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  • RFID News Roundup

    ODIN serves up free RFID expertise online; Fluensee links its RFID solution with BMC's asset-management app; RFIDTRaxx delivers RFID-enabled document-tracking software; NXP intros Mifare Ultralight C chip, Confidex debuts transit tickets made with new IC; ZigBee Alliance, RF4CE create new specification; RFID has another run on Italian ski slopes; Awarepoint, Skytron sign exclusive RTLS distribution deal.

  • RFID a Treasure for Portuguese Trash Hauler

    The waste management authority for Portugal's second-largest city implemented an RFID-based system to identify its trash-hauling vehicles, authorize their access to the disposal facility and monitor activity there. The system saves up to 10 minutes for each of the 400 loads that are processed daily.

  • RFID, Sensor Technologies Can Build Smarter Supply Chains, IBM Says

    By Beth Bacheldor

    A new study of 400 supply chain executives around the world indicates supply chain visibility is still cloudy, but IBM believes RFID, sensors, GPS and other real-time technologies can help companies to manage risks, improve customer relations and contain costs.

  • Oil & Gas RFID Group Focuses on Live Lab, Middle East

    By Beth Bacheldor

    A consortium focused on RFID's use in the oil and gas industries has announced plans to expand its efforts to the Middle East, and is currently trialing the technology at a 52-acre test site in Texas.

  • Walgreens: RFID Promotions Tracking a "Game-Changer"

    Walgreens is promoting the success of its RFID-enabled promotions tracking program. The drugstore chain and GOLIATH Solutions, which developed the RFID system, issued a joint press release in which Walgreens calls the system a "game-changer" for improving store operations and sales.

  • RFID Delivers Personal Service for Atlanta Car Dealer

    By Claire Swedberg

    Mercedes Benz of Buckhead is using MyDealerLot's RFID-enabled Service Drive Concierge system to identify customers and their vehicles when they come in for maintenance or repairs.

  • RFID Helps Thermo King Streamline Parts Replenishment

    By Claire Swedberg

    At its factory where vehicular heating and air-conditioning systems are made, employees press a button to alert management whenever parts need to be replenished, thereby preventing work stoppages and part overstocks.

  • What Do End Users Look For Most in an RFID Vendor?

    Of all the things RFID companies can do to influence prospects and build a positive reputation, nothing is more powerful than promoting successful implementations. New research found that RFID users are most influenced by a vendor's implementations at firms similar to their own.

  • Personalized Business Consultations to Be Offered at RFID Journal LIVE! 2009

    Attendees at RFID Journal's seventh annual conference can receive a free 20-minute personal consultation.

  • RFID Detector Offers Low-Cost Troubleshooting Device

    By Claire Swedberg

    The device illuminates an LED upon sensing RFID transmission from a UHF reader, thereby offering a low-cost tool for installers and RFID reader owners.

  • U.K. Startup Debuts High-Performance Handheld EPC Gen 2 Readers

    By Beth Bacheldor

    PeopleVox claims its new handheld EPC Gen 2 interrogators enable retailers to accurately read the tags of hundreds of closely packed garments in less than a minute.

  • RFID-Enabled Valves Promise to Maximize Oil Well Output

    By Rhea Wessel

    To control valves and other downhole tools, an operator drops passive RFID tags, encoded with instructions, into a well.

  • Not Bitter, Better. RFID Improves Lemon Distribution

    A lemon grower in Argentina uses wireless mobile computers, RFID wristbands on workers, and tags on bins to accurately credit workers for the produce they pick and to track the produce during processing. The system currently is used to process 3,500 bins per day and is being expanded.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Australian NFC trial indicates consumers like paying with mobile phones; Rfidium, Ramtron partner on RFID antenna inlays; Utah Transit Authority expands contactless payment deployment; Telenor, bus company run NFC-enabled mobile phone pilot in Norway; STid intros new UHF reader for vehicle identification; Lion & Rose restaurant and Chumash Casino adopt Capton's Beverage Tracker system.

  • Impinj, Avery Dennison, Raflatac Surge in RFID Brand Rankings

    Chip and inlay providers gained the most recognition in RFID Update's research into industry brand leaders. Impinj, Avery Dennison and UPM Raflatac moved up the rankings more than any other firms, and inlay, tag and smart label providers made up nine of the 10 most-recognized RFID companies.

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