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  • Tire Manufacturers Roll Forward With RFID

    By Claire Swedberg

    Kumho has begun applying tags to all of its Korean-made tires, while Michelin says it is opening up some of its 40 RFID-related patents, in order to accelerate the use of RFID by the tire industry.

  • Walki Markets Its Laser-Patterned Booster Tag Antenna to Retail Sector

    By Claire Swedberg

    The Finnish packaging materials company says its Pantenna booster antenna can reduce costs for apparel companies that need to RFID-tag only some of their goods.

  • California State Hospitals Expand Personal-Duress System

    By Claire Swedberg

    The expansion to two other psychiatric facilities follows a successful deployment at Napa State Hospital, where employees use Ekahau RFID tags to transmit an alert if attacked by patients.

  • Geotab Adds NFC RFID to Solution for Managing Fleet Vehicles

    By Claire Swedberg

    Geotab's IOX-NFC reader module enables a company to identify a vehicle's driver, as well as link that individual to details about its operation.

  • News America Marketing Launches RFID-enabled Signs

    By Claire Swedberg

    The provider of SmartSource advertising services is installing the solution using Thinaire NFC-based technology for in-store promotional displays, to deliver video, recipes and social-networking links to consumers.

  • Wake Forest Baptist Builds Its Own RFID Solution for Radiology Vest Inspection

    By Claire Swedberg

    The medical center, which plans to market the technology commercially, now uses passive UHF tags to track more than 850 vests, thereby making its inspection process more efficient.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Beth Bacheldor

    Sproutel's RFID-enabled bear helps kids cope with Type-1 diabetes; Tap For Message puts NFC technology in greeting cards, invitations and more; Acura Global intros new NFC RFID reader module; Dwinq's RFID solution helps Lexus reach social media during U.S. Open; MicroGen powers wireless sensor network at Rochester Institute of Technology; Nintendo to begin selling NFC-enabled Pokémon figurines for the Wii U.

  • Microsoft Researchers Develop 3D Passive ID Tags

    By Claire Swedberg

    The InfraStruct system, currently in prototype, would use terahertz signals to identify an object via unique 3D shapes or hollowed sections built into its structure.

  • Wilkinson Retail Chain to Present Case Study at RFID Journal LIVE! Europe

    By RFID Journal

    The British housewares and household goods retailer will explain how it uses RFID technologies to fight inventory loss, at RFID Journal's ninth annual European event, to be held on Oct. 15.

  • RFID Users Help Themselves With Beer Server

    By Claire Swedberg

    PourMyBeer integrates readers and tags with its self-serve taps, tables and wall-mounted fixtures, enabling customers to help themselves at bars and restaurants, such as Florida's Brewers' Tasting Room.

  • Trane Restocks Supplies at Assembly Plant Via RFID

    By Claire Swedberg

    The heating and air-conditioning systems manufacturer has improved efficiency by having its logistic centers attach passive UHF RFID tags to the packaging of components shipped to its factory.

  • RFID Tracks Chemical Inventory at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

    By Claire Swedberg

    ORNL manages its inventory with passive EPC UHF RFID tags, using a handheld reader to identify the locations of chemicals at hundreds of storage locations.

  • At Miami Concert, NFC RFID Helps Post Foods Market Its Products

    By Claire Swedberg

    At the Honey Bunches of Oats-sponsored event, the company distributed boxes of cereal, along with NFC RFID cards that directed phones to questionnaires and downloadable music and videos.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Beth Bacheldor

    Xerafy, C-Logistics and Holland 1916 unveil rugged RFID tag for oil and gas; Mobile Aspects receives patent for iRIScope, uses Feig readers; Scanbuy creates NFC-enabled giant baseball cards for Topps; Techs4Biz intros smartphone app for field-service management with RFID functionality; Omni-ID adds new tag to suite of products for industrial logistics applications; Israel's Herzilya Medical Center improves inventory management via LogiTag's SmartCabinet; Flomio intros NFC antenna extender for mobile devices.

  • USDA Researchers Develop System to Track Livestock Feeding Behavior Unobtrusively

    By Claire Swedberg

    The setup, which uses standards-based LF RFID technology, can read the ear tags of 128 to 240 animals within seconds, identifying when and for how long cattle or pigs eat, as well as what that means about their health and environmental conditions.

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