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  • Vue and Symbol Introduce RFID Systems for Tracking Apparel Items

    By Claire Swedberg

    In addition, Vue is partnering with Kurt Salmon Associates to provide consulting services and inventory-management software for apparel retailers.

  • RF Code Debuts Vertical Industry Solutions

    By Mark Roberti

    The provider of active RFID systems is adding industry-specific software and tools for customizing applications, as well as technical support, to its real-time locating system—and offering a money-back guarantee.

  • IPOs in RFID: If Not Alien, Then Who?

    The cancellation of Alien Technology's initial public offering has been greeted by the RFID industry with disappointment. While not altogether surprising given the company's challenging economic fundamentals, industry watchers remained hopeful, excited by the prospect of a publicly-traded RFID company. The question now is: If not Alien, then who?

  • Impinj Expands Gen2 RFID Chip Portfolio

    Gen2 chip supplier Impinj has expanded its portfolio of offerings with the addition of two new chip products. The fabless semiconductor firm will now complement its flagship Monza chip with the Monza/ID and Monaco/64 chips that feature, respectively, factory-programmed production identification and user-programmable memory.

  • Impinj Introduces Two New Gen 2 Chips

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The Monaco/64 and Monza/ID chips are designed for additional user data and product authentication, respectively.

  • STMicro Ramps Up Production of Its XRAG2 Chip

    By Jonathan Collins

    The company expects to ship between 20 million and 30 million of its EPC Gen 2 chips in the third quarter of this year.

  • Dairy Fresh Adds RFID Label Application to its Packing Process

    By Claire Swedberg

    The beverage and dairy product supplier added an automated system to its assembly line, deeming a manual tagging solution insufficient to meet its future needs.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Andrew Price

    Tagsys embedding IBM middleware in HF readers; Advanced Research announces reseller; Omnikey joins NFC Forum; Brivo reselling XceedID's access-card readers; wireless sensor software maker receives funding; revenue from RFID software and services will drop, says ABI.

  • 4 Trends in the RFID Software and Services Market

    ABI Research today announced that it has revised down its forecasts for the RFID software and services market in 2007 by 15%. This smaller figure does not indicate bearishness on the part of ABI. On the contrary, the firm believes four particular trends in RFID software and services are responsible, and that they represent positive signs of market maturation.

  • MyKey Brings Access Control Home, But Faces Sluggish Sales

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    While sales for the MyKey 2300 RFID door lock are hot and getting hotter in Asia, so far the device has gotten a cool reception in the States.

  • U.K. Surgery Ward Tags Patients, Tracks Operations

    By Jonathan Collins

    Heartlands Hospital's ENT surgery unit uses an RFID system allowing it to perform more surgeries and reduce the potential for errors.

  • A Primer on Types of RFID Middleware

    This essential article defines three broadly-understood categories of RFID middleware and the vendors that participate in each category.

  • What Is RFID Middleware and Where Is It Needed?

    This is part one of a three-part series that examines middleware and other RFID integration options and the issues surrounding them. This first installment segments different types of specific software and hardware offerings that are commonly grouped together as "RFID middleware."

  • Industry Group Says E-Passport Clone Poses Little Risk

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    Cloning a passport's inlay, according to the Smart Card Alliance, would be no different than stealing someone else's passport and trying to present that as your own at a border entry point.

  • Indiana Jeweler Uses RFID to Track Its Trinkets

    By Claire Swedberg

    Peter Franklin uses 13.56 MHz tags to take inventory of its stock, eliminating a process involving manual counting and bar-code scanning, and the associated human error.

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