- Companies Believe in RFID Benefits, Not Hype
At RFID Journal LIVE! this week, attendees received an update on Wal-Mart’s RFID deployment and tried to match their needs with the state of the technology.
- GCS Focuses on RFID
Globe Composite Soluions, a manufacturer of high-strength composite materials, is focusing on making RF-transparent conveyors, containers and other objects used in conjunction with RFID.
- Boeing Selects Chipmaker for Parts Tags
Intelleflex will supply a chip for the passive tags Boeing wants placed on parts for its Dreamliner jets, but the chips will have one-eighth the memory Boeing originally requested.
- The Industry Reacts to RFID Virus Research
Last week's proclamation by a group of computer scientists that RFID tags represent a vehicle for the transmission of computer viruses and worms precipitated a frenzy of headlines from both within and without the RFID industry. This article summarizes the key takeaways of the whole episode.
- Study: RFID Vulnerable to Viruses and Worms
Researchers affiliated at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam have released a paper entitled asserting that RFID systems are vulnerable to viruses and worms.
- RFID World Sees Technology Taking Root
At this year's RFID World 2006, held last week in Dallas, Texas, there was ample evidence that RFID is taking root, including improved technology, expanded applications, sophisticated end-users, and higher show attendance. This article takes a closer look.
- RFID Facilitates Remote Baggage Check-In
Starting this April, McCarran Airport will use RFID to track bags checked in at hotels on the strip.
- RFID News Roundup
ABI report says UHF chipsets may lower reader prices; costs stymieing RFID in European supply chains; Avery Dennison RFID names 17 qualified converters; AeroScout, Alanco team up on Wi-Fi tracking; HID, INSIDE partnering on access control apps; New Zealand passports carrying Philips chips; South Korea approves use of Savi 433.92 MHz systems; AIM Global unveils RFID Emblem.
- MIT to Host RFID Academic Convocation
The Auto-ID Lab at MIT will host a two-day event aimed at bringing together the leading RFID researchers with a select group of end users.
- An RFID Cure for the Checked Bag Blues?
Secure Tag, a Toronto-based startup, has developed an RFID device it says could be used to both identify and secure airline passenger baggage.
- LogicaCMG and PowerID Team Up
The companies will develop solutions leveraging the benefits of battery-assisted tags, focused initially on the aerospace, automotive and logistics markets.
- IATA Approves UHF for Bag Tags
The group voted unanimously to endorse the use of RFID tags and interrogators compliant with ISO's 18000-6C candidate standard for baggage-tracking systems.
- BearingPoint: Mixed Benefits from Baggage Tagging
BearingPoint has developed an economic model to help determine the business case (or lack thereof) for RFID baggage tracking systems. While the company believes that such systems will become prevalent, the model suggests that in the near-term airlines and airports may want to hold off. This article has more details.
- AMR: Boeing's RFID Push is a Catalyst
AMR Research has released an analysis of Boeing's recent announcement that it would RFID tag certain parts of its 787 Dreamliner aircraft. This article recaps the key points.
- FAA Approves Passive RFID for Grounded Aircraft
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved the use of passive RFID technology on and around grounded aircraft.