- Gartner: RFID Market $3 Billion in 2010
Research firm Gartner today announced the release of its inaugural RFID market size, share, and forecast report. The key prediction is that the RFID market will grow from $504 million this year to $3 billion in 2010. RFID Update spoke with Jeff Woods, research vice president at Gartner, about the findings.
- RFID News Roundup
ABI report says UHF chipsets may lower reader prices; costs stymieing RFID in European supply chains; Avery Dennison RFID names 17 qualified converters; AeroScout, Alanco team up on Wi-Fi tracking; HID, INSIDE partnering on access control apps; New Zealand passports carrying Philips chips; South Korea approves use of Savi 433.92 MHz systems; AIM Global unveils RFID Emblem.
- Smart Soccer Ball Misses Its Goal
Soccer’s international governing body has canceled plans to use an RFID-enabled scoring system at the 2006 FIFA World Cup international soccer tournament.
- Health Care Sees Safety in RFID
A survey shows that the biggest health-care players are deploying RFID at a faster pace, with spending expected to jump industry-wide in 2007.
- Two Stories Highlight the RFID Debate
Today's RFID news had two stories which together succinctly highlight the debate about using the technology to tag people.
- RFID Pharmaceutical Tracking Pilot Rolls Out
This week saw the announcement of four companies rolling out what is considered the first commercial electronic pedigree program for pharmaceuticals.
- RFID Prevention of Wrong-Site Surgery Gains Momentum
RFID's adoption by the healthcare industry made progress this week with the announcement by AMTSystems of new pilot programs for its SurgiChip product.
- VeriChip Partnered with Intelligence Collection Company
One indication of where human-chipping is headed is to look at the companies already associated with it. One example is Metro Risk Management Group.
- Harvard Medical School CIO Gets "Chipped"
CIO of Harvard Medical School, John D. Halamka, had himself chipped in December to evaluate the human-tagging technology for himself.
- Sun Unveils Raft of New RFID Solutions
Sun Microsystems, whose mantra "the network is the computer" fits notably well with an RFID-enabled Internet of Things, announced a slew of RFID developments on Monday.
- Successful RFID System Deployed in Philadelphia Hospital
The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia has completed an initiative to RFID tag equipment and devices throughout the building.
- RFID News Roundup
VeriChip announces IPO; RFID consortium to hold open workshop; Nordic ID rolls out UHF handheld for Europe; RFID maturing rapidly, says report; firms partner on retail RFID solutions; do-it-yourselfers devise tag killer.
- RFID: Cure for Counterfeit Drugs?
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is looking at using EPC tags to ensure the integrity of pharmaceutical drugs.