- VA Re-awards $543 Million RTLS Contract to HP
HP Enterprise Services has regained its contract with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to provide real-time location system technology to VA medical centers nationwide, following a reevaluation ordered by the U.S. Government Accountability Office.
- Motorola Updates Its 9000 Series Handheld Reader
Compared with its predecessor, the new MC9190-Z industrial handheld features a faster processor and more memory, as well as a larger screen and additional keyboard options.
- Registration Now Open for RFID Journal LIVE! 2013
RFID Journal's 11th annual conference will feature more than 50 case studies presented by leading end users, as well as solutions from more than 200 technology companies.
- VA to Reassess Contract, Proposals for Nationwide RTLS Deployments
In a decision regarding a protest filed by IBM, the U.S. Governmental Accountability Office requested that the Department of Veterans Affairs reconsider vendor proposals, based on specific changes to its assessment procedures.
- Savi Technology Acquired by Private Investors
The new owners plan to let the company operate under its existing management team, which will continue to market its 433 MHz active tags and readers, as well as develop new solutions for commercial, governmental and military applications.
- Cubic Global Tracking Gets Approval for RF Sensors on Planes
The FAA says the company's low-power mesh-networking devices will not interfere with an airplane's navigational equipment.
- Canada's Foreign Affairs Department Uses RFID to Track Assets Worldwide
The agency is piloting a solution that employs passive UHF tags and readers to better monitor the furniture and appliances located within the residences of its officials and employees stationed abroad.
- Veterans Affairs Implementing RTLS Across Seven Midwest Hospitals
The facilities, located in Indiana, Illinois and Michigan, are installing six different types of real-time location systems, as well as passive RFID tags and other auto-ID technologies, with all data managed by Intelligent InSites software on a single platform.
- U.S. Navy Tests Show Visible Assets' Readers, Tags Can Operate at Zero Safe Separation Distance to Ordnance
The results, the company reports, confirm that its RuBee tags can be installed directly on or built into explosive devices, and be combined with a variety of sensors, to help diagnose and manage the maintenance, use and decommissioning of munitions.
- Naval Surface Warfare Center Demos RFID Tool-Tracking Solution for Combat Ships
The system uses EPC Gen 2 UHF tags and readers to identify items loaded onboard, in cabinets stored within steel containers, enabling the U.S. Navy to reduce inventory-tracking time from 32 hours to two minutes.
- Finalists Unveiled for Sixth Annual RFID Journal Awards
The winners will be revealed next month at RFID Journal LIVE! 2012, for Best Implementation, Most Innovative Use, Best Use to Enhance a Product or Service, Best in Show, Special Achievement and the Green Award, as well as a new award for Best RFID Thesis.
- Brazilian Air Force Boosts Efficiency of Its Air Logistics Center
The organization is using EPC RFID tags to reduce the time required to load cargo, from an average of 3.5 days down to 3 hours, and has also increased productivity by 600 percent.
- Researchers Seek to Reduce Wastage for First-Strike Rations
A Florida group is studying ways to track the temperatures of food rations traversing the U.S. military's supply chain, and is developing software that would calculate how temperature could alter shelf-life.
- Sensors Track Consumer Goods Bound for Troops in Afghanistan
To combat theft or security breaches, American President Lines is using Cubic's Container Tracking and Monitoring Solution to monitor overseas shipments to U.S. post exchanges.
- Zebra, OAT Partner on Solutions Combining Passive and Active Tags
The companies will incorporate OATSystems' passive RFID middleware into Zebra Technologies' existing RTLS products, enabling customers to track goods and assets using active and passive RFID on a single platform.