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  • RFID-enabled Device Sounds an Alarm When Someone Tries to Leave Home

    By Claire Swedberg

    The PureRFid Companion system, sold to consumers, is designed to trigger alerts when a person with dementia nears a doorway.

  • Impinj Releases Compact High-Performance EPC RFID Portal

    By Claire Swedberg

    The Speedway xPortal, designed for retail settings, offices, hospitals or other indoor environments, achieves high tag read rates, thanks in large part to its integrated Dual Linear Phased-Array antenna.

  • New NXP RFID Chips Bring Multiple Functions to Item-Level Tagging

    By Claire Swedberg

    NXP Semiconductors' new G2iL and G2iL+ EPC Gen 2 chips will enable tags to be turned on or off, be switched into low read range, send tamper alerts or transfer data to microcontrollers.

  • Byrne Group Automates Asset Management, Orders

    By Claire Swedberg

    The U.K. construction firm, which is using 125 kHz RFID to expedite shipments of equipment and supplies to its workers and track usage, expects to recoup its investment by next year.

  • RFID News Roundup

    RFID Sensor Systems to unveil ultra-long-range passive tags; Balluff intros new tag for use in high temperatures; Zebra Enterprise Solutions expands partnership with TagStone, adds IDBlue as partner; Rio de Janeiro employs contactless payment for public transportation, fast food and more; GS1 Healthcare publishes new report, guidelines; STMicroelectronics launches dual-interface EEPROM, enabling remote access to electronic devices.

  • At RFID Journal LIVE! 2010, Leading RFID Technology Companies to Share Lessons Learned

    The world's top RFID technology and service providers, led by Motorola, will demonstrate new products and share their unique insights at RFID Journal's eighth annual conference and exhibition, to be held on Apr. 14-16.

  • U.S. Military Puts Its Insignia in Order

    By Claire Swedberg

    The Department of Defense's Institute of Heraldry is tracking its archived badges, medals and other insignia with RFID tags, and is using handheld readers to locate them, as well as a fixed portal to alert staff members if an item is removed.

  • Gas Manufacturer Fills Up More Often With RFID

    By Claire Swedberg

    Indian oxygen and nitrogen supplier Kay Nitroxygen is using EPC Gen 2 UHF tags and readers to record the status of its reusable cylinders, resulting in increased productivity.

  • TNO Uses RFID to Track Its Assets

    By Claire Swedberg

    After carrying out an RFID pilot using the TraSer open-source platform, the Dutch research company is now employing a 13.56 MHz passive RFID solution developed entirely in-house.

  • Spectrum Health's Meijer Heart Center Tracks Stents

    By Claire Swedberg

    Using passive 125 kHz RFID tags, the system has raised inventory-management accuracy to nearly 100 percent, while also reducing the chance for missed billing.

  • RFID Helps Medlog Monitor Pharmaceutical Cold Chain

    By Rhea Wessel

    The Portuguese company is using EPC Gen 2 tags with built-in temperature loggers to ensure that the drugs it distributes have been shipped under proper conditions.

  • RFID News Roundup

    ODIN unveils new IT asset-management software for RFID; European consumer goods companies test RFID to improve stock turnover; CAEN RFID releases new RFID temperature logger; American University in Dubai adopts RFID to secure diplomas; Qatar's new Doha airport to feature Crisplant bar-code/RFID baggage system; Axcess International releases new software for its Dot Wireless Credential.

  • Florida Hospital Measures Success of Temperature-Tracking System

    By Claire Swedberg

    The 2,200-bed facility expects to improve patient safety by using AeroScout Wi-Fi-based tags to determine when pharmaceutical refrigerators are left open too long, or are operating improperly.

  • Royal Freight Expects Trailer-Tracking System to Yield Greater Security

    By Claire Swedberg

    The shipping company is managing its fleet with new solar-powered units containing door and cargo sensors, to detect if a theft occurs en route.

  • RFID Journal Introduces New Online Community Site

    The company has relaunched RFID Connect, its free community Web site for end users, potential end users, consultants, academics and vendors interested in radio frequency identification.

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