- RFID Solution Announced for California e-Pedigree Reqs
HP, Nosco, SupplyScape, and Systech jointly announced a collaborative solution for meeting pharmaceutical product serialization and electronic pedigree requirements that go into effect in California in 2009. The solution supports RFID and 2D bar code technologies, as well as EPCglobal RFID and electronic pedigree standards.
- Active RFID Seals Not a Sure Thing, Despite Standard
Research firm ABI Research issued a brief this week with an update to its ongoing coverage of the market from RFID shipping container security. The firm believes that despite the recent ratification of a standard for active RFID-based container security, the market for such technology is not guaranteed to take off.
- European EPC Competence Center to Provide Training at RFID Journal LIVE! Europe 2007
The EECC, founded by GS1 Germany, Deutsche Post World Net, Karstadt Warenhaus and Metro Group, will share experiences gained by these companies over the past four years with attendees looking to leverage EPC/RFID technologies.
- Dayton, Ohio Investing $1.4M to Support RFID Firms
The city of Dayton, Ohio, is investing $1.4 million in the new Dayton RFID Incubator Corp. (DRIC), an economic development project for RFID-related businesses. Dayton was central to many important early developments in bar coding and is home to many leading bar code and RFID organizations.
- U.S. Army Gun-Monitoring RFID Prototype Gets Upgrade
Developers from Augusta Systems and the Army's Benét Labs have crafted a new design to ensure the Abrams tank guns get serviced in a timely fashion.
- Indonesia's Special Forces Unit Adopts RFID
An RFID-enabled identity card enables soldiers to purchase items, and might soon be expanded to enable access to their medical history.
- Small DOD Supplier Deploys RFID, Foresees Internal Benefits
Nav-Aids, a 15-employee Canadian maker of test accessory kits for aircraft, has implemented a system enabling it to fulfill U.S. RFID mandates in-house.
- USAF Cargo Movement Operation System Upgrades to RFID
The Air Force is swapping out its current label printers for RFID-enabled models, and expects the use of EPC Gen 2 tags will streamline the shipment of supplies.
- Gentag to Commercialize Super RFID Technology
Until now, the long-range real-time location system has been utilized solely by the military, but Gentag hopes to develop the tag for use in the private sector, to pinpoint people and objects up to 12 miles away.
- Blu Pharmaceuticals Deploys SupplyScape E-Pedigree
Electronic pedigree solution provider SupplyScape today announced that generic pharmaceuticals distributor Blu Pharmaceuticals has deployed the company's software. RFID Update spoke with SupplyScape's director of product marketing Brian Daleiden about the deployment and the state of electronic pedigrees generally.
- IDTechEx: China is Largest RFID Market in 2007
Thanks to its multi-billion dollar national ID contactless card program, China now has the largest RFID market in the world. This according to research firm IDTechEx, which has just released a new report on the market. This article includes additional findings from the research.
- 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.
- One Year Later, U.S. E-Passport's Architect Says System Is a Success
Frank Moss, the U.S. State Department's former deputy assistant secretary for passport services, says the electronic passport is not a panacea, but does provide a number of real and potential benefits.
- Savi Announces E-Seal Licensees; Axcess Reveals Development Plans
Six companies have licensed the IP behind the ISO 18185 air-interface standard. Axcess will use its Enterprise Dot platform to develop an e-seal tag.
- Alien Earns Protection Under SAFETY Act
Alien Technology this week announced that their solutions related to baggage and cargo tracking have been granted protection under the SAFETY Act in the event of an act of terrorism. RFID Update spoke with Alien's Ronny Haraldsvik about the SAFETY Act and what it offers both Alien and other RFID vendors.