- DOD Completes Large-Scale Tests of Mesh-Networking Tags
The technology is being considered as a means for tracking high-value or mission-critical items, even in remote locations.
- RFID Boosts DP World's Productivity in Australia
The company has provided 3,000 active RFID tags to operators of container-hauling trucks, enabling it to immediately identify vehicles as they enter and exit the facility.
- Idaho College to Test Secure NFC Phone Module
Brigham Young University students will try out RFinity's microSD NFC card, installed in handsets, to purchase items at the school's bookstore and make encrypted peer-to-peer transactions.
- Wake Forest Med Center Launches Vaccine-Tracking RTLS
The 4.1-million-square-foot hospital is deploying hybrid infrared-RFID technology to monitor vaccine temperatures, while future plans include tracking assets, patients, employees and hand hygiene.
- U.K. Startup Sees Pregnant Opportunity
A company named Cambridge Temperature Concepts has developed an RFID-based system to help women predict their ovulation cycles.
- RFID Lets People Talk to the Touchwall
Schematic believes its giant RFID-enabled touch screen can be a useful tool for providing information to attendees at events, and to consumers in retail stores.
- Voyantic Helps Companies Put RFID Tags to the Test
The Finnish startup says its system has allowed tag research and design teams to reduce by half the time needed to bring new tags to market.
- RTLS Providers Cite Strong Demand From Hospitals
Vendors of real-time location systems say they experienced growth in the first quarter of 2009, though a survey suggests a lack of knowledge is hampering uptake.
- RFID Adopters Seek "Competitive Differentiation"
A University of Wollongong survey examines the differences between companies that have deployed the technology, and those that have not.
- Team to Develop Standards for Testing RFID in Health Care
AIM Global, MET Labs and Georgia Tech will develop testing protocols for detecting electromagnetic interference caused by RFID transmissions, and for determining the effects of such interference on medical devices.
- Philly Hospital Uses RTLS to Track Patient Flow, Care and Training
Teaching hospital Albert Einstein Medical Center is using ultrasonic ID tags not only to monitor patient flow, but also to provide performance feedback to its residents and interns.
- Middle East RFID Association Gets Ready for Business
After its official launch, expected soon, the organization will focus on helping the region's governments develop RFID-related regulations, but also offer workshops and training.
- Dayton to Foster New RFID Solutions
A local group will open an incubator for RFID technology research at the city's Tech Town campus in July.
- RFID Journal LIVE! Wins Broad Industry Praise
RFID Journal's seventh annual conference and exhibition is being widely hailed as a huge success, despite taking place during the most difficult economic conditions in a generation.
- Sato America Unveils Printer-Encoders for Unconverted RFID Inlays
By eliminating the need to use EPC Gen 2 inlays that have been converted to labels, the new devices could potentially save companies 5 cents per tag.