- Manufacturers Propose Tools to Fight Counterfeiting
A group of manufacturers, trade groups and others are calling for tougher laws, increased government support and technology solutions—such as RFID—to fight counterfeit and pirated goods.
- Sempra Finds RFID Energizing Its Revenue
The company's utilities group expects to save money by improving its ability to monitor the installation of gas meters.
- Dow and Chemtrec's RFID-Based Rail Safety Project
The initiative will use GPS, radio frequency identification, sensors and satellite communications to electronically monitor the locations and conditions of railcars carrying containers filled with hazardous materials.
- Medical Company Turns to RFID for Authentication
Iris Diagnostics plans to use RFID to authenticate the reagent used in its urinalysis machines so it can prevent the use of counterfeit reagents.
- Manufacturer Tests RFID to Track Industrial-Size Containers of Liquid
At two chemical plants, Container Technology has installed interrogators to record when containers, fitted with EPC Gen 2 passive tags, enter and exit the facilities.
- EC Floats Plan to Facilitate RFID Usage
Steering clear of legislative proposals, the European Commission seeks guidance from industry groups and consumers.
- Middleware Makes RFID a SOX Compliance Tool
A financial consulting firm is marketing RFID middleware designed to send tag data into Sarbanes-Oxley software, eliminating data errors and lowering compliance costs.
- Ultra-Wideband RFID Tracks Nuclear Power Plant Workers
Radiation measurements, combined with real-time location information, enable managers to track workers and assess safety based on radiation exposure.
- Dow Corning Adds RFID to Production
By attaching tags to containers used in the production of lubricants, adhesives and other products, the company hopes to gain more visibility for its work-in-process.
- Video Puts Faces to Names, Heightens RFID Visibility
ComCam and AAID Security Solutions' platform combines active RFID technology, surveillance cameras and facial or license plate recognition software.
- NASA, Intermec Partner to Send RFID Into Space
Plans call for testing two or three different passive UHF tags in an experiment conducted this year on the International Space Station—the first time RFID tags have been exposed to the conditions in space.
- Oil Refineries to Test Sensor Tags
The facilities will outfit oil tanks and cooling fans with sensor-enabled active RFID tags that can create a wireless mesh network to communicate data and initiate appropriate actions.
- RFID Keeps City Sewers Running Smoothly
In Warendorf, Germany, workers use RFID to track the maintenance of the city's 127-mile network of sewage canals and pipes.
- RFID Helps Occidental Petroleum Prepare for Emergencies
The technology enables the company to record those entering or leaving the facility, providing critical information in the event of a natural or manmade disaster.
- RFID Journal Announces Keynote Speakers for RFID Journal LIVE! 2007
RFID Journal's fifth annual conference and exhibition, to be held Apr. 30 to May 2, 2007, will feature addresses by Wal-Mart CIO Rollin Ford and Sara Lee CIO George Chappelle.