- DOD Awards Passive RFID Contract to Six Vendors
The contracts have the potential to provide the military with $75.5 million worth of products and services during the next six years.
- US Army Signs $75M Contract for Passive RFID
ODIN technologies this week announced its selection as a prime contractor for a new $75.5 million contract for passive RFID solutions from the US Army's Product Manager Joint-Automatic Identification Technology (PM J-AIT) Office. The selection is a nice win for ODIN and also a positive signal of ramping adoption by the US military.
- DOD Needs to Enforce Its Own RFID Mandate, Says Inspector General
Many suppliers and contracting officers are failing to comply with the U.S. Defense Department's directive for applying passive RFID tags to certain shipments, according to a recent investigation by the DOD's inspector general.
- Ándale! Spain's Postal Service Deploys RFID
Correos, the Spanish national postal service, has outfitted 37 distribution centers with an RFID system that tracks mail samples to analyze the flow of mail through the system. Reva Systems, whose equipment was used in the project, says the postal industry is a growing RFID market.
- Authentication Solution Embeds Invisible EPC Gen 2 Tags Into Watch Crystals
The Winwatch system offers retailers a way to validate watches at the point of sale, and can also be used for supply chain management, after-sales services and repair, and other applications.
- RFID Driver's Licenses Gain Traction in the US
RFID-enabled driver's licenses saw a major adoption milestone Tuesday as the state of New York began issuing the so-called enhanced driver's licenses, or EDLs. The wireless identification documents are designed to be used in lieu of a passport at land and sea crossings with Canada, Mexico, Bermuda, and Caribbean islands.
- Navy, Marines Track Assets on Oahu
Military warehouses at Pearl Harbor and Kaneohe Bay are using EPC Gen 2 RFID to track inbound and outbound supplies and equipment.
- Evigia Launches 433 MHz Active RFID Product Line
The company's new EV3 product line includes seven transponders and three interrogators—all compliant with the ISO 18000-7 standard.
- DOD Issues RFP for Active RFID
The new request for proposal will enable the military to purchase active RFID technology from more than just a single vendor.
- Researchers Work on Using RFID to Calculate an Item's Carbon Footprint
The Bits to Energy Lab has developed a prototype system utilizing data collected via RFID to calculate an individual item's carbon footprint and display it on an RFID-enabled mobile phone.
- EPCglobal NA Announces New Implementation Track at EPC Connection 2008
Because many companies are focusing on meeting customer mandates and achieving internal benefits, EPCglobal North America is adding the new track to its fifth annual event, being held Oct. 14-16 in Chicago, to help companies get up to speed quickly and cost-effectively.
- Defense Contractor Relies on RFID for On-time Delivery of Armored Vehicles
Navistar Defense is using an RFID-enabled real-time locating system to track the assembly process of the armored vehicles it produces, which are designed to protect troops from bombs.
- U.S. Defense Department to Host Conference Track at EPC Connection 2008
New sessions at EPCglobal NA's fifth annual event, being held Oct. 14-16 in Chicago, will highlight the DOD's successful EPC projects and help educate its suppliers about the benefits of using EPC RFID technologies.
- ThingMagic Raises $9.5 Million
CEO Tom Grant says the latest round of funding will help the company continue to develop custom RFID solutions and UHF passive-tag readers for specific applications.
- RFID Helps Endwave Track Work-in-Progress
The company is utilizing EPC Gen 2 tags to monitor the production of communications hardware for the aerospace and defense sectors.