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  • At Virginia Mason Clinic, RFID Eliminates the Need to Wait

    By Claire Swedberg

    Arriving patients are sent directly to an examination room, thanks to a hybrid RF-IR system that tracks the locations of patients and staff members in real time, and improves efficiency.

  • Southeast Alabama Medical Center Expands RFID Deployment

    By Claire Swedberg

    The 370-bed hospital says the deployment of Wi-Fi-based asset and temperature tags from Ekahau has made the facility more efficient.

  • Touch Project Explores RFID-enabled Consumer Applications

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    A Nordic research project aims to help both designers and the general public get a handle on the technology by making it more tangible, and by adding it to consumer products.

  • Smartrac Hopes to Release Green RFID Tags Within a Year

    By Brett Neely

    The Dutch firm indicates the new passive tags will be almost completely biodegradable after use, to reduce waste, while being priced similarly to current tags.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Heathrow Airport to use RFID to map underground utilities; Ruckus Wireless, AeroScout team up to deliver wireless LAN asset-location solutions; Ubisense adds Wi-Fi option to ultra-wideband RTLS; Watchdata, DBS and Visa collaborate on multi-application single-chip smart card; Splash! Water park gives guests RFID access to lockers; California hospital implements automated tracking to monitor patient flow.

  • GS1 Releases Guidelines for RFID-based Electronic Article Surveillance

    By Claire Swedberg

    An RFID-based EAS system is already being tested by German retailer Metro Group, using Checkpoint technology to manage inventory, and to deter and track theft.

  • Lisbon Airport Ups Throughput With RFID Baggage System

    By Rhea Wessel

    The system is not backed up by bar-coding technology, making the airport among the first in the world to rely solely on RFID for tracking transfer bags.

  • Conair Uses Its Own RFID Solutions to Expedite Shipments

    By Claire Swedberg

    The U.S. supplier of personal-grooming and kitchen appliances plans to have all of its factories apply EPC Gen 2 tags to individual products by the end of 2010, and is launching a new RFID-based cargo seal.

  • Osram Sylvania Lightens Its Workload

    By Claire Swedberg

    The lightbulb maker uses I.D. Systems' RFID solution to automatically replenish the supply of materials on assembly lines, as well as track the activities of its forklifts.

  • Aston Martin Speeds Cars Through Production

    By Claire Swedberg

    The automaker is using Ubisense RFID tags to track the locations of vehicles as they move through the final steps in the company's manufacturing process, as well as to obtain business analytics regarding the time spent at each stage.

  • Michigan Households Get RFID-enabled Rewards for Recycling

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    An RFID-based incentives system uses EPC Gen 2 tags attached to collection bins, in order to track participation and give out prizes and discounts.

  • California Polytechnic Studies E. coli and Bagged Greens

    By Claire Swedberg

    Researchers will use RFID sensor tags to measure the real-time temperature and humidity levels of lettuce and spinach during shipment from packer to retailer, then replicate those conditions in a lab.

  • RFID News Roundup

    GS1 US launches initiative with food-service companies; Ramtron announces RF-enabled wireless memory; Microplex opens shop in the United Kingdom; RF Code announces integration module for IBM's Tivoli Monitoring software; GEL Interactive launches RFID solution to track event attendees; Zebra updates RZ Series RFID printers.

  • RFID Helps Women Dress for Success

    By Claire Swedberg

    A Pennsylvania nonprofit organization has begun applying EPC Gen 2 RFID tags to apparel and accessories, in order to improve its ability to provide business suits to job-seeking women.

  • A Conversation With NXP's Tony Sabetti and Steve Owen

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    Two of the RFID chipmaker's top executives talk about the RFID market, chip security and NFC phone applications.

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