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May/June 2008

Magazine ArchiveMay/June 2008
MAY/JUN 2008

Features

  • COVER STORY
  • The Brightest Star
    The Mojix STAR system was voted the best new product at RFID Journal LIVE! because it has extended the limits of passive UHF systems.
  • COVER STORY
  • Profits in Motion
    Through its three-stage RFID implementation, Airbus is gaining large-scale visibility into its business and production processes—and realizing jumbo savings.
  • COVER STORY
  • Cleaning Up With RFID
    InterfaceFlor is embedding RFID tags in its carpet tiles to make them easy and cost-efficient to maintain—and to corner the commercial flooring market.
  • COVER STORY
  • RFID Puts Montreal Transit on a New Route
    Tracking city buses in real time improves service and increases ridership.
  • VERTICAL FOCUS
  • Tags, Readers, Action!
    Players in the DVD, music and video game industry are looking to RFID to reduce out-of-stocks, improve promotions, and cut theft and counterfeiting.
  • LAB REPORT
  • Tricks and Tags for Hard-to-Read Products
    Based on numerous studies, the University of Arkansas' RFID Research Center says companies can overcome the challenge of tagging products that include metal or water.

Departments

  • OUT IN FRONT
  • Smoke Signals
    Japan is instituting an RFID age-verification system to prevent underage kids from buying cigarettes at vending machines.
  • OUT IN FRONT
  • First Aid for First-Aid Kits
    The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory developed a smart first-aid storage cabinet that secures the supplies placed inside with a mechanical lock linked to an RFID reader.
  • THE RFID MARKET
  • Moving Forward—At Last
    An analysis of attendance at RFID Journal LIVE! over the past six years indicates that the adoption of RFID technologies is starting to take off.
  • PRODUCT DEVELOPMENTS
  • Thanks for Even More Memory
    A new crop of RFID chips is designed to satisfy memory-hungry applications.
  • EDITOR'S VIEW
  • And the Winner Is…
    Folio magazine nominated RFID Journal LIVE! as one of the three best conferences and expositions produced by a magazine publisher.

Columns

  • INSIDE THE LABS
  • Business-Friendly Tools
    An enhanced track-and-trace system will allow organizations to make sense of supply-chain and life-cycle information.
  • RADIO EUROPE
  • The T5 Debacle
    Airports don't have to wait for a global system to benefit from RFID baggage tagging at individual terminals.
  • ASHTON'S VIEW
  • If at First You Don't Succeed
    Companies should keep an open mind about RFID applications.
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