- 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.
- RFID Gets Boots on the Ground for Air Force
Wellco is using a solution from Odyssey to create passive UHF RFID labels for every pair of boots, case and pallet, and confirms shipping orders are correct by reading those tags before loading goods onto trucks.
- RFID Gives Richardson, Tex., Officers More Time for Police Work
The department has been using GlobeRanger's GR-AWARE software to track weapons and electronic equipment fitted with Xerafy RFID tags.
- 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.