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  • RFID System Tracks Trips, Fringe Benefits, for Bike Commuters

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    Dero hopes health-insurance firms may subsidize the costs of its Zap system, as a means of encouraging a company's employees to maintain a healthier lifestyle.

  • Bairstow Tags Rigging Products

    By Claire Swedberg

    The company has begun tagging rigging and other fall-protection equipment requiring inspections, thereby allowing its customers to use RFID to track items electronically.

  • Wi-Fi Tags Reduce Risk of Falling at Elder-Care Facility

    By Dave Friedlos

    Samarinda Lodge says the system enables employees to respond to residents' needs and requests more quickly, resulting in increased productivity and staff retention.

  • New Mexico Scientists Use RFID to Explore Caves

    By Claire Swedberg

    University researchers are developing a wireless sensor system to track conditions within caverns and in other subterranean environments, following a test conducted at El Malpais National Monument Park.

  • TNT Express Says RFID Keeps Its Cages Rolling Across Europe

    By Claire Swedberg

    After attaching Wi-Fi-based tags to 16,000 wheeled containers, the delivery services company can more easily make sure its 200 European depots and hubs have the quantities they need.

  • Fanuc, Balluff Add RFID Machine-Tool Controllers

    By Claire Swedberg

    Fanuc's miLink Tool ID integrates RFID interrogators with computer numerical controlled (CNC) controllers to allow manufacturers to track tool setup and usage.

  • In the U.K., Libraries Switch to Self-Serve

    By Claire Swedberg

    Many are eliminating manned checkout counters, and are seeing savings in reduced labor costs for checkouts and returns, while freeing up staff members to spend more time assisting patrons.

  • RFID News Roundup

    N.Z. government gives go-ahead on animal ID program; Free Alliance intros personnel active RFID tag with slot for passive card; Colombian logistics firm uses SaviTrak to track shipments; Terso Solutions opens branch in Germany; MyDealerLot adds two new information displays to RTLS solution; Carrefour selects EMV-based contactless payment solution for French hypermarkets.

  • California Water Utility Uses RFID to Reduce Terrorism Risk

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    Alco is utilizing active tags to control access to its pump stations, as well as track assets, enabling it to locate equipment quickly in the event of an emergency.

  • Vancouver Hotel Tracks an Olympic Quantity of Washable Items

    By Claire Swedberg

    The Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel is using soft rubber RFID tags to manage sheets, uniforms and other laundered assets, reducing labor tracking inventory, lost items and the need for safety stock.

  • Swiss Farm Store Tries RFID-enabled Self-Serve Shopping

    By Andrew Curry

    Customers can use Near Field Communication (NFC) cell phones to access the store, obtain product information and pay for purchases.

  • Jakob Jost Tests RFID

    By Rhea Wessel

    The German retailer will track garments by means of EPC Gen 2 tags, applied by a number of fashion suppliers, including Gardeur, Seidensticker and Gerry Weber.

  • Ekahau Introduces Money-Back Guarantee

    By Claire Swedberg

    First-time purchasers of the company's Wi-Fi-based real-time locating system can try it for 30 days, then, if not pleased with the results, get the installation fixed to their satisfaction for free, or receive a full refund.

  • RFID News Roundup

    RFID Inc. intros smart multi-function HF reader; TagMaster wins Commonwealth Games 2010 project; Motorcycling South Australia opts for race-timing solution from Alien and Kwikscore; Confidex secures €5 million in investments and loans; ClearCount receives FDA clearance for handheld reader in RFID-enabled surgical system; DSI announces connectivity between RFID, mobile devices and enterprise apps.

  • Inside Contactless Releases Open-Source NFC Middleware for Phones

    By Claire Swedberg

    The product would allow applications developers to build solutions collaboratively or alone at less expense, and mobile phone companies to use technology from a variety of vendors.

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