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  • Sam's Club Wants Item-Level RFID Tagging by 2010

    More details have emerged about the RFID requirements letter Sam's Club sent to its suppliers on January 7, 2008. The warehouse-format retail chain wants all merchandise to carry RFID tags at the sellable unit (item) level by the end of October 2010 and on all cases a year earlier.

  • British Steel Company Monitors Tool-Related Vibration

    By Claire Swedberg

    The Reactec system allows Severfield-Rowen to measure the level of hand-arm vibration to which each of its 600 employees is exposed every day.

  • Intermec Unveils Tag Reader-Writer; Celerant RFID-enables Its Retailer Software

    By Claire Swedberg

    At the National Retail Federation's annual trade show, Intermec debuts a new EPC Gen 2 tag interrogator, while Celerant Technology adds RFID to its retail management system.

  • Boeing Approves Intelleflex Chip, Weighs Higher-Memory Fujitsu Tag

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    With the silicon needed for a 64-kilobit parts tag finally ready, the company is getting closer to achieving its vision for a parts-tagged plane.

  • Sam's Club Suppliers May Face RFID Fines from Wal-Mart

    Sam's Club told suppliers it will begin assessing fines for failing to apply RFID labels to shipments as requested, RFID Update has learned. The warehouse-club format retailer, which is owned by Wal-Mart, also gave suppliers to a Texas distribution center a tight deadline for new pallet- and case-tagging requirements.

  • Sam's Club Tells Suppliers to Tag or Pay

    By Beth Bacheldor

    The Wal-Mart division has required its suppliers to apply RFID tags to pallets by Jan. 31, or it will charge a service fee to cover its cost of tagging the pallets itself.

  • RFID News Roundup

    American Medical Directors Association to study VeriChip's VeriMed system; T3Ci completes acquisition, renames itself Retail Solutions Inc.; new multiprotocol long-range UHF RFID reader from iDTronic; ITG announces compact two-bin item sorter for libraries; First Hawaiian Bank issues MasterCard PayPass debit cards; MachineTalker buys Micro Wireless.

  • Capturing the Value of EPC Gen 2 Custom Commands

    NXP Semiconductors and Sirit Inc. will jointly host an open webcast on Thursday, January 17 at 11:00 a.m. EST (5:00 p.m. CET) entitled . The webcast will focus on the added features in NXP's G2X integrated circuits (ICs) and supported by Sirit's INfinity 510 Gen 2 reader.

  • Fujitsu Announces Roomy 64KB Gen2 RFID Tag

    Fujitsu announced a Gen2-standard RFID chip with 64 kilobytes of user memory, which it claims is a world first for UHF RFID memory. Fujitsu is initially marketing the FRAM-based chip for aircraft maintenance applications. The product is expected to be available in the spring.

  • Wegmans Eyeing RFID for Prescription Management

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The supermarket operator is planning to test whether placing RFID tags on customers' prescription orders will make locating and ringing up the orders faster and more accurate.

  • Zebra Announces UHF RFID Card Printers

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The devices—the first of their kind on the market—will enable end users to print and encode EPC Gen 2 RFID cards for use in access control, asset tracking, work-in-process and other applications.

  • Aberdeen Announces "Winning RFID Strategies for 2008"

    Aberdeen Group has released the latest installment in a series of reports on RFID adoption. Entitled , the report is available free for a limited time. This article highlights key data from the end-user survey Aberdeen conducted to prepare the report.

  • Carolinas Medical Center Expands Its RFID Deployment

    By Beth Bacheldor

    The hospital has added 26 RFID-enabled medical supply cabinets to its cardiac catheterization and electrophysiology labs, helping it cut inventory costs and improve operations.

  • US Gov Sets Controversial RFID Passport Card Specs

    This article examines the controversial PASS Card program, which will give US citizens an RFID alternative to traditional passports for land and sea travel between the US, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Bermuda starting in late 2008. Critics say the RFID chips in the PASS Cards are insecure and pose a privacy risk, while the government says these concerns are misguided.

  • RFID News Roundup

    ASK, WS Packaging form U.S. venture to produce contactless cards, tickets; University HealthSystem Consortium picks Ekahau as RTLS provider; SAVR Communications team forms new company to target M2M market; MBTA, MIT students make peace to work on security; CEL adds to line of ZigBee transceiver solutions.

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