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  • EPCIS Technology Improves Visibility for North Sea Oil Service and Supply Companies

    By Claire Swedberg

    An EPCIS-compliant system from Spartan Solutions Services is enabling Swire Oilfield Services and Aker Solutions to share data regarding the whereabouts of their equipment and containers.

  • New Association Highlights RFID Security Issues

    The RFID Security Alliance (RFIDSA) is a new association that formed to promote better understanding about RFID security concerns and solutions. The organization says security is often overlooked during RFID system planning and implementation, but also many security threats have been misinterpreted and exaggerated.

  • PUF Technology Catches Clones

    By Claire Swedberg

    Startup company Verayo is marketing a passive 13.56 MHz RFID chip that prevents cloning by enabling users to verify its authenticity before selling a product to which it's attached.

  • RFID News Roundup

    New alliance to serve as resource on RFID privacy, security; IDTronic intros active RFID system with controllers, antennas and tags; Confidex debuts new on-metal RFID tag for IT asset tracking; Precision Dynamics Corp. and FreedomPay partner on cashless RFID; Schober USA offers new RFID tag inserter; Sokymat Automotive adds new LF transponder to product lineup.

  • O2 Customers See Value in RFID-enabled Phones

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The majority of participants in a six-month trial, recently undertaken by the British cellular service provider, say they appreciated the unique applications made possible by the handset's NFC technology.

  • RFID Startup Offers Enhanced Security for Tag Chips

    Verayo is a startup whose product creates a unique digital signature for RFID chips based on how current flows through them. The company is focusing on creating clone-resistant RFID tags to support authentication applications.

  • Swiss Retailer Using RFID to Track Cases in Reusable Containers

    Swiss retailer Manor is using RFID to track reusable transport containers at eight stores and two distribution centers, and plans to expand the system to all 82 of its retail locations. RFID applications automate shipping and receiving operations at stores and DCs.

  • Essential Factors in Evaluating and Purchasing RFID Readers

    Lastly, note the sponsored column today from Sirit, which discusses the role and importance of the RFID reader to overall system performance. The article explains the key performance characteristics end users should consider when evaluating readers for purchase: tag singulation, tag read sensitivity, and interference tolerance.

  • 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.

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