- Library to Deploy Ultra-Long-Life RFID Tags for Historical Collection
By Brett Neely
To manage its rare legal documents, the Max Planck Institute for European History of Law plans to use tags promising a 40-year lifespan.
- RFID Industry Reaction to Checkpoint-OAT Deal, Part 2
In the two weeks since Checkpoint's $37 million acquistion of OATSystems was announced, there has been a flurry of commentary about what it means for the players involved and the RFID industry at large. Today is the second of a two-part series featuring the best of that commentary.
- RFID Journal, GS1 in Europe Team Up to Launch EPC Europe Conference
The event, colocated with RFID Journal LIVE! Europe 2008, will feature the latest EPC case studies from Metro Group, Rewe Group, the European Pallet Association, the BRIDGE project, Nestle and others.
- GRIFS Issues Interim Report
By Rhea Wessel
The Global RFID Interoperability Forum for Standards held its first open meeting, which included a document that outlines proposals for an ongoing database of standards and discusses some key issues that need to be addressed in ongoing research.
- RFID Industry Reaction to Checkpoint-OAT Deal, Part 1
In the two weeks since Checkpoint's $37 million acquistion of OATSystems was announced, there has been a flurry of commentary about what it means for the players involved and the RFID industry at large. Today and tomorrow we recap in a two-part series the best of that commentary.
- Drug Pedigree Mandate Could Be Expensive
By Beth Bacheldor
According to a new study, complying with legislation proposed by two U.S. Congressmen could cost as much as $110,000 per pharmacy—and more than a billion dollars for a large chain.
- Checkpoint Systems Deems OAT Acquisition Strategic
By Mark Roberti
President Per Levin says the recently completed purchase of a leading RFID software company enables Checkpoint to help retailers "scale up their RFID operations."
- Aberdeen on Maximizing Value Between RFID and IT
Aberdeen Group has released the latest installment in a series of reports on RFID adoption. Entitled , the report is available free until August 29th. This article is the executive summary, contributed by report author Michael Dortch.
- Novel RFID Application Keeps Water Flowing
By Beth Bacheldor
Spring Water On Tap, a water delivery service, is working with AT&T to check water levels in tanks using wireless sensors, small modems with unique IDs and a cellular network.
- RFID News Roundup
Impinj sells memory patents to focus on RFID; Florida's Turnpike Enterprise orders 1.5 million RFID tags; Texas Instruments debuts two new low-frequency tags; Soliatis opens testing lab for smart cards; Datamars, ABS deliver RFID for textile, laundry businesses.
- New System Puts RFID at Core of Paper Handling
A new RFID system designed for the paper industry uses combination 125 KHz/6.8 MHz tags to identify industrial-sized paper rolls in production and supply chain environments. The complete system from IPICO and Sonoco includes application software to support end-to-end product tracking.
- Art Dealer Finds Beauty in RFID Tracking System
By Mary Catherine O'Connor
The French Art Network is employing active RFID tags to track its art inventory in near-real time, while also deterring internal theft.
- Impinj Sells Non-RFID Assets, Moves Ahead as Pure Play
RFID tag and reader producer Impinj sold intellectual property and assets related to non-volatile memory to IC designer Virage Logic for $5.2 million. The sale is positioned as strategic, and privately-held Impinj will go forward as a a pure-play RFID company.
- European EPC Competence Center Updates UHF Tag Study
By Beth Bacheldor
According to the updated study, new tag designs and improved antennas have increased UHF tag performance during the past year.
- Wireless Sensors to Set Routes for Water Delivery
Sensors integrated with GPS/GPRS wireless communications devices will provide the data to automatically dispatch water delivery drivers to customer locations that need to be replenished. Spring Water on Tap, a startup water delivery firm, created the system to gain a competitive advantage.