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  • Anaheim Fire Department Deploys Multipronged RFID System

    By Beth Bacheldor

    Radio frequency identification will help the California organization monitor the location and status of not only firefighters, equipment and supplies, but also disaster victims.

  • TV Remote Controller Uses RFID to Become Battery-Free

    By Claire Swedberg

    Favite's system can utilize a passive RFID tag to control the operation of a television, DVD player or other electronic device.

  • AIM to Clarify RFID Interference with Medical Devices

    AIM Global announced it is creating independent test protocols to determine the safety of using RFID systems in healthcare environments. The protocols will measure how RFID impacts medical devices, pharmaceuticals and human physiology. AIM hopes to have the protocols created and the first certifications issued within 12 months.

  • AIM Global to Develop Protocols for Testing Effects of RFID Emissions in Health Care

    By Beth Bacheldor

    By early 2009, the auto-ID industry association hopes to publish a set of methodologies that can be used to determine the impact of tag and reader transmissions on medical devices, drugs, blood and human physiology.

  • RFID Helps Cabueñes Hospital Monitor Patients, Accelerate Treatment

    By Beth Bacheldor

    The Spanish facility is using EPC tags and readers to not only track a patient's movements and location, but also access clinical information.

  • Hansgrohe Optimizes Business Process With RFID

    By Rhea Wessel

    The German manufacturer is using RFID-enabled cards in two production facilities to track its stock of components and finished goods.

  • Yes Bank Uses RFID to Personalize Service

    By Claire Swedberg

    The Indian bank is issuing RFID-enabled cards to wealthy clients so they can be recognized and promptly served when they enter its branches.

  • DOD Awards Passive RFID Contract to Six Vendors

    By Beth Bacheldor

    The contracts have the potential to provide the military with $75.5 million worth of products and services during the next six years.

  • Sensormatic Buys Vue for $43M

    Sensormatic Electronics, best known for its EAS systems, acquired RFID item-level software provider Vue Technology for $43 million. The deal combines hardware and software providers who are both highly focused on in-store, item-level retail applications for RFID.

  • RFID News Roundup

    GE Healthcare buys RTLS vendor Agility Healthcare Solutions; DecaWave announces IEEE standards-based UWB chips; Libercard, ViVOtech and Inteligensa team on Brazilian NFC project; Inside Contactless unveils NFC stickers; ABI Research says compliance is still primary driver for RFID adoption.

  • Taiwanese Agency Tests a Broad Range of RFID Uses

    By Claire Swedberg

    The Initiative Office for Government RFID Applications is presently studying RFID's ability to track the whereabouts of hikers, the harvesting and shipment of mushrooms, the processing of mangos and the injection of medication.

  • Tyco's Sensormatic Division Buys Vue Technology

    By Beth Bacheldor

    The deal is intended to strengthen both companies' ability to offer a full portfolio of RFID-enabled solutions for retailers.

  • US Army Signs $75M Contract for Passive RFID

    ODIN technologies this week announced its selection as a prime contractor for a new $75.5 million contract for passive RFID solutions from the US Army's Product Manager Joint-Automatic Identification Technology (PM J-AIT) Office. The selection is a nice win for ODIN and also a positive signal of ramping adoption by the US military.

  • Taiwan RFID Technology, Applications Showcased at International Exhibit

    By Claire Swedberg

    The TAITRA exhibit draws 60,000 potential buyers of RFID technology and includes 50 vendors sharing RFID technology developments.

  • RFID Journal Launches RFID in Fashion Seminar at RFID Journal LIVE! Europe

    Leading apparel producers, retailers and other experts will explain how radio frequency identification is currently delivering benefits, at RFID Journal's fourth annual conference and exhibition in Europe.

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