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  • RFID World Rebrands as RF Edge, Adjusts Focus

    RFID World, the longtime leading exhibition and conference series in the RFID industry, announced plans to change its name to RF Edge. The new franchise is expanding its focus beyond RFID and RTLS technologies to include sensors, GPS and business intelligence, and plans to conduct more events.

  • RFID News Roundup for the Last Two Weeks

    This article is a roundup of RFID-related news from the weeks of December 22 and December 29, 2008, when RFID Update did not publish in observance of the holidays.

  • Japanese Publisher Sees RFID as a Cure for Overstocks

    By Claire Swedberg

    Shogakukan is applying EPC Gen 2 RFID tags to its home medical dictionaries to reduce overordering by book retailers, and to expedite returns.

  • Records-Management Company Deploys RFID at the Item Level

    By Dave Friedlos

    Sure-Reach has attached EPC Gen 2 tags to 1.1 million documents, making the Malaysian firm more efficient and better able to locate and inventory its clients' records.

  • ARINC, Impeva Unveil Real-Time Supply Chain Tracking Solution

    By Beth Bacheldor

    Designed to provide in-transit visibility of assets and goods, and currently being tested by the U.S. Army, the solution leverages a variety of RFID technologies including mesh networking and wireless sensors.

  • PC Guardian Debuts RFID Suite for IT Asset Tracking

    By Beth Bacheldor

    The six applications are designed to help companies track, monitor, manage and secure their servers and other IT equipment and parts.

  • Indian Jeweler Seeks 100 Percent Security From RFID

    By Claire Swedberg

    Hoping to eliminate all shrinkage, Jewelex India is testing a system that uses active tags to track high-value items in real time, while utilizing less expensive passive tags for lower-cost jewelry.

  • Smart Bottles Reduce Glass Breakage

    By Claire Swedberg

    Glass container maker Ardagh Glass, as well as Coca-Cola, Coors and other beverage companies, are using facsimile bottles with built-in active RFID tags and sensors to identify sites on assembly lines that subject the glass to damaging pressure or collisions.

  • RFID News Roundup

    EPCglobal certifies SAP repository as EPCIS compliant; Ambient Systems unveils active RFID system for real-time monitoring; RF Technologies announces financing plan for customers; M/A-COM Technology Solutions intros RFID portals that detect tag direction; Lyngsoe Systems achieves EPCglobal software certification mark; Wavetrend teams with fleet management service provider; MysticMD wins research grant for RFID antenna.

  • RFID Ensures Worker Safety at Nuclear Plant Archive

    By Rhea Wessel

    The archive, a storage site for blueprints of nuclear plants, uses active UWB tags to ensure workers are evacuated should a fire-protection system become activated, filling its chambers with nitrogen.

  • Avis Budget Group Plans to Put Interoperable Toll Transponders on the Road

    By Claire Swedberg

    The car and truck rental agency would be the first to install TransCore's eZGo Anywhere transponders, which are interoperable with most toll-collection systems.

  • Researchers Propose Recorder Tag for Extending RFID Apps

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The EPC Gen 2 tag could be integrated into electronic devices that could then use their screens to display warranties, maintenance histories, temperature logs and other data stored in the RFID chip.

  • Summary of Baird RFID Monthly for December

    Baird has released its December report. 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.

  • RFID Equipment Manufacturer Uses RFID in Its Own HQ

    By Claire Swedberg

    ITEC puts its wireless tracking solution to the test at its offices and factory in Japan, tagging components, tools, paperwork and vehicles, as well as providing RFID-enabled badges for employees and visitors.

  • Financial Consortium Publishes RFID Standards for IT Assets

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The organization hopes to see the standards' adoption among all types of firms that maintain data centers and must track a large amount of IT equipment.

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