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  • Microsoft Announces RFID Plans

    At this week's U Connect Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, Microsoft announced that next year's release of its BizTalk Server 2006 R2 software will include new functionality targeted specifically at the integration of RFID within an enterprise. The announcement is the most major one Microsoft has made with respect to RFID in almost a year.

  • RFID Vendors Unite to Promote UHF for Items

    By Beth Bacheldor

    Six industry leaders have joined together to promote the use of UHF for drugs, and have issued a paper to argue their case.

  • Aircraft Parts Maker Adds Tags to Molds

    By Beth Bacheldor

    Nordam Group is using RFID to track high-cost molds used to create certain aircraft.

  • Shelf-based Antitheft System Combines RFID, EAS

    By Claire Swedberg

    Vue Technology and Tag Co. partner to provide an antitheft solution that automatically detects suspicious behavior in the store aisles.

  • RFID Vendors Unite Behind Item-Level UHF

    The ongoing debate about whether HF or UHF RFID is the superior choice for item-level tagging of pharmaceuticals will see another development tomorrow as a white paper is released that argues strongly for UHF. The document is sponsored by heavyweights ADT/Tyco Fire & Security, Alien, Impinj, Intel, Symbol, and Xterprise.

  • NFC Forum Announces Technology Architecture

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The group says its first standards will be released during the third quarter.

  • ETSI Group Plans Dense-Reader Trial

    By Jonathan Collins

    The standards agency will test two methods for improving the performance of dense RFID interrogator deployments in Europe.

  • DaimlerChrysler Putting RFID Tags in Kanban Cards

    By Jonathan Collins

    The automaker plans to begin pilot RFID projects that will increase the visibility of parts at two of its German production sites.

  • Boeing and FedEx Fly with Active RFID

    Aircraft manufacturing giant Boeing has announced that it is working with delivery and logistics leader FedEx to test the effects of regularly beaconing active RFID tags in a functioning aircraft. For a 120-day period ending September 15th, the companies will jointly monitor and evaluate an active tag deployment on one FedEx MD-10 Freighter.

  • Blommer Tracking Chocolate with RFID

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The cocoa-processing company has launched a warehouse management system and an RFID tracking system to improve inventory control and visibility.

  • ExploTrack Launches e-Pedigree Platform for Explosives

    By Claire Swedberg

    The company says at least one U.S. explosives manufacturer is implementing its system, which uses RFID and GPS technology to track explosives and detonators.

  • Two Victories for the Anti-RFID Crowd

    There are two episodes recently which have aided the efforts of anti-RFID activists: the first a televised interview with the VeriChip chairman in which he advocates chipping US immigrants, the second a piece of legislation in the state of Wisconsin banning involuntary implants by employers of their employees.

  • Wal-Mart Canada Plans Its First RFID Pilot

    By Claire Swedberg

    Working with a small number of its suppliers, the retailer will institute a system that closely parallels its U.S. RFID deployments.

  • BP Refinery Uses RFID for Evacuation System

    By Claire Swedberg

    At its Cherry Point facility, the oil giant has deployed an ultra-wideband tracking system to keep tabs on personnel in the event of a fire or explosion.

  • Ford Canada Adopts RFID System to Keep Parts Flowing

    By Beth Bacheldor

    By July, the automaker's Oakville assembly plant will use active tags to track nearly 1,000 parts-filled trucks.

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