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  • RFID Makes the Grade

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    At the University of Houston's RFID Programming class, undergrads get to configure RFID networks and establish back-end software infrastructure.

  • U.S. Government Changes Direction on RFID Passports

    The U.S. government appears to have abruptly changed direction with regard to its initiative to RFID-tag the passports of American citizens.

  • Airline Food Provider Uses RFID

    By Claire Swedberg

    To speed its delivery trucks through security gates at New York's JFK Airport, catering company DO & Co deploys an active-tag system.

  • RFID Use in Healthcare Set to Take Off

    By Ari Juels

    A new study says that the market for RFID products for use in hospitals and the healthcare industry will grow to $8.8 billion by 2010.

  • Savi Networks Funded with $50M to Track Ocean Shipments

    RFID supply chain solution provider Savi Technology and the port operator Hutchinson Port Holdings last week announced a $50 million joint venture aimed at bringing track-and-trace to ocean shipping.

  • Savi, HPH Form Joint Venture

    By Jonathan Collins

    Cargo-tracking provider Savi Technology and seaport operator Hutchison Port Holdings have created a new company that will deploy Savi's RFID technology around the world.

  • U.S. DoD Publishes RFID Regulations

    The U.S. Department of Defense yesterday published the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations Supplement, which outlines the regulations for shipping the DoD RFID-tagged goods.

  • Intellectual Property and RFID

    By Ari Juels

    Patents and patent strategy have become critical issues for RFID vendors and others in the RFID community. RFID end users need to understand the patent landscape to ensure that they are not committing to technologies that pass through intellectual property minefields. This preconference, hosted by the , explores critical intellectual property issues that companies selling, deploying and investing in RFID technologies face today.

  • DOD Publishes DFAR Amendment for RFID

    By Jonathan Collins

    The U.S. Defense Department has issued a proposed Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement amendment that specifies RFID requirements for suppliers.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Ari Juels

    OrganicID proves HF capability in organic circuit; Sun upgrades RFID software for Gen 2; ABI launches RFID database service; software boosts handheld reader; Paxar giving 110 percent; new funding for TAGSYS.

  • ABI Research: "Major Consolidation" of RFID Pure-Plays

    A new report from ABI Research takes a close look at the relationships forming between young, smaller RFID pure-plays and larger, established enterprise and data capture technology companies.

  • RFID Phone Payment Systems Good to Go

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    A report by a smart card industry group predicts a strong market for RFID-enabled payment systems using mobile phones, but only if certain issues are resolved.

  • AMR Research: RFID Adoption "Stuck In Neutral"

    Based on observations of last week's big industry show RFID Journal Live!, AMR Research's Dennis Gaughan concludes that RFID adoption is "stuck in neutral."

  • Passive Tag Powers Sensors, Switches

    By Jonathan Collins

    U.K. company Instrumentel says its passive RFID tags can drive sensors and actuators, enabling a range of telemetric and security applications.

  • TSA Funds Tracking System for Seaport

    By Claire Swedberg

    The U.S. Transportation Security Administration has provided a $1.6 million grant to develop an RFID system to track ground vehicles and cargo at Jacksonville, Fla., port.

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