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  • Identec Solutions Acquires Baumer Ident

    By Jonathan Collins

    The auto-ID systems maker will integrate Baumer's portfolio of RFID tracking solutions.

  • Electronic-Entertainment Distributor Automates Its RFID Tagging

    By Claire Swedberg

    The U.S. company plans to tag 100 percent of the cases it ships to retailers automatically, saving $83,000 yearly in labor costs.

  • RFID Industry Implications of the FDA Update

    The pharmaceutical industry eagerly anticipated an update to the FDA's 2004 report. The update, released June 9th, clarifies the FDA's plans regarding the Prescription Drug Marketing Act and RFID adoption. ABI Research's Sara Shah discusses its implications for the future of RFID-based track and trace.

  • Amphastar Prepares to Use E-Pedigrees

    By Beth Bacheldor

    Initially, the California drugmaker will shun RFID tags for most of its products, opting for low-cost 2-D serialized bar-code labels.

  • Gen 2 EPC Protocol Approved as ISO 18000-6C

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The International Standards Organization has made EPCglobal's UHF Gen 2 air-interface protocol a part of its ISO/IEC 18000-6 standard.

  • SkyeTek Adding Security Support into Passive Platforms

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The firm's ReaderWare software can be used to add data security to HF tags now, and to UHF Gen 2 tags once they become available with extended memory.

  • US Government Expands RFID File Tracking

    3M landed its second major government contract for RFID file-tracking last week from the U.S. Tax Court, which will deploy the company's RFID Tracking System to improve the tracking and retrieval process of its more than 100,000 paper case files.

  • EC Takes RFID Survey, Schedules Final Conference

    By Jonathan Collins

    The European Commission seeks a consensus regarding Europe's need for clear, predictable and stable policies about RFID, and the nature of those policies.

  • USPS Uses RFID to Manage Vehicles, Drivers

    By Beth Bacheldor

    The system provides a range of functions, including driver authentication, real-time vehicle location and speed, weight and impact sensing.

  • Active RFID Provider Expands into Germany

    IDENTEC SOLUTIONS today announced the purchase of BAUMER IDENT GmbH, a German provider of automatic identification systems. Located in Weinheim, Germany, BAUMER IDENT manufactures industrial auto-ID systems, with a particular focus on the automobile sector. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

  • US-VISIT RFID Trial Shows Security Holes

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    A report from the DHS Office of Inspector General highlights data security issues and recommends that US-VISIT develop and follow policy and procedures for its RFID system.

  • Blood Storage Provider Plans RFID Pilot

    By Jonathan Collins

    LifeForce believes RFID can be a more secure and economical technology for tracking small cryogenic vials containing white blood cells.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Andrew Price

    Report highlights RFID's potential in port and transportation security; American Banknote adding RFID to payment cards; on-chip temperature sensor for passive tags; how-to CD for RFID; Atmel boosts passport chip read speed.

  • Key Fob Secures RFID Data with Fingerprints

    The $2.5 billion fabless semiconductor giant Broadcom has released a computer chip that integrates RFID capabilities with enhanced security capabilities. The first commercial product that leverages the technology will allow for applications where sensitive data is transmitted via RFID only once the user has "unlocked" it with a fingerprint.

  • Colorado Library Checks Out RFID

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The library is using RFID to streamline circulation and keep better tabs on its collection of more than 1 million items at 10 branches.

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