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  • Alta Opts for RFID Lift Tickets

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The ski area finds the RFID-based system for lift tickets and chairlift access gates requires fewer employees to operate—and its customers enjoy the convenience.

  • Appliance Developed to Support Large RFID Deployments

    GlobeRanger has created a network appliance-based version of its RFID infrastructure software as an alternative to its legacy, server-based solutions. The new SNAP appliance is intended to enable consistent RFID rollouts to multiple locations, and was developed as a response to end user graduation from pilot to production.

  • At Metro's New Future Store, RFID Helps Assure Meat Quality

    By Claire Swedberg

    The company's Real Future Store is using EPC Gen 2 tags to track individual packages of meat, ensuring its display cases are well stocked, and that no one buys expired products.

  • Ekahau Supports 802.11n in RTLS, Awaits Market

    WiFi real-time locating system (RTLS) technology provider Ekahau announced its products can work on 2.4 GHz 802.11n draft-standard networks. Some wireless market analysts predict the 802.11n protocol will surpass Ethernet in enterprise network use. Ekahau is the first RTLS vendor to announce 802.11n support.

  • McDonald's Japan Brings Discounts to Phones

    By Claire Swedberg

    The company is sending coupons to consumers via their RFID-enabled mobile phones, which they can then use at its restaurants to receive discounts.

  • Anglo Coal Tags Miners' Cap Lamps, Vehicles and Tools

    By Dave Friedlos

    Although the main objective of its RFID system is to improve employee safety, the company also hopes to cut costs by better tracking tools between shifts.

  • Copenhagen Airport Pilots RFID Tags for Passengers

    By Brett Neely

    The airport is testing a system combining active RFID and Bluetooth technologies to create a detailed flow map of passenger traffic through the terminal, enabling it to reduce delays and improve its layout.

  • New RFID Line Optimized for Textile Rental, Laundry

    TAGSYS announced a new line of high frequency tags and readers optimized for textile applications, including commercial laundry and uniform rentals.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Cisco teams up with RFID vendors on advanced location tracking; polish ministry of defense arms itself with active RFID; Omron takes RFID reader to Mexico, Brazil; Tagsys intros RFID system for textiles; Zetes, Schmidt partner to supply RFID across Europe and Asia.

  • Rugged Tags Survive Deep-Sea Test

    By Beth Bacheldor

    Passive RFID tags deployed at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico for four months continued to operate once retrieved, according to the technology's developer, Wescorp Energy.

  • German Box Maker Heuchemer Verpackung Tries Tagged Plastic Pallets

    By Andrew Curry

    The pallets' supplier has fitted the pallets with EPC RFID tags to track how long each one is in use, billing Heuchemer accordingly and potentially saving the company 25 to 50 percent.

  • New System Marries RFID Location Data With Item Info

    Cisco announced its new Cisco Motion vision to simplify integration of mobility technologies. The centerpiece is the Mobility Services Engine, which can supplement RTLS location data with sensor information about an item's status and condition. RTLS, RFID, and enterprise IT companies are supporting the initiative with software development.

  • In Finland, Your (RFID) Chip's in the Mail

    Itella, which operates the postal system in Finland, is implementing passive RFID readers at its 11 postal distribution systems to track, time, and analyze the flow of 7,000 to 8,000 sample pieces of mail with embedded RFID tags that will be placed into the system monthly.

  • RFID Helps Miners Strike Gold

    By Claire Swedberg

    Several South African mines are using semi-active UHF RFID tags to identify gold and waste rock as material leaves blasting sites.

  • Car-Wash Operators Find RFID Helps Them Clean Up

    By Claire Swedberg

    EPC RFID tags attached to car windshields quickly identify regular customers and make sure their vehicles get all the services they signed up for.

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