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  • Travis County Fire Marshall Uses RFID to Manage Evidence

    By Claire Swedberg

    The Austin, Texas, agency is employing both passive and active RFID tags to inventory and secure evidence in active and archived investigations.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Motorola offers new reader with antenna port options; Ekahau releases Wi-Fi RTLS personnel badge; PowerID ships battery-assisted EPC Gen 2 RFID tag; Secura Shield announces RFID-enabled e-seals for tracking containers; Thin Battery Technologies unveils two new printed batteries; USDA providing 1.5 million RFID tags to track cattle.

  • Startup Adapting MEMS Technology for RFID Authentication

    Veratag is a startup that is using MEMS resonator technology to create RFID tags with unique "voiceprints" that make them virtually unclonable. The company plans to pursue authentication and transaction security applications.

  • Johnson & Johnson Finds Value in Multiple RFID Apps

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The health-care product manufacturer provides insights into some of its RFID deployments, such as tracking orthopedic components and monitoring promotional products and displays.

  • Mojix Wins First-Ever "Best in Show" Award at RFID Journal LIVE! 2008

    The maker of a new long-range passive UHF reader system edges out Lexmark's RFID laser printer system and Omni-ID's high-performance tag.

  • U.S. FDA Seeks Research for Medical Device Tracking System

    By Claire Swedberg

    The organization's Center for Devices and Radiological Health is requesting input from RFID vendors and end users regarding the effects RFID has on other transmissions in a hospital setting, and on the devices themselves.

  • Study: Consumers Misunderstand RFID and Its Security

    Consumers don't realize RFID cards and documents can be read without their knowledge or from more than a few inches away, according to a small study conducted by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley. The study suggests consumers can't adequately assess the risks associated with RFID.

  • RFID-Based Robots Come to the Rescue

    By Rhea Wessel

    German researchers have developed a system enabling robots and humans to use passive RFID tags to map out a disaster area and send information to a command center.

  • RFID Journal LIVE a Signpost of RFID Market Maturity

    RFID Journal LIVE! 2008 showed signs the RFID industry is maturing. Many vendors emphasized their partnerships and ease of integration rather than touting proprietary technology and hard-to-verify performance claims.

  • New RFID Technology Helps Kraft, P&G, Kimberly-Clark Go the Distance

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The three CPG manufacturers have been piloting Mojix's RFID system, which employs a single interrogator to read tags from up to 600 feet away.

  • News Wrap-Up from RFID Journal LIVE 2008, Part 2 of 2

    Our second day of coverage from the RFID Journal LIVE! 2008 event in Las Vegas includes a number of major contract announcements, in addition to more product and partnership news. This is the second part of our two-day coverage of the event. Yesterday's includes other announcements.

  • Baggage-Tagging Projects Gaining Altitude

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    Hong Kong and Las Vegas airports are upgrading and ramping up their RFID bag-tagging efforts.

  • Sam's Club, P&G Discuss Sharing RFID's Value

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor and Claire Swedberg

    At this week's RFID Journal LIVE! 2008 conference, more than 3,300 attendees came to learn how to put RFID to work.

  • News Wrap-Up from RFID Journal LIVE 2008, Part 1 of 2

    The ongoing RFID Journal LIVE! 2008 conference in Las Vegas has generated a number of new product, partnership, and pilot news. Relevant announcements are listed in this article, the first part of our two-day coverage of the event.

  • LIVE! 2008 Product Roundup

    Zebra announces new RFID printer-encoders; Avery Dennison ships new EPC Gen 2 inlays; Tagsys releases UHF tags for item-level tracking; Alien Technology demos intelligent tag radar; Intermec IF61 reader supports full WebSphere platform; Starport Technologies rolls out two new EPC Gen 2 tags; Omnitrol Networks and Time Domain combine RTLS and WIP; ODIN releases EasyMonitor reader-management software; Sybase upgrades RFID software platform.

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