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  • Search Teams Put RFID to the Rescue to Help Find the Missing

    By Claire Swedberg

    Rescue agencies in the United States and Canada are leveraging RFID wristbands and readers to cut the time needed to locate lost individuals.

  • Jena University Hospital Prescribes RFID to Reduce Medication Errors

    By Rhea Wessel

    The German hospital is beginning a pilot designed to track individual antibiotic prescriptions from the pharmacy to the patient.

  • EPCglobal Director Says No Need to Wait for China to Officially Condone EPC

    By Claire Swedberg

    The organization's global development director says the nation's new UHF RFID regulations mean global companies can now use EPC tags and readers to track Chinese-made goods throughout the supply chain.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Andrew Price

    Brooks Automation announces compact HF reader; Calif. Senate passes bill to keep RFID out of state IDs; Xterprise offers comprehensive RTI tracking; Diagraph's new midrange print-encode-apply system; VAI supports VeriFone's RFID-enabled payment terminal.

  • RFID Invention to Detect Esophageal Reflux

    Doctors in Texas have developed innovative RFID-based medical technology to track esophageal reflux disease, a condition that is estimated to affect as many as 19 million people. The new solution combines RFID with sensor technology to measure and transmit data from within a patient's body.

  • 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.

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