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  • 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.

  • Hertz Trial Uses RFID Cards Instead of Keys

    By Jonathan Collins

    A rental facility in Nice, France, is testing how the technology might make renting a car faster and easier.

  • IBM Launches End-to-End RFID Solution for Pharma

    IBM today announced what it calls an end-to-end solution RFID track-and-trace solution for the pharmaceutical industry to help combat the growing problem of counterfeit drugs. The blended offering includes hardware, a middleware stack, use cases, and services.

  • FDA Will Issue Drug-Pedigree Guidelines

    By Beth Bacheldor

    Associate FDA commissioner Randall Lutter says the pharmaceutical industry needs to move quickly toward adopting RFID for verifying a drug’s chain of custody.

  • IBM Markets RFID Suite for Tracking Drugs

    By Beth Bacheldor

    The company created its package of software and services to help firms across the pharma supply chain collect and share tag data.

  • New RFID Passport Scare -- Does it Matter?

    The technology press is awash in articles today proclaiming yet another RFID security vulnerabilty, this time with respect to electronic passports of the variety the US will begin issuing by the millions in October. The news appears, at first blush, to be damning. But as usual, upon even the slightest examination, it is revealed to be typical doomsday sensationalism.

  • Gen2 RFID Chips from STMicro Hit Market

    STMicroelectronics, the $9.5 billion semiconductor manufacturer, has very recently entered the market with Gen2 RFID chips that will compete against similar offerings from Impinj and, as of this week, Texas Instruments. RFID Update spoke with Francis Dell'ova, ST's RFID Business Unit Manager, about the new chips.

  • Alien Cancels IPO Plans

    By Mark Roberti

    Alien Technology has requested that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission withdraw its registration statement for an initial public offering.

  • Unilever Expects Big Gains From Its RFID Data-Sharing Trial

    By Beth Bacheldor

    The consumer products firm is applying Gen 2 EPC tags to thousands of cases of goods, and using a system based on EPCglobal's draft EPCIS standard to access tag data with retailers automatically.

  • Intermech Uses RFID to Slash Inventory and Manufacturing Costs

    By Beth Bacheldor

    The Singapore distributor and manufacturer of industrial automation components is using high-frequency passive tags to manage inventory and track production at its factory.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Andrew Price

    TransCore acquires IntelliTrans; PanGo introduces PanOS Platform 4.0 and PanGo Locator 4.0; Gao RFID separates from Gao Tek; U.S. Department of State to begin issuing e-passports to the general public; Swedcom unveils new RFID antenna; ThingMagic, SATO America form partnership, offer RFID products; ABI Research reports 14 percent increase in RFID reader shipments; SkyeTek ships small, low-cost UHF RFID reader module.

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