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  • U.K. Construction Company Works to Reduce Risk From Damaging Vibes

    By Claire Swedberg

    Carillion is working with Lancaster University to test an RFID system designed to track employees' exposure to tool-related vibrations and, thus, help prevent injuries.

  • RFID Electronic Vehicle Registration Spreads

    More evidence that electronic vehicle registration is growing as a niche RFID application came this week as the Philippines Land Transportation Office (LTO) announced its intention to deploy RFID stickers for vehicles across the country.

  • RFID Fuels Gas Tank Security

    By Claire Swedberg

    Hi-G-Tek seals allow an Eastern European oil company to ensure that the correct type and amount of gas is delivered to stations, and that the fuel is not stolen en route from depots.

  • Summary of Baird RFID Monthly for April

    Baird has released its April report. The 29-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.

  • 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.

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