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  • Christiana Uses RTLS to Get Patients to Bed

    By Beth Bacheldor

    The health-care provider is employing a hybrid infrared-RFID system to track patients' locations and status, and to streamline the process of assigning each a bed.

  • Tergooi Hospital Uses RFID to Boost Efficiency

    By Beth Bacheldor

    The Dutch health-care provider is employing Wi-Fi-based active tags to track the locations of infusion pumps, and eventually EKG machines, in its surgery recovery and orthopedics wards.

  • Disagreement Awaits Imminent HF Gen2 RFID Standard

    A key member of the EPCglobal committee that is developing the 13.56 MHz Gen2 HF standard has serious doubts as to whether the standard will represent a significant improvement over what is already available in the market, and if it can meet pharmaceutical industry needs for high-speed item-level identification.

  • U.K. Seal Maker Puts RFID to the Test

    By Claire Swedberg

    AESSEAL assessed EPC Gen 2 tags and interrogators at GS1 UK's new RFID test center, with plans to deploy the technology to speed up the time needed to receive and locate products.

  • Industry Group Launches Test of RFID Reusable Containers

    A group of Reusable Pallet & Container Coalition (RPCC) member companies are conducting a far-reaching field test of RFID-enabled reusable plastic containers. The goal is to test the durability and reliability of the technology, as well as to demonstrate a business case.

  • Schuitema Ponders Future of Fresh-Chain Pilot

    By Claire Swedberg

    The Dutch supermarket operator and wholesaler says its Vers Schakel produce-tracking project proves the use of passive EPC RFID tags can provide many benefits—but only if all supply chain partners participate.

  • Event Reveals Interest in RFID Is Growing In Canada

    More than 400 people attended RFID Journal LIVE! Canada 2007—the second annual conference and exhibition produced by RFID Journal and EPCglobal Canada—held in November.

  • Craft of Scandinavia Tests RFID

    By Claire Swedberg

    The Swedish sports apparel company is testing a self-inventorying product display developed by clothing label producer Nilorn Group.

  • Germany Sees Another Item-Level RFID Apparel Program

    Another German retailer has launched an ambitious item-level RFID tagging program, announced yesterday by ADT Security Services. Karstadt, which has 86 department stores and 32 sporting goods stores, is tagging selected items of men's apparel in a six-month pilot that launched in September.

  • ADT Announces iREAD Network Antenna System

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The company says iREAD improves on current smart shelf designs by making shelf-mounted reader systems even smarter. German retailer Karstadt is testing the system.

  • Crystal Group Uses RFID Tags to Track Garment Production

    By Claire Swedberg

    The Hong Kong knitwear company has installed RFID interrogators at 8,000 sewing stations in three of its plants, so that it can record the number of garments made by each worker.

  • RFID-enabled Phones Help London Commuters Make Connections

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    Using cell phones equipped with Near Field Communication technology and a special application, commuters are evaluating a system for getting quick, personalized directions.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Reva Systems ships new RFID server that networks readers; IAITO InfoTech introduces UHF readers, evaluation kit; Foxwoods Resort Casino to use RFID on gaming tables; Assa Abloy ITG and Soliton Japan offer IT security solution; PCTS unveils upgraded version of its patient- and asset-tracking software; SkyeTek, Amtel create RFID security test kit.

  • Tracking Lab Rats with RFID

    Building a better mousetrap has long been called the key to success in business. RFID is enabling a better way to track mice, which has led to business success but is also helping medical researchers find cures, as this article explains.

  • EPCglobal Launches Consumer Web Site

    By Beth Bacheldor

    Its mission is to educate the general public about how RFID and EPC technologies can be used to better their lives.

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