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  • 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.

  • RFID Industry Responds to Alien Vs. Intermec

    Yesterday's announcement by Alien that it is suing Intermec caused a stir throughout the RFID market, with many surprised to see the issue of intellectual property -- widely believed to have been resolved -- back in the limelight. This article has highlights of analysis from across the industry.

  • Alien Seeks to Disprove Intermec Patent Infringement

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    Alien says it is seeking a declaratory judgment to prove its RFID products do not violate Intermec’s intellectual property.

  • Wisconsin Governor Signs 'Chip Implant' Bill

    By Beth Bacheldor

    A state statute now prohibits the required implanting of a microchip in an individual.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Andrew Price

    Avery provides RFID-training scholarships; Weber offering corner-wrap smart labeler; RFID-optical hybrid card; American RFID Solutions installs Faraday cage; Applied Logistics and RCD raise funding.

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