- Inside Auto-ID Labs
In the excitment surrounding the build-up and ratification of GEN 2, an important lasting vestige of the Auto-ID Center has slipped below the radar: Auto-ID Labs.
- Savi, HPH Form Joint Venture
Cargo-tracking provider Savi Technology and seaport operator Hutchison Port Holdings have created a new company that will deploy Savi's RFID technology around the world.
- Marin County DA Saves With RFID
The district attorney for Marin County, Calif., says his department will trim 2,500 man-hours a year thanks to a 3M RFID system that lets it locate legal files.
- Consumer Product: HomeSeer RFID Starter Kit
You have read that RFID will one day blanket the consumer home, making lost remote controls a thing of the past? Well apparently that day is already here.
- Avery Designs Passive UHF Tag for Metal
Label maker Avery Dennison says it has developed a passive 915 MHz RFID tag design that works in metal-heavy environments, such as automotive plants.
- RFID Could Save Airlines $650M in Lost Bag Improvements
RFID tagging could reduce the error rate of mishandled luggage by more than two-thirds, yielding industry-wide savings of a staggering $650 million-plus.
- Raytheon RFID Pilot Spells Big Costs Savings
Raytheon, the enormous defense contractor based in Waltham, Massachusetts, has calculated that it can save almost $250,000 each year by deploying an RFID equipment tracking system.
- Maxell Introduces RFID Test Tube Tracking System
At the Automation 2005 show held in San Jose, California, electronics company Maxell showcased an RFID system to track test tubes in a laboratory.
- New Vegas Casino to Be Wired with RFID
By equipping casinos with RFID readers and RFID-tagged chips, the gambling industry will be able to vastly improve its scam detection and marketing capabilities.
- Berkeley Spends $650,000 on Book Tracking
Berkeley Public Library is implementing an RFID tracking system that will see all half-million of its books tagged before going live in June.
- RFID Used to Tag Cadavers at Scandal-Plagued University of California
The University of California is considering using RFID to tag donated cadavers to cut down on the theft and resale of body parts on the black market.
- SafeTzone Orders 150 RFID Readers from SAMSys
SafeTzone Technologies, producer of the RFID locator systems installed at theme parks and ski resorts, has ordered 150 RFID reader units from SAMSys.
- Wine Bottles Get Corked With RFID
Italian vintner Arnaldo Caprai is capping its bottles with SmartCorq, an artificial cork containing an RFID inlay.
- Intermec Publishes IP Clarification Document
Intermec Technologies has published a statement entitled seeking to clear any confusion about the company's intellectual property with respect to the GEN 2 standard.
- RFID Used in Advanced Cattle Tracking System
The state of Kansas has received funds from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to implement a cattle-tracking system combining RFID, GPS, and cellular technology.