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  • E-passport Tag Comes With Switch

    By Jonathan Collins

    To bolster data security, SmartCode's tag design has a button that must be pressed to make the tag operable.

  • RFID Promotions Execution Initiative Launched

    RFID-based promotions tracking got another boost last week as OATSystems, ADT, and Intel announced a "proof of ROI" program aimed at demonstrating its value to a handful of retailers. The companies will provide RFID hardware, software, and services to outfit ten stores of five retailers with promotions-tracking capabilities.

  • DHS Subcommittee Advises Against RFID

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    A draft report from a DHS advisory group argues that the benefits from using RFID-enabled documents to verify an individual's identity are overshadowed by the risks to personal privacy.

  • Vendors Offer Free Retail Display Tracking

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    A trio of companies believe tracking promotional displays with RFID will demonstrate to retailers and consumer packaged goods companies an ROI that is easy to attain.

  • Report: Both HF and UHF RFID Will Exist at Item Level

    Cambridge-based research firm IDTechEx this week released a report on the debate between high frequency (HF) RFID and ultrahigh frequency (UHF) RFID for use at the item level.

  • Axcess Offers Data Security App for Banks

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The Texas firm is partnering with data storage and recovery specialist Media Recovery to enable the solution.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Andrew Price

    ACG readers now NFC-capable; Sirit releasing new AVI interrogator; companies combine platforms for patient, asset tracking.

  • Boeing, FedEx Test Active UHF Tags

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The two companies have begun a proof-of-concept test to seek the FAA's approval to place battery-powered UHF RFID tags on aircraft parts.

  • ODIN Wins $7m RFID Contract from DoD

    RFID solutions provider ODIN technologies has been awarded a contract by the US Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) to outfit the US Department of Defense's worldwide network of distribution centers with passive RFID. The contract, which could amount to as much as $7 million, calls for 26 facilities to be RFID enabled by the end of 2007.

  • Smart-card Market Sees Two Acquisitions

    By Andrew Price

    Assa Abloy and On Track Innovations have each bought companies promising to enhance their ability to serve the global market for smart cards.

  • AWID Resumes Product Shipments

    By Claire Swedberg

    One month after holding up all sales of its products, the RFID interrogator manufacturer has resumed shipments of many of its products.

  • RFID Tracks Jewelry Sales, Inventory in Mideast

    By Claire Swedberg

    Fifteen retail locations in the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Bahrain have begun using a system that tags and tracks jewelry items.

  • Game Uses RFID to Boost Social Interaction

    By Jonathan Collins

    A U.K. developer of new-media projects has created an RFID-enabled version of "snakes and ladders" to help facilitate interaction between people.

  • RFID Practices of Manufacturers and Retailers Diverge

    ARC Advisory Group's Chantal Polsonetti argues in this guest column that manufacturers should not necessarily emulate the RFID deployment practices of retailers but instead forge their own techniques that may include flexible RFID readers rather than fixed and moving beyond the use of printer/encoders.

  • Pfizer Invests in SupplyScape

    By Jonathan Collins

    The pharma giant, one of SupplyScape's key customers, joins other companies in supporting the developer of RFID-enabled pharmaceutical network applications.

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