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  • Wireless Sensor Network Helps School Cut Its Energy Use

    By Claire Swedberg

    The City of London School for Girls is employing wireless sensor nodes to manage temperatures in about 130 zones set up in its building, reducing the tendency to overheat certain rooms.

  • Aberdeen on Achieving ROI from RFID

    Aberdeen Group has released the latest installment in a series of reports on RFID adoption. Entitled , the report is available free for a limited time. This article is the executive summary, contributed by report author Michael Dortch.

  • RFID News Roundup

    EU-Sponsored GRIFS project publishes RFID standards report; UPM Raflatac opens factory in China; Cogiscan rolls out RFID-enabled storage cart for reel feeders; Omni-ID offers on-demand option.

  • Car Insulation Maker Uses Hybrid System to Track Materials, Products

    By Claire Swedberg

    At Midwest Acoust-A-Fiber's factory, workers scan bar codes to identify items, while RFID identifies their location within the plant.

  • Laredo's Water Department Uses RFID to Maintain Law and Order

    By Beth Bacheldor

    Thanks to active RFID tags embedded in seals, combined with motion detectors and video cameras, the Texas city can respond quickly to any threat to its water-treatment plant.

  • Cabinet Maker's Efficiency Gains Hinge On RFID

    Custom Cupboards is believed to be the first cabinet maker to use an RFID system to route materials through production and automatically direct assembly, inspection and packaging processes.

  • Belgian Hospitals Use RFID to Track Temperatures, Assets and Patients

    By Claire Swedberg

    St. Trudo and Jan Yperman are utilizing AeroScout's Wi-Fi-based active RFID system not only to monitor patient or asset locations, but also to track the temperature of equipment or supplies, or the status of wheelchairs and other items.

  • Florida Hospital to Use RFID to Track Implantable Cardiac Devices

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The facility expects to lower costs and improve patient care, thanks to a solution combining WaveMark's 13.56 MHz passive RFID system with Lumedx billing software.

  • DHS to Track Immigration Detainees with RFID

    The US Department of Homeland Security is equipping 19 domestic facilities with active RFID technology to track immigration detainees. The project may mark the first use of RFID for prisoner tracking by a US federal government agency.

  • Microsoft Partners With Implantable RFID Chip Maker VeriChip

    By Beth Bacheldor

    Users of VeriChip's VeriMed technology can now utilize a Microsoft HealthVault account to access and manage their personal health data stored in the VeriMed database.

  • RFID News Roundup for Last Week

    This article highlights announcements made during the week of November 24, 2008, when RFID Update did not publish in observance of the US Thanksgiving holiday.

  • At Glass Factory, RFID Boosts Worker Safety and Productivity

    By Rhea Wessel

    AGC Flat Glass Europe is using EPC tags and readers to help automate the packaging of large sheets of glass, and to ensure forklift drivers are beyond the reach of robot-operated cranes.

  • Holt Cat Markets RFID for Tool Tracking

    By Claire Swedberg

    Following a two-year deployment at its facilities, Holt Cat has entered the RFID business, partnering with SAVR Communications to market a tool-tracking system to its dealers.

  • Air New Zealand Readies for RFID-enabled Boarding Passes

    By Dave Friedlos

    At 26 airports throughout the country, the airline's frequent flyers will use the permanent, reusable boarding passes to check themselves in, enter passenger lounges or board a flight.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Digital frame uses NFC to receive photos from mobile devices; U.S. customs agency completes RFID implementations at Washington and Arizona border crossings; Infineon adds PJM Light RFID chip to its product portfolio; Army hospital gets RTLS to track assets; Awarepoint raises $13.3 million in VC funding; Indian RFID vendor intros active UHF RFID tag.

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