- IBM Launches New RFID Services
By Bob Violino
IBM is expanding into RFID with a new services initiative called "E-business to Smart Machines."
- Philips' New Low-Frequency Chips
The company says its Hitag S chip is cheaper, requires less power, and offers a longer read range.
- FEIG Unveils Reader Module
The German manufacturer has introduced a new RFID reader module that can read both ISO14443 and ISO15693 transponders.
- Savi To Develop Disposable E-Seal
Savi Technology is teaming with OneSeal to create a disposable, low-cost electronic bolt seal for securing cargo containers.
- First RFID/Bar Code Scanner
NCR recently showed off a prototype for a point-of-sale device that can read both bar codes and RFID labels.
- NASA Unveils Spray-On Circuits
The space agency showed how it can spray a thin film of metal on any object to create RF antennas and electronic circuits.
- Alien Technology Seen in Chicago
At a conference this week, the world finally got to see the startups low-cost RFID tags in action.
- Event Highlights RFID Industry Rift
Speakers presented conflicting visions of where RFID is going and what it can do for businesses at a conference this week.
- Vendors Team to Thwart Thieves
Axcess and Sensormatic will offer an access control product that can prevent people from leaving buildings with stolen assets.
- Cold Chain Firm Joins EPC Effort
Sensitech, a company offering systems for monitoring the condition of perishable goods, is the center's newest sponsor.
- Alien Gears Up For Production
The startup has brought Stav Prodromou, former CEO of Peregrine Semiconductor, to be CEO and launched the manufacturing effort.
- Intermec Unveils New Fixed Reader
New Intellitag fixed reader is available in both the 915 MHz and 2.45 GHz frequency bands, with four antenna ports.
- Sony, Philips Creating RFID Link
Consumer electronics giants are jointly developing a new RFID standard for payments and for communication between devices.
- HID, IR Offer Biometric Smart Card
New smart card will store the shape of a person's hand so they can be positively identified.
- New RFID Platform For Automakers
Athena Integration has introduced a software suite that uses data from RFID tags to transform manufacturing operations.