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  • Prison RFID Study Finds Planning Is Critical

    By Claire Swedberg

    A study from the RAND Corp. cites insufficient planning and training as major challenges for prison installations of RFID—but when installed and used properly, the technology can reduce violence and provide other benefits.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Russian Olympic city picks NXP's Mifare Plus for transportation systems; Ohio RFID business incubator extends services to companies around the world; Equipment BC offers RFID-based meters for monitoring forklifts, machinery; Ryzex, Zebra Technologies launch educational microsite on warehouse management that features RFID; Ekahau Site Survey offers ZyXEL customers advanced Wi-Fi planning, auditing; Nordic ID launches new mobile RFID readers.

  • Nigerian Drug Agency Opts for RFID Anticounterfeiting Technology

    By Claire Swedberg

    A system designed by Verayo and SkyeTek and marketed by GlobalPCCA will be mandated for all of the nation's pharmacies, once tags are attached to drugs, to ensure that medicine is authentic.

  • ODIN Benchmark Study Identifies Top Handheld Performers

    By Claire Swedberg

    Handheld UHF RFID readers from Motorola and Convergence Systems Ltd. scored highest in some of the tests.

  • RF Code Debuts Inexpensive Server-Tracking Solution

    By Claire Swedberg

    The company's solution combines infrared beacons and active RFID tags, enabling data centers to track the locations and conditions of their servers using a single RFID reader.

  • Xterprise Releases Mobile RFID Package for Item-Level Tracking

    By Claire Swedberg

    The vendor's new Clarity Mobile solution—designed to be an easy-to-operate, low-cost item-level tracking system—comes with handheld RFID readers, pre-encoded EPC Gen 2 tags and access to a Web-based application.

  • Parexel Tests System to Track Temperatures of Test Drugs

    By Claire Swedberg

    The biopharmaceutical services company wants to monitor the temperatures of drugs being shipped to clinical trial participants, using an RFID-enabled sensor and cell phone.

  • Belgian Hospitals Track Temperatures and Staff

    By Claire Swedberg

    Three Antwerp-area facilities have deployed AeroScout's Wi-Fi RFID tags and software to monitor the temperatures of refrigeration units, as well as the locations of 40 staff members.

  • RFID News Roundup

    UPM Raflatac to launch security RFID tags; Pramari unveils update to open-source RFID software; EPCglobal ratifies version 1.5 of Tag Data Standard; North Dakota unveils voluntary RFID cattle-tracking program; ABI Research forecasts higher-frequency RFID- and RTLS-enabled asset-management system revenues to hit $845 million in 2014; RadarFind intros temperature sensor.

  • Vail Resorts Links RFID With Social Media

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    Visitors to the company's ski mountains this season can use their RFID-enabled lift tickets to connect with each other via social-media tools, and also track their ski or snowboard metrics over the Internet.

  • RFID Consortium Releases Patent-Licensing Portfolio

    By Claire Swedberg

    The program enables vendors of UHF passive RFID tags and readers to purchase licenses through a patent pool, reducing the time and cost associated with negotiating individual patent agreements, and potentially enabling them to introduce new products sooner.

  • U.S. Forest Service Explores RFID's Ability to Detect Fires

    By Laurie Sullivan

    The agency's San Dimas Technology Development Center headed up a test burn in California that demonstrated how a system using RFID temperature sensors could support an early and rapid response to wildfires, thereby saving lives and reducing damage.

  • 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.

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