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  • Web Portal Offers NFC-enabled Media on Demand

    By Claire Swedberg

    The TagAge Web site, created by Hansaprint and UPM Raflatac, lets businesses and consumers design and order their own printed and encoded NFC-enabled labels, cards and posters.

  • Deaf Children Learn to Sign By Toying With RFID

    By Claire Swedberg

    Southeastern University researchers developed a system that uses RFID-tagged toys to teach American Sign Language to deaf preschoolers.

  • RFID News Roundup

    CSL unveils UHF interrogator with integrated antenna; NFC mobile payments forecast to exceed $30 billion by 2012; Inside Contactless, ConnecThings partner to develop NFC platform; FileTrail awarded GSA contract for RFID file-tracking systems; Sumikin Bussan to distribute Impinj RFID products in Japan; AgoraBee adds active RFID tags to its portfolio.

  • $8 Billion in NFC Volume Expected This Year, $30B in 2012

    Juniper Research predicts the value of NFC transactions will reach $8 billion this year and grow to $30 billion in three years. Coupon and promotion applications are expected to be prominent in the early market, but eventually will be supplanted by contactless payment.

  • Strawberry Grower Deploys RFID to Fix Temperature Troubles

    By Claire Swedberg

    Bionest expects that by using active RFID tags with built-in sensors to track temperatures of fruit shipments, it will be able to reduce spoilage.

  • Rewe Deploying Long-Range Real-Time Location RFID System

    By Rhea Wessel

    At its DC in Buttenheim, Germany, the retailer is deploying Mojix's STAR technology to help reduce the loss of pallets and other returnable transport items, as well as automate their management.

  • Speakers Announced for RFID in Oil & Gas Virtual Event

    RFID Journal and the Oil & Gas RFID Solution Group have teamed up to produce RFID in Oil & Gas, a virtual event revealing how energy companies can use radio frequency identification to improve the way they do business.

  • Implanet Tracks Implantables

    By Claire Swedberg

    The French maker of prosthetic implants, as well as the hospitals it serves, has been using its Beep N Track system to track product shipment and usage. The company is now marketing the system to other medical device manufacturers.

  • EPC Tags Help COVAP Get a Leg Up on Ham Production

    By Rhea Wessel

    The cooperative is tracking ham from the slaughterhouse throughout its various preparation and curing steps.

  • RFID Weekly News Roundup -- September 3, 2009

    Investment to develop RFID tags to secure pharmaceuticals plus RTLS contract agreements by a major hospital supplier highlight this week's RFID news, which also includes several NFC developments.

  • Scottish Startup Promotes Silent Tags

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    A system developed by Friendly Technologies uses the privacy mode found in NXP's Icode and Ucode chips to keep tags from being read by unauthorized parties.

  • RFID News Roundup

    NFC Forum collaborates on standards for mobile financial services; MyDealerLot integrates RTLS with repair order system; Brussels public transportation system adds NFC-enabled fare cards; Elatec releases 128-bit encryption upgrade for its RFID readers; Swisscom to provide systems integration services for Mojix's RFID system; Academia RFID offers training courses on data-capture software and EPCIS.

  • A Conversation With Avery Dennison's James Stafford

    By Rhea Wessel

    The tag maker's head of RFID adoption explains how companies like shirt manufacturer Seidensticker are benefiting from RFID, and describes the technology's past, present and future—as well as his own.

  • Bloomingdale's Tracks Strong Results from RFID Pilot

    RFID improved inventory accuracy by 27.2 percent and reduced the time required for inventory cycle counting by 96 percent in an item-level jeans tracking pilot project completed by Bloomingdale's. Researchers said the results were consistent with other pilots and suggest similar benefits would be available to other retailers.

  • Verayo, Bartronics Unveil Unclonable Solution for Indian ID Market

    By Claire Swedberg

    The two companies are teaming to offer a tag to Indian government and mass-transit agencies for authentic identifications.

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