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  • Sensormatic Buys Vue for $43M

    Sensormatic Electronics, best known for its EAS systems, acquired RFID item-level software provider Vue Technology for $43 million. The deal combines hardware and software providers who are both highly focused on in-store, item-level retail applications for RFID.

  • RFID News Roundup

    GE Healthcare buys RTLS vendor Agility Healthcare Solutions; DecaWave announces IEEE standards-based UWB chips; Libercard, ViVOtech and Inteligensa team on Brazilian NFC project; Inside Contactless unveils NFC stickers; ABI Research says compliance is still primary driver for RFID adoption.

  • Taiwanese Agency Tests a Broad Range of RFID Uses

    By Claire Swedberg

    The Initiative Office for Government RFID Applications is presently studying RFID's ability to track the whereabouts of hikers, the harvesting and shipment of mushrooms, the processing of mangos and the injection of medication.

  • Tyco's Sensormatic Division Buys Vue Technology

    By Beth Bacheldor

    The deal is intended to strengthen both companies' ability to offer a full portfolio of RFID-enabled solutions for retailers.

  • US Army Signs $75M Contract for Passive RFID

    ODIN technologies this week announced its selection as a prime contractor for a new $75.5 million contract for passive RFID solutions from the US Army's Product Manager Joint-Automatic Identification Technology (PM J-AIT) Office. The selection is a nice win for ODIN and also a positive signal of ramping adoption by the US military.

  • Taiwan RFID Technology, Applications Showcased at International Exhibit

    By Claire Swedberg

    The TAITRA exhibit draws 60,000 potential buyers of RFID technology and includes 50 vendors sharing RFID technology developments.

  • RFID Journal Launches RFID in Fashion Seminar at RFID Journal LIVE! Europe

    Leading apparel producers, retailers and other experts will explain how radio frequency identification is currently delivering benefits, at RFID Journal's fourth annual conference and exhibition in Europe.

  • 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.

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