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  • New RFID Handheld Provides Range, Price Breakthroughs

    Convergence Systems Limited (CSL) introduced a $2,500 handheld RFID reader with 25-foot read range for UHF tags. The price and range each represent significant improvements over other handheld UHF readers. The company thinks the product's price and performance could drive increased RFID adoption.

  • UCSD Medical Center Expands Its RFID Deployment

    By Beth Bacheldor

    The teaching hospital estimates the technology has saved it $70,000 annually by merely enabling it to locate its IV pumps more quickly.

  • At Mayo Clinic, RFID Slashes Error Rate

    By Beth Bacheldor

    A study showed that after the organization's endoscopy unit began using passive 13.56 MHz tags to identify specimen bottles, the rate of labeling errors dropped by 94 percent.

  • RFID Journal LIVE! Canada Rescheduled to 2009

    EPCglobal Canada and RFID Journal have announced that the next RFID Journal LIVE! Canada event will be held in 2009.

  • RFID "Smart Boxes" Help Manufacturer Meet Mandate

    Pet product manufacturer Normerica has deployed RFID-embedded "smart boxes" and a mobile reader solution to meet Wal-Mart Canada's RFID requirements.

  • HP Optimizes RFID System at Printer Plant

    By Mark Roberti

    Hewlett-Packard has removed more than 30 RFID readers and middleware to make its RFID system less intrusive and easier to deploy at other sites.

  • RFID Patent Pool Approved by US Government

    The US Department of Justice last week issued a letter to the RFID Consortium, indicating its approval for the organization's intent to manage an industry patent pool that it hopes will facilitate licensing of intellectual property related to Gen2 RFID. The approval process clears the way for the Consortium to "open for business."

  • RFID Journal Announces Second Annual RFID in Health Care Event

    Leading hospitals will explain how they are using RFID to cut costs and improve patient outcomes at the conference, to be held in January 2009 in Las Vegas.

  • Italian Retail Pilot Quantifies RFID's Many Benefits

    By Rhea Wessel

    The participants, which include ham-maker Parmacotto and supermarket operator Auchon, tracked tagged cases of food as they moved from production to sales floor.

  • Automotive Manufacturer Tracks Incoming Inventory

    By Claire Swedberg

    Continental Automotive uses an Xterprise RFID system on a Microsoft BizTalk platform to track incoming electronic parts in reusable totes as they pass from third-party logistics providers to the manufacturer.

  • Dutch Forensics Lab Tracks Evidence With RFID

    The Dutch Forensic Institute (NFI) tracks crime scene evidence in real time using RFID, providing complete chain-of-custody documentation to authorities.

  • Taiwan Trade Show Tries Virtual Exhibition Format

    By Claire Swedberg

    Visitors to the Taiwan International RFID Applications conference could use RFID to track their own movements, download information related to the booths they visited, and locate and contact colleagues.

  • RFID News Roundup

    GainSpan, Ekahau team up to create location-aware Wi-Fi sensor net; Omni-ID intros service bureau designed to simplify deployments; Chicago Trump Tower to get RFID system for parking garages; ClearCount Medical Solutions closes Series A financing round; Sirit's UHF reader included as part of DOD RFID contract.

  • German Study Finds Most RFID Deployments Deemed a Success

    By Rhea Wessel

    University of Freiburg researchers, interviewing several hundred RFID users, found more than 70 percent expect to amortize their investment within four years.

  • Kovio Set to Commercialize Printed RFID Tags

    Kovio, which is developing printed RFID tag technology, announced it will begin shipping test quantities by the end of the year and expects to go into full production by June, 2009. The 13.56 MHz read-only tags will initially be priced between five and ten cents.

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