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  • RFID Tattoos to Make a Mark on Cattle Tagging

    SOMARK International announced it has successfully field tested its chipless RFID system that uses dielectric inks to identify livestock. The company is not ready to release a commercial version of the technology, which it promotes as an alternative to RFID ear tags.

  • At a Kuwaiti Children's Store, Parents Drop and Shop

    By Claire Swedberg

    Thanks to an RFID-based tracking system, parents can drop off their kids at an indoor playground, then view them in real time at kiosks located throughout the store.

  • Ford Builds RFID into Pickups and Vans to Track Cargo

    RFID readers are now available as an option in Ford vans and pickup trucks as part of the Ford Work Solutions program. Embedded readers work with an in-dash computer to alert operators if tagged items, such as tools, supplies, or personal items, are missing from the vehicle.

  • Diakinisis Finds RFID Helps It Expedite Shipments

    By Beth Bacheldor

    The Greek third-party logistics provider is using EPC Gen 2 RFID tags and interrogators to track 1,300 pallets per day for a global food and beverage company.

  • RFID Chip Market to Grow 63% Annually Through 2011

    IC Insights has published a report that makes predictions for the worldwide market for RFID chips, which the research firm projects will grow at an impressive annual rate of 63 percent through 2011, when revenues reach $2.3 billion and units 26.1 billion.

  • Land Rover Finds ROI in Tracking New Cars

    By Claire Swedberg

    At its plant in Solihull, England, the manufacturer says it is cutting costs by using an RFID system from WhereNet to monitor vehicles in its yard after production.

  • Orbit One Launches Satellite-Based RFID Service

    By Beth Bacheldor

    The company's battery-powered RFID tags transmit GPS and sensor data via a constellation of low earth orbit satellites, enabling users to know an asset's exact location and status at all times.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Parisian libraries to implement RFID; Rush University Medical Center to track implantable devices; Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner offers guidance for RFID health-care applications; Axcess International ships RFID-enabled ID card; UPM Raflatac debuts Hammer EPC Gen 2 inlay for metal; Loc8tor shrinks reader, tests car-finding app with Chevrolet U.K.; RSI ID Technologies' antenna for baggage tags.

  • Class in Session: A List of College-Level RFID Courses

    This article concludes a two-part series on how RFID is taught at colleges and universities. It includes a list of known courses and programs, with a brief profile and contact information.

  • Cell Phone Service Providers Start Global NFC Initiative

    By Claire Swedberg

    Members of the GSM Association have already launched trials in France, Taiwan and Turkey in which participants use RFID-enabled phones to pay for goods and services, with plans to add eight additional countries later this year.

  • Magellan Creates Specimen-Tracking System

    By Beth Bacheldor

    The 13.56 MHz RFID system has been designed to enable hospitals and laboratories to quickly identify hundreds of specimen-carrying glass slides stored closely together.

  • Ford Thinks It Has the Right Tool for the Job: RFID

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    For its 2009 F-Series pickups and E-Series vans, the company is offering its Tool Link option, featuring a built-in EPC Gen 2 RFID interrogator for tracking equipment and other assets used in the construction industry.

  • Land Rover Test-Drives RFID to Track Parts Containers

    By Claire Swedberg

    The U.K. automaker is working with a U.K. research group on a pilot using active RFID tags to increase the visibility of containers, full or empty, entering or leaving an assembly plant.

  • Awarepoint-Skytron System Provides Equipment Info in OR

    By Beth Bacheldor

    Hospital staff can use the active RFID system not only to track the location and status of equipment, but also to access their maintenance and technical manuals, without leaving an operating room or other point of care.

  • IDTechEx Releases RFID Market Predictions for 2008

    Research firm IDTechEx of Cambridge this week released the 2008 update to its annual ten-year forecast on the RFID market. The company has published some of its key predictions for 2008, highlighted in this article.

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