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  • 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.

  • Butler Hospital Uses RFID Linked to Voice-Over-IP

    By Claire Swedberg

    The Pennsylvania facility is utilizing a Wi-Fi-based real-time location system integrated with a nurse call solution, allowing it to share patient location data with visitors and staff members.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Xerafy intros new UHF tags for asset tracking; Ekahau, Conexus to supply RTLS to Brooke Army Medical Center; IDTronic unveils USB pen stick reader; CreativeSystems offers hosted RFID retail-management solution; Intermec to buy Vocollect for $190 million; Premo unveils UHF wireless radio module; Daily RFID intros RFID poultry tag.

  • Checkpoint Systems Launches EPC Numbering Service

    By Claire Swedberg

    The firm's Open EPC Number Management Solution, a standalone option for apparel manufacturers and retailers, is designed to simplify the process of deploying item-level EPC Gen 2 UHF tags.

  • Norsk Lastbaerer Pool Inserts RFID Into the Norwegian Food Chain

    By Claire Swedberg

    The organization is transitioning to plastic pallets and totes with embedded EPC Gen 2 tags, for use by manufacturers of consumer products sold in Norway.

  • Item Level RFID Initiative Focuses on Supplier Benefits

    By Mark Roberti

    At a meeting held at NRF's Big Show, in New York, members received an update on retail initiatives and were briefed on the benefits that apparel suppliers can achieve.

  • University of Arkansas Study Finds 60 Ways to Use RFID in Apparel Supply Chain

    By Claire Swedberg

    Researchers say the results prove their hypothesis that there are a multitude of ways that item-level RFID tracking can benefit garment suppliers.

  • E. Leclerc Supermarket Tests RFID-enabled Promotional Offers

    By Claire Swedberg

    In Nice, the French retail chain is piloting a system that includes stickers with built-in Near Field Communication RFID readers that customers can use to select and redeem discounts at the store.

  • Alaska's Dept. of Transportation Mixes Asphalt and RFID

    By Claire Swedberg

    With help from the University of Alaska, the DOT is evaluating how radio frequency identification can be used to track the amount of time that passes between the moment a truck is first loaded with asphalt and the instant the hot mixture is dumped.

  • RFID Journal Offers Guide to Choosing the Right RFID System

    The new 40-page report explains the differences between passive, active, battery-assisted, ultra-wideband, Wi-Fi, ZigBee, hybrid, chipless and other systems—as well as which is best for common applications.

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