- RFID Sees Gains in Health Care
A growing number of hospitals are leveraging their existing Wi-Fi networks to track valuable assets and locate personnel with active RFID tags.
- RTLS Protects Mine and Tunnel Workers
Ekahau, the real-time location system (RTLS) provider, this week announced that its solution has been deployed by a tunnel work site in León, Spain. RFID Update spoke with Tuomo Rutanen, Ekahau's vice president of business development, about the deployment.
- Report: Active RFID Market $6.78B in 2016
Research firm IDTechEx has released a report on the active RFID market and its growth prospects over the next decade. The market will grow from $550 million in 2006 to $6.78 billion in 2016, according to . This article lists the other key findings.
- Swiss Jeweler RFID-Tagging Inventory
Swiss watch and jewelry maker de Grisogono is using TAGSYS 13.56 MHz tags and interrogators in an RFID tracking and inventory system aimed at increasing accuracy and reducing theft.
- BT Debuts Managed RFID Service
British Telecom's RFID unit launched its first off-the-shelf product, offering customers an active tag system to help track and manage reusable business assets.
- Updates in Pharma, Retail, and Library Systems
This week has seen a handful of stories about RFID's steady and global march into the pharmaceutical, retail, and library management sectors. This article from recaps the developments.
- Symbol Previews Forklift RFID Interrogator
Symbol Technologies showed off a prototype of a new Gen 2 reader that can be mounted on a forklift truck.
- Euro Logistics Providers Rank High for RFID
A study by market research firm IDC shows that logistics companies are leading the way in piloting and deploying RFID in Western Europe.
- Proview Deploys RFID System
The monitor and TV manufacturer has launched an RFID system at its manufacturing facility in Shenzhen, China, to tag shipments to retailers and issue advance shipping notices.
- Kroger Turning to RFID to Stay Fresh
The grocer has enlisted the help of RFID middleware provider OATSystems to help it deploy an RFID tracking system for its case-ready meat products.
- Gartner: RFID Market $3 Billion in 2010
Research firm Gartner today announced the release of its inaugural RFID market size, share, and forecast report. The key prediction is that the RFID market will grow from $504 million this year to $3 billion in 2010. RFID Update spoke with Jeff Woods, research vice president at Gartner, about the findings.
- RFID Helps Take Out the Trash
Wastech Services uses RFID to improve its trucks' productivity at hauling Vancouver's garbage.
- Funktel Tags Its Phones
The telecommunications equipment provider embeds RFID tags in its mobile handsets to improve product quality, enhance customer support and enable applications such as access control.
- Aegate to Track Drugs in U.S., Belgium
Currently utilized by some U.K. pharmacies, the RFID-based system is being tailored for use in other countries.
- Aussies Track Mail Service Via RFID
Using an RFID system set to launch in January, the nation's postal service will automatically monitor tagged test envelopes as they pass through key sorting points.