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  • GS 1 Mexico Opens Knowledge Center

    By Mark Roberti

    RFID Journal had an opportunity to tour the new facility, which provides Mexican companies with a resource for learning how to use GS1 standards.

  • Energy-Harvesting Sensors to Monitor Health of Jet Engines

    By Claire Swedberg

    The wireless sensors will be utilized to monitor engine bearings on F-35 Joint Strike Fighters while in flight, using their turbines' heat to power RFID transmissions.

  • Industrial Meat Ovens Cook With RFID

    By Claire Swedberg

    Food equipment manufacturer Alkar is offering wireless temperature probes that have helped its customers save on labor, as well as reduce spoilage.

  • RFID Makes Matches for E-Cigarette Smokers

    By Claire Swedberg

    Transceivers embedded in packs of Blu Cigs electronic cigarettes will alert users when another smoker of the same product comes within about 10 meters.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Trimble updates ThingMagic embedded RFID readers; Identec Group raises $7.5 million in round of private financing; Google unveils NFC-based mobile-payments service; ODIN Labs completes benchmark tests on high-memory RFID tags; Frick offers new RFID floor tags for warehouse operations; HCT USA intros slim PDA with wireless RFID reader; U.K. contactless solutions companies, ACT and sQuid, merge.

  • RFID Helps Scientists Study Honeybees' Homing Behavior

    By Claire Swedberg

    A newly published study shows how tiny passive 13.56 MHz tags were used to measure the length of time it takes the insects to return to their hive, after being transported to a variety of locations.

  • NFC System to Aid Diners

    By Claire Swedberg

    Canadian startup CustomerIn Systems has developed a solution enabling patrons to interact with a restaurant using an NFC-enabled phone, and also plans to launch a Web site in July to help developers create similar solutions.

  • Air Force Hospital Eliminates Equipment Loss, Reduces Labor Hours

    By Claire Swedberg

    A research team with Keesler Air Force Base's 81st Medical Group received approval last week for additional studies, to include the implementation of asset tracking at Columbus AFB, temperature monitoring and infant tracking, as well as bar-code and GPS technology pilots.

  • Home-Shopping Theme Park to Employ RFID

    By Claire Swedberg

    At MainStreet America, visitors will be able to peruse completely furnished homes, and use RFID-enabled tablet PCs to learn more about thousands of items within and around those buildings.

  • RFID Tracks Clean-Room Laundry for High-Tech Companies

    By Claire Swedberg

    MSR-FSR is using an RFID system to record data regarding when, where and how clean-room garments are washed, dried and repaired.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Boeing, Alaska Airlines partner on RFID initiative; Checkpoint Systems completes acquisition of Shore to Shore; TagMaster acquires Free2move's RFID operation, TagMaster NA intros RFID handheld; Sky-Trax partners with AiDC Solutions in VAR agreement; TransCore unveils next-gen RFID rail products.

  • Tool-Bearing Truck Brings RFID-tagged Tools to Wind Farms

    By Claire Swedberg

    WindBed, developed by Choctaw Renewable Services, is a truck loaded with equipment and outfitted with EPC RFID technology to track tool usage and maintenance.

  • Korean Warehouses Deploy RFID-Enhanced Pick-to-Light System

    By Dave Friedlos

    CJ GLS says its order-fulfillment system is reducing errors, boosting efficiency and cutting costs at the facilities of four Korean companies.

  • Kayser-Roth Takes First Steps Toward RFID Usage

    By Claire Swedberg

    The hosiery company is applying EPC tags to socks sent to one specific retailer, and has also added tag-testing to its product-quality auditing processes, with plans to use RFID in other ways as well.

  • Grunnarbeid Manages Tools With RFID

    By Claire Swedberg

    The Norwegian construction contractor is using EPC Gen 2 tags and readers, as well as GPS and cellular technology, to track the location and status of tools on work sites.

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