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  • Washington State Representative Introduces RFID Legislation

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    If passed, House Bill 1031 would impose rules on how companies could deploy RFID and retain personal information gathered via the technology.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Andrew Price

    Ingram Micro to distribute Impinj reader; BlueStar distributing Capton's RFID bartending product; Austrian University holding NFC event; epcSolutions upgrades middleware; PayPass payments the new scoop at Braum's; JCB and Visa to share RFID Payment spec.

  • Schiff Puts a New Spin on RFID Compliance

    Vitamin manufacturer Schiff Nutrition International reads RFID smart labels on cases as they spin on a shrinkwrap machine, then uses the data to build EPC Gen 2 pallet labels to comply with Wal-Mart's RFID tagging requirement. Schiff Nutrition shared its experience, including implementation cost data and ROI prospects.

  • Unirope RFID-Enables Inspections for Industrial Slings

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The Canadian provider of slings used by cargo-lifting cranes has deployed a passive-tag system to track the maintenance and safety inspection process.

  • At Infosys, a 'Live Lab' RFID App Eases Parking

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    At its main campus in India, the IT services company designed and deployed a vehicle access-control system using EPC Gen 2 passive tags.

  • Wal-Mart, Suppliers Affirm RFID Benefits

    By Mark Roberti

    The retailer and several of its leading suppliers say they see benefits in using EPC RFID today, which they expect to increase over time.

  • Summary of Baird RFID Monthly for February

    Baird has released its February report. The 16-page document is a worthwhile read for anyone requiring an overview of the industry's last 30 days. For those without time to do so, we have reprinted here the report's summary.

  • Survey Indicates Canadians Eager for RFID in Grocery Stores

    By Claire Swedberg

    Although 80 percent of respondents hadn't heard of RFID or understood it prior to the survey, the majority said they would use an RFID-enabled checkout lane, especially if it meant spending less time waiting in line.

  • U.S. Military Ramps Up Adoption of Satcom-RFID Kits

    By Claire Swedberg

    Most of the nation's military branches have deployed the technology, which combines RFID and satellite communications, to track and manage supply shipments in the field.

  • EPCglobal North America to Provide EPC Education at RFID Journal LIVE!

    By Andrew Price

    At RFID Journal LIVE! 2007, the EPC standards body will conduct special preconference seminars focused on the basics of EPC technology and EPC's application in the chemical industry, as well as a workshop for vendors.

  • RFID Border Tracking Plagued By Low Read Rates

    The US Department of Homeland Security has decided to cease using RFID in its US Visitor and Immigration Status Indicator Technology (US-VISIT) program after the technology's read rates proved inadequate.

  • RFID to Track High-Cost Items at Columbus Children's Heart Center

    By Claire Swedberg

    The facility plans to use 13.56 MHz passive tags to track inventory, reduce overstocks and waste, and make sure patients are properly billed.

  • How RFID Adoption Varies By Region

    Manufacturing Insights has released some findings from the first installment of its 2nd Annual Global RFID Report. In addition to the high-level finding -- manufacturing end users are only cautiously adoption RFID, but "prospects are encouraging" -- the company has shed light on the differences in adoption across geographies.

  • MedicAlert Aims to RFID-Enable Medical Records

    By Claire Swedberg

    The nonprofit company is launching a pilot at California State University-Stanislaus to see if RFID can speed data collection at the point of medical service.

  • Trailer Maker Uses RFID to Stay Lean

    By Beth Bacheldor

    At its plant in Penticton, British Columbia, a real-time location system is helping Peerless determine the pace of production needed to meet customer demand and identify delays.

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