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  • RFID Reader Interoperability Takes a Step Forward

    Seven RFID organizations announced an open-source software development initiative to promote and simplify the integration of the EPCglobal Low Level Reader Protocol (LLRP) standard. LLRP is a standard interface for integrating RFID equipment from multiple vendors in a single system, and for controlling reader functions from software.

  • SPAR Uses RFID to Track Promotional Displays

    By Claire Swedberg

    The supplier of merchandising services to product manufacturers and retailers is involved in several pilots employing active tags to provide real-time status reports and alerts.

  • RFID Vendors Collaborate on Open-Source LLRP Project

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    By offering an open-source low-level reader protocol toolkit to RFID interrogator manufacturers and software developers, the group expects to help lower the cost of RFID implementations.

  • Analyst: Strong Growth Ahead for WiFi-based RTLS

    ABI Research today announced findings from recent reseach it conducted on the WiFi-based real-time location systems (RTLS) market. Partly due to the already large and continually growing footprint of WiFi infrastructure, ABI predicts that the WiFi-based RTLS market will see phenomenal 70 percent-plus growth over the next five years.

  • BRIDGE Expects to Launch Five European RFID Pilots This Fall

    By Beth Bacheldor

    The biggest of the EU-funded projects involve seven pharmaceutical and health-care organizations, using RFID and 2-D bar codes to trace drugs from the point of manufacture to delivery at a pharmacy.

  • RFID Helped Monkey Zoo Ease Crowding

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    To help determine where, when and why pedestrian traffic jams occurred, the Netherlands' Apenheul Primate Park gave tagged "monkey bags" to a percentage of its visitors.

  • Academic Distributor Improves Shipment Accuracy

    By Claire Swedberg

    To help it cope with its crush of summertime orders from primary schools, Rolec is using RFID to verify the contents of each pallet before loading it on a truck.

  • VeriChip Sees Attention from Mainstream Media

    The Associated Press yesterday published a lengthy and balanced article on VeriChip, which serves as a worthwhile overview of the primary developments and debate surrounding the controversial technology. For your convenience, this article has highlights.

  • Euro Pool System Tags Reusable Crates

    By Beth Bacheldor

    Euro Pool System is running an RFID pilot involving EPC Class 1 Gen 2 RFID tags molded into the bottoms of foldable plastic crates, enabling it to track the containers more quickly and efficiently.

  • RFID Journal Launches Online Training for CompTIA RFID+ Certification

    By Alexander C.H. Skorna and André Richter

    The company is introducing a Web-based training course designed to enable RFID implementers to prepare for the industry-standard certification course.

  • Leading Shirt Manufacturer to Present New Case Study at RFID Apparel and Footwear Conference

    By Alexander C.H. Skorna and André Richter

    At the RFID Journal—AAFA Apparel and Footwear Summit, Esquel CIO Bridget Chan will explain how her company benefits from using RFID to manage cotton inventory and track work-in-process.

  • New Battery Could Drive Semi-active RFID Growth

    A venture-backed startup called Infinite Power Solutions is developing a cutting edge battery chemistry that it believes could be incorporated into semi-active RFID tags, thereby widening the potential applications for the technology.

  • RFID Helps Grow and Track Potted Plants

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    In the Netherlands, plant growers are using an RFID-based solution from WPS Horti Systems to improve plant health and production.

  • RFID Vendors Brief Congress on PASS Card Security

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    During a meeting with congressional aides, industry representatives explained why they believe the proposed use of EPC UHF Gen 2 tags in the ID cards is problematic.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Alexander C.H. Skorna and André Richter

    IBM acquires data synchronization software provider; Omron shrinks its HF inlay; NCR names new European reseller; ASSA, Sokymat integrating reduced-memory Mifare chip.

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