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  • Citizen M Checking Out RFID to Automate, Personalize Customer Service

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    Guests of the hotel, currently under construction, will use RFID technology to check in and out, access their rooms and set temperature, lighting and audio and video systems to match their tastes.

  • SkyeTek RFID Selected for Visually Impaired Device

    RFID reader module manufacturer SkyeTek today announced that its product has been selected by Singapore-based GaiShan Technology for use in that company's TellMate product for the visually impaired.

  • Aker Yards Uses RFID to Ramp Up Worker Safety

    By Rhea Wessel

    At its shipyard in Turku, Finland, the company installs interrogators alongside gangplanks so administrators can determine who is on board a vessel and in danger in the event of a fire or other risk.

  • Metro Sees Progress With Its Frozen-Foods Pilot

    By Rhea Wessel

    The retailer is using RFID-enabled forklifts at a distribution center in Hamm, Germany, to track tagged pallets of frozen food and the locations where they are stored.

  • $6M Funding for Aerospace RFID Tag Maker

    Last week the relatively unknown Tego announced $6 million in Series A funding. The company, which was founded in April of 2005, develops high-memory passive RFID tags and systems. It will use the funding to commercialize its technology, planning to bring a solution to market over the next year.

  • MBA Group Finds RFID Improves Shipment Accuracy

    By Claire Swedberg

    The distributor of medical supplies is tagging and tracking cartons of goods, enabling it to reduce order-preparation time and eliminate errors.

  • Impinj Claims RFID Tag Direction Victory

    RFID chip and reader manufacturer Impinj a few weeks ago announced an upgrade to the firmware that runs atop its Speedway RFID reader line. Among a number of enhancements and added features, one in particular has reportedly roused the enthusiasm of Speedway end users: tag direction detection.

  • VeriChip's VeriTrace Platform Sees Sales Boost

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The system, which employs implantable tags to identify and track the remains of deceased individuals, is seeing gains in sales as states acquire it for disaster preparedness.

  • FDA Works on Draft ID System for Medical Devices, Supplies

    By Beth Bacheldor

    Once finalized, the new requirements could help drive the adoption of RFID in the medical supply chain and the reporting of adverse events.

  • Elektrobit Unveils UHF RFID Suite

    By Beth Bacheldor

    The EB Identification Network consists of RFID interrogators, controllers and software to help companies more easily implement, tune and manage networks of RFID readers, thereby reducing interference and congestion.

  • UK Organizations Seek RFID Pilot Partners

    GS1 UK, which represents RFID standards body EPCglobal in the United Kingdom, and technology services provider BT Auto-ID Services are seeking UK companies to participate in a pilot of the EPCIS RFID data sharing standard.

  • Food and Livestock Tagging Expected to See Bumper Gains

    By Claire Swedberg

    The sector is expected to be the dominant RFID market by 2017, when sales of RFID tags for food and livestock are slated to reach $2.66 billion.

  • RFID News Roundup

    VDC forecasts 25 percent smart card market growth; CipherLab debuts 9400 industrial mobile computer; Tego announces initial funding; TI, NXP announce new passport chips; SAP awards certificates to Datamax, Blue Vector.

  • RFID is the Future for Thin-film & Printable Batteries

    Printable and thin-film batteries are emerging technologies that could replace watch-style "button" batteries and other traditional batteries used to power active and semi-active RFID tags, sensors, smart cards and other electronic devices. NanoMarkets predicts $4.6 billion worth of printable and thin-film batteries will power RFID tags by 2015.

  • UMass Researchers Describe New Approach to Tag Security

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The scientists seek to leverage a unique signal generated by an RFID chip's volatile memory so the tag can be authenticated and its data encrypted.

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