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  • Companies Deliver New Apps for Bluetooth Beacons

    By Claire Swedberg

    Apple's new iOS 7 has sparked interest in the beacons—which are basically active RFID tags that use the Bluetooth Low Energy communication protocol—from Major League Baseball and other potential users.

  • Swiss Oncology Center Prevents Errors Via RFID

    By Claire Swedberg

    Riviera Hospital is using Elekta's RFID-based solution that issues an alert if a patient is being treated with the wrong accessories.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Beth Bacheldor

    RF Code launches smallest active asset-management tag; Survitec selects Tego's RFID solution for ATA 2000-compliant life vests; RPH Engineering unveils RFID-enabled gun safe; Dutch mental health-care provider uses Ekahau's RTLS to ensure staff safety; Canada's National Research Council partners with industry to develop printed RFID tags; Cubic Transportation Systems launches NextWave Mobile Business System for transit agencies; PinPoint Commercial and Thrive Senior Living build RFID-enabled assisted-living community.

  • Pearl Company Creates Authentication Solution

    By Claire Swedberg

    Fukui Shell Nucleus Factory has developed a method of bonding a tiny RFID tag to a cultured pearl's nucleus, which can then be implanted into an oyster to create a gem with its own built-in unique identifier.

  • RFID Tracks Cheese Production at Tnuva's Factories

    By Claire Swedberg

    A solution provided by LogiTag has helped boost efficiency and reduce errors at two plants, and the Israeli dairy products company now intends to expand the system's use.

  • Argentinean Sea Terminal to Launch RFID-Based Reefer Management

    By Claire Swedberg

    TecPlata's terminal at Buenos Aries' La Plata Port is installing active RFID tags from Identec Solutions to enable uses to remotely monitor and control conditions inside refrigerated containers.

  • Social Security Administration Awards $3.3M RFID Contract

    By Claire Swedberg

    The system, provided by RFID Global Solution and CodeSource, will track more than a million IT and office assets at three data centers and 1,500 offices across the United States.

  • Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corp. Improves On-Time Rate

    By Claire Swedberg

    BMTC adopted an RFID solution that tells it when buses are running late on routes served by its busiest terminal.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Beth Bacheldor

    Interop to use Ekahau RTLS to track IT staff, equipment; Michigan school to track emergencies; Zebra Technologies launches Rack & Container Solution for automotive sector; Localtel, ISRA Cards work on NFC solution for the hospitality industry; iZipline, Evrythng develop NFC RFID product-packaging solution; Identec Solutions and Savi sign reseller agreement; Michigan Dept. of Agriculture fines livestock haulers for RFID violations.

  • EPix Offers Passive Long-Range UHF Tag for Wine, Spirits

    By Claire Swedberg

    The tag can be read from up to 36 feet away thanks to its near-field antenna, which uses a bottle's fluid contents and foil cork wrapper to boost its backscatter range.

  • Bag Maker Adopts RFID Solution to Prevent Counterfeits, Gray Market

    By Claire Swedberg

    Bagjack is using Serfides' authentication software to track high-end messenger bags shipped from its German manufacturing site and, eventually, within a store.

  • Washington State's Toll Collector Trials RFID-enabled Phone Tag, App

    By Claire Swedberg

    GeoToll's new tag attaches to a commuter's NFC-enabled phone and uses the phone's HF NFC signal to power that tag's UHF transponder.

  • Forestry Company Expands RFID Deployment

    By Claire Swedberg

    Hawaiian Legacy Hardwoods is printing and encoding RFID tags onsite to record each tree's maintenance and location, while the company intends to also track equipment and personnel.

  • Motorcycle Company Tracks Visitors Via RFID

    By Claire Swedberg

    India's TVS Motor Co. has installed active tags and readers to monitor the locations of guests as they move throughout the 250-acre compound, thereby preventing security breaches.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Beth Bacheldor

    RF Code launches new mobile management platform for data centers; IMI's CreativeLift lifting magnets now come with InfoChip RFID technology; STid intros new modular RFID access-control reader, configurable wirelessly via Impinj chip; Spanish startup ThirteenFiftySix developing NFC wristband to control smartphones; Savi releases Savi Mobile Tracking System 2.4; Haldor, Belimed team up on real-time surgical instrument-management system.

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