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  • Annin Puts ROI on Hold

    By Rhea Wessel

    Although its RFID system can do more than merely satisfy Wal-Mart's requirements, the flag maker says wider use will have to wait. In the meantime, the company has learned some valuable lessons.

  • University of East Anglia's Library Automates Circulation Tasks

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The school uses RFID to check out, check in and sort books, freeing staff to provide more research help to library patrons.

  • Telepathx Develops Accident-Detecting System Linked to Auto Airbags

    By Beth Bacheldor

    The company's Enterprise Call Box is designed to automatically notify transportation departments and emergency responders.

  • RFID World Announces Date Change, New Strategy

    CMP Technology, the media company that owns the annual RFID World event, today announced a three-year plan for its RFID business. In 2008, RFID World will be moved from its originally scheduled spring slot to mid-September. Then in 2009 and 2010, the show will return to the spring and be co-located with the business technology event Interop.

  • Georgia Tech Researchers Test RFID's Effects on Implanted Medical Devices

    By Beth Bacheldor

    The results will be used to reduce the potential for RFID signals to cause pacemakers and other equipment to malfunction.

  • RTLS Combines Infrared and RFID

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    A multi-hospital health-care provider is installing a real-time location system that uses hybrid RF-IR tags to pinpoint the exact room in which an asset is located.

  • Retailers Reveal How RFID Can Boost Sales and Improve Customer Experience

    By Alexander C.H. Skorna and André Richter

    British designer Nick Tentis and Neco Can, co-owner of the Industry Standard boutique, will present new case studies at the RFID Journal—AAFA Apparel & Footwear Summit.

  • Textile Manufacturer Gets Quick 30% ROI from RFID

    RFID products and services provider Alien Technology announced today the successful deployment of a work-in-process RFID application for Griva, a textile manufacturer in Italy. In just over nine months since the deployment went live, Griva has reported a 30% return on investment.

  • Italian Textile Firms Rolls Over to RFID

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    Griva applies an EPC RFID tag to each roll of fabric it processes, resulting in lower labor costs, increased production and a rapid ROI.

  • Washington Driver's Licenses to Carry EPC Gen 2 Inlays

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The state will issue the RFID-enabled driver's licenses on a voluntary basis next year, to test if the technology can improve traffic flow across the Canadian border.

  • Digimarc Selected to Produce RFID Driver's Licenses

    Secure identity and media management solutions provider Digimarc has been selected by the state of Washington to produce the new RFID-enabled Enhanced Driver License (EDL), which can be used as a travel document to re-enter the US by sea or land, the company announced this week.

  • Emprevi Launches Service for Securing, Tracking Cargo

    By Claire Swedberg

    Using Savi active RFID seals and interrogators, the Colombian logistics provider expects to reduce security costs by $350 per container and cut shipment time by two days.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Alexander C.H. Skorna and André Richter

    MetraTec announces new HF reader; Visa, La Caixa rolling out payWave in Spain; SkyeTek raises third funding round; Inside Contactless growing staff, office space; Bibliotheca expands U.S. operations.

  • Analyst on the Growing Market for WiFi-based RTLS

    ABI Research a few days ago released findings that the market for RTLS based on WiFi technology is positioned for an impressive annual growth rate of more than 70 percent over the next few years. RFID Update spoke with ABI analyst Stan Schatt, who shared additional trends affecting the market and what to expect going forward.

  • Ocean City Plans to RFID-enable Its Beaches

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The N.J. municipality hopes to issue RFID wristbands to serve as beach passes, and provide visitors a means of cashless payment for food and parking. RFID would also help keep beaches clean.

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