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  • Companies Believe in RFID Benefits, Not Hype

    At RFID Journal LIVE! this week, attendees received an update on Wal-Mart’s RFID deployment and tried to match their needs with the state of the technology.

  • Report: Healthcare RFID Worth $2.1B in 2016

    Research firm IDTechEx has released a report on RFID's application in the healthcare market and its growth prospects over the next decade. This article lists the key findings from , which predicts the healthcare market's consumption of RFID will grow to $2.1 billion by 2016.

  • Report: 2 Million RTLS Tags Shipped in 2010

    Market research firm In-Stat this week released a report covering the WiFi segment of the overall realtime location systems (RTLS) market. The firm predicts shipments of WiFi tags will reach almost 2 million in 2010.

  • Study Says HF Rules for Pharma Items

    In tests performed by ODIN Technologies, HF tags outperformed UHF tags for use on pharmaceuticals at the item level.

  • Summary of Baird RFID Monthly for March

    Baird has released its March report. The thirteen-page document is a worthwhile read for anyone requiring an overview of the industry's last 30 days. For those without time to do so, we have reprinted here the report's summary.

  • Testing Ultrasound to Track, Monitor Patients

    A Boston hospital is testing an ultrasound tracking system that can determine a patient's location and monitor vital signs.

  • RFID Is Fit to Track Clothes

    Wilfried Kanzok of Kaufhof Warenhaus says RFID will be widely adopted in the textile industry as soon as tag prices fall a little further.

  • RFID World Sees Technology Taking Root

    At this year's RFID World 2006, held last week in Dallas, Texas, there was ample evidence that RFID is taking root, including improved technology, expanded applications, sophisticated end-users, and higher show attendance. This article takes a closer look.

  • Report: RTLS Market Worth $2.7b in 2016

    Research firm IDTechEx of Cambridge has released a report on the real-time location systems (RTLS) market and its growth prospects over the next decade. This article lists the key findings from , which predicts the RTLS market will grow to $2.71 billion by 2016.

  • Wrap-Up of RFID World News

    This week's RFID World saw a flurry of announcements as the many exhibitors jostled to make an impact at what was, by all informal accounts, the biggest RFID show ever. This article highlights those announcements RFID Update deems most newsworthy.

  • German Clinic Uses RFID to Track Blood

    A hospital in Saarbrücken, Germany, is tagging patients and bags of blood to make sure every patient receives the right blood product.

  • EPC Track-and-Trace for Hemophilia

    Domino Printing Sciences today announced the successful deployment of a complete EPC track-and-trace solution for the administration of hemophilia products.

  • RFID Sees Gains in Health Care

    A growing number of hospitals are leveraging their existing Wi-Fi networks to track valuable assets and locate personnel with active RFID tags.

  • ABI: Only 10 Drugs Tagged in 2006

    ABI Research today announced bearish prognostications for near-term pharma-tagging, estimating that the industry will only start tagging about ten drugs in 2006. This stands in stark contrast to predictions of just last year, when life science tag shipments were predicted to more than triple from 2005 to 2006.

  • Texas A&M Senses New RFID Apps

    A university research facility is hoping to deploy wireless sensors networks combined with RFID tags.

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