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  • MasterCard Rolls Out Contactless Carpet in the U.K.

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The credit card association claims 60 percent of Britons under 25 years old, and 49 percent of those ages 25 to 34, would use debit or credit cards more often than cash if the cards were RFID-enabled.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Industry automation group releases reader standard; Deister announces new RFID Mouse; Metro, Deutsche Post hosting workshop; California legislature passes ban on forced tagging; Maxell introduces long-life batteries; Vuance plucks Security Holding Corp; HEI sells RFID division to Smartrac.

  • Blu Pharmaceuticals Deploys SupplyScape E-Pedigree

    Electronic pedigree solution provider SupplyScape today announced that generic pharmaceuticals distributor Blu Pharmaceuticals has deployed the company's software. RFID Update spoke with SupplyScape's director of product marketing Brian Daleiden about the deployment and the state of electronic pedigrees generally.

  • RF Technologies, OSI Integrate RFID-Generated Alerts With Telephony

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    A single IP handset can receive alerts emitted by RFID devices, as well as fire and smoke detectors, and can also be used to receive and place phone calls.

  • Med Distributor Converts to Gen2 RFID for Item Tracking

    MBA Grupo, a leading Spanish medical products distributor, is converting its warehouse facilities to track all items with Gen2 RFID. The company is capturing product serial numbers and expiration dates during shipping and receiving, and plans to extend RFID reading to its hospital customers for stock management.

  • RFID Smooths Production for Oil-Pipe Manufacturer

    By Beth Bacheldor

    Tejas Tubular Products, a provider of drill pipes and other products to the oil industry, is using EPC Gen 2 tags to help track and streamline the production process.

  • Airbus to Present Case Study at RFID Journal LIVE! Europe

    Carlo K. Nizam, head of value-chain visibility and RFID at Airbus, will explain how the aircraft manufacturer is using RFID as part of an integrated, company-wide approach to help streamline business processes and reduce the cost of operations for all partners in the value chain.

  • Hong Kong Shoppers Use RFID-enabled Mirror to See What They Want

    By Claire Swedberg

    Mi-Tu, a high-end retailer, has installed RFID-enabled mirrors, catalogs and security systems designed to improve the shopping experience and boost sales.

  • Motorola on Aviation Adoption of RFID

    The aviation industry has long been considered a prime candidate for RFID adoption. RFID Update spoke with Pankaj Shukla, director of RFID business development in aviation for Motorola, about the industry's RFID adoption and where the most popular applications of the technology exist today.

  • Maryland Dialysis Center Prepares for Tag-Implantation Project

    By Beth Bacheldor

    The Independent Dialysis Foundation hopes the trial, carried out in conjunction with VeriChip, will help spare its patients from unnecessary procedures and medications.

  • RFID to Cure Detroit Hospital Device-Tracking Ailments

    The DMC Harper University Hospital, part of the Detroit Medical Center in Michigan, will install an RFID deployment to track the institution's growing number of medical devices. The chosen solution is called iRISupply from Mobile Aspects of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

  • San Bernardino Human Services RFID-enables File Warehouse

    By Claire Swedberg

    The agency is consolidating its files into one large depot, and plans to use RFID to identify, store and retrieve them.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Gemalto, NXP collaborating on NFC for SIM cards; China certifies UHF RFID hardware from Intermec; Impinj joining software vendors on RFID solutions; Media Recovery partnering with Intelligentz on tape tracking; Baird report says users want learning, vendors seeing more funding, applications.

  • Apparel Tags Provide Unlikely Solution for Pipe RFID

    Perseverance and a novel approach led integrator Barcoding Inc. to find a UHF RFID tag its customer could use to accurately identify metal pipes. Gen2 labels designed to identify garments succeeded where tags developed for use on metal didn't work and other frequencies failed.

  • New Zealand Refueling Company Tanks Up With RFID

    By Beth Bacheldor

    Mini-Tankers is using passive HF tags and interrogators to track its customers' fuel consumption, improve billing and simplify administrative tasks.

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