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  • 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.

  • NASA, Intermec Partner to Send RFID Into Space

    By Jill Gambon

    Plans call for testing two or three different passive UHF tags in an experiment conducted this year on the International Space Station—the first time RFID tags have been exposed to the conditions in space.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Andrew Price

    RFID vendors named for first phase of EPCglobal cargo-tracking pilot; WhereNet opens Asia-Pacific headquarters; kick-off standards meeting for RuBee tag; NordicID partners with CAEN, upgrades PL3000; WJ Communications releases module using UHF chipset; Ports of Busan, Rotterdam operating SaviTrack system; Genco reselling RFind RTLS platform.

  • IDTechEx Releases RFID Market Predictions for 2007

    Research firm IDTechEx of Cambridge this week released the 2007 update to its annual ten-year forecast on the RFID market. The company has published some of its key predictions for 2007, highlighted in this article.

  • Cisco, AeroScout Team Up on RTLS; PanGo Unveils Next-Gen Tag

    By Beth Bacheldor

    The Cisco-AeroScout solution is designed for manufacturing companies. Both the AeroScout and PanGo tags are active Wi-Fi-based devices.

  • RFID Enters the Pigpen

    By Beth Bacheldor

    AgVantage, a plastics manufacturing company in Illinois, is creating an RFID-enabled feeder designed to help hog farmers more efficiently care for their livestock.

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