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  • Trimble Acquires ThingMagic

    By Claire Swedberg

    The provider of positioning and tracking solutions will incorporate ThingMagic's EPC RFID technology into its own products for the construction and mobile services sectors, while ThingMagic will also continue to operate as an RFID reader and solutions provider, as a Trimble division.

  • Motorola Solutions Announced as Cornerstone Sponsor of RFID Journal LIVE! 2011

    The company will be the cornerstone sponsor for RFID Journal's ninth major annual conference and exhibition, to be held on Apr. 12-14 in, Orlando, Fla.

  • Fly London Uses RFID to Manage Inventory, and Take Customers Around the World

    By Claire Swedberg

    At a retail store in Lisbon, Portugal, the company is avoiding out-of-stocks and sending shoppers on a virtual trip to London, New York and Tokyo, with the help of EPC RFID tags and readers.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Tagsys-Dreamydress solution tracks garments in hundreds of nursing homes; iGPS intros RFID pallet rental service for pharmaceuticals, life sciences; University of Chicago Medical Center tests Proventix hand-hygiene system; DAP Technologies debuts rugged RFID-enabled PDA; German foil manufacturer unveils ultra-thin passive RFID antenna.

  • RFID Boosts Store Turnover by Nearly 10 Percent in Italian Pilot

    By Mark Roberti

    A study conducted by the University of Parma's RFID Lab, working with a retailer, apparel suppliers and logistics providers in Italy, reveals significant benefits throughout the supply chain.

  • Hawaiian Group Readies Cold-Chain RFID Pilot

    By Claire Swedberg

    The state's agricultural department will test RFID-enabled temperature sensors in reusable pallets as they are used to ship produce between the islands, while information will be stored on an Internet-based application hosted by GS1 Hong Kong.

  • Sales of EPC RFID Tags, ICs Reach Record Levels

    By Claire Swedberg

    A surge in item-level tagging by apparel retailers has meant a banner year for RFID tag and chip vendors such as Impinj and Alien Technology.

  • RFID Journal Issues Call for Submission for Awards, Adds New Category

    The company is accepting entries for the 2011 RFID Journal Awards, including a new award for best use of RFID to protect the environment, improve recycling or enhance sustainability.

  • St. Andrew's Healthcare Gets Help in Real Time

    By Claire Swedberg

    The British mental-health institution is reaping a bunch of benefits from its Wi-Fi-based RTLS infrastructure, consisting of Motorola access points and Ekahau RFID tags and software.

  • Petrobras Opts for RFID to Track Drill Pipe

    By Claire Swedberg

    Weatherford is tagging the five-inch-wide pipes that it ships to an offshore oil rig operated by the Brazilian energy company, with the aim of more easily verifying that the correct pipes are being provided, inspected and maintained.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Dash7 Alliance launches initiative to create standard network interface for ISO 18000-7 readers; HID Global, Sony to develop RFID reader platform for PCs; UNC study examines effectiveness of RF-enabled sponges; LA Metro to use contactless technology for single- and limited-use paper tickets; FastRFID implements RFID-enabled secure access-control system for GATC; Identec Solutions buys Sattel, provider of DGPS technology; Mobile Mark intros new RFID antennas for midrange industrial applications.

  • American Apparel's RFID Guru Launches RFID Software Startup RFID_Software RFID_Services

    By Claire Swedberg

    The new company, Truecount, will provide software solutions offering functionality designed specifically to meet the needs of the retail industry.

  • RFID Improves Communication at Finnish Clinic

    By Claire Swedberg

    Docrates is using a Wi-Fi-based system from Ekahau to not only locate patients, who are free to roam about the medical center, but also enable employees and patients to send messages to each other.

  • Automotive Groups Agree on RFID Guidelines for RTIs

    By Claire Swedberg

    The multinational Joint Automotive Industry Forum is about to release a set of requirements and recommendations for implementing RFID technology to track returnable transport items—the reusable containers used by that sector.

  • Our Lady of the Lake Boosts Efficiencies With Awarepoint's RTLS

    By Claire Swedberg

    The Louisiana medical center is using the technology to help it improve the availability and maintenance of vital assets.

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