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  • GE Healthcare Finds Opportunity, Acquires RTLS Firm

    GE Healthcare puts its stake into the growing healthcare market for RTLS systems by acquiring software provider Agility Healthcare Solutions. GE Healthcare, which has 46,000 employees and customers in more than 100 countries, said it will continue to work with other RTLS hardware providers.

  • Zoomius Takes Motorsports Timing on a New Course

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The Northern Californian startup company is one of several that have recently launched race-timing solutions involving passive RFID EPC Gen 2 tags and interrogators.

  • DOD Needs to Enforce Its Own RFID Mandate, Says Inspector General

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    Many suppliers and contracting officers are failing to comply with the U.S. Defense Department's directive for applying passive RFID tags to certain shipments, according to a recent investigation by the DOD's inspector general.

  • Mojix to Demo Passive UHF RTLS at EPC Connection 2008

    The company, a startup with a revolutionary approach to RFID, will demonstrate the ability of its STAR system to read and locate EPC Gen 2 tags in real time at EPCglobal North America's fifth annual event.

  • Choosing an RFID Integrator

    As the RFID industry matures beyond the hype and into an integral part of business processes, CIOs and IT professionals are increasingly looking to third-party integrators to design and implement RFID applications for their companies.

  • Alien Gets $38M in New Funding, Brings Total to $329M

    Alien Technology announced it received $38 million in new investments, bringing its total to $329 million. The privately held maker of passive UHF RFID inlays and readers said it expects this is its final round of private financing.

  • Alien Technology Closes $38 Million in Funding

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The RFID tag and reader vendor says its investors were heartened by the company's product revenue, which grew approximately 50 percent during the past 12 months.

  • Visa Partners With Nokia to Offer RFID-enabled Services

    By Beth Bacheldor

    The credit card company will leverage Nokia's newest Near Field Communications (NFC)-enabled handset, the Nokia 6212 Classic, to deliver a range of applications, including contactless payments, money transfers and remote payments.

  • Staples Achieves Great ROI, Expands RFID Deployment

    Staples Canada has announced success of the office supply retailer's five-store RFID pilot. Director of process engineering Joe Soares was extremely pleased by the pilot, which has yielded a "very, very satisfying return on investment." The company will now roll the pilot out to ten more stores in the hopes of achieving similarly positive results.

  • Dow Monitors Hazardous Rail Shipments in Real Time

    By Claire Swedberg

    The system employs an RF-based auto-ID system that uses sensors, satellite communications and GPS to track the location and status of 650 tank railcars in North America.

  • Cosmetics and Liquor Companies Assess Toppan Printing's Holographic RFID Labels

    By Claire Swedberg

    If the tags meet performance and cost criteria, the companies will begin using them, with the goal of preventing counterfeiting and illegal distribution of their products.

  • RFID News Roundup

    TransCore unveils tag designed for most toll-collection systems; Mines near the Arctic Circle will use RFID; Charleston Inn using Capton's liquor-monitoring system; Germany gets its first contactless payment credit card; Airtag intros developer kit for Near Field Communications.

  • Google India Uses RFID to Locate Shared Equipment

    By Claire Swedberg

    At its corporate offices, the search engine company's Indian division is using Google Maps and EPC Gen 2 RFID technology to track thousands of electronic devices.

  • NFC Kit Launched to Spur Application Development

    AIRTAG released a software development kit (SDK) for near field communication technology (NFC) that includes ISO-standard tags, a USB reader and a software library for the creation of contactless payment and other applications.

  • Schwarzenegger Signs Anti-Skimming RFID Measure But Vetoes Bill on School IDs

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The law makes it illegal to surreptitiously reading RFID tags embedded in identity documents.

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