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  • Summary of Baird RFID Monthly for November

    Baird has released its November report. The 17-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.

  • Indian Conglomerate ITC Focuses on RFID Expansion

    By Rhea Wessel

    The company's item-level RFID deployment is already yielding some significant benefits at two distribution centers and eight of its Willis Lifestyle stores.

  • Avery Dennison Debuts Extra-Durable High-Memory EPC Gen 2 Tag

    By Beth Bacheldor

    An oil refinery is using the company's new AD-902 tag to help it track personnel and assets during emergencies.

  • New RFID Tag Extends Memory, Range in Tough Environments

    Avery Dennison introduced the AD-902, a rugged Gen2 passive UHF tag with 512 bits of user memory. A refinery used the AD-902 to replace its active RFID employee ID tags that are used to track emergency response personnel.

  • RFID News Roundup

    ThingMagic intros USB RFID reader; Idesco announces compact RFID interrogators designed for variety of applications; Xterprise teams with Microsoft on flexible financing options for its RFID solution; SkyRFID unveils eight UHF RFID tags designed for metal; ClearOrbit's RFID, bar-code system certified by SAP.

  • EPAL Moves Ahead With RFID Pallet-Tagging Pilot

    By Rhea Wessel

    The European Pallet Association is successfully using EPC Gen 2 passive RFID tags to track 1,000 pallets in Switzerland, and plans to expand the pilot to additional countries in 2009.

  • Boeing Tracks Assets at Kennedy Space Center

    By Claire Swedberg

    RFID Global Solution's real-time locating system allows Boeing to track its tools as they are used on NASA spacecraft in real time, and to ensure none are left at the launch pad.

  • NASA Discovers RTLS Works Well in Small Spaces

    Boeing and NASA installed an ultra-wideband (UWB) real-time location system (RTLS) at the Kennedy Space Center to track thousands of assets used to support the International Space Station. One innovative feature is the use of vehicle-mounted readers to track items delivered to the launch pad.

  • RFID Helps Promote Healthy Pregnancies

    By Claire Swedberg

    In Dundee, Scotland, pregnant women blow into a device to verify they have not been smoking, then present an RFID card to record their success and receive a reward.

  • RFID-based System Tracked Victims of Hurricanes Gustav, Ike

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The state of Texas employed EPC Gen 2 tags, GPS and bar-coding to monitor the process of evacuating individuals—particular the elderly, sick or disabled—who lacked access to transportation during the storms.

  • CHEP Tracks Auto-Part Containers in Europe

    By Rhea Wessel

    The company is using EPC Gen 2 tags to track the shipment, receipt, inspection and repair of 150,000 returnable plastic containers.

  • Air Force Base Deploys Wi-Fi/GPS RFID System Across 2,500 Acres

    By Claire Swedberg

    Davis-Monthan Air Force base will use AeroScout's new Unified Asset Visibility solution to track equipment anywhere on its vast compound.

  • Healthcare, Pharma Industries to Increase RFID Spending

    Market research from Kalorama Information predicts the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries will significantly increase their investments in RFID technology in the next five years. RFID sales for 2008 are valued at $474 million in healthcare and $70 million in pharmaceutical.

  • Home-Improvement Retailer Uses RFID to Improve Store Layout

    By Claire Swedberg

    By providing its customers with active Wi-Fi-based tags, Rautakesko can track their movements and actions, in order to optimize the design of its sales floor.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Global RFID market to reach $5.3 billion this year; RF Code unveils RFID solution for monitoring data center environment; French retailer launches NFC payment trial; California residential/retail park implements RFID-enabled parking system; CSL's EPC Gen 2 handheld reader available in North America; Omni-ID's UHF tethered tag for small assets; Sirit and Mikoh partner on passive RFID vehicle identification system.

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