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  • New Temperature-Sensing Tag for Food Shipments

    By Jonathan Collins

    A U.K. startup has developed a new active RFID tag to monitor the internal temperature of trucks and truck trailers used for food distribution and storage.

  • Law Firm Launches RFID Blog

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The site is aimed at providing policy makers, technologists and end users with information and commentary on RFID and legal issues.

  • Cardinal Health's RFID Adoption Expands

    Cardinal Health, the $75 billion medical distributor and supplier, yesterday announced that it is moving into the next phase of its end-to-end RFID pilot. It will now begin tagging pharmaceuticals at the item, case, and pallet levels.

  • GAO Issues Drug Report, Senator Sponsors Bill

    By Beth Bacheldor

    A Government Accountability Office report urges FDA reforms; Senator Vitter introduces the Reducing Fraudulent and Imitation Drugs Act.

  • Cyclone RFID-Enables Drug Pedigree Software

    By Beth Bacheldor

    The company's Healthcare Compliance Suite can now accept RFID tag data to help drug makers and distributors establish a product's authenticity.

  • RTLS Market to Grow 30 Percent Annually

    By Beth Bacheldor

    Frost & Sullivan estimates the worldwide RTLS market will jump to $1.26 billion in yearly sales by 2011.

  • Bailian Group Expands RFID Pilot

    By Claire Swedberg

    China's largest retail chain is tracking goods within its distribution center, along with shipments from some of its suppliers.

  • New RFID Standard Groups at EPCglobal

    Standards body EPCglobal has announced the formation of two new working groups: the HF Air Interface Working Group and the UHF Air Interface Working Group. The former will focus on creating a Gen2 standard of HF, and the latter will work to extend the existing Gen2 capabilities to better support item-level tagging.

  • APM Terminals Readies its RFID System

    By Claire Swedberg

    Having completed tests of its RFID-based real-time location system at one of its largest port sites, the shipping terminal operator expects it to become fully operational in July.

  • Virgin Atlantic Finds Value in RFID

    By Claire Swedberg

    The airline says it learned valuable lessons from its part-tagging pilot project and intends to expand the system to other airports.

  • Pharma RFID Adoption - Retail All Over Again?

    AMR Research's Hussain Mooraj argues in this guest column that the pharmaceutical industry's RFID adoption hurdles resemble those of retail's. Specifically, pharma must be able to achieve real business value -- and not just mandate compliance -- from adoption.

  • Consumer Reports Looks at RFID

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The consumer watchdog magazine examines the privacy and security concerns linked to the use of RFID in consumer products.

  • EPCglobal Developing HF Tag Standard

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The organization is also convening a working group to add security features to UHF Gen 2 tags.

  • Report Sees Sharp Rise in Pharma RFID

    By Beth Bacheldor

    U.K. consultancy IDTechEx expects as many as 10 drug companies will commit to RFID trials in the coming year.

  • Lockheed Martin to Buy Active RFID Leader Savi

    Savi Technology has agreed to be acquired by defense contractor Lockheed Martin. Savi is a Silicon Valley-based provider of active RFID solutions to the defense and transportation verticals. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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