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  • Rhode Island Governor Vetoes Restrictions on RFID

    By Claire Swedberg

    Senate Bill 211 would have prohibited the technology's use to track the locations of students in the state's schools, while also limiting the way in which information from vehicle RFID programs, such as toll collection, is used.

  • RFID News Roundup

    RFID Race Timing Systems chooses PowerID's BAP label; Inside Contactless, Twinlinx team on Bluetooth-enabled NFC stickers; Smartrac wins contactless ticketing projects, acquires contactless card technology; three tag makers, including UPM Raflatac, selected by IATA for airline baggage tagging; U.S. State Department uses RFID to track, secure IT assets; RF Controls' new algorithms enable single-antenna location tracking; Hub télécom works with Tibco on RFID platform for Paris airport; Arch Rock upgrades wireless monitoring system for data centers.

  • Motorola Embeds RFID Tags in Its Handheld Computers

    By Claire Swedberg

    The MC3100 series comes with a built-in EPC Gen 2 passive UHF tag, enabling users to keep tabs on the devices, as well as prevent their unauthorized removal from a company's premises.

  • Eeliad Project Tracks Eels' Odyssey

    By Claire Swedberg

    Scientists are studying the migratory patterns of European eels in the North Atlantic, using transponders that detach from the fish in order to transmit a record of their journey.

  • Genesis Health System Uses RFID to Drill Deeper

    By Claire Swedberg

    AeroScout's Wi-Fi-based technology provides the Iowa hospital with more-detailed reports based on equipment movement and usage, and lets it respond more quickly to natural disasters or other emergencies.

  • Middle Tennessee Medical Center to Install TotGuard

    By Claire Swedberg

    The system's RFID tags prompt an alert if an infant is brought to a stairway, elevator or exit, and contain light and temperature sensors to protect them against tampering.

  • GPRS-GPS Tags Help Shippers Fight Theft, Reduce Costs

    By Claire Swedberg

    Olive product producer Transmed Foods and logistics provider Grupo Hemas are among those using the technology to track a container's location and issue an alert if its integrity is breached.

  • Canadian Auction Markets Test RFID Readers

    By Claire Swedberg

    The Canadian Cattle Identification Agency hopes to determine whether RFID technology would provide more benefits than hindrances for Canadian cattle auctions.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Sirit adds solution-oriented features to INfinity 510 RFID reader; Intelleflex gains Maxim development team and IP, secures new funding; RFIDTraxx introduces AssetTraxx asset-tracking system; Tetherball teams with ViVOtech to speed adoption of RFID-enabled loyalty programs; Houston selects TransCore for high-occupancy vehicle program; Mobile Aspects awarded Novation contract for RFID inventory management.

  • Wisconsin Blood-Tracking Study Moves to Phase 2

    By Claire Swedberg

    Based on results of an earlier study, the BloodCenter of Wisconsin and its partners will build a prototype RFID system for blood banks and hospitals, supported by a $1.4 million government grant.

  • NXP Shares Product Roadmap and Application Know-How

    By Mark Roberti

    The RFID chip manufacturer plans to introduce new UHF chips by the end of this year, as well as a dual-frequency tag in 2011, with other innovations in the works.

  • Construction Group Improves Its Ability to Find Heavy Equipment

    By Claire Swedberg

    Active RFID tags and readers help work crews to locate machinery, even when obscured by tall grass and deep snow, ensuring that the company doesn't order unneeded assets.

  • Twin Cities' Bus Garages Increase Visibility

    By Claire Swedberg

    Minneapolis-St. Paul's Metro Transit uses a Ubisense RFID system to help it locate 900-plus buses at its five parking garages.

  • Malaysian Forestry Department Studies RFID

    By Dave Friedlos

    Seeking a system to help it satisfy EU regulations, the government agency recently completed a project using EPC Gen 2 tags to track the movement of logs through the supply chain.

  • Carnaval Puts RFID Hangtags on Kids' Clothing

    By Claire Swedberg

    The Mexican designer of children's apparel will use the EPC Gen 2 tags to track garments as they arrive from the factory, as well as when they are inspected, stored and then shipped.

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