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  • Wal-Mart Relaunches EPC RFID Effort, Starting With Men's Jeans and Basics

    By Mark Roberti

    The retailer has shifted its focus from tagging all pallets and cases to working with suppliers to tag items in categories where the company and its partners will see the biggest benefits.

  • Saudi School Tracks Assets Across Multiple Sites

    By Claire Swedberg

    Najran University is deploying active and passive RFID tags to track the locations of 23,000 assets at its many campuses, with a goal of reducing theft and increasing asset-management accuracy.

  • RFID Tracks Oil Co. Containers and Ships in Newfoundland

    By Claire Swedberg

    A. Harvey is tagging its containers, as well as some vessels and trucks, to increase the visibility of its operations providing equipment, tools and food to offshore oil rigs.

  • RFID News Roundup

    William Frick & Co. announces three new rugged tags for oil and gas; French government funds five RFID projects; Czech tag maker intros UHF label for metal; MTI Wireless Edge announces new small UHF circular outdoor antenna; Cupertino, Calif., schools to try RFID to encourage walking, biking; TowerJazz licenses Kilopass' one-time programmable nonvolatile memory IP.

  • Finnish Furniture Maker Adds Value Through RFID

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    Martela attaches EPC Gen 2 tags to the desks, chairs and other office furnishings it manufactures, to streamline its ability to take inventory for customers that request it, as well as to provide other services.

  • Las Vegas-area Nursing Facility Adopts RFID for Memory-Impaired Residents

    By Claire Swedberg

    At TLC Care Center, dementia patients wear wristbands with active tags that trigger alerts and lock doors if they approach an exit.

  • Momentum Is Growing for Item-Level Tagging, Survey Says

    By Claire Swedberg

    The Aberdeen Group finds that 57 percent of retailers using or planning to deploy RFID prefer to employ the technology at the item level, and that many are utilizing the technology to improve inventory accuracy, as well as for a range of other applications.

  • Visual Data Center Combines RFID With 3-D Thermal Imaging

    By Claire Swedberg

    Optimum Path Systems' data center management software is being packaged with RF Code's active RFID tags and readers.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Lenovo offers ThinkPads with NFC module from NXP Semiconductor, Toppan Printing; Zebra unveils next-gen ultra-wideband real-time locating system; U.S. Marine Corps deploys more RFID tracking kits to forces in Afghanistan; Buffalo, N.Y., Metro to deploy TagMaster RFID train-tracking solution; CAEN RFID announces new UHF desktop reader; more than 2 billion RFID tags to be sold this year, IDTechEx study says; HID Global, Inside Contactless team up on secure NFC mobile phones.

  • Indian Aluminum Company Tracks Deliveries

    By Claire Swedberg

    Vedanta is using a UHF EPC Gen 2 RFID system to track the arrival and departure of contractors and employees at its smelter, as well as the weight of coal delivered to its power plant.

  • RFID in Fashion Event Goes Virtual

    RFID Journal is transforming its RFID in Fashion face-to-face event, sponsored by Avery Dennison, into an online event to be held on Sept. 28.

  • Dash7 Alliance Offers Test Methods, Tools for ISO 18000-7 Developers

    By Claire Swedberg

    By offering its own certification suite, at the same time that National Technology is selling test tools for Dash7 certification, the organization hopes to help developers properly test their own active RFID technology before taking it to Met Labs to be certified.

  • Hospital RTLS Tracks Pumps' Status and Movement

    By Claire Swedberg

    A system from AeroScout enables Health First to monitor whether its infusion pumps are powered on, and to receive an alert if pumps or other assets fail to follow an expected path through cleaning or maintenance.

  • RFID News Roundup

    RFideaWorks unveils updated middleware with new pricing; new industry group formed to spur MIFARE4Mobile services; Smartrac launches gamma radiation-proof RFID tags; German apparel maker, RFID vendors offer RFID-enabled inventory solution; Savi's SmartChain CMA solution gets SAP certification; Psion Teklogix unveils new channel strategy.

  • RFID Helps Control and Organize Construction Sites

    By Rhea Wessel

    Germany's University of Wuppertal has developed a hardware and software platform that provides managers with up-to-the-minute information regarding materials, tools and individuals entering and leaving job sites.

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