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  • RFID Tracks Consumables in Genetic Analyzers

    By Claire Swedberg

    Applied Biosystems is marketing devices with RFID readers to help eliminate the need to redo a time-consuming genetic test.

  • RFID Weekly News Roundup June 4, 2009

    This article highlights RFID news and developments from the past week. RTLS and near field communication (NFC) technologies provided most of the innovation in this week's news, which also includes reports of tracking cardiac devices and Manchurian tigers, plus changes at several industry vendors.

  • RFID to Protect Intellectual Property

    By Claire Swedberg

    BookFactory is partnering with FileTrail, selling laboratory notebooks fitted with EPC Gen 2 tags to companies that need to track researchers' personal notes.

  • RFID News Roundup

    NFC Forum unveils N-Mark for tags; TagStone, Identec Solutions team to offer RFID systems to Middle East companies; LA Metro switches to more secure Mifare Plus chips; Belgacom, Alcatel-Lucent work together on contactless platform; FleetMind, Alien Technology partner on RFID for automated service products; Melexis announces new sensor tag IC for cold-chain applications.

  • N to Mark the Spot for Using NFC

    The NFC Forum yesterday introduced the N-Mark logo that was created to give consumers an easy visual reference to where NFC services are available. The logo was unveiled the same day a competing NFC initiative was announced.

  • Dairy Queen Serves Up Personal Discounts With RFID

    By Claire Swedberg

    A Tetherball system allows the restaurant's customers to receive text-message coupons and use a passive high-frequency tag to redeem them.

  • Finnish Military Tests RFID for Triage Application

    Researchers in Finland successfully tested an RFID system based on near field communication (NFC) for tracking mass casualties.

  • Calif. Researchers Tag Cadavers, Body Parts

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The project adds the University of California to a growing list of hospitals and schools turning to RFID technology to track human bodies, tissues or specimens.

  • Team to Develop Standards for Testing RFID in Health Care

    By Claire Swedberg

    AIM Global, MET Labs and Georgia Tech will develop testing protocols for detecting electromagnetic interference caused by RFID transmissions, and for determining the effects of such interference on medical devices.

  • Slowing Sales Bring Change to RFID Smart Label Suppliers

    Weaker-than-expected demand for RFID smart labels is causing changes in the supplier community, with Zebra Technologies exiting the market and Alien Technology scaling back. This article examines the implications of these and other developments.

  • Benefits Up and Down the Ski Slope

    By Jill Gambon

    Vail Resorts' RFID ski lift pass program enhances the customer experience while improving business operations.

  • Researchers to Reveal RFID Benchmarks for Apparel Retail at RFID In Fashion 2009

    The University of Arkansas' RFID Research Center will reveal industry benchmarks regarding the benefits that can be achieved using RFID in apparel stores, at RFID Journal's fourth annual event, to be held in New York City on Aug. 12-13.

  • Philly Hospital Uses RTLS to Track Patient Flow, Care and Training

    By Beth Bacheldor

    Teaching hospital Albert Einstein Medical Center is using ultrasonic ID tags not only to monitor patient flow, but also to provide performance feedback to its residents and interns.

  • RFID Raises Profits at Plant Nursery

    By Claire Swedberg

    After developing and deploying an RFID system to track trays of seedlings at its own greenhouse, Knox Nursery plans to market the solution to other plant growers as well.

  • RFID Weekly News Roundup May 28, 2009

    Announcements from Europe highlighted a relatively quiet week in the RFID industry, which also saw new information products released to help RFID buyers and integrators.

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