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  • SoCal Seaports Leverage RFID to Reduce Pollution

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    Using active tags to identify trucks serving their terminals, the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles hope to reduce truck-related air pollution by 80 percent.

  • ABI Predicts RFID Growth Despite Economic Slowdown

    RFID revenues will reach $5.3 billion in 2008 and $9.8 billion in 2013 according to a forecast released today by ABI Research. It predicts growth rates of 25 percent or higher for the item-level tagging, contactless payment, asset tracking, RTLS and cargo tracking segments of the industry.

  • To Glimpse RFID's Future Down Under, Gaze into the EPCmagic Mirror

    By Dave Friedlos

    Co-developed by NEC Australia and GS1 Australia, the device reads RFID tags attached to items, displaying product information to shoppers and providing insights to retailers regarding customer shopping habits and preferences.

  • To Satisfy RFID Mandates, Normerica Uses Boxes With Embedded Tags

    By Claire Swedberg

    The boxes have EPC Gen 2 tags imbedded in their seams to simplify the process the company employs to ship cat litter to Wal-Mart Canada.

  • Kit Lets Consumers Personalize Things with RFID

    Mir:ror is a kit with a USB RFID read/write device, customizable tags and PC software that consumers can use to create personalized RFID tags for their things. The creators are focused on developing technologies that foster digital-personal connections.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Intermec intros new rigid asset tag; NXP rolls out new Mifare chip; retailer New York & Co. now accepting MasterCard PayPass; KSW Microtec announces eGo multifunctional contactless transponder; Mobile Aspects develops RFID-enabled cabinet for endoscopes.

  • Bank of America Deploys RFID in Data Centers

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The financial institution is using EPC Gen 2 tags to inventory its computer servers and other IT assets, and to record whenever any are removed from and returned to a data center, so that all equipment can be accounted for.

  • Airbus' Carlo Nizam to Deliver Opening Keynote at RFID Journal LIVE! Middle East 2009

    Additional speakers have also been announced for this first annual event, to be held Jan. 5-7, in the United Arab Emirates city of Dubai.

  • New RFID Handheld Provides Range, Price Breakthroughs

    Convergence Systems Limited (CSL) introduced a $2,500 handheld RFID reader with 25-foot read range for UHF tags. The price and range each represent significant improvements over other handheld UHF readers. The company thinks the product's price and performance could drive increased RFID adoption.

  • UCSD Medical Center Expands Its RFID Deployment

    By Beth Bacheldor

    The teaching hospital estimates the technology has saved it $70,000 annually by merely enabling it to locate its IV pumps more quickly.

  • At Mayo Clinic, RFID Slashes Error Rate

    By Beth Bacheldor

    A study showed that after the organization's endoscopy unit began using passive 13.56 MHz tags to identify specimen bottles, the rate of labeling errors dropped by 94 percent.

  • RFID Journal LIVE! Canada Rescheduled to 2009

    EPCglobal Canada and RFID Journal have announced that the next RFID Journal LIVE! Canada event will be held in 2009.

  • RFID "Smart Boxes" Help Manufacturer Meet Mandate

    Pet product manufacturer Normerica has deployed RFID-embedded "smart boxes" and a mobile reader solution to meet Wal-Mart Canada's RFID requirements.

  • HP Optimizes RFID System at Printer Plant

    By Mark Roberti

    Hewlett-Packard has removed more than 30 RFID readers and middleware to make its RFID system less intrusive and easier to deploy at other sites.

  • RFID Patent Pool Approved by US Government

    The US Department of Justice last week issued a letter to the RFID Consortium, indicating its approval for the organization's intent to manage an industry patent pool that it hopes will facilitate licensing of intellectual property related to Gen2 RFID. The approval process clears the way for the Consortium to "open for business."

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