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  • RFID News Roundup

    Time Domain adds new products to RTLS platform; Rite Aid drug stores to accept RFID-enabled MasterCard PayPass; Motorola boosts RFID readers with upgrades, certifications; ThingMagic upgrades Mercury5 RFID readers and antennas; NFC and SD maker Wireless Dynamics intros rugged enclosure for handheld; RFID Global Solution, Franwell team up on RFID across industries.

  • Eyewear Retailer Finds RFID Helps It See Its Merchandise More Clearly

    By Beth Bacheldor

    Santa Fe Optical applies EPC tags to all of the frames it sells, helping it to eliminate shoplifting and streamline inventory management.

  • RFID World 2008 Announcement Wrap-Up, Part 1 of 2

    This week's RFID World 2008 conference in Las Vegas saw a handful of announcements from the vendors at the show. This recap is the first of our two-part series wrapping up those announcements. Tomorrow we'll publish the rest.

  • 2008 RFID Excellence in Business Awards Announced

    The 2008 RFID Excellence in Business Awards were presented at the RFID World conference on Monday night.

  • Alcatel-Lucent Launching Consumer RFID Product

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The tikitag system uses Near Field Communications (NFC) technology to link online applications with real-world items, enabling them to interact.

  • RFID Benchmark Tests Prove Positive for IT Asset Tracking

    A new benchmark test report says passive UHF RFID tags and readers can perform very effectively to track IT assets in data centers and other environments. The tests also found major performance discrepancies among tags and readers, so good performance and system success cannot be taken for granted.

  • Evigia Launches 433 MHz Active RFID Product Line

    By Beth Bacheldor

    The company's new EV3 product line includes seven transponders and three interrogators—all compliant with the ISO 18000-7 standard.

  • Indian Mine Monitors Workers and Toxic Gases

    By Dave Friedlos

    PervCom's active 2.4 GHz RFID tags, attached to cap lamps, track miners' locations and contain sensors for measuring temperature, humidity and air quality.

  • EPCIS Technology Improves Visibility for North Sea Oil Service and Supply Companies

    By Claire Swedberg

    An EPCIS-compliant system from Spartan Solutions Services is enabling Swire Oilfield Services and Aker Solutions to share data regarding the whereabouts of their equipment and containers.

  • New Association Highlights RFID Security Issues

    The RFID Security Alliance (RFIDSA) is a new association that formed to promote better understanding about RFID security concerns and solutions. The organization says security is often overlooked during RFID system planning and implementation, but also many security threats have been misinterpreted and exaggerated.

  • PUF Technology Catches Clones

    By Claire Swedberg

    Startup company Verayo is marketing a passive 13.56 MHz RFID chip that prevents cloning by enabling users to verify its authenticity before selling a product to which it's attached.

  • RFID News Roundup

    New alliance to serve as resource on RFID privacy, security; IDTronic intros active RFID system with controllers, antennas and tags; Confidex debuts new on-metal RFID tag for IT asset tracking; Precision Dynamics Corp. and FreedomPay partner on cashless RFID; Schober USA offers new RFID tag inserter; Sokymat Automotive adds new LF transponder to product lineup.

  • O2 Customers See Value in RFID-enabled Phones

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The majority of participants in a six-month trial, recently undertaken by the British cellular service provider, say they appreciated the unique applications made possible by the handset's NFC technology.

  • RFID Startup Offers Enhanced Security for Tag Chips

    Verayo is a startup whose product creates a unique digital signature for RFID chips based on how current flows through them. The company is focusing on creating clone-resistant RFID tags to support authentication applications.

  • Swiss Retailer Using RFID to Track Cases in Reusable Containers

    Swiss retailer Manor is using RFID to track reusable transport containers at eight stores and two distribution centers, and plans to expand the system to all 82 of its retail locations. RFID applications automate shipping and receiving operations at stores and DCs.

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