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  • Taiwan's Chang-Gung Hospital Uses HF RFID to Track Surgery

    By Beth Bacheldor

    The system not only helps ensure patients get the correct procedures and medication, but also saves time.

  • Two New Developments in RFID Reader Technology

    There were two vendor announcements today signalling the ever-advancing state of RFID reader technology. The first came from Gen2 reader manufacturer ThingMagic, the second from semiconductor giant Atmel and embedded RFID reader provider SkyeTek.

  • Ryerson Upgrades Its RFID System

    By Beth Bacheldor

    To get the performance it needed, the metal products maker switched to EPC Gen 2 tags designed to work in an RF-unfriendly environment.

  • Wake Forest Tests Asset-Protecting RFID System

    By Claire Swedberg

    The North Carolina university has deployed an RFID-based system that can be set to provide police with automatic alerts and video whenever a high-value item is removed without authorization.

  • Michelin Shrinks Its eTire Pressure Monitor

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The company's new UHF RFID tag and sensor module can be attached to a truck tire's inside wall without affecting vehicle or tag performance at higher speeds.

  • Futuristic RFID Trial in Tokyo Shopping District

    RFID technology will figure prominently into one of the most ambitious "city of the future" projects to date. In Tokyo's famed Ginza shopping district, 10,000 RFID tags and similar wireless beacons will be embedded in public fixtures like walls and street lamps, according to Computerworld.

  • Spartanburg Medical Center Deploys Wi-Fi RFID System

    By Beth Bacheldor

    The hospital, now using its Wi-Fi network to track infusion pumps, plans to expand the technology so it can also track other assets, along with surgical patients and staff.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Andrew Price

    Bank of America to test RFID payment fobs; Digital Angel scores large government contract; Parelec acquires Israeli RTLS company; hospital/physician acceptance of VeriMed exceeds expectations.

  • RFID Patient ID System Yields Immediate Benefit

    HP and Precision Dynamics Corporation today announed the deployment of a comprehensive RFID-based patient management system at the Chang-Gung Memorial Hospital in Taiwan. The system offers the facility a raft of benefits and has already realized positive results in terms of patient identification.

  • RFID Helps CSU Library Automate Sortation, Storage

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    To increase efficiencies, while helping students study more and search less, the Chicago State University facility uses a system combining RFID with automated material handling.

  • DHL to Market RFID-enabled Smart Box

    By Rhea Wessel

    Developed in conjunction with the Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation, the system can identify the box's cargo and location, as well as monitor internal environmental conditions.

  • RFID Helps California Crops Grow

    By Beth Bacheldor

    Ceàgo Vinegarden is using passive tags and active sensors to improve the quality of its grapes, reduce environmental impacts and increase efficiencies.

  • 3M Deploys RFID Specimen Tracking at Mayo Clinic

    3M today announced the successful pilot of an RFID-based track-and-trace solution for Mayo Clinic, the well-known medical practice with diagnosis and treatment facilities scattered across the US. The RFID system will allow medical practitioners to better manage the specimens of patient tissue.

  • Building Automation Will Drive ZigBee Adoption

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    Systems using the communication standard for active 2.4 MHz RFID devices will be widely deployed in 2008, according to a report from market research firm ABI Research.

  • German Meat-Tracking Project Focuses on Lasers and RFID

    By Rhea Wessel

    A group of university researchers are developing a system designed to ensure the freshness of meat distributed throughout the supply chain.

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