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  • RFID Industry Hungry for Pros with Experience

    Only handfuls of technicians are equipped to handle the high-level RFID deployments that an increasing number of companies are demanding. In a February 2006 survey of 80 companies working with RFID technology conducted by CompTIA, 75 percent of respondents said they don't believe there's a sufficient pool of talent in RFID to hire from.

  • European RFID Test Sees Near-Perfect Read Rates

    Reva Systems and Impinj today announced what they are calling a performance breakthrough for RFID deployments in Europe, where adoption in the supply chain has been hindered by poor performance owing to restrictions on radio frequency allocations.

  • CHEP Announces New RFID-Enabled Container-Tracking Service

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The company is using tags with Impinj's Monaco/64 Gen 2 chip, which offers an extra 64 bits of user-programmable memory that clients such as Procter & Gamble and Avon will be able to use to store data.

  • BEA Releases 2.0 of RFID Enterprise Software

    Enterprise infrastructure software provider BEA this week announced the 2.0 release of its WebLogic RFID Enterprise Server. The software solution is aimed at providing centralized visibility and management of the increasingly distributed nature of RFID deployments.

  • TNT Uses RFID To Track Temperatures of Sensitive Goods

    By Beth Bacheldor

    The new service assures that health-care, pharmaceutical and chemical companies' products remain at appropriate temperatures during transit.

  • NCR Promotes RFID Cards to Give Customers the VIP Treatment

    By Claire Swedberg

    The company's Branch Portal system is designed to help banks and retailers improve service by identifying customers as they enter a branch office or store.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Andrew Price

    Intelleflex announces new semi-active, passive products; Confidex releases two metal-mount Gen 2 tags; Sun’s Dallas RFID Center moves to Colorado; Mattel playing with RFID.

  • VDC: Pharma Item-Level RFID to Set Precedent

    Research firm Venture Development Corporation of Natick, Massachusetts, just released a bulletin on item-level tagging in the pharmaceutical industry. This article highlights the key points.

  • Interop Tests Bring EPCIS Closer to Standard

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    Interoperability testing performed this summer by EPCglobal's EPC Information Services working group proved successful.

  • Alien Opens RFID Tag Plant, Releases Gen2 Chip

    Alien Technology this week made four announcements that together represent the company's most assertive public move since it came out of the legally-mandated quiet period triggered by the IPO attempt earlier this year. The two major announcements were the opening of its North Dakota tag manufacturing facility and the introduction of its Gen2 chip product.

  • RFID Journal and EPCglobal Canada Announce Cornerstone Sponsor

    By Andrew Price

    Bell Canada will sponsor the first annual RFID Journal LIVE! Canada conference, in partnership with EPCglobal Canada.

  • Grocery Retailers Test RFID-enabled Shopping Carts

    By Claire Swedberg

    The system can locate carts up to 1 mile from a store, stop them from straying too far and track shopping behavior

  • RFID Middleware Market Set For Growth, Change

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The RFID middleware market is ever-changing and increasingly competitive, and set to exceed $190 million by 2010, according to Venture Development Corp.

  • Chicago Fire Dept. Tests ZigBee-based RFID System

    By Claire Swedberg

    Commanders want to track rescuers' actual position within burning buildings.

  • Pharma RFID Adoption Still Seeking Shot in the Arm

    Florida passed another technological milestone in its drug pedigree program by designating the first company (SupplyScape) to provide digital signatures for electronic pedigree authentication. Pedigree requirements of the FDA's Prescription Drug Marketing Act (PDMA) will soon take effect. How soon will RFID for pharma e-pedigrees follow?

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