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  • Open Source RFID Projects to Integrate

    RFID applications company Pramari has teamed with the University of Arkansas to offer what the two are calling "a comprehensive open source offering for RFID".

  • Tracking Construction Cranes in Real-Time

    By Claire Swedberg

    Stafford Tower Crane is using an active RFID system from AssetPulse to track the location of cranes and components at construction sites.

  • New Tag Aims to Protect Consumer Privacy

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    Mikoh says both consumers and retailers will benefit from its new product tag designs.

  • RFID Helps Keep Avocados Fresh

    By Claire Swedberg

    Chilean avocado producer Rio Blanco is using RFID temperature sensors to ensure the fruit is kept at the proper temperature during shipment to the United States.

  • Gun Maker Hits the Mark with RFID

    By Beth Bacheldor

    FN Manufacturing has complied with the DOD's RFID mandate by integrating RFID with its back-end systems.

  • RFID World Reveals Opportunity Outside Mandates

    This year's RFID World demonstrated that vendor and end-user focus has shifted away from compliance, to the point that asset tracking and closed loop implementions have established themselves as the applications de jour for the RFID industry.

  • RFID Helps Passengers Get a Seat on Lufthansa Flights

    By Rhea Wessel

    The German airline is using RFID to speed up the process of switching between business-class and economy-class seats, based on real-time demand, on intercontinental flights to and from Frankfurt.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Andrew Price

    Alien unveils faster encoding scheme; ADT introduces new RFID mobile cart; Tyco Electronics introduces passive RFID stands with integrated readers and antennas; tagmakers roll out new UHF, HF inlays; Atmel launches LF RFID microchip; Fluensee offering asset-tracking startup kit; American RFID Solutions upgrades RF tool; IBM upgrades Premises Server.

  • RFID World 2007 Announcement Wrap-Up

    The RFID World exhibition and conference was held this week in Dallas, and the RFID Update team was on site to cover this leading industry event. Today's dispatch focuses on the announcements that were made at the show.

  • Cephalon to Tag Cancer Drug at Point of Manufacture

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The company says the performance it has seen from the Gen 2 tags and readers it has tested is encouraging.

  • MasterCard to Offer Paper or Plastic

    By Claire Swedberg

    The credit card company is developing a paper RFID payment ticket for transit systems, sporting arenas and other applications.

  • Analyst Viewpoint: Take Appropriate RFID Precautions

    Manufacturing Insights analyst Bob Parker discusses safety and health issues that pertain to RFID deployment. While the level of electromagnetic exposure caused by RFID is minor, there are still some best practices Parker recommends end users adopt for added precaution.

  • Metro to Tag Garments and Accessories

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The German retailer believes using UHF RFID tags to track individual high-value items will deliver a significant return on its investment.

  • New Office Laser Printer Encodes Tags

    By Andrew Price

    Lexmark has introduced a laser printer able to print 8.5-by-11-inch paper and encode RFID tags.

  • Scottish Hospital Locates and Maintains Equipment with RFID System

    By Beth Bacheldor

    Royal Alexander Hospital is using RFID to phase out equipment libraries and the costs associated with checking equipment in and out.

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