- 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.
- TNT Uses RFID To Track Temperatures of Sensitive Goods
The new service assures that health-care, pharmaceutical and chemical companies' products remain at appropriate temperatures during transit.
- Pharma Label Maker to Test Tags That Record Temps
The credit-card-sized 13.56 MHz tags can measure and log up to 500 temperature readings, allowing drugmakers and other manufacturers to know the temperature at which their products were stored throughout the supply chain.
- Hyan and Parelec Teaming on Tags for Products, Mass Transit
The tag maker and conductive-ink manufacturer say their combined products are being used for product authentication and in single and multiuse mass-transit cards.
- Alien Cancels IPO Plans
Alien Technology has requested that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission withdraw its registration statement for an initial public offering.
- Alien Technology's IPO Woes
Alien's decision last week to delay its initial public offering has left industry watchers debating on whether the RFID company is a bellwether for the RFID industry as a whole.
- Texas Instruments Rolling Out Its Gen 2 Chips
TI says its Gen 2 chips will be available in August, in the form of wafers and as rolls of chips attached to straps. The company will stop making Gen 2 inlays.
- Unilever Launches Trial Using EPCIS Protocol
The trial uses software that complies with EPCglobal’s proposed Electronic Product Code Information Services draft standard, following a successful test involving an EPCIS-based data repository from IBM and data analysis application from T3Ci.
- Intermec, Symbol Resolve Outstanding IP Disputes
The companies have worked out a cross-licensing agreement and a covenant not to sue one another over intellectual property rights for four years.
- Gen 2 EPC Protocol Approved as ISO 18000-6C
The International Standards Organization has made EPCglobal's UHF Gen 2 air-interface protocol a part of its ISO/IEC 18000-6 standard.