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  • 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.

  • RFID Journal Launches New Online Buyer's Guide to RFID Resources

    New Buyer's Guide enhanced listings and a Request for Quote tool will enable readers to quickly contact vendors.

  • Outrigger Hotel Lets Guests Leave Cash and Credit Cards Behind

    By Claire Swedberg

    The Waikiki facility is deploying AlohaPay, a system enabling guests to use their room keys as contactless payment cards at retail locations in and near the facility.

  • NACDS Study Puts Price Tag on Pharmacy RFID Systems

    It would cost pharmacies between $84,000 and $110,000 to comply with proposed RFID and 2D bar code requirements for tracking prescription drugs, according to a new study from Accenture and the Coalition for Community Pharmacy Action. The study did not break out costs for specific technologies and didn't look at potential benefits.

  • RFID Helps Endwave Track Work-in-Progress

    By Claire Swedberg

    The company is utilizing EPC Gen 2 tags to monitor the production of communications hardware for the aerospace and defense sectors.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Digital Angel awarded contract for 50-foot-long RFID antenna system; Dutch researchers to develop open-source smart card with tight security capability; Intelleflex, Minds Inc. team up on RFID-enabled telematics for farmers; IDTronic intros new UHF RFID gate starter kit.

  • Study Finds RFID Interferes With Medical Equipment

    The prestigious Journal of the American Medical Association published a study in today's online edition that documents how 125 KHz and 868 MHz RFID systems interfered with medical equipment. The study by Amsterdam-based researchers recommends site interference tests be performed before any potential RFID installation.

  • Time Domain Enhances Its UWB Location System

    By Beth Bacheldor

    The company's PLUS 2.0 system, which uses active ultra-wide band RFID tags, costs less but comes with increased performance and scalability, more options and better management tools.

  • Researchers Warn RFID May Disrupt Medical Equipment

    By Beth Bacheldor

    Experts not involved with the study note that there have been no reports of injuries caused by electromagnetic interference with medical devices, though they do recommend further study.

  • Swiss Town Rolls Out RFID System for Blind Bus Riders

    By Brett Neely

    The approach utilizes an "all-in-one" handheld device that includes two RFID readers, a digital voice recorder and an audio player.

  • Checkpoint Buys OAT to Become One-Stop RFID Shop

    Checkpoint Systems announced yesterday that it would acquire OATSystems to become a "one-stop shop" for retail RFID deployment. Checkpoint is a leading provider of electronic article surveillance (EAS) to retailers, while OAT is a provider of various application-specific RFID software solutions.

  • Prototype Mobile Shopping Assistant Uses RFID to Tip 'n Tell

    By Rhea Wessel

    To access product information, consumers and sales associates can bring an RFID-enabled PDA or cell phone near an item, then tap the device's screen to request additional details.

  • University of Kansas Lab Develops Foam-Attached Tag

    By Beth Bacheldor

    The school's Information & Telecommunication Technology Center says its new passive UHF Agility technology enables the creation of low-cost inlays that provide a long read range and work well near metals and liquids.

  • Alien Adds Major Capabilities to Gen2 RFID Readers

    Alien Technology introduced software that gives its readers the ability to determine the location, speed, and movement direction of RFID tags. The software also improves the ability to isolate individual tags in dense or fast-moving environments, which can improve airline baggage handling and other sortation applications.

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