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  • New RTLS Tag Supports Both ISO and WiFi Standards

    WhereNet announced an active RTLS tag that supports ISO 24730 and WiFi technology. The company says its new WhereTag IV is the first dual-mode RTLS tag, which will enable customers to create RTLS systems that integrate multiple technologies to provide the best performance in different environments.

  • RFID Payment Platforms Gaining Momentum

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    At last week's CardTech 2007 payments industry conference, Visa, MasterCard and American Express provided updates on their RFID-enabled payments rollouts.

  • Viagra RFID: One Year Later

    It's been more than 14 months since Pfizer went live with its pilot to tag all of Viagra trade items with RFID technology for the U.S. market. This article is a contribution from Pfizer itself discussing findings and data revealed by more than one year of piloting RFID at the item-, case-, and pallet-level.

  • In an Academic Study, RFID Fractal Antenna Wins Out

    By Laurie Sullivan

    Researchers at Finland's Tampere University of Technology found that a fractal UHF RFID handheld reader antenna performed better than four traditional antenna designs.

  • Metro Group Expands RFID Pilot in Asia

    By Mark Roberti

    The retailer's new Tag It Easy program with Checkpoint Systems will enable 30 Chinese suppliers to tag goods bound for Metro stores in Germany.

  • University of Arkansas Kicks Off Apparel and Footwear RFID Study

    By Claire Swedberg

    The project, which is being conducted by the university, consumer goods associations and a major retailer, will explore how tagging individual goods with RFID can improve retail processes.

  • Summary of Baird RFID Monthly for May

    Baird has released its May report. The 15-page document is a worthwhile read for anyone requiring an overview of the industry's last 30 days. For those without time to do so, we have reprinted here the report's summary.

  • TCM Introduces RFID-based Medicine-Dispensing System

    By Beth Bacheldor

    The Southeast Asian RFID systems provider is offering Intelli-MDS to help health-care providers track pharmaceuticals and monitor dosages.

  • Aethon Adds RFID to Robotic Hospital Helpers

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    Designed to roam a facility and locate tagged assets, the Homer can also be used to retrieve and deliver them.

  • RFID Pharma Cold Chain Monitoring Solution Launches

    Logistics giant DHL, RTLS firm AeroScout, and vehicle tracking and fleet asset management solutions provider Microlise have together developed a cold chain solution to track and ensure regulatory compliance of pharmaceuticals as they travel through the supply chain.

  • EPCglobal Hong Kong Wraps Two-Year, Multi-Company RFID Project

    By Claire Swedberg

    The undertaking tested several EPCglobal standards and involved four pilots tracking goods with RFID as they moved across countries and oceans.

  • WhereNet Debuts Bimodal 2.4 GHz Active RFID Tag

    By Beth Bacheldor

    The new tag supports both Wi-Fi and ISO 24730 RTLS standards, to help companies more easily track assets throughout their organizations.

  • Research Requirements Emerge From RFID Academic Convocation

    By Andrew Price

    End users and researchers agreed on the research that must be done to support adoption of the EPCglobal Network.

  • Toshiba Boasts Strong ROI for Large RFID System

    TOSHIBA TEC Europe has implemented an RFID system to track notebook computers at its facility in Regensburg, Germany. The company claims it is the largest RFID implementation in Europe, with 2 million tags processed after seven months. Toshiba reports it has reduced handling time by 75 percent and cut associated costs by 40 percent.

  • U.S. Senate Bill Proposes Technology to Authenticate Drugs

    By Beth Bacheldor

    An amendment passed last week specifying several authentication technologies without mentioning RFID. Some experts say the legislation is confusing.

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