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  • Tunnel Construction Companies Use RFID Badges to Text Workers

    By Claire Swedberg

    Ekahau's Wi-Fi-based tags help management locate workers and communicate with them as they bore through mountains in northwest Spain.

  • Lavazza Uses RFID to Track Packaging Materials, Boosting Efficiency

    By Rhea Wessel

    The coffee manufacturer employs EPC Gen 2 passive UHF RFID tags to automate the replenishment of packaging materials supplied by Goglio Cofibox, and used to create products Lavazza sells to consumers.

  • RFID Helps Naval Ships Defend Themselves From Missile Attacks

    By Claire Swedberg

    Lockheed Martin offers RFID functionality with its decoy-launching system, to help international navies ensure they fire the proper rounds.

  • Retailer Tape à l'Oeil Finds Success With Contactless Loyalty Cards

    By Claire Swedberg

    The system enables French consumers to receive and redeem discounts on purchases via NFC RFID stickers that can be attached to cell phones.

  • ODIN Forecasts Fast ROI for RFID-based Baggage Handling

    By Claire Swedberg

    In a new report, ODIN Technologies found that six EPC Gen 2 UHF tags had a 100 percent read rate in baggage-tracking tests, and that airlines and airports could recoup their RFID deployment costs within 18 months.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Dash7 Alliance backs Texas Instruments' new ISO 18000-7 system-on-chip; RTLS vendor Ekahau updates network survey and design software; Smartrac broadens product portfolio with new industrial SmartTopTag; Radianse intros small, inexpensive active-RFID multi-use health-care tag; ENC Inc. announces SAP certification for Raftar RFID-enabled suite; consortium aims to foster standards for satellite personal tracking and messaging devices.

  • Centre Pompidou Hopes NFC Will Draw Teens to Art

    By Claire Swedberg

    The French museum's new Teen Gallery will feature NFC-enabled phones and displays enabling young visitors to interact with the museum and share artwork online with friends.

  • Motorola Announces Handheld Reader for Non-Industrial Uses

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The MC3090-Z is lighter than the company's other handheld interrogators, has an omnidirectional antenna and supports the ability to determine the locations of specific RFID tags.

  • Bon Secours Richmond Finds RFID Saves $2 Million Annually

    By Claire Swedberg

    The company is using a real-time location system from GE Healthcare to track assets, as well as certain surgery patients, and expects to expand the system to additional operating rooms.

  • German Researchers Make Metal Objects With RFID Inside

    By Andrew Curry

    Fraunhofer's engineers demonstrate how to use selective laser sintering to integrate a standard passive tag within metal items as they are manufactured.

  • BASF Tracks Chemical-Carrying Railcars in Real Time

    By Claire Swedberg

    A wireless sensor system enables the company to monitor the location and condition of cars used to transport its six most hazardous products.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Airetrak upgrades real-time locating system for more fine-tuned tracking; HID Global provides Multi-ISO reader board for Psion Teklogix handheld; BASF launches metal-based inks for producing flexible antennas for RFID tags; Visonic Technologies launches new active RFID/RTLS reusable tag; ViVOtech adds RFID to chip-and-PIN devices, joins Middle East NFC trial; Digital Angel sells McMurdo unit to Orolia.

  • Gerry Weber Sews In RFID's Benefits

    By Rhea Wessel

    The company plans to integrate EPC Gen 2 tags into the care labels of all garments it makes, and expects to quickly recoup its cost by using the tags to track inventory and deter theft.

  • Serge Blanco Finds ROI in RFID

    By Rhea Wessel

    The French company's clothing factories attach EPC Gen 2 RFID hangtags to the garments they make, enabling Serge Blanco's distribution center to process incoming and outgoing shipments more quickly and accurately.

  • U.S. Forest Service Tracks Capitol Christmas Tree

    By Beth Bacheldor

    A real-time location system from SkyBitz captured the route, minute by minute, of this year's Capitol Christmas Tree, as it traveled from Arizona to Washington, D.C.

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