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  • Tagged High School IDs Improve Student Flow, Enforce Rules

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    A Chicago-area institution implemented an RFID-based system allowing only authorized pupils to leave the campus during lunch, or to enter the student lounge.

  • Printed RFID Nearing Commercialization, Study Says

    By 2010 manufacturers will be able to produce reliable printed RFID tags in quantities sufficient for commercial tracking and product authentication applications, according to a new report from NanoMarkets. The research firm predicts printed RFID sales will grow from $21.8 million in 2008 to $3.6 billion in 2015.

  • Painting Contractor Saves More Than a Drop in the Bucket

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    Using EPC RFID to track its leftover supplies, Vulcan saves thousands of dollars each month.

  • RFID Puts New World Trade Center on Solid Foundation

    Thousands of active RFID tags with temperature sensors are embedded in the concrete of the new Freedom Tower, which is being built in New York City on the site of the original Twin Towers. Construction workers monitor the concrete curing process using handheld readers to get tag temperature data.

  • Companies, Agencies Use Clandestine RFID Systems to Catch Thieves

    By Claire Swedberg

    The NOX system includes RFID readers embedded in walls, surveillance cameras and—in some cases—luminescent dust to track the movement of personnel and assets.

  • RFID News Roundup

    BRIDGE Project software demonstrates EPC RFID use in European supply chain; Identec Solutions, InSync Software partner to provide Web-based asset-management applications; Ekahau announces Web-based interface for real-time asset tracking; Caen RFID adds UHF reading capabilities to t+t netcom handheld devices; Sirit reports 2007 financial results; UPM Raflatac reaches 100 million RFID inlay milestone for mass-transit ticketing.

  • RFID Saves Contractor $12,000 in First Month

    An internal RFID materials management system helps Vulcan Painters keep track of its inventory and reduce paint that must be discarded because it has spoiled. The large commercial painting firm reported it saved more than $12,000 in materials the first month the system was used.

  • RFID Yields 13% Reduction in Understated Inventory

    Case-level RFID tracking reduced undercounted inventory at retail stores by 13 percent in a new study conducted by the Information Technology Research Institute (ITRI) and sponsored by Wal-Mart. RFID processes also improved the inventory adjustment processes while reducing required labor.

  • Cost Plus World Market Finds RFID Sweet Spot in Yard Management

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The specialty retailer has deployed an RFID-based real-time location system to monitor trailers arriving at its main distribution center in Northern California, and to expedite the receipt of goods.

  • Surgeon Designs System to Monitor Orthopedic Implants and Promote Healing

    By Claire Swedberg

    The system uses RFID, sensors and electric stimulators to assess the functioning of an implanted orthopedic device and the surrounding tissue, as well as to hasten surgical recovery.

  • Apparel Manufacturer Suits Up With RFID

    By Claire Swedberg

    A Japanese clothing maker places garments on hangars fitted with EPC Gen 2 tags, enabling it to track the items during their final stages of production.

  • Summary of Baird RFID Monthly for March

    Baird has released its March report. The 21-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.

  • Yet Another RFID Hack Could Affect Up To 1 Billion Cards

    The Dutch government this week issued a warning that MIFARE Classic RFID chips from NXP can be hacked relatively easily. MIFARE is a family of chips that are used in contactless public transport tickets and building access cards. There are an estimated one billion MIFARE chip-equipped cards in worldwide circulation.

  • NXP Announces New, More Secure Chip for Transport, Access Cards

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    According to the company, the chip is backward-compatible with the less-secure Mifare Classic chip, recently hacked by two research groups.

  • Wedge Device Aims to Ease RFID Setup

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    Created for small and midsize businesses that use bar-code technology to identify assets, personnel or products, the product is designed to provide a low-cost means for migrating to RFID.

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