- Chinese Banks Track Assets, Cash and VIP Customers
China Construction Bank is using EPC Gen 2 tags to monitor servers at its data center, while the Bank of China is employing active 433 MHz tags to identify the arrival of cashboxes and important clients at its branches.
- RFID Helps ZF Friedrichshafen Maintain Factory Infrastructure
At its automotive transmission plant in Saarbruecken, Germany, workers use RFID to identify and record the repair history of motors that power its conveyor systems and other machinery.
- Dash7 Alliance Seeks to Promote RFID Hardware Based on ISO 18000-7 Standard
The group comprises 20 member organizations, including RFID vendors, end users and government agencies.
- Keynotes Announced for RFID Journal LIVE! 2009
Industry leaders from Boeing, the U.S. Department of Defense, Motorola and fashion retailer Charles Voegele will deliver keynote addresses at the conference and exhibition, to be held Apr. 27-29.
- New Haven Public Schools Keeps Tabs on Laptops
An RFID-based system enables the school district to track environmental conditions in its electronics storage closets, as well as the locations of laptop computers within the school building.
- RFID Delivers Personal Service for Atlanta Car Dealer
Mercedes Benz of Buckhead is using MyDealerLot's RFID-enabled Service Drive Concierge system to identify customers and their vehicles when they come in for maintenance or repairs.
- Personalized Business Consultations to Be Offered at RFID Journal LIVE! 2009
Attendees at RFID Journal's seventh annual conference can receive a free 20-minute personal consultation.
- RFID Detector Offers Low-Cost Troubleshooting Device
The device illuminates an LED upon sensing RFID transmission from a UHF reader, thereby offering a low-cost tool for installers and RFID reader owners.
- Hybrid Tag Includes Active RFID, GPS, Satellite and Sensors
A new tag from Numerex and Savi Technology can intelligently determine whether to communicate via an active RFID network or satellite communications, thereby promising more thorough, end-to-end visibility in a global supply chain.
- U.S. Army Achieves Real-Time Visibility of Supply Trucks Traveling in the Middle East
A solution leveraging devices that act like RFID tags and communicate via satellite and cellular communications is helping ensure troops in Iraq receive their necessary supplies.
- IT-Austria Taps RFID to Track Assets
The financial data center operator is using approximately 10,000 EPC Gen 2 tags to track server racks and other IT hardware at two of its data center sites.
- Intel, University Researchers Develop Power-Storing Passive Tags
Intel and University of Washington scientists have created RFID tags that accumulate energy from ambient RF signals, allowing them to record sensor data when out of range of a reader.
- Moversa Debuts Universal NFC Chip
The Sony-NXP joint venture reports that its chip, which supports the Mifare and FeliCa protocols, is ready for prime time. In France, Carrefour embraces RFID payments by card and phone.
- Health-Care Provider Survey Quantifies RTLS Uptake, Interest
A new study from KLAS Research shows that about one-third of tech-savvy health-care organizations currently use real-time location systems, but that more than half are completely unfamiliar with RTLS solutions.
- Microsoft Uses Wireless Sensors to Track Data Center Temperatures
The system, designed by Microsoft researchers, helps the company reduce the cost of cooling the dozens of data centers it operates.