- Emirates RFID Bag-Tracking Pilot Takes Off
The airline is using EPC RFID tags to track luggage on flights to and from airports in Dubai, London and Hong Kong, which recently RFID-enabled all its check-in counters.
- Intercontinental RFID Baggage Tagging Trial Launches
Emirates Airline will simultaneously test RFID baggage tracking systems at airports in Dubai, London, and Hong Kong. The six-month trial is expected to include 500,000 passenger bags and is viewed as a catalyst for airport adoption.
- GE-Aviation Moves Tote-Tracking Pilot to Production
The company has streamlined its shipping and receiving process for parts kits used in the production of commercial aircraft engines.
- Orbit One Launches Satellite-Based RFID Service
The company's battery-powered RFID tags transmit GPS and sensor data via a constellation of low earth orbit satellites, enabling users to know an asset's exact location and status at all times.
- Florida Guards Against Leaks in Hydrogen-powered Vehicles
In cooperation with the state's government, University of Florida researchers installed wireless sensors where the vehicles are stored. The system measures any hydrogen gas escaping from fuel cells, then transmits that data in real time.
- Boeing Approves Intelleflex Chip, Weighs Higher-Memory Fujitsu Tag
With the silicon needed for a 64-kilobit parts tag finally ready, the company is getting closer to achieving its vision for a parts-tagged plane.
- Fujitsu Announces Roomy 64KB Gen2 RFID Tag
Fujitsu announced a Gen2-standard RFID chip with 64 kilobytes of user memory, which it claims is a world first for UHF RFID memory. Fujitsu is initially marketing the FRAM-based chip for aircraft maintenance applications. The product is expected to be available in the spring.
- Lufthansa Technik Uses RFID to Expedite Aircraft Repair
At its German facilities, the aircraft-maintenance service provider is attaching EPC UHF tags to documents that accompany airplane parts, reducing the need for manual data entry.
- Motorola Invests in Semi-passive RFID
Last week battery-assisted passive RFID provider Intelleflex announced $15.5 in Series C funding, co-led by Motorola. The two companies will collaborate on the development of future products, which both will sell. Intelleflex's total funding now tops $42 million.
- Raflatac Releases RFID Tags With Built-In EAS
Optimized for retail applications, the EPC Gen 2 tags are designed to be read equally well from all directions—even on densely stacked garments—and have an electronic article surveillance function that can be switched on and off.
- Industry Leaders to Keynote at RFID Journal LIVE! 2008
RFID Journal's sixth annual conference and exhibition will feature addresses by Procter & Gamble COO Bob McDonald, Sam's Club executive VP Greg Johnston, and Motorola Enterprise Mobility CTO Ray Martino.
- Registration Open For RFID Journal LIVE! 2008
RFID Journal has announced that attendees can register online or by phone for its sixth annual conference and exhibition, being held April 16-18 at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas.
- Rolls-Royce Tests RFID's Potential to Drive Its Supply Chain
The U.K. engines manufacturer is exploring ways RFID might be used to improve its internal processes.
- Europe's RFID Focus Moves to Implementation
At RFID Journal LIVE! Europe 2007, attendees and participants indicated the technology's adoption in Europe is on rise.
- $6M Funding for Aerospace RFID Tag Maker
Last week the relatively unknown Tego announced $6 million in Series A funding. The company, which was founded in April of 2005, develops high-memory passive RFID tags and systems. It will use the funding to commercialize its technology, planning to bring a solution to market over the next year.