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  • 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.

  • RFID Speeds Coliseum's Emergency Response

    By Claire Swedberg

    Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum is using AeroScout active tags in VenueSoft handheld units to alert the necessary responders to an emergency throughout the stadium.

  • Startup to Deliver Standards-Compliant UWB RTLS

    DecaWave, a startup in Dublin, announced ScenSor, an ultra-wideband (UWB) RTLS system based on the IEEE 802.15.4a standard. DecaWave claims the technology provides 10-centimeter accuracy and can locate 11,000 items in a 20-meter radius. Production is set to start in 2010, but prototypes will be delivered this December.

  • PinnacleHealth Extends Asset Tracking to Community Hospital

    By Beth Bacheldor

    Already one of the largest active RFID deployments in health care, the system will let the staff at either site locate as many as 10,000 devices, from defibrillators to vacuum cleaners.

  • Researchers Finish Work on Needle-free Glucose Tester

    By Claire Swedberg

    Developed by Gentag, Georgetown University and SAIC, the system uses a non-invasive skin patch to measure a patient's glucose level, and an RFID-enabled cell phone to receive that data.

  • Ándale! Spain's Postal Service Deploys RFID

    Correos, the Spanish national postal service, has outfitted 37 distribution centers with an RFID system that tracks mail samples to analyze the flow of mail through the system. Reva Systems, whose equipment was used in the project, says the postal industry is a growing RFID market.

  • Spanish Postal Service Expands Its RFID Deployment

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    Correos is now using a total of 65,000 EPC Gen 2 RFID tags, enabling it to monitor and improve the movement of mail at 56 sorting centers.

  • Manor's RFID Deployment Expected to Yield Quick ROI

    By Rhea Wessel

    According to the implementation's system integrator, Switzerland's largest retailer is enjoying greater efficiency at its DCs and stores, as well as a range of other benefits.

  • To Future-Proof its Future Store, Metro Group Opted for EPCglobal Standards

    By Rhea Wessel

    The retailer claims that its Future Store's butcher shop uses one of the world's first full-blown EPCIS software stacks.

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