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  • At Former Landfill, RFID Monitors Workers and Waste

    By Brett Neely

    As contaminated soil and hazardous refuse are removed from the site, a location-tracking system ensures that workers can be rapidly evacuated during emergencies, and that containers of waste are properly routed.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Academia RFID offers retail-specific training; Barcoding Inc. intros plug-and-play RFID reader; Savcor purchases RFID antenna company Intune Circuits; Pennsylvania hospital to deploy RTLS to track assets, patients; ODIN to help DHS implement RFID for customs, border protection.

  • Chemical Maker Exax Expands Into RFID

    By Dave Friedlos

    The South Korean company plans to produce HF and UHF antennas and inlays, as well as convert them into RFID tags, labels and tickets, initially focusing on the Asia Pacific market.

  • Motorola Tops Newest RFID Reader Vendor Rankings

    Analyst firm ABI Research produced its first ranking of passive UHF RFID reader vendors. Motorola was the overall highest-rated manufacturer, with Impinj leading in innovation and Alien Technology taking the top spot for implementations. ABI said it was impressed with the strength, depth and innovation evident in the product category.

  • UWB RTLS Vendor Improves Sensitivity, Lowers Cost

    Time Domain introduced version 2.0 of its PLUS ultra wideband (UWB) real time location system (RTLS). The company said this is the first time UWB has achieved cost parity with WiFi-based RTLS technology. PLUS 2.0 can track items to specific floors and has other new features.

  • Leading Early Adopters to Speak at RFID in Fashion 2008

    The third annual event produced by RFID Journal and the American Apparel & Footwear Association will feature companies from around the world that are using RFID to cut costs and boost sales.

  • Summary of Baird RFID Monthly for July

    Baird has released its July report. The 24-page document is a worthwhile read for anyone requiring an overview of the industry's last 30 days. For those without time to do so, we have reprinted here the report's summary.

  • Norwegian Food Group Nortura to Track Meat

    By Claire Swedberg

    The company's IT subsidiary, Matiq, is teaming with IBM to deploy a system that uses RFID to track meat from the slaughterhouse to the store.

  • New Consortium Seeks RFID Standard for Oil, Gas Industries

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The Oil & Gas RFID Solution Group, made up of petroleum companies, RFID vendors and an academic think tank, hopes to develop a common approach to deploying RFID across the industries.

  • Oil Industry Forms RFID Group to Aid Adoption

    The Oil & Gas RFID Solution Group announced it has formed to develop process and technology standards to support RFID adoption in the petroleum and natural gas industries. The organization is evaluating use cases and technology requirements for both internal and supply chain operations.

  • Utah Valley Regional Medical Center to Run Pilot With IR-RFID Tags

    By Beth Bacheldor

    As the hospital tests the system's ability to track patients, staff and assets, it also plans to check for any potential electromagnetic interference that may disrupt medical equipment.

  • Bechtel Tracks Man-Hours at Copper Mine

    By Claire Swedberg

    The company's timekeepers will employ EPC Gen 2 RFID readers to capture the identities of construction workers, and to clock their hours at a Chilean mining site run by Anglo American.

  • SimplyRFID Upgrades Its Service By Upgrading Its Tag

    By Claire Swedberg

    The logistics and security services provider has switched to Avery Dennison AD-224 RFID inlays to increase read range, data storage and security.

  • Australian Sheep Farmers Explore RFID's Benefits

    By Dave Friedlos

    Six sites in the state of Victoria are working with the Department of Primary Industries to demonstrate the economic benefits of using RFID tags to identify individual animals.

  • ConocoPhillips Using RFID for Offshore Rig Worker Safety

    ConocoPhillips installed an active RFID system from IDENTEC Solutions to provide real-time location data for employees working on oil drilling platforms off the coast of Norway. Location data is available on the rigs and at mainland locations to help rescue workers find employees in an emergency.

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