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  • Tags Embedded in Discs Will Fight Piracy, Says Disc Maker

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    DVD and CD manufacturer U-Tech, along with RFID vendors RiRF and IPICO, have developed a means by which movie studios can manage digital rights to fight piracy.

  • Forrester Says RFID Security Falls Short for Some Apps

    By Mary Catherine O’Connor

    Companies deploying RFID for payments or other applications requiring strong security are taking risks today, the research firm reports, while users of RFID in small-scale, standalone tagging systems for supply-chain apps are less vulnerable.

  • RFID Industry Weighs In On California Bill

    The AeA, AIM Global and Secure ID Coalition all advised California on proposed California Senate Bill 768 (SB 768), which places controversial new restrictions on RFID systems used by government agencies in the state. Representatives of those organizations share their concerns about the bill and point out its positives.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Andrew Price

    BEA announces RFID enterprise server upgrades; GS1 Argentina supply-chain center offers RFID learning; Puerto Rico's RFID toll system exceeds expectations; Singapore Polytechnic developing EPC system for industry; 3M joins RFID Consortium; PEAK upgrades SAP software in solutions center.

  • Jaguar Signs On as Savi Extends RFID Network to UK

    Savi Networks has announced that the Port of Felixstowe became the first UK port outfitted with the SaviTrak RFID container tracking infrastructure, and Jaguar will track parts shipments from Felixstowe to the US. Now 50 percent of all cargo that enters the US originates from ports equipped with Savi tracking technology.

  • What the Motorola-Symbol Deal Means for RFID

    Cell phone giant Motorola yesterday announced that it would buy Symbol Technologies for $3.9 billion, at a per-share price of $15. The purchase price represents roughly a 20% premium over Symbol's closing stock price Friday afternoon, before rumors of the acquisition drove it up over the weekend.

  • Hamburg Library Moves to RFID

    By Rhea Wessel

    The city's central library and 17 branches will start deploying a system to manage the circulation of 2 million items per year. Patrons will check materials in and out themselves.

  • North American Bancard Gives Out Contactless Payment Systems

    By Claire Swedberg

    The company is providing the systems free of charge to 3,000 U.S. retailers, making it possible for merchants to accept RFID-enabled credit cards.

  • Summary of Baird RFID Monthly for September

    Baird has released its September report. The 14-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.

  • Motorola Acquiring Symbol

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The Fortune 100 firm has signed a definitive merger agreement, with a total value of approximately $3.9 billion, to buy Symbol Technologies, one of the largest suppliers of RFID hardware.

  • Seton Medical Center Deploying Ultrasound and RFID Systems

    By Beth Bacheldor

    The project will use an ultrasound-based, indoor-positioning technology to track assets and patients, and radio frequency identification to manage the administration of drugs.

  • Symbol Releases New Gen 2 Interrogator

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The mobile unit, designed for use on forklifts, has several potential applications for users of RFID technology.

  • RFID Improves ETA Info for Bus Passengers

    By Claire Swedberg

    U.S. and Hong Kong transit companies are using active tags to provide passengers with accurate information regarding bus locations and expected arrival times.

  • IBM-Led Group to Run Major Military Research Project

    By Andrew Price

    The International Technology Alliance, made up of 25 commercial and academic organizations, is chartered with helping the U.S. and U.K. militaries develop sensor-based technologies.

  • Airport Monitoring System Combines RFID With Video

    By Rhea Wessel

    A European consortium is designing a system involving video cameras and battery-powered RFID tags to improve airport efficiency, security and passenger flow.

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