- EPCglobal Releases RFID Value Models for 3 Verticals
Standards organization EPCglobal US has announced three new "value models" to help companies understand the financial impact of deploying EPC-based RFID solutions within their organizations. Each model addresses a particular vertical market: chemical, aerospace, and retail pharmacy.
- RFID to the Rescue: Boeing Uses RFID to Reduce Costs
This guest article from AMR Research's Kevin Reale looks at how Boeing's supply chain has expanded in scope and geography for the manufacture of the upcoming 787 Dreamliner and how RFID is being deployed to manage the resulting complexities.
- RFID-Enabled Phones Assign Work to Airport Crew
Ground personnel at Finland's Helsinki-Vantaa Airport are using RFID-enabled mobile phones to report their locations and receive job assignments.
- RFID Worker Management Lands at Helsinki Airport
IBM, Nokia, and Finnair have teamed up to deploy an innovative RFID-based worker efficiency system at the Helsinki-Vantaa International Airport. Announced yesterday, the solution dramatically streamlines the administration and allocation of ground worker tasks.
- Aircraft Parts Maker Adds Tags to Molds
Nordam Group is using RFID to track high-cost molds used to create certain aircraft.
- Boeing and FedEx Fly with Active RFID
Aircraft manufacturing giant Boeing has announced that it is working with delivery and logistics leader FedEx to test the effects of regularly beaconing active RFID tags in a functioning aircraft. For a 120-day period ending September 15th, the companies will jointly monitor and evaluate an active tag deployment on one FedEx MD-10 Freighter.
- Alien Seeks to Disprove Intermec Patent Infringement
Alien says it is seeking a declaratory judgment to prove its RFID products do not violate Intermec’s intellectual property.
- Tank-Maker Uses RFID to Track Tools
General Dynamics Land Systems, a manufacturer of amphibious combat vehicles, is using passive RFID tags to help ensure it has enough tools to get the job done.
- Boeing, FedEx Test Active UHF Tags
The two companies have begun a proof-of-concept test to seek the FAA's approval to place battery-powered UHF RFID tags on aircraft parts.
- 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.