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  • Army Training Centers Enlist RFID to Help Track Uniforms

    Nearly all items are being tagged for four U.S. Army Recruit Training Centers, including the one at Fort Leonard Wood, where the RFID system is already in action.

  • RFID Journal LIVE! 2015 Keynote Speakers to Explore RFID Usage and Analytics by the NFL Network, Interstate Batteries, Airbus and Others

    RFID Journal's 13th annual event, being held on Apr. 15-17, in San Diego, will feature an unprecedented lineup of keynotes and general sessions.

  • RFID News Roundup

    HID Global expands IronTag line, unveils wafer-thin high-temp UHF label ••• CISC intros tests for GS1 US Tagged Item Performance Protocol Guideline ••• Smartrac launches new RFID inlays for retail based on Impinj Monza R6 ••• Lockheed Martin announces RuBee weapons tracker was successfully tested ••• Google strikes deal with carriers, acquires Softcard's NFC-enabled payments technology ••• SandlerResearch.org reports smart waste-collection technologies gaining ground.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Farsens unveils battery-free RFID voltage-level monitoring tag ••• WiSpry incorporates MEMS-tuned RFID antenna technology in SkyeTek readers ••• ZeitControl intros industrial RFID reader for controlling machinery ••• CipherLab launches longer-range UHF RFID handheld reader ••• Defense Dept. seeks info regarding use of RFID to track soldiers' remains ••• Endeavour announces Bluetooth-enabled beacon-management platform.

  • RFID News Roundup

    NXP announces commercial release of NTAG I2C chip • • • U.S. Naval Research Lab designs RFID solution for NYC Fire Dept. • • • Sports stadium uses Radius Networks' beacons to give away meat pies • • • Tyco Retail Solutions updates TrueVUE software • • • Trimble, Digi-Key partner on distribution agreement.

  • Vale, Veiling Holambra, Brazil's Army and Petrobras to Speak at LIVE! Brasil

    RFID Journal's third Brazilian event will highlight how organizations across that nation are benefiting from RFID technologies.

  • RFID News Roundup

    MAINtag announces deployment of over 1 million flyable tags, new deliveries of FLYtag skin; Kit Check releases new RFID scanning station; new DOD rules for electronics parts contractors could spur RFID use; Lab ID introduces two new RFID inlays; IDTronic unveils new UHF RFID reader module; NXP releases Android development kit for Mifare, Icode and NTAG products; Smartrac and Confidex partner on U.S. distribution agreement; Tecsys Buys Logi-D.

  • Fujitsu Buys GlobeRanger, Bringing the Electronics Company into the U.S. RFID Market

    GlobeRanger can now sell its Edgeware platform, along with Fujitsu's tags, integration and software solutions, to the Department of Defense and its suppliers, as well as to markets globally, with the support of its new parent company.

  • Lockheed Martin Offers RuBee Solution for Monitoring Munitions

    The tags and readers, provided by Visible Assets Inc., can be used to identify and track a variety of sensitive items, including fused ordnances, firearms, night-vision goggles and flak jackets.

  • Bechtel Added to Keynote Lineup at RFID Journal LIVE! 2014

    Edward Koch, Bechtel's automation specialist, will explain how RFID helps the global engineering company reduce costs and improve efficiencies at the construction sites of three mega-sized industrial projects.

  • DOD Considers RFID-based Solutions for Tracking Food's Shelf Life

    A recent report written by a team of researchers describes how RFID technology, in conjunction with algorithms they developed, can be used to track the temperature conditions of rations, and calculate the spoilage rate and therefore shipment schedule.

  • Urban Warfighters Train With RTLS

    Lockheed Martin's Urban Operations Training System now includes technology from Q-Track to help pinpoint trainees' locations as they simulate urban warfare, thereby enhancing data used to evaluate their performance.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Xerafy upgrades on-metal inlays and labels with more flexible material; Round Rock signs licensing agreements with Impinj, Tyco, Technology Solutions UK Ltd.; U.S. Department of Defense phases out legacy active tags; more than 150 grocery stores to deploy inMarket Bluetooth beacons; midsize retailers most likely to see value in item-level tagging, RSR study shows; tags comprise half of global RFID market, TechNavio says; cold temperatures can cause RFID cattle tags to break, PAMI researchers warn.

  • Swedish Armed Forces Completes Tests of RFID to Track Uniforms, Shipments

    The military's logistics and materiel divisions have finished testing both active and passive tags, with deployment dates yet to be determined.

  • Gravotech, Oridao Unveil System that Prevents Tag Counterfeiting, Cloning

    The solution is designed to make it easy for companies to securely track critical information about components, tools and other items that need to be traced throughout their lifecycles.

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