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  • Health-Care Provider Survey Quantifies RTLS Uptake, Interest

    By Beth Bacheldor

    A new study from KLAS Research shows that about one-third of tech-savvy health-care organizations currently use real-time location systems, but that more than half are completely unfamiliar with RTLS solutions.

  • RFID Returns Investments Within 18 Months, Users Say

    By Beth Bacheldor

    Data culled from ABI Research's annual RFID study indicates the majority of companies currently using RFID technology expect a return on their investments within 18 months or less.

  • Procter & Gamble Halts Tagging of Promotional Displays

    By Mark Roberti

    The company has informed its contract manufacturers to stop tagging displays bound for Wal-Mart immediately.

  • RFID Tag Demand Helps Omni-ID Net $15M in Funding

    Omni-ID, a one-year-old startup, received $15 million in Series C venture funding. The company said strong demand from the data center market for its tags that perform well on metal led it to seek additional funding so it could expand production and marketing.

  • Middle East RFID Market Heats Up

    By Beth Bacheldor

    While still small compared with other parts of the world, the region's RFID market is expected to grow to $69 million in 2012—nearly quadruple what it was in 2007.

  • RFID News Roundup

    SmarTrac begins volume production of RFID inlays in the United States.; Omni-ID secures $15 million in funding; RuBee becomes IEEE international RFID standard; Ubisense, S3-ID partner on RTLS for oil and gas industry; Feig Electronics delivers RFID-enabled parking system; Thailand bank, merchants to trial contactless payments with mobile phones.

  • RTLS Offers Novel Approach to Dementia Research

    Researchers are analyzing links between how dementia patients move and the progression of the disease. RTLS patient wristbands and readers at assisted living facilities collect data researchers hope will lead to improved patient care and early detection.

  • Microsoft Uses Wireless Sensors to Track Data Center Temperatures

    By Claire Swedberg

    The system, designed by Microsoft researchers, helps the company reduce the cost of cooling the dozens of data centers it operates.

  • More Than Half of RFID Users Expect ROI Within 18 Months

    The expected return-on-investment period for RFID deployments is shrinking, according to an annual survey of end users conducted by ABI Research. ABI found that 36.7 percent of end users think RFID will provide ROI within 12 months, 51.7 percent expect it within 18 months, and 65 percent expect it within two years.

  • RFID Gives Dementia Patients Their Freedom

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    Thanks to passive tags sewed into clothing, residents at risk for wandering away from the Shady Palms assisted-living facility no longer need to be confined to a secured area.

  • Urodynamix, Motion Computing Team Up on RFID-enabled Diagnostic Device

    By Beth Bacheldor

    RFID helps protect patients against possible infection by ensuring that disposable components utilized with the diagnostic device are not reused.

  • New Distributor Forms with Exclusive RFID Focus

    Can/U.S. Enviro-RFID is a new company that formed to be a value-added distributor of RFID products. The Montreal-headquartered company is focused exclusively on RFID technology and software that supports it.

  • Ortrander Ironworks Rolls Out Real-Time Location System

    By Rhea Wessel

    The German foundry is deploying a combination of active and passive RFID technology so it can track the location and movement of forklifts and containers.

  • End Users Plan to Invest Strategically in RFID in 2009

    An RFID Journal survey reveals companies are deploying radio frequency identification technologies to help them weather the economic downturn by cutting costs and improving internal processes and operations.

  • United Airlines Tests RFID to Speed Baggage and Passenger Check-In

    By Claire Swedberg

    Working with Star Alliance, United is providing plastic RFID-enabled baggage tags to 1,000 of the company's most frequent flyers departing from Chicago's O'Hare International Airport.

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