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  • Calif. Law Seeks to Avert Privacy Intrusions Related to RFID Toll Tags

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The bill, now awaiting the signature of the state's governor, would codify how transit agencies should handle data collected from FasTrak transponders.

  • ORLocate RFID-enabled System for Surgical Sponges and Instruments Gets FDA Clearance

    By Claire Swedberg

    The system's developer says that three U.S. hospitals will soon deploy the technology, testing its ability to track surgical items and ensure they don't remain in a patient, or get lost.

  • RFID Boosts Profit Margin, Safety for Axxa Pharma

    By Claire Swedberg

    The Argentine pharmaceutical distributor can track the buying and selling price of its medicines, as well as expiration dates, ensuring the drugs are properly billed, and that no expired products are shipped to customers.

  • RFID Hardware Supply Struggles to Meet Demand

    By Claire Swedberg

    Shortages in RFID components and silicon are increasing order times for RFID readers, printers and tags by up to 14 weeks.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Spectrum Health picks Awarepoint system to track assets; Awarepoint expands to Australia; William Frick & Co. unveils new UHF tags for warehousing, distribution; Intelleflex, Lockheed Martin develop perimeter-monitoring security system; IDTronic intros UHF RFID key fob; ETRI joins RFID Consortium.

  • RFID Helps Make Friends for Israeli Teens

    By Claire Swedberg

    Coca-Cola Village is using an RFID system to link teenage visitors to their Facebook pages, giving them a way to automatically share details of their fun.

  • Hospital Robot Tracks Controlled Substances, High-Value Meds

    By Claire Swedberg

    Geisinger Medical Center is using an RFID-enabled robot to securely transport certain drugs throughout its facility, and to provide a real-time view into who sent and received each item.

  • U.K. Police Use RFID to Secure Tasers

    By Claire Swedberg

    The Nottinghamshire Police Department has deployed RFID-enabled cabinets to track the condition and usage of Tasers, as well as ensure that only authorized officers can access them.

  • RFID News Roundup

    NXP selected to secure new German national identity card; Precyse Technologies closes $11 million in private funding; SPC joins Dash7 Alliance; Infinite Power Systems receives $20 million in venture capital funding; SimplexGrinnell, GuardRFID team up on distribution for RTLS, security solutions; Legic, Shanghai United Sea Trading partner on RFID locking systems; Raftar offers free RFID trial for medical device companies.

  • GSA Warehouse Tracks the Locations of Goods

    By Claire Swedberg

    A real-time locating system has provided the U.S. General Services Administration with visibility into the location of each tagged carton, envelope or pallet.

  • At NASCAR Hall of Fame, RFID Fuels Excitement

    By Laurie Sullivan

    Visitors are issued plastic cards embedded with a passive 13.56 MHz RFID tag, used to activate more than 75 exhibits, and to enable a more personalized experience.

  • Italian Stone Company Carves Out Savings With RFID

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    Antolini Luigi & Co. estimates that using EPC Gen 2 tags to track blocks and slabs reduces its labor costs by 40 percent, and improves inventory accuracy by 80 percent.

  • New Zealand Group Uses EPCglobal Network to Track Livestock, Meat

    By Dave Friedlos

    The participants utilized a variety of EPC RFID hardware and software in a project designed to prove the effectiveness of the EPCglobal Network as a tool for traceability.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Zebra intros new RFID printer-encoder for advanced item-level tagging; IDTronic intros new products to its UHF portfolio; Xerafy, Access Solutions team up on RFID solution for power generation, aviation industries; Pramari partners with UbiU to expand into the Asian RFID market; Lisbon Airport selects Alien Tags for baggage tracking; SensingTEK unveils RFID-enabled diaper for use in hospitals and health-care facilities.

  • RFID Helps Focus Sound at Opera Productions

    By Claire Swedberg

    Out Board's TiMax Tracker system uses Ubisense's RFID technology to track the location of miked actors and singers on stage, including for a production of Carmen at London's O2 arena.

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