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  • BT Debuts Managed RFID Service

    By Jonathan Collins

    British Telecom's RFID unit launched its first off-the-shelf product, offering customers an active tag system to help track and manage reusable business assets.

  • Cisco Invests in ThingMagic

    RFID reader manufacturer ThingMagic of Cambridge, Massachusetts, this morning announced private funding from networking giant Cisco Systems and Nicholas Negroponte, the Wiesner Professor of Media Technology at MIT.

  • Texas A&M Senses New RFID Apps

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    A university research facility is hoping to deploy wireless sensors networks combined with RFID tags.

  • Cisco Backs ThingMagic

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The networking company has increased its stakes in RFID technology by funding ThingMagic, bringing the RFID reader manufacturer's total funding to nearly $21 million.

  • Gillette RFID Mastermind Shares Secrets

    Forbes.com has posted an interview with Dick Cantwell, Gillette vice president and chairman of EPCglobal's board of governors. As the article notes, Cantwell "is in an unusually good position to judge where EPCglobal and RFID are going." This article recaps the interview's highlights.

  • Tag Proposal Addresses Industry Needs

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    RFID tag data specialists from EPCglobal, ISO and an auto industry group have found a way for tire makers to include industry-specific data in EPC Gen 2 tags. Other industries could use the same approach.

  • RFID to Ride N.Y. Subways

    By Beth Bacheldor

    New York City Transit, MasterCard International and Citi will test MasterCard's contactless PayPass payment system in 25 New York City subway stations.

  • 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".

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