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  • Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City Saves Thousands With RFID

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    EPC tags and readers enable the facility's cardiovascular department to reduce inventory, improve billing and earn big discounts.

  • RFID News Roundup

    SAS Airlines begins distributing NFC stickers for frequent flyers' mobile phones; Help Alert solution supports mobile-phone app for student and staff safety; Sony Ericsson selects NXP's NFC solution for its Android-based smartphones; Isle of Wight Festival guests sport contactless wristbands; U.K. mental-health facility deploys AeroScout's patient- and staff-safety solution; Secura Key offers updated card-ordering guide, intros Web training; Libelium adds new sensor board to Smart Cities solution.

  • Study Shows How to Optimize RFID-Enabled Resupply System for Nurse Stations

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    Hospitals could reduce labor costs by 18 percent by optimizing an existing RFID-based medicine-replenishment system for nurses, a University of Cincinnati research team finds.

  • RFID Journal Launches Brazilian Web Site

    The Portuguese-language site, supported by HP's RFID Center of Excellence, will feature RFID news and case studies focused on the fast-growing Brazilian market.

  • Albis Technologies' RFID Tags Help Protect European Art

    By Claire Swedberg

    Several museums have deployed the company's active 2.4 GHz tags, which detect motion or measure temperature and humidity, thereby alerting the staff if an item is at risk of being stolen or damaged.

  • Pittsburgh Researchers Develop Implantable RFID for Orthopedic Device

    By Claire Swedberg

    A University of Pittsburgh team has completed the testing and development of the Ortho-Tag, a patented RFID system to read a passive tag via RF transmissions passing through a patient's body.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Avery Dennison intros new line of NFC inlays; German hospital deploys Wi-Fi badges for staff safety and tags for asset tracking; Kovio raises $15 million with lead investor Tyco Retail Solutions; RF Monolithics adds new wireless sensor products to portfolio; ILP becomes exclusive distributor of Surfaceslab smart surfaces in North America; adoption of NFC RFID continues to grow at hotels.

  • Wi-Fi System Monitors Health of Cardiac Patients

    By Claire Swedberg

    The Kaweah Delta Medical Center has adopted a solution from Draeger to capture health data regarding its patients, via a Wi-Fi-based telemetry tag worn around a person's neck.

  • RFID Gathers Evidence for a Lawsuit

    By Claire Swedberg

    In a dispute involving fair-labor laws, an RFID system involving EPC Gen 2 tags and readers was temporarily set up within a factory to document how long workers remained on-site.

  • N.J. Company Seeks to Market Passive Sensor RFID Tags

    By Claire Swedberg

    RFID Sensor Systems has developed battery-free UHF sensor tags that enable users to measure a patient's heart and breathing rates, or the temperature of a product or shipping container.

  • RFID Executive Education for Business Professionals

    The University of Arkansas has launched a comprehensive four-day program focused on the business value of RFID technology for retailers and their suppliers.

  • Checkpoint Systems Offers RFID Security for Retail Stores

    By Claire Swedberg

    The company's RFID Overhead EAS Solution includes a reader that mounts on a ceiling above an exit, as well as software to send alerts and link read data to a store's back-end inventory records.

  • ZigBee System Makes Parking Smarter in Spain

    By Claire Swedberg

    Libelium has released a smart parking solution enabling cities to use Waspmotes to detect the presence of cars in parking spaces, and to transmit that status to a server that both commuters and the city can access.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Australia's Dandenong Hospital selects Wi-Fi RTLS from Ekahau for emergency department; STL Technologies partners with Impinj on RTLS for criminal-justice sector; RFID Consortium announces new member, extension of royalty discounts; Identive Group Announces NFC product, production capacity increase; Cleveland VA chooses ClearCount's SmartSponge System to enhance safety in OR.

  • German Drug Company Tracks Products With UHF Tags

    By Claire Swedberg

    Wholesaler Max Pharma is utilizing an RFID system to track medicines internally, and wants to encourage more suppliers and pharmacies to take advantage of the technology as well.

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