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  • Finnish Co. Makes Reusable Gen 2 Tags

    By Jonathan Collins

    Wisteq says it designed its new tags for asset-tracking in applications where they are mounted on metal or used in high-metal environments.

  • Gen2 - The True Status and Path Forward

    In this guest article, Mike Guillory discusses the progress of Gen2 technology through the International Standards Organization (ISO).

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Andrew Price

    ThingMagic receives $5 million, closes first funding round; report says retailer RFID spending passed $400 million; Intermec operating new service center in Shanghai; CompTIA announces RFID+ certification beta exam.

  • French NFC Payment Trial Kicks Off

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    In the city of Caen, retailers are testing a payments system using mobile phones equipped with near field communication RFID tags.

  • Reva Releases Reader Management Device

    Reva Systems this week unveiled its first product, the Tag Acquisition Processor (TAP). Designed to assuage the persistent complexity and high cost of today's deployments, the TAP is a rack-mountable device that allows the management of RFID readers across a facility.

  • Symbol Announces Validation Programs

    By Andrew Price

    The RFID and handheld electronic equipment manufacturer will test its partner companies’ software and hardware to ensure their products work together.

  • Look to Asset Management for ROI

    In this guest article from AMR Research, analyst Dennis Gaughan argues that, in the race to find ROI from cross-supply chain activity, companies deploying RFID may be ignoring the better, more immediate source of ROI: internal asset management.

  • Sweden Switches to E-Passports

    By Jonathan Collins

    The Swedish government has begun issuing RFID-enabled passports and national identity cards to its citizens.

  • Reva Taps Into Reader Networks

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The company says its data-filtering TAP device will help end users scale their RFID deployments while keeping reader management centralized.

  • Report: World Retail RFID Market $4B in 2011

    Research firm Frost & Sullivan today released a report that predicts the retail-specific market for RFID will grow from $400 million in 2004 to almost $4.2 billion in 2011.

  • Staples' Canadian Unit Plans RFID Trial

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    Staples, three of its suppliers and UPS Supply Chain Solutions are working with Bell Canada to evaluate RFID for shipping and receiving office products.

  • Wal-Mart: RFID Reducing Out-of-stocks

    On Friday afternoon Wal-Mart released its first RFID-related announcement in months, and it was a good one. The retailer released the results of a University of Arkansas (UA) study which assessed the effect of its RFID deployment.

  • Target, Wal-Mart Share EPC Data

    By Mark Roberti

    As part of a pilot, the two retailers are sharing Electronic Product Code data with 13 manufacturers in a standard format, paving the way for automatic data communications over the EPCglobal Network.

  • Overview of Legacy RTLS Vendors

    In this guest article from Yankee Group, analyst Marcus Torchia surveys the current vendor space of 802.11 based active RFID real-time location systems (RTLS).

  • Wal-Mart To Expand RFID Tagging Requirement

    By Mark Roberti

    The retailer is working with its top 100 suppliers to get them to tag more products and deliver them to stores and distribution centers in additional regions.

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