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  • EPCglobal US Survey Finds Strong RFID Foundation in CPG Sector

    By Claire Swedberg

    A report indicates that consumer goods suppliers are pleased with the performance of their RFID deployments, but that they are not yet generally using the technology to improve business processes.

  • Korean Clothing Company Adds RFID to Its Supply Chain

    By Claire Swedberg

    The Basic House is applying EPC Gen 2 tags to garments at its manufacturing plants, and is also deploying RFID interrogators at two of its DCs and, initially, at 159 of its stores.

  • Bologna Researchers Develop Motion-Measuring System for Seniors, Athletes

    By Claire Swedberg

    The system records changes in a wearer's body posture, and can send that data wirelessly to a PDA or PC, to alert caregivers of elderly patients prone to falling, or help trainers analyze athletic performance.

  • RFID News Roundup

    NFC Forum adopts Logical Link Control Protocol (LLCP) spec; Infineon, Inside Contactless partner on security solution for public transport smart cards; Bombardier to deploy TagMaster 2.45 GHz RFID system on Asian trains; U.S. Air Force selects ODIN to monitor passive RFID network; RFID tag maker Syrma Technology joins Dash7 Alliance; SkyBitz unveils satellite-based remote asset-management and -tracking system.

  • Iveco to Expand RFID System for Managing Replacement Parts

    By Rhea Wessel

    The truck and bus manufacturer is using EPC Gen 2 tags to process the receipt, picking and shipping of replacement parts, and to guarantee their authenticity.

  • Czech Monks Look to RFID for Guidance

    By Rhea Wessel

    Visitors to Vyssi Brod can rent electronic tour guides that describe the monastery's various sights, thus helping to provide the abbey with income.

  • Rica Lewis Profits by Tagging Jeans

    By Rhea Wessel

    The company is using RFID to expedite orders and the taking of inventory in boutiques selling its apparel.

  • Organic Clothing Retailer Makes Shopping Personal

    By Claire Swedberg

    Clothing for a Better Earth is using an RFID-enabled iPod and EPC Gen 2 tags to link customers with products they might like, as well as track shoppers and goods throughout its store.

  • Sun Microsystems Piloting RFID Tagging for Financial Customers

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The company's goal is to help financial institutions better account for IT equipment in their data centers.

  • GE and Avery Dennison Developing Passive RFID Sensor Tags

    By Claire Swedberg

    The solution—signaling Avery Dennison's intention to provide RFID tags with greater functionality—will allow the detection of events such as counterfeit pharmaceutical products or spoiled produce in the supply chain.

  • Foundry Improves Core Operations

    By Claire Swedberg

    Excal is using RFID to automate the way it manufactures brass and bronze products, thus helping it to improve their consistency and quality.

  • Slate Maker Adopts System to Track Products, Even When Buried Under Snow

    By Claire Swedberg

    Norwegian company Minera Norge is using EPC RFID and GPS technologies to locate its finished stone tiles and blocks, as well as the forklifts that transport them.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By RFID Journal

    EU study finds only 3 percent of European enterprises use RFID; RadarFind intros alarm capability for RTLS to halt asset loss, theft or damage; Rauland-Borg links nurse call system with RTLS; International Coding Technologies offers ruggedized EPC Gen 2 tag for less than $1; logistics provider Damco to use Savi Networks' wireless tracking service; Mexican Border Patrol, state governments to leverage RFID for vehicle registration, tracking.

  • Pramari, AWID Offer EPC Gen 2 System for Tracking Health-care Assets

    By Claire Swedberg

    The solution would enable hospitals to use passive UHF RFID tags to record when equipment approaches a doorway, and to trigger an alarm or other response.

  • Airbus Signs Contract for High-Memory RFID Tags

    By Rhea Wessel

    The aircraft maker plans to use the EPC Gen 2 RFID tags—which will have as much as 8 kilobytes of memory—to track thousands of repairable parts for its new A350 XWB planes.

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