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  • 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.

  • RFID Academic Convocation Issues Call for Papers

    By Alexander C.H. Skorna and André Richter

    The sixth RFID Academic Convocation, being held in conjunction with EPC Connection, will focus on how to overcome impediments to adoption and achieve a return on investment from RFID and EPC networking technologies and standards.

  • Semiconductor Maker Cuts Production Time with RTLS

    Multibillion dollar semiconductor manufacturer Freescale Semiconductor is using RTLS technology to track wafers through the fabrication process. The system from AeroScout has been installed at one facility in Texas and reportedly saves several minutes at multiple steps in the production process.

  • Office Depot Accepting Contactless Payments

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The office supply merchant is the first major retail establishment outside of fast-food restaurants, convenience stores and theaters to adopt Visa payWave and similar RFID-enabled credit cards.

  • Falabella Plans Second Item-Level RFID Pilot

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The Latin American department-store operator says it learned valuable lessons from its first item-level pilot, yielding an inventory accuracy of 98.4 percent and a 25 percent reduction in out-of-stocks.

  • NFC Phones on Shelves Later This Year

    When RFID Update spoke with NFC Forum board member David Turner a few weeks ago, he predicted that commercially available NFC-enabled handsets would debut before year-end. Sure enough, today $6 billion Taiwanese device manufacturer BenQ announced that it will have a new NFC phone on shelves in just that timeframe.

  • GlaxoSmithKline Remains Committed to RFID

    By Beth Bacheldor

    Contradicting a recent news report, the drugmaker says it will continue conducting pilots to demonstrate how RFID can be used to secure the pharma supply chain.

  • RFID-Guided Video System Gives Equestrians Their Best Shot

    By Claire Swedberg

    At New Jersey's Rhythm and Blues Stables, riders and trainers view their performance on the arena's big screen, with the optimum camera angle displayed at all times.

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