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  • RFID Weekly News Roundup April 23, 2009

    There were several major product launches and project deployments announced this week, and a slew of smaller ones. The week's highlights also include new industry sales projections and outlooks for researchers and analysts and highlights of consumer-oriented marketing projects.

  • Queralt Developing Behavior-Monitoring RFID Software

    By Beth Bacheldor

    The Connecticut startup has received a $100,000 grant from the DHS to work on an intelligent system that can detect behavioral patterns based on data gathered from RFID tags and sensors.

  • RFID News Roundup

    New metal-mount tags hit the market; Industrial Portals launches Gnome RFID pedestals; Smartrac intros RFID inlays with shielding; online site helps companies find skilled RFID employees; Wavetrend secures $5 million in funding; VeriChip continues sales of VeriTrace disaster relief system.

  • Bottoms Up is Omnitrol's Vision for RFID

    Omnitrol Networks is a leader in developing technology that processes RFID and sensor data at the edge of the network, and applies it to improve operations within manufacturers' four walls. Now Omnitrol has a supply chain angle to shop-floor automation, as this installment of our vendor profile series shows.

  • RFID Puts Things into Focus for Eyeglass Lens Maker

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    GKB Hi-Tech Lenses is using EPC Gen 2 tags to track and manage its production of prescription lenses, expediting the roughly 3,000 orders the company receives daily.

  • Highlights from Baird's RFID Monthly for April

    Baird has published the April edition of . The 17-page document is a worthwhile read for anyone requiring an overview of the industry's last 30 days. For those without time to do so, we have reprinted here the report's summary.

  • Element ID Unveils RFID Readers for Industrial Automation

    By Beth Bacheldor

    The startup company's new interrogators can read HF tags moving in excess of 600 feet per minute, and have been optimized for sharing real-time data with automation systems.

  • RFID Prevents Valued Hospital Assets From Getting Trashed

    By Beth Bacheldor

    Greenville Hospital System is employing EPC Gen 2 RFID tags to ensure expensive equipment is not thrown away.

  • SandLinks Announces Combo Tag-Reader RTLS Chips

    SandLinks, an Israeli startup that previously kept a low profile, will soon announce its first product, which combines UWB sending and receiving capabilities on a single chip with 16 kilobits of memory. Each chip can serve as a tag and reader and will sell for $5 in volume, according to the company.

  • H20oohh! Water Park Offers Guests Cashless Convenience

    By Beth Bacheldor

    The Pennsylvania park, operated by the Split Rock Resort and Golf Club, is using a Bartronics RFID-enabled system that guests can utilize to make purchases, open lockers and more.

  • Washington State Adopts Second RFID Privacy Law

    By Claire Swedberg

    The bill, newly signed by the governor, prohibits scanning RFID tags unless they were provided by the business or agency itself.

  • RFID Weekly News Roundup April 16, 2009

    This article highlights news and developments from the previous week, which was was a fairly slow news week in the RFID industry. RFID Update suspects companies are holding major product and customer announcements to try to create buzz just before the upcoming RFID Journal LIVE! event scheduled for April 27-29 in Orlando.

  • Elecsys Buys Swiss Maker of Specialty RFID Tags

    By Beth Bacheldor

    The U.S. company has thrown its hat into the RFID market with the acquisition of MBBS, a Swiss manufacturer of passive low-frequency tags that can be embedded in metal for use in harsh environments.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Checkpoint Systems launches end-to-end tracking solution; new U.S. contactless vendor establishes production facility; Reva gets new funding, hires new CEO, launches RTLS; TransCore drives RFID implementation for Florida DOT; Savi adds I-GUIDES application to asset-management suite; The Kennedy Group unveils RFID middleware.

  • Omni-ID Getting Comfortable in RF-Hostile Environments

    This installment on innovative RFID companies profiles Omni-ID, which in two years spun out from its parent company, struck major distribution, alliance and customer deals, plucked $15 million in venture funding from a barren environment and is helping dispel the notion that passive UHF doesn't work well around metal or liquid.

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