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  • 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.

  • RFID System Opens Up Debate at Sweden's Parliament

    By Rhea Wessel

    The Riksdag has installed an RFID-based system that will let its members leave their seats and move about the chamber for debate. Eventually, the system could be used to allow parliamentarians to vote from anywhere in the chamber.

  • Transatlantic Consortium to Research RFID

    The US and UK today announced the launch of a far-reaching defense technology research program that will span military, industry, and academic institutions. It will be composed of 25 organizations and led by IBM. Called the International Technology Alliance, it could last up to ten years and reach a value of $135.8 million.

  • Freightliner Factory Will Use RFID to Track Production

    By Beth Bacheldor

    The maker of trucks and commercial vehicles will begin using active tags to help improve the manufacturing process at its plant in Portland, Ore.

  • In-Flight Active-Tag Test Successful, Says Boeing

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The plane maker plans to submit a proposal to the FAA by month's end, requesting that the agency issue a policy allowing active tags aboard airplanes.

  • Forecast Indicates Strong RFID Demand by Heavy Manufacturing

    By Beth Bacheldor

    Frost & Sullivan expects the market for RFID applications for automotive, aerospace and industrial products manufacturers to grow to $225.7 million in 2012.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Andrew Price

    Omron announces HF inlay with aluminum antenna; battery maker raises millions for new plant; Avery releases compliance package for users of pre-encoded RFID labels; RSI ID announces new inlay tester; IER to put Jewel chip in transit tix; SAP certifies InSync middleware for NetWeaver; ChainLink Web courses for DOD suppliers.

  • Interoperability Certified for 12 Gen2 RFID Products

    EPCglobal announced the first products that have earned its new Gen2 hardware interoperability certification. Interoperability is the second of three types of certification EPCglobal plans to offer, which includes the standard conformance certification announced one year ago and the forthcoming performance specifications, which are in development.

  • Interoperability is Key to RFID Market Maturity

    ARC Advisory Group's Chantal Polsonetti discusses the need for multi-vendor interoperability as a key step in the maturity and adoption of RFID technology. Fortunately, she notes, interoperability efforts are underway, and the industry is moving in the right direction.

  • EPCglobal Awards First Gen 2 Interoperability Certifications

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    EPCglobal's testing partner, MET Labs, ran 12 products through a battery of interoperability tests, which they needed to pass to receive the interoperability mark. Eventually, all 12 did.

  • Wal-Mart to Expand RFID Rollout by 500 Locations

    Wal-Mart yesterday issued a formal announcement of its plans to "aggressively" move forward with the deployment of RFID. The giant retailer will implement the technology at an additional 500 stores and clubs before the end of its fiscal year (January 31, 2007), bringing the total number of RFID-equipped locations to over 1,000.

  • Avery RFID Launches Tech Transfer, Buys Startup

    Yesterday at the Labelexpo Americas show in Chicago, labeling giant Avery Dennison announced two new developments related to the company's RFID business. The first is the launch of a technology transfer program for its label converter customers. The second is the acquisition of startup RFID tag manufacturer RF IDentics.

  • Wal-Mart's On Track to Hit Target

    By Claire Swedberg

    The retailer says that by January, 500 more of its 3,900 stores will be using RFID technology to track goods entering their premises, bringing the total to 1,000.

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