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  • NFC Research Lab Rolls Out Smart Posters

    By Rhea Wessel

    The Austrian lab has deployed posters embedded with RFID tags so passersby in the town of Hagenberg can use RFID-enabled mobile phones to download information about local tourist sites.

  • "USB Stick" RFID Reader Debuts

    iDTRONIC announced a UHF RFID read/write device in a USB stick form factor. The USB Stick can be plugged into PCs, laptops and other devices with USB ports to give them RFID read/write ability. The device has significantly less range than most fixed-position UHF readers and has been envisioned for use in offices.

  • Outdoor Clothing and Equipment Retailer Tests RFID-EAS Tags

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    At one of Northland's stores in Graz, Austria, items are fitted with EPC Gen 2 tags that allow the company not only to manage its inventory but also to know if goods are leaving the store without being purchased.

  • Turkish Retailer Plans Big Item-Level RFID Expansion

    LCWaikiki, one of Turkey's leading apparel retailer, has been using item-level RFID tracking in one of its stores for about three months and plans to install systems at 50 to 60 more locations within six months. The company credits the system for reducing inventory tracking time by 60 and 70 percent for certain processes.

  • RFID Helps Car Wash Customers Cruise Through Lines

    By Claire Swedberg

    In Bakersfield, Calif., Cruz Thru Express uses RFID system in its stores to recognize prepaid members and provide automatic washes.

  • Researchers Work on Using RFID to Calculate an Item's Carbon Footprint

    By Rhea Wessel

    The Bits to Energy Lab has developed a prototype system utilizing data collected via RFID to calculate an individual item's carbon footprint and display it on an RFID-enabled mobile phone.

  • At William Ashley, RFID Name Tags Improve Service

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The Canadian retailer is using Ubisense's real-time location system to speed the process of bringing the goods to customers, and of summoning sales help.

  • RFID Helps Protect CT Patients from Medication Errors

    Pre-filled syringes are being labeled with RFID tags and read by automatic injection machines to make sure patients about to have CT scans are injected with the correct solutions and to prevent use of expired product or reused syringes.

  • Precyse Technologies' RFID System Uses Beacons to Extend Reach

    By Claire Swedberg

    The company's iLocate technology enables companies to track assets in remote sites, by deploying multiple beacons that allow an RFID reader to communicate with battery-powered tags thousands of feet away.

  • EPCglobal NA Announces New Implementation Track at EPC Connection 2008

    Because many companies are focusing on meeting customer mandates and achieving internal benefits, EPCglobal North America is adding the new track to its fifth annual event, being held Oct. 14-16 in Chicago, to help companies get up to speed quickly and cost-effectively.

  • RFID News Roundup

    RTLS protects ER employees at Madrid's 12 de Octubre Hospital; Lisbon transit operators order 25 million contactless tickets; California District Attorney's office tracks files with RFID; RedPrairie integrates mobile asset-tracking software into warehouse management; SmarTrac unveils new smart card inlay, delivers cards for Cairo Metro; OTA Training opens office in Australia.

  • RFID Study Evaluates Item-Level Retail Performance

    A test of RFID read rates for footwear and apparel items in simulated retail use-case environments found generally good performance but some large variations among tags and readers. Researchers at the RFID Research Center at the University of Arkansas concluded item-level tagging is feasible for the product category.

  • RFID Helps ZF Speed Transmission Shipments

    By Rhea Wessel

    The German auto parts supplier is using passive UHF tags to improve inventory accuracy and just-in-time delivery, and is now considering expanding the system to achieve even greater visibility of parts containers.

  • Fluensee Acquires TrenStar's RFID Software Business

    RFID solutions provider Fluensee acquired TrenStar's asset management software. The deal expands Fluensee's software-as-a-service offerings and gives the company additional customers, markets and distribution channels. TrenStar is effectively exiting the RFID industry and will focus on its airline container management business.

  • Fluensee Purchases TrenStar

    By Beth Bacheldor

    By acquiring TrenStar, the RFID asset-tracking software provider gains inroads into software-as-a-service, as well as the company's RFID-enabled distribution service for beer kegs and other containers.

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