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  • 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.

  • METRO Expands RFID to 200 More Locations

    METRO Group announced plans to equip 200 of its Real stores with RFID readers to identify incoming goods, and to expand RFID receiving applications to its Metro Cash & Carry stores in France.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Washington state legislature makes spying on consumers a felony; Sirit to enable NFC, contactless support for Windows Mobile operating system; Canadian privacy commissioner seeking feedback regarding RFID use in the workplace; Xterprise offers its RFID-enabled reusable transport item application to European market; AutoCrib announces RFID portal to track items in storerooms, tool cribs; Siemens adds new functionality to software for linking automation, RFID systems, business processes.

  • Wal-Mart-Commissioned Study Shows RFID Improves Store Inventory Accuracy

    By Beth Bacheldor

    University of Arkansas researchers found that RFID can reduce the degree of understated perpetual inventory by 13 percent, thereby helping retailers to lower their costs.

  • Printable RFID Research Gets $23M Investment

    A public-private partnership in Germany is investing €15 million (about $23 million) for research to develop improved materials and production techniques for printable RFID. The MaDriX project is scheduled to run for three years and is led by Germany's Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

  • AMR Research: RFID Adoption's Tipping Point is Here

    AMR Research analyst John Fontanella issued a briefing this past weekend proclaiming that RFID adoption has quietly crossed a threshold that many industry observers have been anticipating for the last couple years: the tipping point.

  • Printer-Encoder Order Represents New DOD Milestone

    By Beth Bacheldor

    Lowry Computer's $8.7 million contract for 1,804 EPC Gen 2 RFID printer-encoders will enable defense distribution depots to extend RFID use further down the supply chain.

  • Metro Expanding Use of RFID, for Both Pallets and Cases

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The retailer says it is seeing positive results across its various RFID initiatives, and it plans expansions in 2008.

  • University of Arkansas Study Finds RFID Can Add Value to EAS

    By Claire Swedberg

    The researchers compared RFID-based theft-deterrent applications with traditional electronic article surveillance technologies, both RF and acousto-magnetic.

  • RFID Helps Kids Take Dora the Explorer on Road Trips

    Nick on the Go is an optional service from Hertz that allows customers to rent media players pre-loaded with more than 40 hours of Nickelodeon programming. An active RFID system automatically tracks asset movements to help ensure there are enough units on hand at each Hertz location.

  • RFID Helps Keep Nick on the Go

    By Claire Swedberg

    CR Media uses active RFID tags to track entertainment players loaded with Nickelodeon programming and provided to Hertz customers at locations across the United States.

  • Taiwanese Seafood Producer Tracks Fish to the Dish

    By Claire Swedberg

    Tekho's Ubiquitous Live Fish Traceability program employs 13.56 MHz passive RFID tags and BizTalk RFID to provide restaurant patrons with the life history of farm-raised grouper.

  • RFID Journal Announces Winners of Second Annual RFID Journal Awards

    Airbus, Agence Métropolitaine de Transport, Interface receive top honors; 10 finalists selected for Best in Show award; winner to be selected at RFID Journal LIVE! 2008.

  • Sirit to Acquire RSI ID Technologies

    This week RFID hardware and solutions provider Sirit announced the acquisition of RSI ID Technologies, a vertically integrated manufacturer of RFID antennas, tags, and inlays. RSI will receive 10 million Sirit common shares initially, whose total value at the time of publication is approximately US$2.4 million.

  • Plaintiff Prepares Appeal of RFID Case Against Wal-Mart, Target, Gillette

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    Patent-holder Ronald Bormaster has asked the judge to dismiss the case, but plans to appeal on the basis of patent interpretation. The defendants want the judge to rule now.

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