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  • ESLs Are Becoming More Affordable For Retailers

    By Claire Swedberg

    The latest offering from W5 Networks reduces system costs to $3.50 apiece for electronic shelf labels.

  • Recap of the RFID Investor Conference, Part 2

    Last week RFID Update attended the 2006 RFID Conference, hosted by investment firm Robert W. Baird & Co. The one-day event catered to the investor community, which was reflected by presentations that tackled high-level topics like Gen2 performance, return on investment, and the "HF vs. UHF" debate.

  • Efkon Announces HOT Technology for Electronic Tolling

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    Based on RFID and IR technology, the device aims to help ensure that drivers pay their fare share when using high-occupancy toll lanes.

  • A Shift to UHF Near-Field Predicted for Pharma

    By Claire Swedberg

    Andrew Nathanson, of the market research firm Venture Development Corp., says the pharmaceutical industry will increasingly adopt hybrid HF-UHF RFID solutions over the next five years, followed by near-field UHF technology.

  • Recap of the RFID Investor Conference, Part 1

    Last week RFID Update attended the 2006 RFID Conference, hosted by investment firm Robert W. Baird & Co. The one-day event catered to the investor community, which was reflected by presentations that tackled higher-level topics than those typically covered at more broadly focused industry conferences. This article has highlights.

  • Calif. Gov Terminates RFID ID Bill

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    Senator Simitian, author of the state's Identity Information Protection Act, plans to reintroduce the bill next year.

  • French Mayo Maker Finds RFID a Crucial Ingredient

    By Beth Bacheldor

    Benedicta is using EPC Gen 2 tags, EPCIS and ONS to track pallet movements, fill customer orders, create advance shipping notices and share supply-chain data.

  • Pfizer's RFID Pilot Is the Start of Something Big

    By Claire Swedberg

    So far, the company has tagged 2.1 million bottles of Viagra, and it plans to continue this effort in 2007.

  • Honda Next Automaker to Get On Track with RFID

    A Honda UK manufacturing facility is spearheading what solution provider Intellident calls the automotive industry's largest RFID tracking application of its kind in the world. Honda of the UK Manufacturing (HUM) is applying EPCglobal Gen2-standard RFID tags to 350,000 reusable logistics containers.

  • New RFID Gate Technology Aims to Improve Read Rates

    By Beth Bacheldor

    NEC wants to make a dent in the typical 10 to 20 percent error rate that occurs when scanning multiple RFID-tagged packages simultaneously.

  • News from RFID Journal's Industry Summits

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor and Claire Swedberg

    At this week's conference, attendees heard from vendors, public-policy analysts and their peers about how they could gain value from RFID in their specific industries.

  • PolyIC Announces Printable RFID Prototypes

    PolyIC claimed a breakthrough in the development of printable RFID tags with the announcement that its printing process has successfully produced miles of prototype rolls of 13.56 MHz integrated circuits.

  • Zebra Set to Expand Its Footprint in RFID Space

    By Beth Bacheldor

    The vendor plans to leverage newly acquired technology patents for reader-tag communications and transponder designs in future products.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Construction-safety firm using RFID tracking tool; Fluensee expands asset-tracking product to Europe; Dimatix shrinks printhead to enable 20-micron printing; Chevron to use OTI for automated fleet fueling; Fractus announces compact antenna patent.

  • CE RFID Holds Its First Meeting

    By Rhea Wessel

    Formed by Metro Group, Deutsche Post World Net, UPM Raflatac and other key European players in RFID, the organization met to develop recommendations on RFID standards and regulations for the European Commission.

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