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  • 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.

  • ABI Research: 419 Million NFC Chipsets to Ship in 2012

    ABI Research has published its most recent prediction for the NFC market. The Oyster Bay, New York-based research firm predicts "steady growth" for NFC chipsets over the next five years, culminating in shipments numbering 419 million by 2012.

  • RFID Is Key to Car Clubs' Success

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    Hundreds of thousands of drivers worldwide prefer car-sharing to owing their own wheels—and they use an RFID-enabled card or fob to get in the driver's seat.

  • New Pricing Model Offers Rent-to-Own RTLS Systems

    Parco Merged Media announced its "Pennies Per Day Tag System Bundles," which lets organization rent RTLS systems -- complete with tags, readers and application software -- for one to five years. The program reduces the initial cost required to implement RTLS, and credits rental payments toward system purchases if customers decide to buy.

  • Alameda County Gives RFID Ballot-Tracking a Vote of Approval

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    In California, the county's registrar of voters has instituted a system using EPC Gen 2 tags to streamline the process of collecting ballot results.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Chicago hotel keeps better bar tab with RFID; Metalcraft and ADASA team up in RFID label market; Columbia River Resources acquires pharmaceutical RFID developer; Israeli RFID company purchases Dimex Systems.

  • Texas Turns to RFID for Emergency Evacuation System

    Texas has a new emergency evacuation system that features RFID wristbands to identify evacuees when they arrive at secure shelters. Mobile computers, bar code scanners, GPS, and wide-area wireless network technology also help track evacuees.

  • Guide to RFID Labs & Research Centers

    RFID Update has compiled a list of RFID testing, evaluation and research facilities.

  • Medical Center Set to Grow With RFID

    By Claire Swedberg

    After a decade of seeking automated tracking for medical devices, Southern Ohio Medical Center has deployed a Radianse system to locate its assets. The hospital hopes to expand the system to monitoring patients.

  • RFID May Help Get a Read on Magazine Browsing Habits

    A media research firm plans to trial RFID readers built into magazine covers to monitor how much time people spend browsing publications in waiting rooms. The trials are expected to start this quarter and could eventually be expanded to monitor specific ads, articles, or pages.

  • Custom Cabinetmaker Deploying RFID to Track Production

    By Claire Swedberg

    Northway Industries is employing EPC Gen 2 tags to improve managers' visibility and better identify delays, prioritize manufacturing and provide information to customers.

  • Tracking Totes With RFID Gives Co-Op Fast Results

    By Claire Swedberg

    To cut down on theft of high-value items, a U.K. retailer cooperative has adopted RFID-enabled totes to improve shipment visibility.

  • University of Florida Improves Lab-Animal Tracking

    By Claire Swedberg

    The school's animal-care services department has eliminated errors and reduced labor costs with an RFID cage-inventory system that issues an alert when rodents go uncounted.

  • First International Internet of Things Conference to Be Held in Zurich

    By Mark Roberti

    Leading researchers from academia and industry will gather in Switzerland in March to report on and discuss the emerging Internet of Things.

  • Monsanto Hopes to Sow Benefits by Tagging Seed Packets

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The company's Agracetus division is set to launch a pilot next month to evaluate RFID for tracking cases of experimental seeds.

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