- ODIN Technologies to Present 'RFID Fundamentals for Managers' Seminar at LIVE! 2009
The RFID systems integrator will offer education for senior-level executives seeking to understand how radio frequency identification can help them reduce costs and improve operational efficiencies.
- Latest Anti-RFID Video is Actually Worth Watching
A video has been making the rounds on the web in which a hacker equips his car with off-the-shelf RFID gear then drives around downtown San Francisco scanning electronic passport IDs from the air. Unlike much of the anti-RFID propaganda that has been published to date, this video is actually effective in raising questions about secure adoption of the technology.
- RFID News Roundup
Mobile Aspects offers customers new financing options; SkyRFID debuts UHF/HF windshield tag; Panasonic offers RFID-enabled mobile computer for health care; EBV Elektronik forms RFID sales team; Virtus Asia to showcase wireless sensors at Hong Kong RFID Center; Elektrobit sells its RFID business.
- Hawaii Expands Produce Supply Chain RFID Pilot
The Hawaii Department of Agriculture is adding temperature-sensing active RFID tags and ocean shipments from the mainland US to its ongoing food traceability pilot project. The initiative continues to track produce shipments within the state with passive RFID.
- RFID-Dedicated Distributor Makes Its Entrance
By Beth Bacheldor
Canadian logistics services provider Liaison Can/U.S. Courier has created a new division that will distribute RFID hardware, software and services in North America.
- RFID Journal Joins With EPCglobal US to Produce New EPC Standards and Benefits Track at LIVE! 2009
During RFID Journal's seventh annual conference and exhibition, a series of sessions will explain how Electronic Product Code standards are delivering value to companies across many industries.
- Conflicting Messages Regarding Item-Level RFID in Retail
Several recent contradictory developments and reports about item-level RFID use in retail illustrate that activity is not the same as progress. This report summarizes these developments and provides some context.
- Chip-size Passive RFID Tag Promises Long Range
By Claire Swedberg
Tagent's ultra-wideband (UWB) RFID system will be piloted in a medical laboratory, where it will track the locations of blood specimens in real time.
- Krause Outlet Takes Window-Shopping to the Ultimate Level
By Rhea Wessel
The German retailer uses RFID to display information about each garment presented in its store windows, enabling a consumer to buy that exact item on the spot, via a vending machine.
- Passive UWB RTLS System Passes Key Test
Tagent successfully tested its first passive ultra-wideband real time location system (RTLS) chip and said it expects to release the technology late this summer. Tagent's system uses peripheral power nodes to eliminate the need for a battery on the chip and to increase the coverage of reader networks.
- Digital Angel Announces Active Tags for Livestock
By Mary Catherine O'Connor
The company's new r.Tag has a 100-foot read range, making it possible for a meat producer to not only identify hundreds of animals simultaneously, but also pinpoint their locations.
- Tego Launches 32-Kilobyte EPC RFID Tag
By Beth Bacheldor
The company's passive UHF TegoTag can be read by any standard EPC Gen 2 reader. Aircraft maker Airbus is testing a prototype.
- Texas Instruments Reorganizes RFID Business
By Mark Roberti
One of the leading names in the RFID industry isn't pulling out of the business, though it is making some changes that it claims will not impact customers.
- RFID Journal's Web Site Gets New Look, Features
By Mark Roberti
The updated site features a wider format, as well as additional customization and tools for readers and advertisers.
- TI: RFID Customers Should Expect 'Business as Usual'
The head of Texas Instruments' RFID operations is leaving the company as part of the 3,400 job cuts announced this week. TI said it will continue to support its RFID customers, product lines and distribution channels.