- RFID-Enabled Phones Assign Work to Airport Crew
Ground personnel at Finland's Helsinki-Vantaa Airport are using RFID-enabled mobile phones to report their locations and receive job assignments.
- Philips, SK Telecom to Test NFC in Seoul
The two companies are launching a trial of Near Field Communication technology in Seoul, Korea, that will let participants use their mobile phones to download music, unlock doors and pay for goods and services.
- Game Uses RFID to Boost Social Interaction
A U.K. developer of new-media projects has created an RFID-enabled version of "snakes and ladders" to help facilitate interaction between people.
- PBS Video Spotlights RFID
A six-minute video explaining the technology and its uses will soon be broadcast nationally on public television.
- RFID Goes Underground in London
Tube Lines, one of the companies maintaining London's subway rail system, is already tagging engines and passenger cars, and hopes to tag ties and tools.
- World's First RFID-Enabled Arcade Games
RFID Journal and Rush Tracking Systems will unveil the world's first RFID-enabled football and golf arcade games at RFID Journal LIVE! 2006.
- Computer Graphics Firm Adds 3-D to RFID
A 3-D computer graphics developer wants to use radio frequency identification to enable devices to understand and interact physically in the real world.
- Japan Issues E-Passports
Within the next 12 months, the country expects to dispense more than 3.5 million electronic passports containing RFID chips.
- In-Floor RFID Tags to Navigate Robots
A German company is marketing a flooring underlayment with embedded tags for guiding robots that transport objects and people or clean floors.
- 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.
- ADASA Developing Wearable Tag Encoder
The company is testing a mobile tag encoder for order pickers to wear while tagging cases of goods.
- NCR Announces RFID Software Suite
The company says its TransitionWorks software pulls RFID and other data into applications targeted at specific business needs and can be deployed on any enterprise platform.
- Millions Required for RFID Research
End users and academics have identified research projects across several industries that will require tens of millions of dollars in investments over the next five years.
- Merck KGaA Funds Printable RFID
The German pharmaceutical and chemical company is partnering with the Technical University of Darmstadt to develop printable RFID chips based on inorganic materials.
- RFID-Zapper Shoots to Kill
Two students turned a disposable camera into a gadget that shocks the life out of RFID tags; now, a privacy advocacy group hopes to sell devices based on their design.