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  • RFID Provides ETAs to N.Y. Drivers

    By Claire Swedberg

    The state's transportation department is piloting a system that uses EZPass active tags to calculate travel times displayed on overhead signs along Long Island's Northern Parkway.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Confidex announces another metal-mount tag; Syscan to acquire Alternatives Technologies Pharma; William Frick & Co. introduces tags for pipes; ID&Traceback interrogator approved for European sheep and goats; research study says passive RFID may make inroads in e-seal market.

  • Research: RFID in China Growing 23% Quarterly

    Chinese research firm Analysys International just released findings on the RFID market in China, which appears to be growing at an enviable rate. According to Analysys, the market grew 23.4 percent in just the second quarter alone, when it reached RMB 1.076 billion, or roughly US$143 million.

  • Active RFID Seals Not a Sure Thing, Despite Standard

    Research firm ABI Research issued a brief this week with an update to its ongoing coverage of the market from RFID shipping container security. The firm believes that despite the recent ratification of a standard for active RFID-based container security, the market for such technology is not guaranteed to take off.

  • Carolinas HealthCare Launches Huge RTLS System

    Carolinas HealthCare System is applying WiFi tags to more than 5,000 assets in what technology provider Ekahau calls one of the largest healthcare implementations of RTLS technology in the US. It is installing RTLS systems at multiple facilities to help centrally track assets as they are shared across 15 hospitals.

  • HP, Nosco, SupplyScape, Systech Intl. Team Up on E-Pedigree Solution

    By Beth Bacheldor

    The companies are offering an integrated solution of software, hardware, RFID tags and 2-D bar-coded labels and services designed to help fight drug counterfeiting and create electronic pedigrees.

  • Health Facility Uses RTLS to Provide 'Concierge' Care

    By Beth Bacheldor

    In Houston, a freestanding provider of emergency and diagnostic services leverages a real-time location system to offer a higher level of personalized health care.

  • Philip Morris Intl. Seeks to Make Serialized Bar Codes Work With EPC Network

    By Beth Bacheldor

    The ability to use EPC infrastructure, the cigarette maker says, will help it stop illegal trade and ensure the authenticity of its brands.

  • European EPC Competence Center to Provide Training at RFID Journal LIVE! Europe 2007

    The EECC, founded by GS1 Germany, Deutsche Post World Net, Karstadt Warenhaus and Metro Group, will share experiences gained by these companies over the past four years with attendees looking to leverage EPC/RFID technologies.

  • Dillard's Announces Item-Level RFID Pilot

    US retailer Dillard's this week announced the initiation of an item-level RFID pilot program at a number of its stores, which will see individual garments tagged. The tags will only contain each item's EPC and are designed to be removed at checkout. The company's goal is fewer out-of-stocks by enabling more frequent inventory counts.

  • Wal-Mart, Sam's Club Push RFID Further Along

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    Carolyn Walton, Wal-Mart's VP of information technology, revealed three new initiatives that are part of what she called a "change of focus" in the retailer's RFID program.

  • EPC Connection Product Roundup

    Impinj announces high-octane firmware; Intel-powered RFID readers emerging; Adasa's hands-free RFID tag creation and application; HP announces solution to link BizTalk with SAP's Auto-ID Infrastructure; RFID device makers leverage open source to interface with IBM; RSI ID Technologies unveils tamper-evident RFID tag.

  • Wrap-Up from This Week's EPC RFID Event

    EPCglobal held its annual conference this week in Chicago. While no major deployments or end user initiatives were unveiled at this year's event, a number of new products, certifications, and capabilities were announced which collectively speak to the steady progress of EPC-based RFID adoption.

  • Alien Adds Five Products to Gen 2 Portfolio

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    Alien Technology's CEO told EPC Connection attendees that the company is seeing significant sales growth for closed-loop applications of RFID, rather than demand from goods manufacturers seeking to comply with retail-industry tagging mandates.

  • EPCglobal Certifies EPCIS Software, Foresees Stronger RFID Adoption

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor and Beth Bacheldor

    At its annual member conference, EPCglobal says its work in setting and testing industry standards is beginning to pay off, and that its focus has shifted to helping companies deploy RFID.

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