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  • Terso Offers EPC-Enabled Medical Cabinets

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The company is providing a version of its enclosures that uses EPC Gen 2 technology to secure medications and medical devices, as well as to monitor inventory levels.

  • Rehab Center Monitors Patients With Ultra-wide Band

    By Beth Bacheldor

    The Nesconset Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation will use hardware from Time Domain Corp. and software from Sysgen to monitor individual dementia patients based on their needs.

  • ABI: Signs of NFC Payment System Convergence

    ABI Research's annual assessment of near field communication (NFC) reader vendors found increasing support for multiple payment systems, which could help adoption. ViVOtech, Cubic Transportation Systems and On Track Innovations (OTI) topped the vendor rating.

  • DOD Issues RFP for Active RFID

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The new request for proposal will enable the military to purchase active RFID technology from more than just a single vendor.

  • Gartner: Case/Pallet RFID Still in "Trough of Disillusionment"

    About 24 percent of Tier 1 retailers are running extensive RFID case and pallet tagging pilots or systems, according to Gartner, which predicts mainstream adoption is five to 10 years away. The firm placed RFID in the "Trough of Disillusionment" in its recently released "Hype Cycle for Emerging Technology, 2008" report.

  • RFID Provides Utility Company With Real-Time Visibility

    By Claire Swedberg

    A Canadian utility company tracks reels arriving and departing from its distribution center and storage yards, thereby reducing theft and out-of-stocks.

  • Metro Group, DHL to Roll Out RFID in France

    By Rhea Wessel

    The rollout—which the companies claim is the largest French retail deployment—will provide Metro with a better understanding of shipment flow, while also helping reduce delays.

  • Product and Shopper Movement Tracked by ShoppingTrip360

    By Claire Swedberg

    A new wireless sensor-based application provides retail and CPG companies with data regarding shelf inventory, and indicates how well products are received based on the movements of shopping carts in stores.

  • SkyeTek Offers Web-based RFID Software Platform

    By Claire Swedberg

    The company's MetaFi suite of hosted applications allows manufacturers to track high-value products in retail establishments and perform business analytics from remote locations.

  • Wireless Sensors Zero In on Crime

    By Claire Swedberg

    Thirty communities use the ShotSpotter system to identify and locate gunfire and other explosive sounds.

  • ADT Expects RFID Will Reduce False Alarms for Home Security

    By Beth Bacheldor

    The company is now offering a residential security solution that uses passive high-frequency RFID tags to activate or deactivate the system.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Rfidium debuts RFID tag for boxes, pallets; Idesco intros RFID-enabled touch-screen terminal; Japan's Surutto Kansai to issue smart cards in South Korea; Tectus announces new LF/HF handheld; Xterprise Offers RFID-enabled Retail Applications; San Francisco's Urban Tavern Uses RFID for Precise Pours.

  • Summary of Baird RFID Monthly for August

    Baird has released its August report. The 23-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.

  • New RFID Solution Targets Sales Chain Automation

    SkyeTek is commercializing a managed service that uses smart cabinets and other unattended RFID readers to monitor inventory and notify field sales staff when customers require replenishment. Early users have reported rapid ROI from reduced out-of-stocks and time savings resulting from less inventory management time and paperwork.

  • RFID and Fingerprint Scanner Team Up for Olympic Security

    By Beth Bacheldor

    Hundreds of athletes, coaches and media representatives are sporting passive high-frequency RFID cards used to screen visitors to the German House.

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