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  • US Considers EU Decision on RFID a "Big Victory"

    The U.S. Commerce Department undersecretary for technology Robert Cresanti was interviewed by Government Computer News about his reaction to the recent decision by the EU against regulating RFID technology in the near term. This article offers a recap.

  • Researchers Develop RFID System to Monitor Acid Reflux

    By Claire Swedberg

    A University of Texas Arlington group has developed a passive RFID tag and reader for wirelessly detecting the presence of stomach acid, gas and water in the esophagus.

  • Tags Track Surgical Patients at Birmingham Heartlands Hospital

    By Beth Bacheldor

    The U.K. facility is implementing a system using passive HF RFID-enabled wristbands to track patients and procedures in two surgical wards.

  • DoD RFID Summit Shows Steady Commitment to RFID

    The 4th U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) RFID Summit took place in Washington, D.C., on April 3rd and 4th. RFID Update attended the two-day event to provide a few high-level observations about the show and to gather feedback on the current state of DoD RFID.

  • Aerospace Contractor Using RFID to Enable Just-in-Time Manufacturing

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    Killdeer Mountain Manufacturing is transforming its processes using a lean manufacturing and Six Sigma model, and wants to use RFID to power those changes.

  • Seminar to Address RFID Legal and Public Policy Issues

    By Andrew Price

    Leading legal and policy experts will address privacy, data security, government mandates, patent liabilities and other critical issues.

  • Airgate Offering Product Authentication Platform

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The system is based on tags and interrogators using Hitachi's tiny µ-chip.

  • RSI ID Technologies' System Uses EPC RFID to Track Jewelry, Eyewear

    By Claire Swedberg

    Retailers would be able to track their high-value items in showcases and act on data indicating which items were being shown, and by which employees.

  • Dow and Chemtrec's RFID-Based Rail Safety Project

    By Beth Bacheldor

    The initiative will use GPS, radio frequency identification, sensors and satellite communications to electronically monitor the locations and conditions of railcars carrying containers filled with hazardous materials.

  • SecureRF Announces Temperature-Logging EPC Tag with Data Protection

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The semi-passive tag uses the company's Algebraic Eraser and public and private keys to encrypt temperature history or other data an end user might want to secure.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Andrew Price

    Confidex ready and waiting for Boeing to tag silicon; Atlanta airport vending machines now RFID-friendly; Universal Guardian offering DOD suppliers tagging solutions; North Dakota RFID-implant bill sent to governor.

  • Goliath Unlocks Retail Secrets with RFID

    In December 2005, we reported on a contract that Goliath Solutions had secured with Walgreens to equip all 5,000+ of the drugstore chain's locations with an RFID-based promotions tracking system. Today RFID Update interviewed Goliath for an update on how the company's business has progressed since the Walgreens deal put it on the map.

  • DOD Reaffirms Its RFID Goals

    By Mark Roberti

    The message at this week's DOD RFID Summit in Washington is that the U.S. Department of Defense is steadfast regarding its plans for deploying the technology.

  • EU's Decision Not to Legislate RFID is Conditional

    On Monday law firm McKenna Long & Aldridge hosted a luncheon in Washington, DC, whose aim was to discuss implications of the recent decision by the EU not to formally legislate RFID technology for the time being. Among other highlights, an EU representative noted that the decision is effectively a conditional one.

  • Spain's Post Office Improves Delivery Speed

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    A UHF RFID system tracks letters moving through processing centers and identifies where mail delivery slows down, enabling the postal service to correct procedural problems.

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