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  • Industry Opinion Favors RFID for Drug E-pedigree

    By Claire Swedberg

    Comments received by the FDA show a preference for RFID technology—generally EPC—for a pharmaceutical e-pedigree identification system, with 2-D bar-coding as a backup.

  • Tough RFID Tag Strikes Oil

    By Claire Swedberg

    Trailblazer is among the drilling companies using a ruggedized RFID tag that its manufacturer, Merrick Systems, says is the toughest in the market.

  • ABI Research Finds Widespread RFID Market Growth

    The latest quarterly RFID market forecast from ABI Research predicts strong growth for most technology and application segments. The study predicts 15% compound annual revenue growth from 2007 to 2013, with slowing growth in mature segments and falling prices masking stronger advances in unit sales and emerging sectors.

  • RFID Device Lets Patients Administer Their Own Pain Meds

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    A clinical trial at the Halifax Health Medical Center shows the device helps patients better control pain, while also saving nurses time.

  • At Nokian Tyres, RFID Keeps Treads on Track

    By Claire Swedberg

    By using RFID and bar codes, the Finnish tire manufacturer can monitor reels of rubber tread, thereby improving workflow on the assembly floor.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Research firm predicts strong growth for RFID market; RFID passes inspection for marine industry supplier; U.S. Air Force Medical Service awards RFID contract; Polaris Networks intros conformance testing tool; Visible Assets unveils RuBee Pilot Kit; Advanced ID takes RFID tire products to India and Indonesia.

  • Summary of Baird RFID Monthly for May

    Baird has released its May 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.

  • Implantable RFID Business 'Not Self-Sustainable'

    A VeriChip executive warned that the business is currently too small to be sustainable after the company reorganized last week. VeriChip now lacks revenue streams to fund its development and marketing of human-implantable RFID chips to support medical care, leading to questions about the company's very viability.

  • VeriChip to Place Implantable Division on Block

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    Once the RFID systems provider completes the recently announced sale of its Xmark subsidiary, it plans to sell the rest of its assets.

  • New Zealand Kiwifruit Processor Finds ROI

    By Dave Friedlos

    EastPack has already shipped 2 million additional trays this year through increased efficiency in tracking and tracing pallets of the fruit.

  • VeriChip Sells an RFID Business, More Change May Come

    VeriChip, maker of controversial human-implantable RFID tags by the same name, sold a subsidiary that provides patient protection solutions and said the entire company could be available for sale. It also announced former chairman and CEO Scott Silverman will no longer serve as an officer of the company.

  • To Teach Bartenders How to Make Cocktails, Just Add RFID

    By Claire Swedberg

    Some bars and restaurants are utilizing an RFID-enabled system to train bartenders how to pour the right amount of liquor, and to measure their progress.

  • RFID Helps Dallas Morning News Distribute Correct Fliers

    By Claire Swedberg

    The newspaper employs EPC Gen 2 tags to track the delivery of carts loaded with Sunday supplements, and to make sure they go to the appropriate distribution center.

  • New Testbed Promises to Hasten RFID Tag Development

    By Beth Bacheldor

    The system, created by Georgia Tech's School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, emulates and measures the performance of multiple passive RFID tags and prototypes.

  • RFID World Sees Return of Its Founder

    TechInsights, the integrated media company that hosts the annual RFID World, announced that it has hired Timothy Downs as an adviser for this year's event in September. Downs was founder of the show, and his participation could represent an injection of the vision that originally made RFID World one the industry's leading events.

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