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  • Safety Harnesses Get Smart

    By Claire Swedberg

    A provider of personal fall-protection equipment has launched an RFID-based system that lets users track the status of their safety gear.

  • RFID to the Rescue: Boeing Uses RFID to Reduce Costs

    This guest article from AMR Research's Kevin Reale looks at how Boeing's supply chain has expanded in scope and geography for the manufacture of the upcoming 787 Dreamliner and how RFID is being deployed to manage the resulting complexities.

  • RFID Implementation Is an Art

    By Jonathan Collins

    The former head of RFID trials at Gap and Abercrombie & Fitch says many variables make deployment tricky.

  • RFID-Enabled Phones Assign Work to Airport Crew

    By Jonathan Collins

    Ground personnel at Finland's Helsinki-Vantaa Airport are using RFID-enabled mobile phones to report their locations and receive job assignments.

  • RFID Worker Management Lands at Helsinki Airport

    IBM, Nokia, and Finnair have teamed up to deploy an innovative RFID-based worker efficiency system at the Helsinki-Vantaa International Airport. Announced yesterday, the solution dramatically streamlines the administration and allocation of ground worker tasks.

  • New RFID Bills Moving Through Calif. Assembly

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The state's Assembly Judiciary Committee approved two RFID bills limiting the use of RFID in driver’s licenses and ID cards, and also passed a third bill studying—but not restricting—the use of RFID.

  • Medical-Tube Couplings Get RFID Technology

    By Beth Bacheldor

    Colder Products has added RFID tags and readers to subminiature plastic connectors typically used on tubing in medical and surgical equipment.

  • What the FDA Announcement Means for RFID

    Friday's announcement by the FDA caused a stir throughout the RFID industry, which is asking what this development means in the near term for e-pedigree and RFID adoption in the pharmaceutical supply chain. The answer: not much.

  • Hoboken RFID-enables Its Parking Permits

    By Beth Bacheldor

    Armed with handheld RFID interrogators, the city's parking-enforcement officers can spot scofflaws in just a few seconds.

  • FDA Announces Pharma RFID Recommendations

    The US Food and Drug Administration today released a highly anticipated report with recommendations for combating the issue of countfeit pharmaceuticals. This article contains the need-to-know points.

  • FDA Issues New 'Counterfeit Drug Task Force' Report

    By Beth Bacheldor

    The agency will not mandate RFID's use within the pharmaceutical industry, but urges the industry to 'move quickly to implement this technology.'

  • Watches Set for Payments

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    Through a promotion linked to the FIFA World Cup in Germany, consumers in Taiwan can now pay for goods at select merchants using an RFID-enabled wristwatch.

  • Biomet Tags Its Orthopedic Knees

    By Jonathan Collins

    The company hopes its pilot RFID project will improve its customer service, reverse logistics and inventory management.

  • German Hospital Expects RFID to Eradicate Drug Errors

    By Rhea Wessel

    Jena University Hospital is installing a pilot RFID system to track medication from the time the hospital's pharmacy dispenses it until the patient receives it.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Andrew Price

    Interrogator supports HF and LF cards; Microsoft announces RFID software, hardware support; Philips supplying chips for French e-passports; Avery names additional qualified smart-label converters.

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