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  • RFID News Roundup

    By Andrew Price

    Intermec unveils new fixed-position reader; AeroScout launches formal reseller program; Worldlabel.com offers custom label converting; Mind Commerce issues ZigBee report; NFC Forum holding innovation competition; epcSolutions, A2B offer DOD labeling solution.

  • RFID Cures Medical Record Access

    MedicAlert, a provider of medical information services and personal health record management, has tapped RFID technology to streamline and facilitate access to personal health information. Teaming with chip manufacturer AMD and Siemens, MedicAlert will launch aimed at enhancing university student access to their medical records.

  • U.S. Military Resumes TacMedCS Testing

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The Marines will try out an improved version of the Tactical Medical Coordination System, which combines RFID technology and satellite communications to track and transport wounded soldiers.

  • RFID is Key Element to Germany's High-Tech Strategy

    By Rhea Wessel

    The government sees RFID as an emerging technology in which the country can play a leading global role, and is investing millions of euros in research that includes RFID.

  • RFID4SME Seeks to Help Small-to-Midsize European Companies

    By Rhea Wessel

    Four research institutes in Ireland, Spain and Germany are carrying out RFID information campaigns, demonstration projects and proof-of-concept studies for SMEs in their regions.

  • Xterprise Makes Multimillion RFID Tag Purchase

    RFID solutions provider Xterprise today released the latest update on the RFID deployment it is managing for pallet pool iGPS, the all-plastic pallet pool startup. Xterprise has placed an order for 4.5 million RFID tags, which the company says represents one of the industry's single largest tag orders in recent history.

  • Survey Predicts Majority of Retailers Will Accept RFID Payments by Fall 2008

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    To fully benefit from RFID payments, retailers need to capture data related to purchasing habits, demographics and interests of customers, according to a new study.

  • Compact, Cheap RFID Reader Chip Developed

    Last week the Institute of Microelectronics in Singapore announced the development of a single reader chip for ultrahigh frequency (UHF) RFID which has the potential to dramatically reduce both the price and form factor of portable RFID readers.

  • PinnacleHealth Pushes Ahead With RFID

    By Beth Bacheldor

    The health-care organization is using active 433 MHz tags to track 23,000 surgical patients annually, and nearly 2,500 of its assets, with plans to tag 5,500 additional items.

  • RFID System Helps Retailers Send Tailored Messages to Customers

    By Claire Swedberg

    The solution uses passive HF RFID tags to identify customers entering the store, then send alerts via cell phones, video screens and other devices to inform them about promotions of special interest.

  • RFID Tidies Up Distribution of Hospital Scrubs

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    At St. Olavs, an RFID-based system tracks work garments, saving space and labor costs while improving inventory accuracy.

  • Aberdeen on RFID Adoption in Manufacturing

    Research firm Aberdeen Group last week released the latest installment in a series of reports on RFID adoption by manufacturers. Entitled , the report is available free. In this guest contribution, report author Russ Klein summarizes the key findings and recommendations for action.

  • Unipart Launches Insight Service for Real-Time Shipment Tracking

    By Beth Bacheldor

    The service combines RFID, GSM/GPRS and GPS technologies so companies can track containers of goods and the trucks transporting them.

  • Cisco, AeroScout Team to Market WiFi RFID

    Cisco Systems continues to fill out its RFID portfolio by releasing a new asset tracking system that uses WiFi wireless LANs and Cisco's Wireless Location Appliance with active RFID tags and software provided by AeroScout.

  • Many Manufacturers Stuck in RFID Pilot Phase

    By Claire Swedberg

    A survey by ARC Advisory Group indicates that performance and price issues are keeping many manufacturing companies from launching full implementations.

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