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  • High Demand Keeps Tag Prices Steady

    By Claire Swedberg

    An ODIN report finds that the price of UHF passive RFID tags has remained static due to a high growth in demand—and that's good news, according to the study's authors.

  • RF Code, Raritan Launch System for Monitoring Server Power Consumption

    By Claire Swedberg

    The solution combines Raritan's power distribution units (PDUs) and RF Code's RFID sensor tags and readers, reducing the need for an Ethernet cable to forward energy-usage and environmental data to a company's back-end system.

  • Chip-size EPC Gen 2 Tag Promises to Enable New Applications

    By Claire Swedberg

    FEC International is marketing a tag made with NXP Semiconductors' Ucode G2XM chip and an antenna that fits directly onto the IC's surface, resulting in a tag approximately the size of a grain of sand.

  • Psychiatric Ward Uses RFID-based Alarms to Bolster Personnel Security

    By Rhea Wessel

    The system, developed by researchers at Finland's Tampere University of Technology, includes active tags with an alarm button and routers that form a wireless sensor network.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Zebra intros next-gen RTLS leveraging ultra-wideband RFID technology; Axcess International 433 MHz active tags incorporate HID iCLASS 13.56 MHz RFID technology; ABI Research forecasts RFID market in 2011 greater than $6 billion; RFID solutions provider Galbital announces UHF-based Smart Logistics System; TagMaster unveils new 2.45 GHz handheld RFID reader, announces Confidex partnership on UHF; Bethesda Hospitals' Emergency Preparedness Partnership selects Versus RTLS; TI launches portfolio of microcontroller development kits for RFID, ZigBee.

  • EECC Tests Find Big Performance Differences for Tags Read in Bulk

    By Claire Swedberg

    For the European EPC Competence Center's latest annual report, researchers tested dozens of EPC Gen 2 RFID tag models, and discovered that, while performance overall is better than ever, some models suffer a dramatic drop in read rate when packed closely together.

  • Michigan Researchers Develop RFID-based Sensors to Measure Physical Activity

    By Claire Swedberg

    The system would enable physicians or therapists to capture sophisticated data about an individual's expended energy, based on the movement, angle and relative position of three EPC Gen 2 RFID tags worn on that person's body.

  • ODIN Announced as Cornerstone Sponsor of RFID Journal's First 'RFID in Defense' Event

    The conference, focusing on how companies in the defense industry can benefit from utilizing active and passive RFID systems, is to be held near Washington, D.C., on Nov. 30, 2010.

  • Free Flow Wines Rolls Out RFID

    By Claire Swedberg

    The company is using EPC Gen 2 tags to track kegs of its Silvertap wines—which are sold by the glass at restaurants and bars—as they leave its cellars, as well as empty containers as they arrive and are then cleaned and refilled.

  • RFID Helps Blind Workers Do Their Jobs

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The system's developer says the RFID software designed for blind users is not only effective, it's an improvement on its original RFID software.

  • Checkpoint Systems Creates RFID-centric 'Visibility' Division

    By Claire Swedberg

    The company has established a Merchandise Visibility Solutions division that will focus on swiftly providing comprehensive item-level RFID systems to retailers around the world, along with installation and maintenance services.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Primera announces color RFID label printer-encoder; IBM, Mojix team to deliver advanced RFID system to the Japanese market; Holland 1916 intros RFID-enabled steel cable locking zip tie for tagging assets; NATO'S NAMSA launches Savi Technology routing hub; Pitney Bowes to provide support services for Bibliotheca RFID customers; ContainerPort Group gets RFID-enabled system to manage container chassis.

  • TagStone to Deliver Keynote at RFID Journal LIVE! Middle East

    The event's cornerstone sponsor will explain how companies in the Middle East are benefiting today from using RFID, at the second annual conference and exhibition, to be held on Oct. 5 in Abu Dhabi.

  • EPCglobal Provides Guidance for Container Tags

    By Claire Swedberg

    The organization's new guidelines specify the performance and usage of EPC Gen 2 RFID tags designed for tracking cargo, and are intended for tag vendors as well as logistics companies.

  • Prison RFID Study Finds Planning Is Critical

    By Claire Swedberg

    A study from the RAND Corp. cites insufficient planning and training as major challenges for prison installations of RFID—but when installed and used properly, the technology can reduce violence and provide other benefits.

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