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  • Missouri S&T Scientists Develop Software for Improving Read Rate

    By Beth Bacheldor

    The group says its software works with any reader, automatically adjusting the device's power to prevent tag signal collisions, even when numerous tags are close together.

  • Cisco Testing, Deploying RFID on Multiple Fronts

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The networking and communications equipment company has been exploring how RFID can help it to improve supply chain management, asset tracking and usage, and reverse logistics.

  • German Research Institute Tests RFID in Construction

    By Rhea Wessel

    The Fraunhofer Institute for Circuits and Systems is extensively testing RFID in casings, facades and insulation, among other uses, to learn how the technology can improve pre- and post-construction.

  • GSM Association Calls for NFC-Enabled Cell Phones

    By Claire Swedberg

    The mobile service provider association has called for Near Field Communications functionality to be built into commercially available mobile handsets in mid-2009, but the plan is unlikely to become a reality unless service providers begin placing orders.

  • Events Production Company Uses RFID to Keep Organized

    By Rhea Wessel

    Based in Germany, Joke Event employs EPC Gen 2 tags to track chairs, sound equipment, lights and thousands of other items it rents to customers for parties, corporate gatherings, shows and trade fairs.

  • RFID Is the Key to Electric Vehicle Recharging Stations

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    In California, Coulomb Technologies is installing its Smartlet charging stations, accessible by means of a customer card containing a high-frequency passive tag.

  • Italian Alpine Resort Takes Near Field Communications for Ride

    By Beth Bacheldor

    Tourists will be loaned NFC-enabled phones to download information and special offers and make reservations, or receive NFC-enabled contactless smart cards encoded with promotional coupons.

  • Think NFC is Just Ticketing and Payments? Think Again.

    The NFC Forum held a webinar that described how near field communication (NFC) technology could be used outside of its core ticketing and contactless payment markets. NFC-enabled cell phones and other devices could be used to securely store and exchange records, provide access control to facilities, create smart appliances and more.

  • CASAGRAS Says the Internet of Things Should Be More Than RFID

    By Rhea Wessel

    An interim report argues that the network linking the virtual and the physical worlds should make use of all automatic identification and data capture technologies, as well as other sensor and communication technologies.

  • NXP Introducing New LF Chip for Livestock, Asset Tracking

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    Compliant with the ISO 11784 and 11785 standards, the new IC offers an anti-collision algorithm so multiple tags can be read simultaneously, and read-write speeds that are twice as fast as those supported by other LF chips.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Visa's contactless payWave cards debut in Germany; 3M intros protective sleeve to keep smart cards safe; Gowlings law firm employs RFID to track, manage files; Sirit obtains ETSI certification for UHF RFID reader; rigging supplier John Sakach Co. adopts N4 Systems' RFID system.

  • 15x More Efficient: Tracking Propane Containers with RFID

    A liquid propane (LP) gas provider in Malaysia is using RFID to track gas cylinders and automate filling and inspection processes. The system features custom-designed low frequency RFID readers that are certified for use in hazardous environments and are now available commercially.

  • Wells Fargo Banks on RFID

    By Claire Swedberg

    At several of its locations, the financial services company is using EPC Gen 2 tags for a laptop tracking system, and has attached the tags to thousands of servers and other IT assets.

  • Saudi Arabian Jeweler Puts a High Value on RFID

    By Rhea Wessel

    Jade Jewellery says it achieves a 400 percent return on investment from its RFID system, used to monitor the movement of goods, evaluate staff sales performance and eliminate shrinkage.

  • EPCglobal Plans Multi-technology RFID Pilot

    EPCglobal is planning an international logistics pilot that will use passive and active RFID technologies, the EPCIS RFID data communication protocol, and multiple standardized numbering systems to track and secure ocean-bound cargo shipments from Japan to the Netherlands.

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