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  • Sweet Spot for RFID Emerges in Yard Management

    The management of trailer yards appears to be emerging as an attractive niche for RFID and RTLS. Two startups this week, one with $4.5 million in funding, announced RFID-based yard management solutions. Both are hoping that yard managers will adopt RFID-enabled visibility as a solution to their problems.

  • RFID-enabled Surgical Sponges a Step Closer to OR

    By Beth Bacheldor

    Approved by the FDA, ClearCount's redesigned SmartSponge System is currently being tested in several U.S. hospital operating rooms.

  • METRO Moves RFID Pilot to Production, Taps Reva

    Reva Systems announced today that its Tag Acquisition Processor technology (TAP) has been selected by METRO Group as part of the giant German retailer's recent decision to go from pilot to production with its RFID deployment.

  • U.S. Cellular Phone Provider Tests NFC

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    Cellular South is conducting a two-city trial in which customers can buy goods using RFID-enabled, biometric Kyocera phones.

  • Metro Rolling Out Reva's Reader Network Appliance

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The retailer is installing Reva's reader networking platform at 200 distribution centers and retail locations.

  • Milestone Australian RFID Pilot Heralded a Success

    GS1 Australia last week announced the successful completion of an RFID pilot that saw broad collaboration from participants in the government, academia, and vendor communities. The pilot demonstrated clear productivity gains over existing processes and was characterized as "the most important EPC/RFID pilot done in Australia yet."

  • RFID Monitors Monitoring Devices

    By Beth Bacheldor

    German industrial services and products company F'IS has added RFID technology to its mobile devices used for monitoring machinery.

  • RFID Tracks College Campus Keys

    By Beth Bacheldor

    Luther College is using an active RFID-enabled security system from Headwater Systems to track the keys to 56 buildings on campus.

  • Keynote Speaker Announced for RFID Journal LIVE! Europe 2007

    By Andrew Price

    Gerd Wolfram, leader of METRO Group's RFID effort, will explain why the retailer is moving ahead with its RFID rollout now, and what it will require from suppliers in 2008, at the RFID event for companies doing business in Europe.

  • Summary of Baird RFID Monthly for June

    Baird has released its June 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.

  • NXP Debuts Reference Design Center

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The semiconductor firm sees the facility as a place where end users can test RFID technology, and where NXP and other RFID technology vendors can develop specific products based on end users' needs.

  • RFID Helps Malaysian Museums Track Artifacts

    By Rhea Wessel

    To help it manage its collection, the National Museum in Kuala Lumpur plans to apply passive HF tags to a million items—and the shelves on which they are stored.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Andrew Price

    Calif. legislature advances RFID bills; PINC, C3 combine yard management offerings; new book offers insights, guidelines on item-level RFID tagging; Savi supplying NATO; WJ Communications announces low-power reader module.

  • Identec Introduces Active RFID/GPS Combo Tag

    RTLS provider Identec Solutions introduced a new tag that combines GPS and active UHF RFID technologies. Identec is promoting the tag for asset management, personnel tracking, container tracking and port applications.

  • Group Studies RFID's Potential to Help Speed Aircraft Turnarounds

    By Rhea Wessel

    The IATA/SITA/Cambridge Turnaround Project is exploring how automatic ID technologies can be used to maximize aircraft utilization.

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