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  • Glass-Fiber Cord Maker Extends RFID's Benefits to Its Customers

    By Claire Swedberg

    NGF Europe is writing RFID data on tags attached to the spools of glass-fiber cord that it makes, allowing the company to track production, and enabling its automotive customers to access product information encoded to the tags.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Ubisense intros Trimode tag, expands Transit Yard Manager; Mojix partners with UMedia to deliver RFID to the Middle East; TagStone announces final stage of investment from Noor Telecom; RFideaWorks unveils new distribution agreement for China; Terso intros larger RFID-enabled freezer for health care; free RFID tag reference guide available online.

  • Reusable Electronic Baggage Tag Powered by RFID

    By Claire Swedberg

    Vanguard ID Systems' View Tag contains two passive RFID chips and an electronic paper display to help airlines and airports track the location of luggage, and send updates to passengers' cell phones when bags are loaded on planes.

  • Germany Gets Set to Issue RFID ID Cards and Readers to Its Citizens

    By Rhea Wessel

    The government hopes its new national ID cards will foster Internet-based commerce, by enabling citizens to use the cards and readers at home to carry out online transactions without putting their personal or financial data at risk.

  • Digital In-Store Ad Network Works With RFID

    By Claire Swedberg

    Three California businesses will test the Novitaz Digital Ad Network, using battery-powered 433 MHz RFID loyalty cards to identify customers and provide promotional text messages offering discounts.

  • RFID Puts Salt Lake City Drivers in the Fast Lane

    By Claire Swedberg

    Utah's Department of Transportation is using the United States' first passive EPC Gen 2 UHF RFID toll-collection system to ease traffic congestion and collect fees from drivers in the HOV lane.

  • Staff Jeans to Introduce RFID-enabled Customer Services

    By Rhea Wessel

    Already using EPC Gen 2 tags at the item level in its factories and DC, the Greek clothing company is expanding its use of the technology to offer garment information and shopping suggestions at its flagship store.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Clarian Health chooses Ekahau RTLS, starting with 10,000 tags; Gov. Schwarzenegger signs Toll Tag Privacy Bill; Taiwan Bike Association opts for timing solution using Raflatac EPC Gen 2 Tags; RF Code announces active reader with Wi-Fi connectivity, PoE; Evolis enhances card printers with UHF Gen 2 encoding capabilities; Southern Atlantic Healthcare Alliance chooses RadarFind RTLS.

  • OHSU Hospitals Expand RFID Deployment

    By Claire Swedberg

    Oregon Health & Science Healthcare continues to find additional uses for its AeroScout Wi-Fi system, five years after it was first installed.

  • High Demand Keeps Tag Prices Steady

    By Claire Swedberg

    An ODIN report finds that the price of UHF passive RFID tags has remained static due to a high growth in demand—and that's good news, according to the study's authors.

  • RF Code, Raritan Launch System for Monitoring Server Power Consumption

    By Claire Swedberg

    The solution combines Raritan's power distribution units (PDUs) and RF Code's RFID sensor tags and readers, reducing the need for an Ethernet cable to forward energy-usage and environmental data to a company's back-end system.

  • Chip-size EPC Gen 2 Tag Promises to Enable New Applications

    By Claire Swedberg

    FEC International is marketing a tag made with NXP Semiconductors' Ucode G2XM chip and an antenna that fits directly onto the IC's surface, resulting in a tag approximately the size of a grain of sand.

  • Psychiatric Ward Uses RFID-based Alarms to Bolster Personnel Security

    By Rhea Wessel

    The system, developed by researchers at Finland's Tampere University of Technology, includes active tags with an alarm button and routers that form a wireless sensor network.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Zebra intros next-gen RTLS leveraging ultra-wideband RFID technology; Axcess International 433 MHz active tags incorporate HID iCLASS 13.56 MHz RFID technology; ABI Research forecasts RFID market in 2011 greater than $6 billion; RFID solutions provider Galbital announces UHF-based Smart Logistics System; TagMaster unveils new 2.45 GHz handheld RFID reader, announces Confidex partnership on UHF; Bethesda Hospitals' Emergency Preparedness Partnership selects Versus RTLS; TI launches portfolio of microcontroller development kits for RFID, ZigBee.

  • EECC Tests Find Big Performance Differences for Tags Read in Bulk

    By Claire Swedberg

    For the European EPC Competence Center's latest annual report, researchers tested dozens of EPC Gen 2 RFID tag models, and discovered that, while performance overall is better than ever, some models suffer a dramatic drop in read rate when packed closely together.

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