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  • Confidex Releases Printable, Flexible On-Metal RFID Label

    By Claire Swedberg

    Silverline, a passive Gen 2 EPC UHF self-adhesive label able to be attached to curved surfaces, is being tested by potential customers after gaining a nod from four RFID printer-encoder suppliers.

  • Crane Aerospace and Electronics' RFID-Based Tire Pressure Sensor Simplifies Aircraft Maintenance

    By Claire Swedberg

    The company's passive RFID SmartStem system is being used by some aircraft operators, and at least one other plane manufacturer is urging Crane to obtain FAA certification so that the gauges can be provided on its aircraft.

  • Linen Loss Drops By 90% at Los Angeles Luxury Hotel

    By Claire Swedberg

    Mr. C Hotel Beverly Hills is using the RFID-based Linentracker system to track when its linens are sent to, and then returned from, an off-site laundry facility, and thereby determine if any items are not returned.

  • Universal Studios' Halloween Horror Nights Becomes More Interactive Via RFID

    By Claire Swedberg

    This year, visitors to the Florida theme park's annual haunted houses will have new RFID-based challenges to complete, and be able to earn special RFID tags to help them collect points.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Beth Bacheldor

    NXP's free online antenna-designing tool helps electronics manufacturers embed UHF tags in their products; RFIDdirect intros cold-chain tracking solution with CAEN RFID temperature loggers; Star Systems International announces secure headlamp tags for tolling and AVI applications; French sports retailer rolls out Nedap Retail's RFID-enabled EAS systems to hundreds of stores worldwide; Wooshping partners with GameLayer on NFC-based gamification solutions; Microsoft researchers develop 'acoustic NFC' technology for non-RFID phones.

  • Researchers Develop Energy-Harvesting NFC Tag With Sensors, E-Paper Display

    By Claire Swedberg

    Intel and university scientists have created a prototype tag that can be interrogated, controlled and recharged by an NFC-enabled smartphone.

  • Volvo Workers Use Arm-mounted RFID Readers to Identify Heavy Equipment

    By Claire Swedberg

    At the company's powertrain factory, workers wearing thumb covers with RFID antennas can hear an audio voice recording describing an item and its appropriate location each time they pick it up.

  • RFID Boosts Medical Equipment Usage at U.K. Hospital

    By Claire Swedberg

    Addenbrooke's has nearly doubled its use of medical equipment, as well as reduced its labor costs, by employing an active RFID system to track tagged items via fixed portals and handheld readers.

  • RFID Identifies Drunk Individuals Before They Drive

    By Claire Swedberg

    Zouk, a popular Singapore nightclub, has tested a solution that uses sensors in men's urinals, as well as RFID-enabled valet parking stubs, alert the staff to any customers who should not be allowed to drive themselves home.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Beth Bacheldor

    Guinness dispenses stout, NFC mobile marketing right from the tap; Trimble intros Micro-LTE UHF RFID module; Skytron unveils RFID-enabled smart cabinets for tracking health-care products; CastNET announces NFC-enabled digital-signage solution; Sensorstream launches NFC-enabled golf-ball marker.

  • North Carolina Hospital Identifies Recalled Drugs Via RFID

    By Claire Swedberg

    The UHF solution, provided by Kit Check, enables the CaroMont Regional Medical Center to reduce the time employees spend locating and replacing recalled medications on crash carts, as well as replacing drugs and resealing kits, from more than 20 hours down to about two hours.

  • William Frick Offers Municipalities a Low-Cost Solution for Tracking City Assets

    By Claire Swedberg

    The tag manufacturer has released an RFID-based solution designed to let municipalities, utilities, industrial companies or hospitals monitor equipment using software loaded on a handheld reader, without requiring integration with a back-end system.

  • Tablet App Enables RFID Tracking of Aircraft Safety Equipment

    By Claire Swedberg

    MAINtag will commercially release its FLYcheck solution next month for use in aircraft cabins, and its dual-memory chips are now being deployed in EAM Worldwide vests destined for Airbus' A320 planes.

  • American Apparel Deploys Real-Time, Storewide RFID Inventory-Management Solution

    By Claire Swedberg

    The system, provided by Senitron, includes Impinj readers that capture the locations of all tagged items within a store in real time, eliminating the need to conduct inventory counts using handheld interrogators.

  • Latvian Container Terminal Tracks Cranes Via RFID

    By Claire Swedberg

    The system, provided by Autepra, enables the Baltic Container Terminal to identify the locations of containers being loaded or unloaded at the Freeport of Riga, based on the tagged cranes carrying them.

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