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  • 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.

  • Hospital Saves By Using RFID To Bring Asset Management In-House

    By Mark Roberti

    A 500-bed hospital in southeast Georgia expends $400,000 less per year by using RFID to track its own assets, instead of paying a contractor to do it.

  • California Data Centers Expect to Cut Energy Usage By 75 Percent

    By Claire Swedberg

    Twelve sites are being equipped with an RFID-enabled temperature-monitoring system from Federspiel Controls, following a successful pilot involving the state's Franchise Tax Board.

  • RFID Automates A-Plant's Tool-Rental Trailers

    By Claire Swedberg

    The British company has adopted an RFID system from 4hSolutions that tracks the drills, grinders, saws and other equipment it provides to construction workers.

  • Australian Race-Timing Company Finds Battery-assisted UHF Tags a Winning Solution

    By Dave Friedlos

    RFID Race Timing Systems reports that for tracking race competitors, the EPC Gen 2 BAP tags offer a greater read range, faster read rates and a lower cost than LF.

  • RFID News Roundup

    TagMaster delivers RFID solution for Chinese high-speed train maintenance; RFID-enabled bikes ride into Chicago; RFID is forecast for strong growth in Southeast Asia, two research firms say.

  • RFID-Enabled Journal Helps Track Pain

    By Claire Swedberg

    Meridian Health is piloting a system it helped develop that has an active RFID tag that logs a patient's reported pain at home, as well as the effectiveness of any medication he or she takes to reduce discomfort.

  • MIT Media Lab Launches Virtual RFID-Powered Blackboard

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    To offer visitors a means by which to learn about the 130 or so projects being pursued at the Media Lab at any given time, RFID-enabled Samsung plasma touch-screen displays were installed throughout the building.

  • Diablo Canyon Power Site Uses RFID to Track Items

    By Claire Swedberg

    The nuclear plant has attached EPC Gen 2 tags to tens of thousands of reactor parts at its warehouse, in order to document their locations and maintenance status in case they are needed. The facility will soon tag tools as well.

  • N.Y. State Agency Is More Energy-Efficient, Thanks to RFID

    By Claire Swedberg

    Taking inventory of hundreds of computers, printers, monitors and other electronic equipment can now be accomplished in a single day, instead of several weeks.

  • Dash7 Alliance Working on New Specification, Tags for ISO 18000-7

    By Claire Swedberg

    The group has introduced a new specification, known as Mode 2, for ISO approval, that would allow the integration of 433 MHz active and 13.56 MHz passive RFID on a single tag. It would also enable tag-to-tag transmission, and make possible a range of new applications.

  • RFID News Roundup

    NXP acquires Jennic to extend lineup of ZigBee and other low-power RF solutions; Verayo unveils new unclonable RFID chip; WirelessHART becomes European standard for wireless communication in process automation; SK Telecom pushes advancement of mobile payments in Asia; Ramco Systems, IDBlue partner on RFID for aviation.

  • Impinj Introduces New, Lower-Cost UHF Reader Chip

    By Mark Roberti

    The R500 joins the company's R1000 and R2000 Indy chip family, and will be aimed at embedded applications and handhelds that don't require a long read range or high throughput.

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