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  • Packaging Company Tags Its Shipping Containers

    By Claire Swedberg

    Faerch Plast is using an EPC Gen 2 UHF RFID system from Prosign to keep a better eye on the reusable steel cages it utilizes to deliver its products to customers.

  • FDA Issues Proposed Rules for Unique Identification System for Medical Devices

    By Claire Swedberg

    The medical manufacturing and health-care industries have 120 days to comment on the new rules, which will require many medical devices to carry a printed text identification number and bar-code label or RFID tag ID that would be stored on an FDA database.

  • Metal Fastener Company Improves Production With RFID

    By Rhea Wessel

    Nedschroef, a Dutch manufacturer of metal fasteners for the automobile industry, tracks information regarding 4,500 metal containers filled with as many as 100,000 nuts.

  • AL-KO Improves Production Management Via RFID

    By Rhea Wessel

    The German manufacturer of industrial air conditioners now has visibility into which parts are arriving at its final assembly plant.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Atmel announces low-frequency RFID transponder; Fujitsu launches new chip for high-frequency RFID tags with large memory capacity; U.S. retailers lose billions to theft, but loss-prevention technologies like RFID are helping; GAO RFID offers 4-port fixed UHF Gen 2 RFID reader; Smartrac refinances loan to strengthen financial flexibility.

  • GS1 Pilot Program Shows How RFID Can Track International Wine Shipments

    By Claire Swedberg

    GS1 Italy and GS1 Hong Kong have completed a project demonstrating how EPC technology could improve supply chain management, through greater visibility of crates of wine being shipped from Europe to Asia.

  • Italian Gas Stations Install Leak-Sensing RFID System

    By Claire Swedberg

    Wolftank is providing a solution that includes nanotron Technologies active RFID tags to send alerts as soon as fuel seepage is detected.

  • Terepac Announces Tiny NFC RFID Tags, Made Via New Assembly Process

    By Claire Swedberg

    The Ontario start-up company says its TereTags could be built into products or logos at a fraction of the cost of existing, larger inlays.

  • RFID News Roundup

    REWE supermarkets expand rollout of Mojix RFID system; HID Global debuts tiny RFID glass tag; Samsung UK promotes NFC RFID-enabled ticketing for live events; ID&C's contactless payment wristbands appear again at Isle of Wight Festival; Futura Mobility, AeroScout announce health-care partnership for real-time location system; Enso-Detego updates detego software suite.

  • At Fujifilm UK's RFID-enabled Kiosks, Consumers Can Tap N Print

    By Claire Swedberg

    The company is installing Smartrac NFC tags on 150 SmartPix kiosks deployed in Britain, enabling NFC phone users to quickly upload photos, via Bluetooth, for a variety of printing services.

  • Statoil to Use RFID to Manage Drill Pipes at Offshore Rigs

    By Claire Swedberg

    Low-frequency tags and readers provided by Trac ID will help the oil and gas company to determine the lifespan of each pipe lowered into an oil well.

  • Infinity Seismic RFID-enables Its Geophone Testers

    By Claire Swedberg

    The company's CheckMate Land handheld device is available with an RFID reader, to automatically identify the testing of geophones used by the oil and gas industry in measuring seismic activity.

  • Window and Door Company Doubles Output via RFID

    By Claire Swedberg

    Idealcombi has reduced the time required to produce a custom window or door down to about one minute, using EPC Gen 2 passive UHF tags to automatically adjust the settings on its manufacturing equipment.

  • Startup Sees Femtocells as a Bridge to NFC-enabled Phones

    By Claire Swedberg

    Raging Mobile is developing in-store kiosks that give consumers the option of having their cell phones receive discounts via femtocell technology if their handsets do not support NFC RFID.

  • Motorola to Broaden Handheld Reader Portfolio With Psion Acquisition

    By Claire Swedberg

    The $200 million purchase of the handheld computer company opens channels for Motorola's product offerings to meet the needs of industrial and rugged-environment use cases.

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