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  • New ThingMagic RFID Reader Cuts Cost, Size, and Power

    ThingMagic's new Astra RFID reader is a small form-factor device that utilizes Power over Ethernet technology to reduce the cost of deployment.

  • Device Maker Deploys Item-Level RFID Across Supply Chain

    SonicWALL, a provider of network security devices, is using RFID to provide item-level visibility into its extended supply chain.

  • Ko-RFID Tackles RFID Business Collaboration Processes

    Supported by Germany's Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, the project hopes to address the challenges companies face when sharing information collected via RFID.

  • SimplyRFID Upgrades Its Service By Upgrading Its Tag

    The logistics and security services provider has switched to Avery Dennison AD-224 RFID inlays to increase read range, data storage and security.

  • EPCglobal Transportation and Logistics Pilot Takes Visibility to a Global Level

    The program's second phase, the organization says, illustrates how EPC-based technology can be utilized to track goods as they are transported by air, sea, road and rail, from China to the United States.

  • RFID Industry Reaction to Checkpoint-OAT Deal, Part 2

    In the two weeks since Checkpoint's $37 million acquistion of OATSystems was announced, there has been a flurry of commentary about what it means for the players involved and the RFID industry at large. Today is the second of a two-part series featuring the best of that commentary.

  • RFID Industry Reaction to Checkpoint-OAT Deal, Part 1

    In the two weeks since Checkpoint's $37 million acquistion of OATSystems was announced, there has been a flurry of commentary about what it means for the players involved and the RFID industry at large. Today and tomorrow we recap in a two-part series the best of that commentary.

  • Novel RFID Application Keeps Water Flowing

    Spring Water On Tap, a water delivery service, is working with AT&T to check water levels in tanks using wireless sensors, small modems with unique IDs and a cellular network.

  • New System Puts RFID at Core of Paper Handling

    A new RFID system designed for the paper industry uses combination 125 KHz/6.8 MHz tags to identify industrial-sized paper rolls in production and supply chain environments. The complete system from IPICO and Sonoco includes application software to support end-to-end product tracking.

  • Wireless Sensors to Set Routes for Water Delivery

    Sensors integrated with GPS/GPRS wireless communications devices will provide the data to automatically dispatch water delivery drivers to customer locations that need to be replenished. Spring Water on Tap, a startup water delivery firm, created the system to gain a competitive advantage.

  • Checkpoint Buys OAT to Become One-Stop RFID Shop

    Checkpoint Systems announced yesterday that it would acquire OATSystems to become a "one-stop shop" for retail RFID deployment. Checkpoint is a leading provider of electronic article surveillance (EAS) to retailers, while OAT is a provider of various application-specific RFID software solutions.

  • Used Batteries Tracked to Disposal

    Can/U.S. Enviro-Energy employs RFID to track the new and used batteries it delivers to telecommunications companies.

  • RFID Data Sharing Passes Test in Successful EPCIS Trial

    The EPCIS RFID data sharing standard passed what may have been its largest test to date. EPCglobal announced more than two dozen firms participated in a pilot project that used passive and active RFID technologies and EPCIS-standard communication to track ocean shipments from China to the US.

  • Ambitious RFID Pilot Launches With a Single Reader

    Spanish children's apparel producer Bóboli installed an RFID reader at its distribution center to track about 200,000 individual pieces of clothing. The installation is the first phase of a project the company expects will eventually cover all of its inventory and extend to store-level RFID tracking.

  • In Finland, Your (RFID) Chip's in the Mail

    Itella, which operates the postal system in Finland, is implementing passive RFID readers at its 11 postal distribution systems to track, time, and analyze the flow of 7,000 to 8,000 sample pieces of mail with embedded RFID tags that will be placed into the system monthly.

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