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  • RFID Helps Control and Organize Construction Sites

    By Rhea Wessel

    Germany's University of Wuppertal has developed a hardware and software platform that provides managers with up-to-the-minute information regarding materials, tools and individuals entering and leaving job sites.

  • Bill Hardgrave to Leave RFID Research Center

    By Mark Roberti

    The founder and director of the University of Arkansas' RFID research laboratory has been named the dean of Auburn University's College of Business.

  • BAS Trucks Deploys RTLS to Drive Efficiency

    By Claire Swedberg

    The European truck company is installing a system from Zebra Enterprise Solutions to track where each of its vehicles is located, and to monitor how long it takes to go through such services as washing and repair.

  • Bahrain Government Agency Tracks Files With RFID

    By Rhea Wessel

    The island nation's Survey and Land Registration Bureau has reduced the amount of time its staff spent searching for files, while also improving workflows, with a system from TrackIT Solutions.

  • RFID Brings Relief to Solid Comfort

    By Claire Swedberg

    To ensure orders are complete and accurate, the hotel-furniture maker uses passive EPC UHF tags to track products from the point of assembly to the moment they are shipped, thereby bringing a fast ROI.

  • Savi Unveils Developer Tools Program, System on Chip, to Spur Growth

    By Claire Swedberg

    The company offers its developer tools to businesses seeking an RFID solution—complying with the ISO 18000-7 RFID standard for 433 MHz active tags—to enhance their own hardware or software product.

  • Wi-Fi RFID Alerts Espirito Santo Saude's Staff

    By Claire Swedberg

    Ekahau badges and call buttons enable employees at two Portuguese health-care facilities to quickly identify the location of an emergency.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Ubisense intros UWB tag module for third-party development; RFID tracks participants at "World's Largest 5K Event"; Baptist Memorial Health Care installs RFID system to protect babies; RF Code extends trade-up program to include passive RFID tags, readers; Nivis announces new WirelessHART gateway solution.

  • Scandinavian Group Finds That Tracked Cod Sells Better

    By Claire Swedberg

    The Swedish eTrace project used EPC Gen 2 RFID tags and EPCIS software to document the fishes' provenance—which served to reassure consumers and thus boost sales.

  • Armored-RFID Tag Loves to Get Hammered

    By Claire Swedberg

    A new steel-shrouded UHF EPC Gen 2 tag, developed by Technologies ROI, can be welded to metal pipes or tools for the oil and gas, construction or other heavy industrial sectors, and is built to sustain abuse.

  • U.S. Marines' Blount Island Command Attaches Passive Tags to Containers

    By Claire Swedberg

    The facility responsible for maintaining equipment and supplies aboard "maritime prepositioning ships" is deploying long-range Omni-ID EPC Gen 2 tags to expedite the loading and unloading of cargo.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Nokia pledges all new smart-phone models will come with NFC; Broadcom announces plans to buy Innovision Research & Technology; 1st Choice Security Solutions and AATSI introduce transportation temperature-monitoring system; NFC Forum announces Global Competition 2010 winners; Hi-G-Tek, Navisat Telematics implement electronic tracking for cargo security; Bibliotheca to provide RFID system to 54-library consortium in N.Y.

  • To Reduce Waste, Smug Customers Use RFID Coffee Mugs

    By Claire Swedberg

    The reusable plastic mugs contain a passive high-frequency tag enabling consumers to pay for beverages and earn discounts, as well as avoid the consumption of disposable paper cups and plastic lids.

  • RFID-Powered Handhelds Guide Visitors at Shanghai Expo

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    Inside the Information and Communications Pavilion, as many as 8,000 visitors at any given time are provided with "information communications terminals" that determine their locations within the building, and provide a personalized experience.

  • Despite Sluggish Growth, Taiwan's RFID Industry Remains Committed

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The nation's RFID sector is churning out new products and applications, with an emphasis on EPC Gen 2 technology.

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