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  • iAnywhere Announces New Software, First Customer

    Sybase subsidiary iAnywhere announced the release of RFID Anywhere Appliance Edition (AE), a version of its RFID Anywhere software that runs on edge devices like RFID readers. iAnywhere also announced reader manufacturer AWID as the first customer of the software.

  • Merck KGaA Funds Printable RFID

    By Rhea Wessel

    The German pharmaceutical and chemical company is partnering with the Technical University of Darmstadt to develop printable RFID chips based on inorganic materials.

  • Report: RFID Market Worth $2.7B This Year

    Research firm IDTechEx has released the 2006 version of its annual comprehensive report on the RFID market. The report makes strong predictions for most of the RFID market segments, with significant ramp-up occurring in the next few years. This article from outlines the highlights.

  • GS1 Germany Holds RFID Forum at CeBIT 2006

    By Andrew Price

    The aim is to educate attendees about RFID’s potential in a variety of areas.

  • Tipping Point Is Closer, Says Alien CEO

    By Mark Roberti

    Stav Prodromou, CEO of Alien Technology, says declining tag prices are making it possible for companies to achieve a return on investment for more and more applications.

  • Updates in Pharma, Retail, and Library Systems

    This week has seen a handful of stories about RFID's steady and global march into the pharmaceutical, retail, and library management sectors. This article from recaps the developments.

  • Kimberly-Clark Deploys Gen 2 Readers

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The consumer packaged goods manufacturer is using Alien's ALR-9800 interrogator in its RFID tagging system after picking it from a test group of other Gen 2-compliant machines.

  • 2006: The Year RFID Vanished, Part 2

    This is the second article in a four-part series from Dennis Báthory-Kitsz, who predicts that this year will be the one RFID vanishes. This article considers pharma, vertical applications, the RFID business case, and the demise of "mandate psychology".

  • Wal-Mart Explores New RFID Form Factors

    By Mark Roberti

    The retailer is deploying handheld RFID interrogators and considering wearable interrogators, and is close to adopting forklift readers.

  • TrueDemand, VeriSign to Enable EPC App

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    Software company TrueDemand is working with Internet services provider VeriSign to pull important product data into its demand-forecasting tool.

  • Reduce the Cost of Tagging and Reading

    ARC Advisory Group's Chantal Polsonetti herein argues that end-users can achieve better value from RFID deployments in their warehouses and distribution centers by relying more on the automation offered by fixed RFID readers and less on the common (and costly) practice of manual tag-reading using portable readers.

  • P&G Adopts EPC Advantaged Strategy

    By Mark Roberti

    Dick Cantwell, head of Procter & Gamble's RFID efforts, told a conference his company has identified ways to use RFID to achieve benefits today.

  • Where the EPC Opportunities Are

    By Mark Roberti

    Sanjay Sarma, cofounder of the Auto-ID Center, told a conference there remain plenty of RFID research and startup opportunities.

  • Summary of Baird RFID Monthly for January

    Baird has released its January report. The nine-page document is a worthwhile read for anyone requiring an overview of the industry's last 30 days. For those without time to do so, we have reprinted here the report's summary.

  • At McDonald's, ExpressPay Fits the Bill

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The fast food giant is accepting American Express RFID-enabled payment cards, called ExpressPay, at 12,000 U.S. locations.

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