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  • RFID Heats Up Production at U.K. Boiler Factory

    By Claire Swedberg

    Vaillant Group uses battery-assisted passive tags to identify where carts loaded with boilers should go next, and the system shuts itself down if a cart is wheeled to the wrong location.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Norsat International launches RFID product line; Airtag raises €4 million; KeyTone, Arviem team up to deliver trade-monitoring and -management services; Ascendent ID unveils its smallest tag for automatic vehicle identification; Vail Resorts' RFID-powered social-media program hits milestone; ABI Research says UHF RFID in growth pattern, thanks to item-level tags.

  • Payback Could Be a Lollapalooza for Concert Promoters

    By Claire Swedberg

    Front Gate Tickets debuted its RFID solution at the Austin City Limits Music Festival, and is now in discussions with the event's producers to use the technology at other festivals that they manage.

  • RFID Journal Announces Live RFID-Enabled Supply Chain Demonstrations

    Top technology companies will provide real-world supply chain demonstrations on the exhibit floor at the ninth annual RFID Journal LIVE! conference and exhibition.

  • L.L. Bean Tries to Hike Sales With RFID

    By Claire Swedberg

    The apparel and outdoor gear retailer is testing an RFID system that can track when a shopper handles a hiking boot on display, thereby triggering a video screen to play informational media, while also measuring shopper interest.

  • RFID Journal Releases Marketing and Brand Reports

    The "2011 RFID Brand Report" and the "2011 RFID Marketing Strategies Report" describe how the marketplace perceives the top RFID companies, and how end users and channel professionals gather information about RFID products.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Awarepoint doubles revenue in 2010, sets stage for expansion; RFID aids in rescue of hundreds of starving llamas; Xerafy survey says read performance drives RFID decisions; Comprion, Monetech offer new NFC testing service; report on NFC business models identifies strategies for success; IER unveils new 2-D bar-code and NFC reader.

  • Bluechiip Nears Commercial Launch of System for Biobanking Apps

    By Claire Swedberg

    The company has lined up a manufacturer—STMicroelectronics—to make its passive RFID sensor tags, which are based on MEMS technology, measure 4 millimeters across and can transmit temperature data at -196 degrees Celsius.

  • RFID Systems Integrator Lets Small Businesses Try Before They Buy

    By Claire Swedberg

    By offering to refund hardware and software costs, Applied Computer Technologies believes it can entice companies that had previously considered the technology out of their price range.

  • BP Uses RFID Sensors to Track Pipe Corrosion

    By Claire Swedberg

    The system, provided by Permasense, enables the oil company to monitor pipe thickness at its refineries worldwide.

  • Robots and RFID Help KH Lloreda Distribute Its Products

    By Claire Swedberg

    The Spanish company has launched an automated system for loading and shipping its cleaning products to track where the cartons are being moved, and also capture any errors.

  • Sao Paulo Cancer Hospital Uses RFID to Respond to Heart Attacks

    By Claire Swedberg

    The technology gets messages to staff members closest to the site of a cardiac incident, and stores data about their responses to help management figure out ways to improve procedures.

  • RFID News Roundup

    GuardRFID ships new one-year umbilical tag for TotGuard; Atos Origin and NXP intro end-to-end security in the Smart Grid; HID Global launches initiative for RFID animal tagging; Ekahau, Socket Mobile team on mobile computing performance and device tracking; Yawkey Cancer Center to use RTLS for patient, staff and asset tracking; Radiant RFID, Precision Dynamics release reusable Gen 2 UHF wristband.

  • TrazeTag Designs Rubberized RFID Labels for Abusive Environments

    By Claire Swedberg

    Each tag's passive RFID inlay is protected by a flexible plastic material that can be custom-molded with wear-resistant text and graphics, for identifying pipes, cable or heavy equipment.

  • South Korean Consortium Launches EPC Gen 2 Reader for Mobile Phones

    By Dave Friedlos

    Developed by a group that includes SK Telecom, an inexpensive RFID interrogator in the form of a USIM card is already being used to verify the authenticity of whiskey.

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