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  • RFID-Enabled Journal Helps Track Pain

    By Claire Swedberg

    Meridian Health is piloting a system it helped develop that has an active RFID tag that logs a patient's reported pain at home, as well as the effectiveness of any medication he or she takes to reduce discomfort.

  • MIT Media Lab Launches Virtual RFID-Powered Blackboard

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    To offer visitors a means by which to learn about the 130 or so projects being pursued at the Media Lab at any given time, RFID-enabled Samsung plasma touch-screen displays were installed throughout the building.

  • Diablo Canyon Power Site Uses RFID to Track Items

    By Claire Swedberg

    The nuclear plant has attached EPC Gen 2 tags to tens of thousands of reactor parts at its warehouse, in order to document their locations and maintenance status in case they are needed. The facility will soon tag tools as well.

  • N.Y. State Agency Is More Energy-Efficient, Thanks to RFID

    By Claire Swedberg

    Taking inventory of hundreds of computers, printers, monitors and other electronic equipment can now be accomplished in a single day, instead of several weeks.

  • Dash7 Alliance Working on New Specification, Tags for ISO 18000-7

    By Claire Swedberg

    The group has introduced a new specification, known as Mode 2, for ISO approval, that would allow the integration of 433 MHz active and 13.56 MHz passive RFID on a single tag. It would also enable tag-to-tag transmission, and make possible a range of new applications.

  • RFID News Roundup

    NXP acquires Jennic to extend lineup of ZigBee and other low-power RF solutions; Verayo unveils new unclonable RFID chip; WirelessHART becomes European standard for wireless communication in process automation; SK Telecom pushes advancement of mobile payments in Asia; Ramco Systems, IDBlue partner on RFID for aviation.

  • Impinj Introduces New, Lower-Cost UHF Reader Chip

    By Mark Roberti

    The R500 joins the company's R1000 and R2000 Indy chip family, and will be aimed at embedded applications and handhelds that don't require a long read range or high throughput.

  • Inspections Made More Efficient for British Construction Firm

    By Claire Swedberg

    Magnor Plant is using RFID tags on safety and lifting equipment at British construction sites to expedite the inspection process, providing results in a matter of hours rather than weeks.

  • Qantas Launches Its Next Generation Check-in System

    By Dave Friedlos

    Beginning with Perth Airport, Qantas' frequent flyers will be provided with new RFID-enabled loyalty cards that will serve as a permanent boarding passes.

  • RFID Helps Florida Shoe Retailer Keep Its Customers From Walking Away

    By Claire Swedberg

    Peltz Shoes has developed its own item-level RFID system to track the 30,000 pairs of shoes at each of its Tampa-area stores, improving inventory accuracy and reducing inventory-related labor costs.

  • 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.

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