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  • RFID Marketing Rolls Out in Seattle

    A company called Awarea, using RFID technology from AXCESS International, is furthering the roll-out of its Omni system next week in Seattle's downtown.

  • Intel, OATSystems Form Retail Initiative

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The two companies are offering a software and integration package to retailers seeking to deploy RFID.

  • Interview: OAT and Intel Team to Target Retailers

    RFID software provider OATSystems and chip manufacturing giant Intel today announced the Retail RFID Leadership Initiative, a collaboration aimed at helping retailers deploy RFID across their supply chains.

  • Alien Buys Airport Systems Integrator

    By Claire Swedberg

    RFID tag and reader maker Alien Technology has acquired Quatrotec, a provider of systems and integration services to the air transportation industry.

  • Report: Smart Cards Lead RFID Tag Consumption

    New conclusions from research firm IDTechEx suggest that the market for RFID may currently be very different than what is assumed by many in the industry: tagging of cases and pallets for supply chain visibility remains a surprisingly small contributor to the overall consumption of RFID tags.

  • FDA Cites Progress for Drug Security

    By Elizabeth Wasserman

    The U.S. agency says the pharmaceutical industry has made strides toward establishing an RFID-based system for protecting the nation's drug supply.

  • Chase Offers Contactless Cards in a Blink

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The global financial services firm will issue MasterCard and Visa credit cards embedded with RFID tags to enable a contactless payment service called blink.

  • Shopping Cart Tracking Study Highlights RFID Potential

    New research from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania uses data collected from a grocery store where shopping carts were equipped with RFID tags and tracked throughout the store's aisles. Called "An Exploratory Look at Supermarket Shopping Paths," the paper offers enlightening conclusions about shopping patterns, some of which fly in the face of conventional wisdom.

  • Lab Test Exposes EPC Tag Performance

    By Ari Juels

    A new report by the RFID Alliance Lab shows that there are significant differences in how tags of the same make and model perform.

  • Pacific Cycle Integrates RFID Data

    By Claire Swedberg

    The nation's largest bicycle manufacturer is moving its RFID deployment from the slap-and-ship stage to one that links RFID with its enterprise applications.

  • Ballantine Produce Co. Deploys RFID

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    To gain a competitive advantage, one of the largest U.S. fruit suppliers has begun tagging nectarines it ships to Wal-Mart.

  • California RFID Bill Wins Another Victory

    Yesterday marked an important victory for "SB 862," the California state bill that would render illegal the embedding of RFID tags in state-issued identification documents like driver's licenses and state employee cards. The California State Senate approved SB 862 in a decisive, bipartisan 29-7 vote.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Ari Juels

    A.T. Kearney studies drivers for smart container adoption; Swiss tag manufacturer cutting jobs, closing plants; Kennedy Group introduces 10 RFID starter kits; Catalyst International partners with ConnecTerra; Frost & Sullivan notes RFID opportunities for Europe's mobile carriers; Alien certifies Weber to convert smart labels.

  • VeriSign Makes $15 Million RFID Acquisition

    Network infrastructure services giant VeriSign yesterday announced that it will buy San Francisco-based RFID consulting services firm R4 Global Solutions for $15 million in cash.

  • New Materials Emerge for Making Tags

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    ECM releases a new conductive adhesive designed to make UHF tag manufacturing more efficient and an antenna coating that boosts a tag's read range.

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