- Elektrobit Unveils UHF RFID Suite
The EB Identification Network consists of RFID interrogators, controllers and software to help companies more easily implement, tune and manage networks of RFID readers, thereby reducing interference and congestion.
- RFID News Roundup
Confidex intros new RFID tags for automotive industry; Reva Systems announces upgrades; IPICO inks Chinese electronic toll contract; BJ's, Barclays team up on RFID-enabled credit card; University of Maryland offers free RFID assessments.
- Aggressive Sales Growth Predicted for Passive Tags in North America
Frost & Sullivan expects a compound annual growth rate of 21.5 percent during the next six years, spurred in part by increased adoption in Canada.
- Telepathx Develops Accident-Detecting System Linked to Auto Airbags
The company's Enterprise Call Box is designed to automatically notify transportation departments and emergency responders.
- RFID Monitors Monitoring Devices
German industrial services and products company F'IS has added RFID technology to its mobile devices used for monitoring machinery.
- Atlanta Mercedes Dealership to Adopt RFID at New Location
The real-time location system is designed to reduce labor, help sales and service departments quickly locate specific vehicles and track how many times a particular vehicle has been test-driven.
- Turck Introduces Modular RFID System for Controlling Machines
Behr, a German supplier of heating and cooling systems to major car manufacturers, is using HF tags and readers to help it manufacture evaporators in automobile air conditioners.
- German Automakers and Suppliers Track Industry-Wide Supply Chain With RFID
A multiyear project involving several automakers and their suppliers, academia and the German government, is testing RFID to improve supply chain visibility and efficiencies.
- Manufacturer Tags Vehicle Seats to Help Meet Safety Regs
Grammer, which makes seating for a variety of vehicles, is using passive RFID to document when seats are produced so they can be more easily located during recalls.
- Bermuda's RFID Vehicle Registration System Could Save $2 Million/Year
The island nation will employ roadside RFID interrogators to automatically check that its 25,000 cars and trucks bear valid registration stickers containing passive UHF tags.
- GE Sensing, Dust Networks to Develop Wireless Sensors
The first GE Sensing product is the RF ValProbe, designed to help pharmaceutical and life sciences companies monitor and validate environments—such as freezers and sterilization processes—for regulatory and quality compliance purposes.
- SAP's RFID Focus for 2007: Object Event Repository Software
The company plans to bring the database software to market this month and help its partners develop related applications.
- Telekom Austria Launches Managed RFID Services
Currently focused on the fashion industry, the offering includes tags, interrogators, software, installation and integration.
- RFID Kanban System Pays Off for Bosch
The German car parts manufacturer says the RFID application could save it at least a million euros annually.
- Eight RFID Labs Form Global RF Lab Alliance
The goal of the group, which includes the University of Arkansas' RFID Research Center, is to spur large-scale research initiatives.