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  • VA Re-awards $543 Million RTLS Contract to HP

    By Claire Swedberg

    HP Enterprise Services has regained its contract with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to provide real-time location system technology to VA medical centers nationwide, following a reevaluation ordered by the U.S. Government Accountability Office.

  • Developers of Real-World Mario Kart Game Seek to Spur Interest in RFID

    By Claire Swedberg

    National Instruments' engineers and interns installed Wavetrend radio frequency identification readers in real go-karts and inserted tags in mushrooms, bananas, stars and other items.

  • RFID News Roundup

    U.K. retailer Marks & Spencer expands RFID program with Avery Dennison; Intermec enhances 70 Series mobile computers with integrated RFID; ZeitControl Cardsystems intros USB RFID reader; L-com Announces new UP Series 5.1 to 5.8 GHz omnidirectional antennas; Schneider Moden adopts Enso Detego RFID software at its Gerry Weber stores; RFIDSpan Technology launches PC-based RFID middleware appliance; NFC tags embedded in books about Steve Jobs.

  • RFID Journal Releases RFID Marketer's Handbook

    The guide, based on a survey of 200 current and potential RFID end users, as well as data regarding RFID Journal's 90,000 registered users, reveals which companies are investing in RFID technologies—and how to convert them into customers.

  • ODIN, Acquired by Quake Global, Releases iPad-based Solution

    By Claire Swedberg

    The company is marketing its EasyID system for the iPad tablet to health-care providers and other organizations, to help them track asset inspections via an RFID reader wand.

  • U.K. Startup Company Launches "Wide-Area" EPC RFID Prototype System

    By Claire Swedberg

    PervasID claims its technology can cover up to a 400-square-meter area, providing near 100 percent read rate, by means of a single EPC Gen 2 UHF reader.

  • RFID News Roundup

    ThingMagic reader to be part of ng Connect's Connected Service Vehicle demo; NXP implements mobile-payment system at its Dutch production facility; Zebra Technologies certifies Omni-ID on-metal labels for printer compatibility; Hong Kong RFID intros active RFID reader enclosure; Truecount unveils new channel program, J.D. Associates joins as reseller; InvoTech Systems' RFID solution tracks uniforms at Santa Ana Star Casino and Mandarin Oriental, Boston; NFC Forum forges links with Global Certification Forum, Int'l Air Transport Association and Wi-Fi Alliance.

  • Wellhead Manufacturer Tracks Products Via RTLS

    By Claire Swedberg

    A Wi-Fi-based AeroScout RFID solution, installed by Boston Networks, allows FMC Technologies to track the location and, thus, the status of each piece of equipment as it is assembled or serviced.

  • Norwegian Trash Collector Uses RFID to Clean Up Its Operations

    By Claire Swedberg

    The firm is employing AMCS Group's radio frequency identification solution to track each truck's pickup routes, ensure accounts are paid before trash bins are dumped, and know when a bin may contain the wrong sorts of items.

  • Motorola Leads Sponsorship Lineup for RFID Journal LIVE! 2013

    The RFID technology provider will be the cornerstone and registration sponsor at LIVE!, to be held from Apr. 30 to May 2. Additional sponsors include Impinj, NXP Semiconductors, RFID Global Solution and Zebra Technologies.

  • Gammon Steel Tracks Modular Components for Buildings

    By Claire Swedberg

    The company is using an RFID solution from Tecton to record when prefabricated units leave its factory and are installed at construction sites, thus ensuring that mistakes are not made.

  • RFID Eliminates Shrinkage at Borsheims' Jewelry Store

    By Claire Swedberg

    The Berkshire Hathaway-owned retailer is using TJS' ZeroShrink software and RFID technology to capture daily inventory counts and sales data for watches and high-value jewelry.

  • New Solution From Stanley Healthcare, GetWellNetwork Helps Keep Hospital Patients Informed

    By Claire Swedberg

    The system, already in use at Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel, combines Stanley's RTLS RFID technology with GetWellNetwork's Interactive Patient Care platform.

  • BarMaxx RFID Solution Tracks Liquor Usage By Weight

    By Claire Swedberg

    Several bars are currently utilizing the system, which sends alerts with video footage to management if a bottle ends up missing or a pour is too heavy or light.

  • MAINtag Beefs Up Its RFID Offerings, to Meet Demands in Aerospace

    By Claire Swedberg

    The French company opened a division in the U.S., and is expanding its tag, reader and software portfolio to address the growing needs of the aerospace industry for tracking parts.

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