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  • Avery Dennison Ramps Up Its RFID R&D

    By Beth Bacheldor

    The inlay manufacturer hired two new engineering execs to build strengths in RFID testing and application development.

  • Report Reveals RFID Performance on Different Surfaces

    Comprehensive test results that show how Gen2 inlays perform when used in different common RFID tag materials are now available from the European EPC Competence Center (EECC). The tests revealed significant performance differences based on vendor, material, and geographic region.

  • RFID News Roundup

    RFID adds extra security to hotel safes; Confidex introduces new UHF RFID label for returnable plastic containers; California RFID bill takes another legislative step; Brooks Automation launches mobile RFID reader; IDTronic unveils new rugged, lightweight handheld RFID terminal.

  • GS1 Hong Kong Launches Online Track-and-Trace Platform

    By Dave Friedlos

    The organization says the ezTrack platform will enable the region's firms to more easily adopt EPC RFID, and to use the technology to gain end-to-end supply chain visibility.

  • New Zealand's National Cattle ID Project Gets $23 Million

    By Dave Friedlos

    The funding should help the National Animal Identification and Tracing project meet its goal of having all cattle and deer in the country RFID-tagged and registered by 2011.

  • Summary of Baird RFID Monthly for June

    Baird has released its June 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.

  • Used Batteries Tracked to Disposal

    By Claire Swedberg

    Can/U.S. Enviro-Energy employs RFID to track the new and used batteries it delivers to telecommunications companies.

  • RFID Data Sharing Passes Test in Successful EPCIS Trial

    The EPCIS RFID data sharing standard passed what may have been its largest test to date. EPCglobal announced more than two dozen firms participated in a pilot project that used passive and active RFID technologies and EPCIS-standard communication to track ocean shipments from China to the US.

  • RFID Improves Safety, Efficiency of Brisbane Tunnel Construction

    By Dave Friedlos

    As workers bore twin 4.8-kilometer tunnels, a system of active tags and readers allows the project's contractor to know the location of each its 1,700 employees, as well as its construction vehicles.

  • Ambitious RFID Pilot Launches With a Single Reader

    Spanish children's apparel producer Bóboli installed an RFID reader at its distribution center to track about 200,000 individual pieces of clothing. The installation is the first phase of a project the company expects will eventually cover all of its inventory and extend to store-level RFID tracking.

  • Boboli to Use EPC Gen 2 Tags to Track Tyke Togs

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The Spanish clothing company hopes the technology will make the receiving and shipping processes at its main DC more efficient and accurate, as well as speed up the apparel's distribution to individual stores.

  • Cephalon Moves Ahead With Its RFID E-pedigree Plans

    By Claire Swedberg

    In the latest phase of its RFID deployment, the drugmaker is serializing cardboard shipping containers by means of EPC Gen 2 tags.

  • RFID Market on Target to Reach $5.3B in 2008

    IDTechEx said the RFID market is on pace to reach its previously-predicted level of $5.3 billion in sales in 2008, the firm recently announced. Large transportation ticketing projects, continued growth in ID card programs, and a surge of activity in the apparel industry are the main growth drivers.

  • RFID Sensors Help NASA to Monitor Conditions in Antarctica

    By Claire Swedberg

    The NASA Johnson Space Center and the National Science Foundation are testing an inflatable habitat that uses RFID tags combined with sensors to transmit temperature and air-pressure data to the United States.

  • RFID News Roundup

    New Israeli hospital to install Wavetrend active RFID technology; Istanbul mass transit buys more than 1 million RFID tickets; SkyeTek offers RFID solutions for medical inventory management; RadarFind offers temperature-sensing tags; Innovision launches higher-memory NFC RFID chips; Toshiba TEC unveils new RFID modules for printers.

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