- US Gov Hints at Major Passenger Tracking System
The US Transportation Security Administration has issued a public request for information to learn about methods and technologies that could be used to build a comprehensive airline passenger- and luggage-tracking system based on RFID, biometrics, smart cards, and other technologies.
- HAMMER Combines RFID, GPS, Mapping, Sensor Technologies
A research project supported by government funding has generated a device with potential use in a range of applications, such as mapping archeological sites.
- Australian Defense Force Begins RFID-Tagging Shipments
The military has deployed the same active RFID technology used by the United States and other allies, to enable interoperability and improved visibility of supplies to troops.
- UK's Manchester Airport to Track Travelers with RFID
Manchester Airport has just wrapped a six-month traveler tracking trial. The airport used RFID tags to track 50,000 volunteers as they moved throughout the facility with the goal of measuring and improving the efficiency of airport operations.
- US Considers EU Decision on RFID a "Big Victory"
The U.S. Commerce Department undersecretary for technology Robert Cresanti was interviewed by Government Computer News about his reaction to the recent decision by the EU against regulating RFID technology in the near term. This article offers a recap.
- DoD RFID Summit Shows Steady Commitment to RFID
The 4th U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) RFID Summit took place in Washington, D.C., on April 3rd and 4th. RFID Update attended the two-day event to provide a few high-level observations about the show and to gather feedback on the current state of DoD RFID.
- Aerospace Contractor Using RFID to Enable Just-in-Time Manufacturing
Killdeer Mountain Manufacturing is transforming its processes using a lean manufacturing and Six Sigma model, and wants to use RFID to power those changes.
- DOD Reaffirms Its RFID Goals
The message at this week's DOD RFID Summit in Washington is that the U.S. Department of Defense is steadfast regarding its plans for deploying the technology.
- Barbados Uses RFID to Secure Cricket World Cup Final
Active RFID technology from AXCESS International will be used to track vehicles and people moving through the main port.
- Washington Examines RFID for Licenses
A special license could smooth traffic between the United States and Canada, but the use of RFID is not guaranteed.
- EC Floats Plan to Facilitate RFID Usage
Steering clear of legislative proposals, the European Commission seeks guidance from industry groups and consumers.
- EU Opts for Hands-Off Approach to RFID Regulation
The European Commission yesterday used CeBIT as a platform to publicly deliver its decision regarding the near-term regulation of RFID technology. In what will surely come as a very welcome development to the industry, the executive body of the EU declared that it would seek to minimize regulating the technology.
- Smart Card and Retail Supply Chain Applications Expected to Drive RFID Growth
IDTechEx predicts the sale of tags for pallets and cases will more than double in 2007, but that tag usage for high-value and store-brand items will grow much faster.
- 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.
- Retailers Test RFID Smart Tables
Two stores are using the tables, which have built-in UHF EPC RFID interrogators, to display marked-down products and track their movements.