- RFID News Roundup
Ekahau announces updated Wi-Fi RTLS staff badge and pager; IVSN Group debuts shipping solution that supports RFID for DOD contractors; Smartrac joins OSPT, an alliance promoting a standards-based, secure contactless transit fare-collection platform; GS1 US, GS1 Germany combine data-management subsidiaries.
- Argonne National Laboratory Tests New Radiation-Sensing Tag
The ARG-US tag, codeveloped by Evigia Systems and ANL, is being deployed at the U.S. Department of Energy's Savannah River Site, to gauge whether it can detect abnormal conditions involving storage barrels containing sensitive nuclear materials, as well as issue alerts in real time.
- Tagstand Offers NFC Solution for Small Deployments
The company sells small quantities of RFID stickers, and provides a free hosted application that is being used by businesses and hobbyists to inexpensively link an NFC tag to a Web site, or to such data as business card or product information.
- With Its New Reader Chip, NXP Hopes to Expand Market for Tagging Consumables
The company says the SLRC900, designed for installation in printers, drink dispensers and other devices, can be used in tandem with tags containing its EPC Gen 2 UHF chips, in order to enhance the consumer experience, as well as combat product counterfeiting.
- Redpine Signals Intros Dual-Frequency Wi-Fi RFID Tag
The company's WiseMote tag can transmit data at 5 GHz, which is less commonly used and thus a less crowded channel than the traditional 2.4 GHz band.
- Walki Launches Service Using Lasers to Make Tag Antennas
The company claims that its Pantenna UHF antennas are less expensive than most others on the market, with a lower environmental impact.
- VGB Group to Deploy RFID at Its 120 Siberian and Crawford Stores
The company's decision follows its successful implementation of EPC Gen 2 technology in its Memove chain, launched last October.
- Zebra Releases Dart Sensor to Meet New UWB Standard
The recently approved IEEE 802.15.4f specification provides an open standard that will enable ultra-wideband RFID technology users to mix products for the most competitive solution.
- Portable Technology Solutions Releases ClearStream Software
The solution aims to make it easy for users to manage fixed EPC Gen 2 UHF RFID readers, and to read and write data encoded on tags and then store that information on a PC.
- RFID Journal Announces Winners of Its Sixth Annual Awards
Cisco Systems, Intel, BP International, Omni-ID, HP Brazil, Cecilia Occhiuzzi and Bill Hardgrave were all honored at LIVE! 2012.
- Vizinex Releases Four New Tags for Specialized Applications
The company, formerly known as RCD Technology, says these products reflect its new focus, and support a variety of commercial applications.
- Intelleflex Launches Self-Contained Reader to Bring Visibility to Remote Sites
The CMR-6100 RFID interrogator's built-in cellular transmitter and a GPS receiver make the device easy to install, and the company's Zest cloud-based service makes it simple to track a shipment's location and temperature.
- Alien Technology Releases Pre-encoded Higgs-4 Chip
The new IC, which comes pre-encoded with a 38-bit EPC serial number, offers a variety of new features, including the ability to be written to at high speed.
- Tego Launches TegoDrive to Simplify Tag-Data Management
The chip maker's new software package enables users to read and write to an RFID tag from a PC, laptop or handheld device, by clicking on a tag icon displayed on their existing operating system's desktop to view a tag's data, and then dragging the file icon to the tag to encode it.
- RFID News Roundup
UPM RFID debuts a bunch of new UHF RFID tags; Voyantic announces upgrades to reader tester and measurement software; Omni-ID launches family of RFID tags for tracking tools, rental equipment; InSync Software unveils Sapphire iApp Platform 4.0 for RFID-, GPS- and sensor-driven solutions; Metalcraft offers double-sided variable printing for RFID and bar-code products; CipherLab intros UHF handheld Bluetooth RFID reader; CAEN RFID's integrated UHF RFID USB/Bluetooth interrogator; InfoChip's tiny HF Bluetooth reader, embeddable UHF tag; Jolly supports Zebra Technologies' UHF RFID printers.