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  • Summary of Baird RFID Monthly for September

    Baird has released its September report. The 21-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.

  • Survey Finds Major Shifts in RFID Adoption Trends

    Customer compliance requirements will not be the leading driver for RFID projects in 2009, according to a new survey by ABI Research that also found end users are planning to up their RFID spending an average of 28 percent. ABI found adoption support for a broad range of applications.

  • Manufacturer to Track Half a Million Gas Cylinders

    By Dave Friedlos

    Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd. is using passive RFID tags to automate its bottling and distribution process, and to prevent the illegal diversion of its products.

  • RFID Driver's Licenses Gain Traction in the US

    RFID-enabled driver's licenses saw a major adoption milestone Tuesday as the state of New York began issuing the so-called enhanced driver's licenses, or EDLs. The wireless identification documents are designed to be used in lieu of a passport at land and sea crossings with Canada, Mexico, Bermuda, and Caribbean islands.

  • RFID News Roundup

    GuardRFID and AppLocation intro RTLS for supply chains; Confidex unveils new EPC Gen 2 label; New York offers RFID-enabled driver's licenses; big jump for RFID patent applications in Korea; ODIN tests passive RFID tags for asset tracking.

  • New tikitag Service to Use NFC to Connect Consumers

    tikitag is a new venture that will promote connecting consumers to web-based information, and is using near field communications (NFC) RFID technology to do it. The Alcatel-Lucent venture will soon release development kits and launch its service to support consumer and enterprise applications for NFC cell phones and other devices.

  • Navy, Marines Track Assets on Oahu

    By Claire Swedberg

    Military warehouses at Pearl Harbor and Kaneohe Bay are using EPC Gen 2 RFID to track inbound and outbound supplies and equipment.

  • Zebra Unveils Wearable RFID Printer-Encoder

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The mobile device encodes EPC Gen 2 tags and supports both thermal transfer and direct thermal printing technologies.

  • Walgreens RFID Deployment Announced

    Walgreens is using RFID at its most advanced distribution center to make sure orders sent to stores are complete and loaded in the right truck in the right sequence. The largest drug store chain in the US is currently outfitting a second DC with the system, which will go online next year.

  • University Students Create a Virtual RFID-enabled Hospital

    By Beth Bacheldor

    The group has created the facility in Second Life, a 3-D online world. The goal is to provide a way for health-care organizations to test RFID implementations prior to physical deployment.

  • Walgreens Opens RFID-Enabled Distribution Center

    By Claire Swedberg

    The drugstore chain's DC in Anderson, S.C., has tagged 170,000 totes used to supply merchandise to 700 stores throughout the Southeast, enabling the company to prevent errors and streamline its shipping processes.

  • RFID World '08: Now You See It...

    There are plenty of magic acts in Las Vegas, but at the RFID World '08 show held there last week, it was the exhibitors who seemed intent on making RFID disappear. Starting with the press conference that opened the event, exhibitors spoke of the need for RFID technology to "disappear" into complete solutions so adoption could grow.

  • RFID Tickets Sped Visitors Through Belgium's F1 Grand Prix

    By Claire Swedberg

    The race organizer used tickets embedded with 13.56 MHz RFID tags and handheld readers to scan tickets as visitors entered the stadium, thereby reducing queues and curtailing fraud.

  • Taiwanese Company Unveils EPC Gen 2 Chip With 128-kbit Memory

    By Dave Friedlos

    Favite says tags made with the IC will be available in early 2009, and that its RFID interrogator module supports the chip's large memory size.

  • Club Sentry Adds RFID to Its Member-Management System

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The new technology helps ensure that only authorized members gain entry to health clubs and similar facilities, thereby bolstering security.

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