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  • University of Tennessee Medical Center OR Monitors Supplies, Safety Via Trash Bins

    By Claire Swedberg

    Five of the hospital's operating rooms are already using the system to automatically identify the discarded packaging of supplies in order to document which items were used for each patient's procedure.

  • RFID Carves Out a Place in Woodworking Industry

    By Claire Swedberg

    Woodworking factory equipment companies are highlighting how RFID technology can be used for tracking inventory and work-in-progress, as well for other purposes, to improve efficiency and enable the quick production of made-to-order furniture.

  • Marks & Spencer Expects to Achieve 100 Percent RFID-Tagging by 2017

    By Claire Swedberg

    The global retailer is also eyeing ways to leverage RFID technology at its stores to further improve in-store inventory accuracy and efficiency.

  • Zebra's Painter Protection System Helps Prevent Falls at Boeing

    By Claire Swedberg

    The aerospace company is using Zebra's ultra-wideband RFID technology to track the locations of workers painting airplanes, and to verify that they are properly harnessed and working safely.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Beth Bacheldor

    VUEMED, Zebra partner on solution for compliance with FDA UDI regulations ••• Embytek unveils RFID-enabled Android mobile device ••• Orbiter launches ultra-wideband tag for light motorsports race timing ••• Atlas RFID Solutions releases update to Jovix materials-management solution ••• Lumi announces NFC-enabled conference management solution.

  • Dolphin RFID Solutions Manage Vehicle Parking, Identify Missing Car Parts

    By Claire Swedberg

    The new solutions are designed for tracking the locations of vehicles at manufacturing sites or parking lots, and for preventing the theft of parts from rental cars.

  • Howler Targets a Variety of Business Sectors for Its Beacon-Based Services

    By Claire Swedberg

    The startup has deployed 600 Kontakt.io Bluetooth beacons at 150 stores and other sites in Boston, so that Howler app users can receive location-specific content tightly focused on their interests.

  • Smartrac Sees RFID's Future in the Cards, the Clouds and the Cosmos

    By Claire Swedberg

    The company is working with Cartamundi to embed NFC tags in game and trading cards, and has also released Smart Cosmos, a cloud-based platform, with the expectation that more objects will be tracked as part of the Internet of Things.

  • Army Training Centers Enlist RFID to Help Track Uniforms

    By Claire Swedberg

    Nearly all items are being tagged for four U.S. Army Recruit Training Centers, including the one at Fort Leonard Wood, where the RFID system is already in action.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Beth Bacheldor

    Impinj intros new RFID chips, RFID reader system-in-package ••• FEIG Electronics debuts cVEND, a secure contactless payment and ticketing system ••• Invengo markets anti-counterfeiting RFID labels in the U.S. ••• Checkpoint Systems announces RFID upgrade kit for EAS applications ••• R-pac International acquires Truecount item-level tracking software ••• Bluetooth beacon platform provider Swirl closes $18M investment.

  • Upcoming Trial to Combine Ebola Care With Wireless Vitals Monitoring

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    Scripps Translational Science Institute plans to evaluate the use of wireless vital sign trackers and analytics software to predict declining health more quickly than by using conventional methods.

  • RFID Journal Announces LIVE! 2015 Highlights

    By RFID Journal

    Business professionals from leading companies in every sector and from around the world gathered at the RFID industry's largest and most important event.

  • Market Researcher Uses Beacons to Study Shopper Behavior

    By Claire Swedberg

    Verve is testing a system utilizing Bluetooth beacons to track members of its research panel within a store, as well as send messages and questionnaires to them in a timely manner.

  • Summa Akron City Hospital Tracks EMS Stretchers, Reduces Wait Times

    By Claire Swedberg

    The Ohio hospital is employing RFID to learn how long it takes for patients arriving at its emergency department to be transferred from stretchers to beds, which has helped it to minimize delays.

  • NXP Releases IC for Secure Encrypted UHF Reads

    By Claire Swedberg

    The company's Ucode DNA chip, which can be read via most standard UHF readers, transmits a dynamic, encrypted password that prevents a tag from being read without authorization, as well as precludes it from being cloned.

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