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  • Coscon's Customers Use Tags to Monitor Cargo

    By Claire Swedberg

    Unlike a conventional RFID system, the tags utilize the global cellular network to transmit a container's ID number and location, as well as the cargo's environmental condition and status.

  • Global Postal Monitoring System Goes Live

    By Rhea Wessel

    The system, initiated by the Universal Postal Union, uses EPC Gen 2 RFID technology to measure delivery times for letters sent to and from 21 countries.

  • New Impinj Reader Goes on Autopilot

    By Claire Swedberg

    The Speedway Revolution automatically adjusts to external conditions, such as RFID tag density or the presence of metallic objects, enabling improved performance and easier installation.

  • RFID Protects 911 Center From IT Emergencies

    By Claire Swedberg

    To prevent its electronic equipment from being damaged due to excessive heat, El Paso County's 911 facility is using active tags with temperature-tracking sensors.

  • RFID Weekly News Roundup -- August 7, 2009

    A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by Michigan farmers who claimed, among other things, that RFID cattle tracking violated their religious beliefs. That story, along with new RFID deployments at BMW and Siemens, disappointing financial results from several major RFID vendors, and a new standard for tracking medical equipment lead this week's news roundup.

  • RFID News Roundup

    FileTrail, Lexmark team up on solution to track and manage media, assets; RFID momentum strong in several markets, VDC Research reports; Lowry, Northrop Grumman, GTSI win DOD auto-ID contracts; NFC Forum announces new membership level for NFC implementers; 3M upgrades RFID tracking software; Tharo launches PR100 EPC Gen 2 handheld reader; Laird Technologies unveils RFID reader antennas for outdoor use.

  • RFID Goes to the Dogs

    By Claire Swedberg

    A Texas canine day-care center uses passive EPC Gen 2 tags to track when animals arrive and leave, enabling automatic billing and quicker entrance to the facility.

  • Tennessee Hospital Tracks High-Value Items

    By Claire Swedberg

    WaveMark's cabinets enable Memorial Hospital, in Chattanooga, to track thousands of implantable and surgical devices, and to ensure patients are properly billed for those items.

  • Singapore Transit Operator Streamlines Vehicle Maintenance

    By Dave Friedlos

    SMRT is applying EPC Gen 2 RFID tags to 80,000 spare parts and components, and installing RFID interrogators at its three warehouses.

  • Wireless RFID Reader Eliminates Need for Ethernet

    Invengo's XCRF-860E fixed RFID reader supports Wi-Fi, GPRS and Bluetooth wireless communications, allowing users to install it in areas without access to an Ethernet connection.

  • BMW Finds the Right Tool

    By Claire Swedberg

    At its Regensburg assembly plant, the automaker is using RFID to identify cars and control the tools used to assemble them.

  • RFID Journal Introduces Virtual Events

    The online seminars will provide a more robust program than traditional webinars, with end-user speakers and technology providers participating in each event.

  • Metal Finishing Co. Makes Monitoring Work-in-Progress More Efficient

    By Claire Swedberg

    Thanks to the newly RFID-enabled Lexmark T654 laser printer, the Wichita-based company expects to further streamline the way in which it tracks the items it tempers, plates, paints or peens.

  • Omni-ID to Open Production Plant in China

    By Claire Swedberg

    Growing demand for the company's passive EPC Gen 2 RFID tags has led Omni-ID to establish a manufacturing subsidiary in Qingdao, in order to keep up with orders.

  • Identec Solutions Intros ISO 18000-7 Tags, Readers

    By Claire Swedberg

    The line of 433 MHz RFID hardware, initially developed for the U.S. Department of Defense, is now being marketed to logistics providers, international shippers, construction companies and product manufacturers.

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