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  • DHL Express Steps Back from Internal Use of RFID

    By Rhea Wessel

    The company's head of global customer service says DHL has no current plans to use EPC RFID labels to track packages, because the technology doesn't currently meet its requirements.

  • RFID Labor Pool Still Insufficient, But Less So

    CompTIA has released an update to its annual report on the state of RFID labor supply and demand. The key finding is that more than two-thirds of those surveyed characterize the RFID talent pool as insufficient. While this figure is large, it is actually down from last year's 75 percent, which in turn was down from 2005's 80 percent.

  • Manufacturer Tags Vehicle Seats to Help Meet Safety Regs

    By Rhea Wessel

    Grammer, which makes seating for a variety of vehicles, is using passive RFID to document when seats are produced so they can be more easily located during recalls.

  • Staples Testing Active RFID for In-Store Tracking, Security

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The retailer is working with Fujitsu Transaction Solutions and RFID solution provider AbsoluteSky to run a six-week pilot, evaluating a proprietary, active RFID system for tracking product inventory and shrinkage in a 37,000-square-foot Montreal retail store.

  • IDTechEx on RFID Adoption in Retail

    UK-based research firm IDTechEx has published an update on the retail market for RFID. All in all, the market continues to be a challenging one for vendors, with relatively soft demand exacerbated by imperfect read rates. This article includes the highlights from IDTechEx's update.

  • Bangalore Heart Center Uses Passive RFID Cards to Track Outpatients

    By Beth Bacheldor

    The EPC-based system, from Aventyn, has helped the facility increase patient throughput, reduce the use of paper forms and better track equipment.

  • DHL, AeroScout, Microlise Team to Track Temperature for Pharma Maker

    By Claire Swedberg

    A European pharmaceutical manufacturer is testing RFID and sensors to monitor temperatures inside vans transporting drugs from Belgium to Sweden.

  • Siemens Communications Partners With Ekahau

    By Beth Bacheldor

    Siemens will integrate and resell Ekahau's Wi-Fi-based real-time locating system as part of its wireless network offerings.

  • WiFi Tag Market to Grow 100% Per Year Through 2010

    Research firm In-Stat has released the 2007 update to its annual report on the market for WiFi-based real-time location systems (RTLS) of the sort used to track medical assets in hospitals, heavy equipment in mines, and parcels for express delivery services. This article highlights the report's key findings.

  • Metro Pushes Pallet Tagging

    By Mark Roberti

    The retailer has told its top suppliers they will need to put RFID tags on all pallets shipped to 180 Metro locations within Germany starting Oct. 1.

  • Alzheimer's Care Center to Carry Out VeriChip Pilot

    By Claire Swedberg

    The Florida facility will implant RFID chips in 200 volunteers this summer to test the VeriMed system's ability to identity patients and their medical histories.

  • Portuguese Manufacturer Opens Doors With RFID

    By Laurie Sullivan

    Vicaima, a maker of wooden doors and doorframes, is using passive UHF tags to monitor production at its manufacturing facility in Portugal.

  • W.Va. Coal Mine Tests to Locate Workers During Emergencies

    By Claire Swedberg

    The company is using active 2.4 GHz RFID tags to pinpoint miners working in a 3.5-mile series of tunnels.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Andrew Price

    Headwater announces Watchdog asset tracker; Web conferences on open-source RFID; Wi-Fi-based RFID expected to grow 100 percent annually; Swedish armed forces to deploy Savi's Consignment Management Solution; PDC settles IP suit against Proximities; Inova Technology acquires RFID company RightTag; SkyeTek expands European distribution network.

  • 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.

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