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  • Chemical Industry Studies RFID's Applications

    By Beth Bacheldor

    A trade association made up of chemical producers and suppliers is examining the technology, and has issued a report detailing how RFID can be used by its members.

  • King's Daughters Expands Its RFID Tracking System

    By Beth Bacheldor

    The medical center will more than double the number of RFID-enabled cabinets deployed, recording which cardiac medical items are removed, and by whom.

  • New EPCglobal Tools for Aerospace, Chemical, Pharmacy

    By Beth Bacheldor

    The RFID industry body has developed three software applications to help businesses understand how EPC-based RFID technology might impact their organizations.

  • RFID Tag Balances Privacy and Retailer Interests

    Copenhagen-based RFIDsec this week announced a pro-privacy solution whereby retail RFID tags can be disabled upon check-out without being completely "killed", which is the traditional, irreversible way of disabling a tag. By instead switching a tag to "silent mode", it can still be used by the retailer in case the consumer returns the tagged product.

  • U.S. Senators Initiate RFID Caucus

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    Senators Cornyn and Dorgan will cochair the Senate RFID Caucus, which will hold its first meeting on July 13.

  • NFC-enabled Phones to Unlock Hotel Rooms

    By Jonathan Collins

    With Assa Abloy's first RFID-enabled lock system set to ship in October, hotels will be able to let guests use their mobile phones as room keys.

  • Media Providers Entertain RFID's Potential

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The entertainment media industry ponders where and when RFID should be deployed to improve its supply chain, while retailer Best Buy is leading the charge to use RFID in improving customer service.

  • RFID News Roundup

    AeroScout partnering on tracking system for mines; Innovision announces NFC platform; RFID4U, ODIN offering training in D.C. area; Ipico tags cross finish line in increasing numbers; RFID-enabled mouse and pad for European users; Navigational Sciences licenses DOE's RFID technology; SkyeTek HF/UHF development kit; Royal Bank of Scotland testing RFID payment cards.

  • ROI in Biospecimen Tracking Thrives with RFID

    Health Industry Insights' Eric Newmark explains in this guest contribution how a cancer research facility in France is reaping substantial return on investment through its RFID tagging of high-value biospecimens. The technology could end up saving the facility $3 million on a tag spend of just $32,000.

  • Soliatis Launches E-passport Testing Software

    By Jonathan Collins

    The smart-card systems provider designed its new products to facilitate the development of ICAO-compliant electronic passports and related applications.

  • Vegas Hotel-Casino Uses Tags to Keep Tabs on Liquor

    By Claire Swedberg

    At Treasure Island, RFID-enabled bottle spouts track the amount of liquor bartenders pour.

  • RFID Funding Tops $175m Over Last 12 Months

    At the company's technology conference last week in New York, Bear Stearns released a report on the state of the RFID industry. Included in the report was a list of private financings to occur over the last year in the RFID industry. In total, more than $175 million was invested. This article displays the list.

  • RF Activation Seeks to Turn off Theft

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    Kestrel Networks has developed a technology it says could be RFID's killer app in the retail supply chain.

  • RFIDsec Unveils Privacy-Protected Tags

    By Jonathan Collins

    The company's RFID system is designed to prevent unauthorized activation of tags attached to consumer products.

  • BP Tests RFID Sensor Network at U.K. Plant

    By Jonathan Collins

    The energy company seeks to determine how the technology might help it manage its chemical inventory, increase stock visibility and reinforce safe-handling business rules.

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