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  • RFID News Roundup

    RTLS protects ER employees at Madrid's 12 de Octubre Hospital; Lisbon transit operators order 25 million contactless tickets; California District Attorney's office tracks files with RFID; RedPrairie integrates mobile asset-tracking software into warehouse management; SmarTrac unveils new smart card inlay, delivers cards for Cairo Metro; OTA Training opens office in Australia.

  • RFID Study Evaluates Item-Level Retail Performance

    A test of RFID read rates for footwear and apparel items in simulated retail use-case environments found generally good performance but some large variations among tags and readers. Researchers at the RFID Research Center at the University of Arkansas concluded item-level tagging is feasible for the product category.

  • RFID Helps ZF Speed Transmission Shipments

    By Rhea Wessel

    The German auto parts supplier is using passive UHF tags to improve inventory accuracy and just-in-time delivery, and is now considering expanding the system to achieve even greater visibility of parts containers.

  • Fluensee Acquires TrenStar's RFID Software Business

    RFID solutions provider Fluensee acquired TrenStar's asset management software. The deal expands Fluensee's software-as-a-service offerings and gives the company additional customers, markets and distribution channels. TrenStar is effectively exiting the RFID industry and will focus on its airline container management business.

  • Fluensee Purchases TrenStar

    By Beth Bacheldor

    By acquiring TrenStar, the RFID asset-tracking software provider gains inroads into software-as-a-service, as well as the company's RFID-enabled distribution service for beer kegs and other containers.

  • Thai Researchers Study RFID for Managing Prawns and Other Food Fish

    By Dave Friedlos

    In addition to investigating the physical effects of implanting RFID tags in aquatic animals, the project will develop an RFID-enabled system to monitor and improve broodstock on fish farms.

  • Report Supports UHF RFID for New Zealand Animal Tracking

    A pilot project in New Zealand generated strong evidence that ultrahigh frequency (UHF) RFID technology is better suited to livestock tagging in that country than low frequency (LF), which is the flavor of RFID deployed historically. The New Zealand RFID Pathfinder Group conducted the pilot in April and May with groups of deer, sheep, and cattle.

  • GS1 Australia Is Optimistic ACMA Will Adopt 4-Watt UHF Power Limit

    By Dave Friedlos

    By year's end, the Australian Communication and Media Authority says it will finish weighing the results of trials testing the effect of 4-watt UHF RFID devices on the nation's GSM-based mobile phone systems.

  • Consumer Jitters Aside, U.K. Merchants Ready for Contactless Payments

    By Claire Swedberg

    Surveys find that U.K. retailers may lead the European Union in planning deployments of RFID-enabled payment technology, despite consumer fears regarding contactless payments.

  • Tracking Temperatures From the Inside Out

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    Organizers of the Netherlands' Four Day Marches are using RFID-enabled sensor pills to monitor the risk of heat sickness, with help from a firm that is developing an application for analyzing athletes' temperature and location in real time.

  • Defense Contractor Relies on RFID for On-time Delivery of Armored Vehicles

    By Beth Bacheldor

    Navistar Defense is using an RFID-enabled real-time locating system to track the assembly process of the armored vehicles it produces, which are designed to protect troops from bombs.

  • RFID News Roundup

    ThingMagic unveils RFID reader with built-in antenna; WaveZero and Mu-Gahat create start-up offering RFID inlay design and production; John Taylor Fertilizers Co. manages equipment with RFID; RFCamp intros UHF tag for high-temperature, -metal and -stress environments; SkyeTek reader module supports UHF ICs from EM Microelectronic; Visible Assets, CipherLab team to offer RuBee-based industrial computers.

  • Xterprise Rolls Out IT Asset-Tracking Solution

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The system, which combines software and EPC Gen 2 UHF RFID hardware, is designed to serve a rapidly growing demand.

  • New ThingMagic RFID Reader Cuts Cost, Size, and Power

    ThingMagic's new Astra RFID reader is a small form-factor device that utilizes Power over Ethernet technology to reduce the cost of deployment.

  • Device Maker Deploys Item-Level RFID Across Supply Chain

    SonicWALL, a provider of network security devices, is using RFID to provide item-level visibility into its extended supply chain.

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