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  • MTI Creates EPC Gen 2 USB Reader for Retailer Applications

    By Claire Swedberg

    Microelectronics Technology Inc. says retailers can use its device to do such things as activate the electronic products they sell, as well as access product information from the Internet.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Motorola unveils bar-code-RFID point-of-sale reader; Metalcraft announces universal RFID tags; Airbus extends RFID service contract with OATSystems; Impinj and Digilogics partner on RFID solutions for Mexico; Ubisense RTLS to manage buses, trams in Berlin; UPM Raflatac rolls out DogBone with Impinj Monza 4QT chip.

  • DOD Redoubles Its Efforts to Lower Costs Via RFID

    By Claire Swedberg

    Paul Peters, the deputy assistant secretary of defense for supply chain integration, says his department is launching a second phase of RFID deployment, focused on reducing inventory and increasing efficiency.

  • Savi, ODIN Offer New Active/Passive Integrated Software Suite

    By Claire Swedberg

    Dugway Proving Ground is the first to use ODIN's passive RFID software with Savi's SmartChain suite to manage active and passive data on a single platform.

  • Ekahau Uses Cell Phones to Extend RTLS Beyond the Building

    By Claire Swedberg

    Two companies are testing the application, which turns handsets into Wi-Fi RFID access points, thereby enabling Wi-Fi tags to be read in remote locations.

  • Evigia Announces Mobile All-in-One RFID Reader

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The company, which provides RFID hardware to the U.S. Department of Defense and its vendors, has added its active 433 MHz reader module and software to Motorola's MC9090-G handheld interrogator, to create its new EV3-HHI-PAB device.

  • Positek RFID Offering UHF System for Tracking Linens, Textiles

    By Mary Catherine O’Connor

    The provider of RFID-based garment-tracking systems for the hospitality and garment-rental industries is launching a solution that utilizes EPC Gen 2 tags from Fujitsu Frontech North America.

  • In Haiti, RFID Brings Relief

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    In its efforts to provide assistance to the earthquake-damaged nation, the U.S. Department of Defense is using 433 MHz active RFID tags to track supplies and equipment.

  • RFID News Roundup

    IDS Microchip unveils kit for UHF RFID chip with data logger, sensor; RFID Global Solution launches Visi-Trac Cloud Services; Invengo announces tags with Impinj Monza 4 chips, new UHF EPC Gen 2 handheld reader; Confidex unveils new tags for returnable plastic containers; Lygase, UPM Raflatac, Jamison and ThingMagic partner on RFID event-management platform; RCD Technology develops passive RFID cargo tag.

  • RFID-enabled Device Sounds an Alarm When Someone Tries to Leave Home

    By Claire Swedberg

    The PureRFid Companion system, sold to consumers, is designed to trigger alerts when a person with dementia nears a doorway.

  • Impinj Releases Compact High-Performance EPC RFID Portal

    By Claire Swedberg

    The Speedway xPortal, designed for retail settings, offices, hospitals or other indoor environments, achieves high tag read rates, thanks in large part to its integrated Dual Linear Phased-Array antenna.

  • New NXP RFID Chips Bring Multiple Functions to Item-Level Tagging

    By Claire Swedberg

    NXP Semiconductors' new G2iL and G2iL+ EPC Gen 2 chips will enable tags to be turned on or off, be switched into low read range, send tamper alerts or transfer data to microcontrollers.

  • Byrne Group Automates Asset Management, Orders

    By Claire Swedberg

    The U.K. construction firm, which is using 125 kHz RFID to expedite shipments of equipment and supplies to its workers and track usage, expects to recoup its investment by next year.

  • RFID News Roundup

    RFID Sensor Systems to unveil ultra-long-range passive tags; Balluff intros new tag for use in high temperatures; Zebra Enterprise Solutions expands partnership with TagStone, adds IDBlue as partner; Rio de Janeiro employs contactless payment for public transportation, fast food and more; GS1 Healthcare publishes new report, guidelines; STMicroelectronics launches dual-interface EEPROM, enabling remote access to electronic devices.

  • At RFID Journal LIVE! 2010, Leading RFID Technology Companies to Share Lessons Learned

    The world's top RFID technology and service providers, led by Motorola, will demonstrate new products and share their unique insights at RFID Journal's eighth annual conference and exhibition, to be held on Apr. 14-16.

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