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  • 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.

  • Glass-Fiber Cord Maker Extends RFID's Benefits to Its Customers

    By Claire Swedberg

    NGF Europe is writing RFID data on tags attached to the spools of glass-fiber cord that it makes, allowing the company to track production, and enabling its automotive customers to access product information encoded to the tags.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Ubisense intros Trimode tag, expands Transit Yard Manager; Mojix partners with UMedia to deliver RFID to the Middle East; TagStone announces final stage of investment from Noor Telecom; RFideaWorks unveils new distribution agreement for China; Terso intros larger RFID-enabled freezer for health care; free RFID tag reference guide available online.

  • Reusable Electronic Baggage Tag Powered by RFID

    By Claire Swedberg

    Vanguard ID Systems' View Tag contains two passive RFID chips and an electronic paper display to help airlines and airports track the location of luggage, and send updates to passengers' cell phones when bags are loaded on planes.

  • Germany Gets Set to Issue RFID ID Cards and Readers to Its Citizens

    By Rhea Wessel

    The government hopes its new national ID cards will foster Internet-based commerce, by enabling citizens to use the cards and readers at home to carry out online transactions without putting their personal or financial data at risk.

  • Digital In-Store Ad Network Works With RFID

    By Claire Swedberg

    Three California businesses will test the Novitaz Digital Ad Network, using battery-powered 433 MHz RFID loyalty cards to identify customers and provide promotional text messages offering discounts.

  • RFID Puts Salt Lake City Drivers in the Fast Lane

    By Claire Swedberg

    Utah's Department of Transportation is using the United States' first passive EPC Gen 2 UHF RFID toll-collection system to ease traffic congestion and collect fees from drivers in the HOV lane.

  • Staff Jeans to Introduce RFID-enabled Customer Services

    By Rhea Wessel

    Already using EPC Gen 2 tags at the item level in its factories and DC, the Greek clothing company is expanding its use of the technology to offer garment information and shopping suggestions at its flagship store.

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