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  • Germany's BKA Uses RFID to Test Criminal-ID Software

    By Rhea Wessel

    The project's purpose is to determine if facial-recognition software can be used to pick out known criminals from a crowd moving through a train station.

  • CHEP Begins RFID Deployment for Its Container Fleet

    Systems integrator Infosys has deployed an RFID solution based on software from SAP for CHEP, a leading provider of pallet and container pooling services. The deployment will allow CHEP to offer track-and-trace asset visibility solutions to its customers.

  • BRIDGE Project Members Press Ahead

    By Rhea Wessel

    ETH Zurich says expectations are high that the organization will develop the EPCglobal infrastructure needed to enable new business models.

  • Bremen Researchers Developing Intelligent Containers

    By Rhea Wessel

    With autonomous control, various elements of the logistics system would be able to collect information, then make decisions based on that information, without the need for central oversight.

  • RFID Journal News Roundup

    By Andrew Price

    Researchers identify Gen 2 reader metrics; Sirit announces AVI contract with automotive firm; RSI ID licenses Symbol tag antennas; WJ Communications shrinks reader components into chipset; Stratum Global inks reselling deal with Lowry; OTI filling order for 10,000 readers for vending machines.

  • Sirit Trims Staff Amid Rough Supply Chain RFID Market

    RFID reader manufacturer Sirit has announced plans to achieve cash flow neutrality by the fourth quarter of fiscal 2007. It will layoff over 25% of its staff, close two locations, and focus its product development efforts on those opportunities that promise near-term revenue.

  • Checkpoint's CEO Asserts Commitment to RFID

    By Beth Bacheldor

    Regardless of recent RFID staff and R&D cutbacks, George Off says his company is dedicated to meeting the RFID needs of its customers.

  • Metro Group to Roll Out RFID at up to 150 Sites

    By Rhea Wessel

    Speaking at RFID Journal LIVE! Europe, MGI Metro Group Information Technology's Christian Plenge elaborated on the retailer's progress and plans regarding EPC Gen 2 RFID deployments.

  • Consumers Need to Understand RFID's Benefits, Say Privacy Experts

    By Rhea Wessel

    For RFID to win acceptance, companies must fully educate consumers about the technology and provide them with incentives, according to a panel speaking at RFID Journal's European conference.

  • Active RFID Duals WiFi for Healthcare RTLS Supremacy

    ABI Research says that neither of the leading real-time location systems (RTLS) technologies -- WiFi and active RFID -- has a clear lead in the US healthcare sector market. According to the ABI, only 5% of healthcare facilities have deployed RTLS systems for asset tracking, so the market remains "up for grabs."

  • Container Centralen to Monitor Millions of Crates

    By Claire Swedberg

    The Dutch container company is using Oracle's EPCIS-compliant system to improve supply-chain visibility in its operations.

  • New Axcess Chip Can Be Active or Operate as Passive Gen 2

    By Claire Swedberg

    The new Enterprise Dot active-passive technology will allow tags to switch to the appropriate protocol for communications, providing greater options for data storage and sensor input.

  • DFA RFID-Enables Its Cheese-Processing Plants

    By Claire Swedberg

    Dairy Farmers of America, the U.S. dairy cooperative that produces and markets Borden, Breakstone's and other products, is running an RFID system to manage and track the tagging of cheese shipments and product promotions remotely.

  • Web Site Teaches German Consumers About RFID

    By Rhea Wessel

    Launched by Informationsforum RFID—a business group that includes DHL, Metro Group, Intermec and P&G—the RFIDABC Web site aims to educate in an entertaining manner.

  • RFID Fills Security Gap at Psychiatric Ward

    By Beth Bacheldor

    After construction work disabled the alarm system at Australia's Rockhampton Base Hospital, nurses began using battery-powered RFID cards to sends alerts if they need assistance.

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