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  • Medical Distributor Puts RFID Tags on Equipment

    By Beth Bacheldor

    To improve product maintenance and reduce shrinkage, Wren Medical Systems is adding active RFID tags to wheelchairs, oxygen concentrators and other equipment it rents to its customers.

  • Demand-Driven Supply Networks Give RFID Momentum

    AMR Research data collected from over 450 retailers and manufacturers suggests that DDSN leaders are turning to RFID to instrument and accelerate their sensor networks. Analyst Colin Masson discusses how RFID is gaining momentum as demand-driven supply chains become a reality.

  • Mat Maker Embeds Tags for Traceability

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    Composite Mat Solutions is placing a tag in each mat it manufactures in order to improve its manufacturing records and track each mat, either to the point of sale or throughout its rental lifespan.

  • RFID Journal Appoints New Sales Executive

    By Andrew Price

    The company has appointed John DelMauro vice president of sales.

  • Hospital Tries ZigBee to Track Patients

    By Beth Bacheldor

    To expedite the treatment of patients at its emergency department, Saint Luke's East-Lee's Summit, in Missouri, tracked patients by means of ZigBee-based RFID tags.

  • RFID Changing Buying Behavior

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    MasterCard says RFID-enabled payment cards are leading to significant changes at the cash register, while a Visa survey finds cell phones are a promising payment form factor.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Andrew Price

    IntelliTrack, Lowry offering asset-tracking starter kit; DOD grants Psion Teklogix $1.8 million contract; Avery Dennison RFID names HEI qualified converter; Sirit sells non-RFID investment.

  • Global RFID Industry Trends from IDTechEx

    IDTechEx has identified multiple industry trends based on the number of case studies that exist in its RFID Knowledgebase for the varying applications, vertical industries, and geographies where RFID is being applied. This article summarizes those trends.

  • U.K.'s RFID Centre Partners With Construction Association

    By Jonathan Collins

    The two organizations hope to facilitate the adoption of RFID by the country's building-construction industry.

  • Intermec and Symbol Settle RFID Lawsuits

    After 15 months of legal wrangling, industry leaders Intermec and Symbol Technologies have announced an official agreement to lay down their arms -- that is, lawyers. While specific terms of the agreement were not disclosed, it is described broadly as having settled "all outstanding intellectual property disputes between the two companies."

  • Canadian Retailer, Suppliers Begin RFID Trial

    By Claire Swedberg

    The project will track products shipped by Maple Leaf Foods, General Mills, Scott Paper and Unilever, and arriving at Loblaw DCs and stores.

  • Goodyear Using RFID for NASCAR from Cradle to Grave

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The tire maker has rolled out a tire-leasing program for NASCAR and is using RFID tags to track the tires from the point of manufacture to the moment they are scrapped.

  • Gen2 RFID Versus the New Hewlett-Packard Chip

    Hewlett Packard made headlines this week with its announcement of a tiny, wireless microchip capable of relatively high storage and data transfer rates. It seems like a Gen2 tag on steroids, and indeed some articles about the chip are calling it a competitor to RFID. Not likely.

  • Analyst RFID Viewpoint: 1984 All Over Again?

    Guest columnist Joe Barkai argues that ignorance regarding the actual capabilities of RFID and the potential risk to consumer privacy will lead to unfounded fears and resistance from consumers and privacy advocates, which, in turn, will slow the adoption and further development of effective and secure technology.

  • HP Spots New Opportunities for Passive RFID

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    HP Labs has developed a prototypical passive tag that's long on memory, short on range and suitable for both business and consumer apps.

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