- Industry Leaders to Explain Benefits of RFID-Provided Visibility
At RFID Journal LIVE! 2010, senior executives from Airbus, Conair, the Southeast Alabama Medical Center, the U.S. Department of Defense and other early RFID adopters will highlight the technology's ability to deliver total business visibility.
- DOD Tests, Buys New ISO 18000-7 Tags From Four Companies
After testing the new active 433 MHz tags for electromagnetic interference, the U.S. military has placed orders for the devices, which could cost half as much as their predecessors.
- Conair Uses Its Own RFID Solutions to Expedite Shipments
The U.S. supplier of personal-grooming and kitchen appliances plans to have all of its factories apply EPC Gen 2 tags to individual products by the end of 2010, and is launching a new RFID-based cargo seal.
- Omni-ID Launches New High-Performance UHF Gen 2 Tags
According to the company, the new tags offer increased durability and read range—up to 35 meters.
- Automakers, National Lab Prepare Specs for Wireless Sensors
The United States Council for Automotive Research and the Savannah River National Laboratory aim to develop a new Wi-Fi-based sensing system for car factories and radioactive-material storage.
- RFID Mail Tracking Expands to 21 Countries
This month 21 countries will begin using RFID to track delivery times for international mail. The Universal Postal Union expects the system will be adopted by more than 100 of its member nations.
- RFID Journal Introduces Virtual Events
The online seminars will provide a more robust program than traditional webinars, with end-user speakers and technology providers participating in each event.
- Identec Solutions Intros ISO 18000-7 Tags, Readers
The line of 433 MHz RFID hardware, initially developed for the U.S. Department of Defense, is now being marketed to logistics providers, international shippers, construction companies and product manufacturers.
- DOD Completes Large-Scale Tests of Mesh-Networking Tags
The technology is being considered as a means for tracking high-value or mission-critical items, even in remote locations.
- Public Sector Spending Driving RFID Markets
Government and military spending are the driving forces in current worldwide RFID markets, according to IDTechEx. The market research and consulting firm predicts global RFID sales will grow five percent this year to $5.56 billion.
- Savi Celebrates, Innovates with New RFID Products
Savi celebrated 20 years as an RFID solutions provider by introducing three new products that enhance the company's ability to provide global tracking and visibility. This article introduces the new products and Savi's perspective on how markets are changing.
- Finnish Military Tests RFID for Triage Application
Researchers in Finland successfully tested an RFID system based on near field communication (NFC) for tracking mass casualties.
- Dayton to Foster New RFID Solutions
A local group will open an incubator for RFID technology research at the city's Tech Town campus in July.
- RFID Plays Crucial Military Role in Middle East
Major General James L. Hodge says the technology helps move cargo into and out of Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan, despite bad weather, theft and pilferage, attacks and other problems.
- Queralt Developing Behavior-Monitoring RFID Software
The Connecticut startup has received a $100,000 grant from the DHS to work on an intelligent system that can detect behavioral patterns based on data gathered from RFID tags and sensors.