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  • RFID Helps Manage Product Inspections

    By Beth Bacheldor

    PeakWorks, a provider of safety harnesses, is using radio frequency identification to better manage the process of inspecting equipment critical to protecting employees working at heights.

  • Microsoft Australia Seeks to Boost RFID Adoption Down Under

    By Dave Friedlos

    At this week's Microsoft Tech.Ed conference in Sydney, the company plans to issue passive EPC Gen 2 inlays to some 6,000 attendees, with the goal of inspiring new RFID applications.

  • Hotel Keeps Uniform Inventory With RFID

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    A Buenos Aires luxury hotel is using RFID to make sure employees always have a clean, crisp uniform ready when they show up at work.

  • METRO Group Brings DHL Into Its RFID Fold

    Logistics provider DHL will provide pallet tagging and tracking services to METRO Group to support the retailer's RFID rollout to 89 METRO Cash & Carry wholesale stores in France. The firms announced 1.3 million pallets will be tagged annually to facilitate shipment tracking and order verification.

  • RFID News Roundup

    FTC to host workshop about RFID's impact on consumer privacy; strong growth predicted for RFID in retail apparel market; RedPrairie integrates RFID into its yard-management application; Bibliotheca introduces hybrid bar-code, RFID library system; PowerID expands channel network in the Americas; XIO Strategies to help DOD with RFID, IUID.

  • RFID Journal to Host Middle East Event

    TagStone will be the Cornerstone Sponsor for RFID Journal LIVE! Middle East, to be held Jan. 5-7, 2009, at the Intercontinental Hotel in Dubai.

  • RedPrairie Adds RFID Support for Yard Management

    RedPrairie announced its core warehouse management system now supports RFID for yard management functions. The leading WMS and supply chain software provider said its customer base has shown strong interest in using RFID for asset management and yard management, but not for case and pallet tracking within distribution centers.

  • Tamper-Resistant RFID Infant-Tracking System Improves Security

    By Claire Swedberg

    Waukesha Hospital switched to RF Technologies' SafePlace system to ensure identify bracelets can't be removed, and to identify which patient sounded the alarm.

  • French Transit Smart Cards Link to the Internet

    By Claire Swedberg

    France's SNCF is planning a fall pilot for its Weneo ID Smart Card that will link to the Internet via a USB port, enabling holders to add funds from home.

  • Terso Offers EPC-Enabled Medical Cabinets

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The company is providing a version of its enclosures that uses EPC Gen 2 technology to secure medications and medical devices, as well as to monitor inventory levels.

  • Rehab Center Monitors Patients With Ultra-wide Band

    By Beth Bacheldor

    The Nesconset Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation will use hardware from Time Domain Corp. and software from Sysgen to monitor individual dementia patients based on their needs.

  • ABI: Signs of NFC Payment System Convergence

    ABI Research's annual assessment of near field communication (NFC) reader vendors found increasing support for multiple payment systems, which could help adoption. ViVOtech, Cubic Transportation Systems and On Track Innovations (OTI) topped the vendor rating.

  • DOD Issues RFP for Active RFID

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The new request for proposal will enable the military to purchase active RFID technology from more than just a single vendor.

  • Gartner: Case/Pallet RFID Still in "Trough of Disillusionment"

    About 24 percent of Tier 1 retailers are running extensive RFID case and pallet tagging pilots or systems, according to Gartner, which predicts mainstream adoption is five to 10 years away. The firm placed RFID in the "Trough of Disillusionment" in its recently released "Hype Cycle for Emerging Technology, 2008" report.

  • RFID Provides Utility Company With Real-Time Visibility

    By Claire Swedberg

    A Canadian utility company tracks reels arriving and departing from its distribution center and storage yards, thereby reducing theft and out-of-stocks.

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