weber's inventory-management system; Orange plans European-wide launch of NFC-enabled SIM cards, handsets.

  • Australia's Bendigo Health Improves Efficiency Through RFID

    By Dave Friedlos

    The regional health-care provider is using AeroScout Wi-Fi tags to track patients and monitor the temperatures of supplies, and will soon implement an RFID-enabled staff-safety solution.

  • At Dutch Festival, Visitors Used RFID to Critique Art, Share Opinions

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    Thousands of attendees at the 10-day STRP Festival used passive tags to record their reactions to dozens of interactive art installations, as well as share them on Facebook and Twitter.

  • Mission Hospital Improves Equipment Utility Rate

    By Claire Swedberg

    Vixia, a provider of material-management services to health-care organizations, is using a real-time location system to help manage equipment at the California medical facility.

  • In Spain, Christmas Baskets Come Packed With RFID

    By Claire Swedberg

    Grupo Disber uses EPC tags and readers to track up to 50,000 gift baskets shipped daily from its warehouse in Valencia.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Avery Dennison, UPM Raflatac each intro item-level UHF RFID inlay with NXP's G2iL chip; STMicroelectronics unveils high-density RFID memory device; Intelleflex closes $11.5 million in funding, gears up for expansion; top trends for RFID solutions market in 2011; Identec Solutions' RFID systems help train oil-rig personnel working in the North Sea, Middle East; KSW Microtec announces RFID-enabled mobile phone sticker.

  • Turin Business Group Explores RFID's Potential to Add Value to Cheese

    By Claire Swedberg

    The technology would authenticate the product and track its origins—including the very grass eaten by cows supplying the milk from which the cheese is made.

  • ODIN Acquires Reva Systems

    By Claire Swedberg

    Leveraging Reva's TAP software and middleware solution, ODIN has launched a new product dubbed EasyTAP, combining software, middleware and integration services for fast, scalable deployments.

  • RFID Makes Common People an Uncommon Store

    By Mark Roberti

    The Mexican retailer is using RFID to enhance the customer experience, and to provide suppliers with better inventory data.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Ekahau intros Wi-Fi monitoring, troubleshooting tool for mobile phones, tablets; RF Code, Server Technology announce wire-free power monitoring for data centers; Google unveils Nexus S phone, incorporating NXP's NFC technology; NFC Forum launches certification program, publishes four specs; Austriamicrosystems teams with NXP on solution for product authentication, extends agreement with Future Electronics; ISO publishes updated ISO 18000-6 standard with support for BAP.

  • Adasa Plans Launch of Encryption System for EPC Tags

    By Claire Swedberg

    The company hopes its proprietary solution will gain acceptance as a way to secure tag data, as well as authenticate tags and the products to which they are attached.

  • At Many Trade Shows, Use of NFC-enabled Phones Is Touch 'N Go

    By Claire Swedberg

    ITN International's Touch 'N Go solution utilizes NFC-enabled mobile phones, RFID tags in visitor badges and a hosted server to share data between attendees and exhibitors, as well as collect event-traffic information and pay for food.

  • RFID Journal Offers User-Friendly Out-of-the-Box RFID Starter Kits

    Motorola and its channel partners have put together new packages that companies can use to test RFID solutions for tracking retail items, IT assets, returnable transport containers and much more.

  • Chabot Space & Science Center Uses RFID to Teach Environmental Science

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The California museum's new Bill Nye's Climate Lab exhibition incorporates EPC RFID technology, enriching the way in which visitors interact with the exhibits.

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