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  • Chinese Apparel Factory Improves Efficiency Via 80,000 Tag Reads Daily

    By Claire Swedberg

    Affirm Heart attaches a passive tag to each piece of fabric, so that it can monitor the manufacturing of tens of thousands of garments each day.

  • Innovapaedics Develops RFID System for Tracking Surgical Implants, Tools

    By Claire Swedberg

    The company hopes to soon launch beta tests of its MedEx solution, which uses Xerafy passive UHF tags to record which items are utilized during medical procedures.

  • GE Announces Plans to Develop RFID-Guided Robots for Managing Surgical Tools

    By Claire Swedberg

    Scientists at GE Global Research will spend two years developing a prototype system for VA hospitals, using RFID to help automate the process of transporting, cleaning and storing surgical tools.

  • Steel Tube Finishing Firm Tries RFID to Track Personnel, Tools

    By Claire Swedberg

    OCTG and its technology provider, Silent Partner, have also formed a new company to market a solution that tracks the manufacture, inspection and threading of tubes before they are shipped to drill sites.

  • SML Group Announces New Tags, Production Center

    By Claire Swedberg

    The Hong Kong-based company has opened a new facility in North Carolina, and has released three new EPC RFID inlays designed for fast encoding and read sensitivity.

  • RFID Helps NOCSAE Study Youth Football Helmets

    By Claire Swedberg

    The National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment employed EPC Gen 2 passive tags and readers to track the headgear retrieved from youth football groups, in order to carry out tests.

  • RFID News Roundup

    German senior citizens home implements Ekahau Wi-Fi RTLS; Smartrac builds out PVC UHF prelaminate product range; Canada's Translink adopts NXP's Mifare for Vancouver's public transport system; Tagitron expands family of RFID readers, antennas, tags and inlays; NXP, Exceet Card Group deliver ITSO-compliant smart-card solution for Scotland's National Entitlement Card.

  • J.C. Penney Defers Its RFID Dreams

    By Claire Swedberg

    Six months after its CEO announced plans to use RFID tags for 100 percent of its goods by February 2013, the retailer now says that it will restrict tagging to only a few merchandise categories, in order to reduce costs.

  • RFID Journal Releases RFID Connect Smartphone App

    The application, for iPhone or Android mobile phones, synchs with the RFID Connect social-media and event-planning Web site, enabling RFID Journal LIVE! attendees to get more value from the conference.

  • Trivilita Installs RFID to Better Manage Bedroom Furnishings

    By Claire Swedberg

    The Lithuanian company, an IKEA supplier, has improved efficiency and reduced shipping errors by using passive EPC tags to track goods.

  • London Startup Seeks to Tap Into NFC Growth

    By Claire Swedberg

    With a product lineup that includes RFID tags built into beer mats, pens, business cards and refrigerator magnets, RapidNFC hopes to facilitate creative NFC-based solutions designed for mobile phones.

  • Taiwan's Electric Scooter Riders Get a Charge From RFID

    By Claire Swedberg

    KentFa Advanced Technology is installing stations where scooter operators can trade in their bikes' depleted batteries for fully charged ones.

  • Laser Structuring Method Embeds RFID Tag Antennas in Goods

    By Claire Swedberg

    German company LPKF says its technology can make tag manufacturing faster, is more versatile by enabling software changes to an antenna design, and is capable of creating small tags embedded in plastic items or parts.

  • RFID News Roundup

    NFC Forum unveils new special interest groups to champion Near Field Communication across markets; Ubisense RTLS gains momentum in manufacturing, including implementations for Daimler; Danbury Hospital implements RF Technologies' active RFID to protect infants; Identive Group announces developer's kit for creating RFID-enabled electronic games; LAB ID introduces UHF tag for intelligent waste collection and management; ASAP Systems adds new features to its Web-based inventory- and asset-management solution.

  • RFID Journal LIVE! 2013 to Feature Nine Preconference and Four New Post-conference Seminars

    The company's 11th annual conference and exhibition will include seminars and workshops focused on RFID's use in various industries.

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