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  • FDA Reviews Comments on Device-ID System

    By Beth Bacheldor

    The next step will be to draw up recommendations for using RFID or other auto-ID technologies to identify and track medical devices and supplies.

  • Memorial Health OR Unit Chooses UWB RFID

    By Beth Bacheldor

    The surgical services department shared by the two hospitals will use ultra-wideband to track assets and staff in real time.

  • Checkpoint Demonstrates RFID Capabilities

    By Mark Roberti

    The company says its role in a recent EPC Gen 2 test in Europe shows off the systems integration services it offers retailers.

  • Greek RFID Pilot Collects Garbage

    By Mary Catherine O’Connor

    The city of Aspropyrgos has been evaluating a system that uses passive EPC tags to track refuse bins and manage the collection process.

  • German Semiconductor Maker Tracks Production With RFID, Ultrasound

    By Rhea Wessel

    Infineon is using a location-based tracking system to obtain a comprehensive overview of wafer production, better manage capacity of its equipment and reduce errors.

  • Polymer Electronics Consortium Inches Closer to Its Goal

    By Rhea Wessel

    By the end of 2007, European consortium PolyApply expects to finish the working prototype of a semi-printed polymer RFID tag.

  • Zebra Acquires Active RFID Provider WhereNet

    Specialty printer solution provider Zebra Technologies has entered the active RFID market by acquiring real-time locating systems (RTLS) technology provider WhereNet for $126 million in a deal announced yesterday.

  • Zebra Buys WhereNet

    By Beth Bacheldor

    The provider of passive RFID labels and printer-encoders broadens its RFID reach by adding active-tag technology to its product portfolio.

  • RFID Revs Up Honda Italia's Motorcycle Production

    By Beth Bacheldor

    The company plans to use the technology to track inventory, automate parts replenishment and ensure that the correct components are paired with the right chassis.

  • Seven Companies Sign Up for Savi IP License

    By Claire Swedberg

    These firms now have the right to manufacture and sell 433 MHz active RFID tags and interrogators compliant with the ISO 18000-7 standard.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Andrew Price

    ThingMagic says new OS boosts reader performance; forklift attachment integrates RFID; TI unveils new HF reader chipset; Avery, Vue Technology joining forces for retailers; Fluensee, Intelleflex combine offerings; Spartan stores accepting RFID payments; Manakoa to leverage newly acquired wireless license; Atmel and SkyeTek partnering.

  • People-Tracking Experiment Offers Insights Into RFID Privacy Concerns

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    At a counterculture technology conference in Berlin, 900 attendees submitted to RFID tracking. The major lesson: People need to feel in control.

  • EPCglobal Ratifies E-Pedigree Standard

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    In releasing the standard, the organization seeks to help pharmaceutical companies meet the requirements of U.S. states that have passed drug-pedigree laws.

  • Pliant and IBM Harness RFID for Tamper Detection

    Packaging materials manufacturer Pliant announced the successful trial of a new technology co-developed with IBM that combines Gen2 RFID tags with printable electronics to automatically record if pallet shrink wrap material has been tampered.

  • TI Releases Tiny Multiprotocol HF RFID Reader Chip

    Texas Instruments today introduced a high frequency (13.56 MHz) RFID integrated circuit (IC) reader that processes multiple protocols including ISO 14443A/B, ISO 15693, ISO 18000-3, plus TI's own Tag-It portfolio. TI's smallest HF reader, the IC measures 5 by 5 millimeters and is designed for OEMs.

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