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  • U.S. Army Gun-Monitoring RFID Prototype Gets Upgrade

    By Claire Swedberg

    Developers from Augusta Systems and the Army's Benét Labs have crafted a new design to ensure the Abrams tank guns get serviced in a timely fashion.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Intelleflex announces new semi-passive tag; Korea Airport Assoc. buying UPM bag-tags; TDK achieves prototype thin-film transistor tags; TI entering e-passport market; Magellan offering licensing for anti-collision IP; Dust Networks unveils WirelessHART-based sensor networking products; VeriChip, Digital Angel partner with Receptors LLC to develop glucose sensor.

  • DVD Movies to Star in Retail RFID Pilot

    Major movie studios, distributors, and retailers will conduct an eight-week pilot project to track individual DVDs with Gen2 RFID tags. The pilot was designed as a proof of concept for item-level supply chain tracking and will involve reading tags at manufacturing and at retail to assist inventory management.

  • Indonesia's Special Forces Unit Adopts RFID

    By Mark Roberti

    An RFID-enabled identity card enables soldiers to purchase items, and might soon be expanded to enable access to their medical history.

  • London Paper Issues RFID Card to Increase Reader Loyalty

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The Evening Standard hopes its Eros card will boost newspaper sales.

  • Microsoft's RFID Offering a "Watershed Moment"

    Microsoft's recently released BizTalk Server 2006 R2 includes an eagerly anticipated component that tightly integrates RFID functionality, marking a forceful foray into the RFID market by the software giant. While roughly a year overdue, BizTalk RFID does not disappoint, according to a number of sources familiar with the offering.

  • San Bernardino's State-of-the-Art Library Incorporates RFID

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    While constructing its new facility, the San Bernardino County Library is integrating RFID into its circulation and security systems, including the anti-theft locking boxes used for DVDs.

  • NXP Boosts EPC Gen 2 Tag Memory, Performance

    By Claire Swedberg

    The semiconductor maker's two new RFID chips require less power to operate and work across the entire UHF RFID frequency range, from 840 to 960 MHz. One chip offers 512 bits of user memory.

  • AT&T Debuts Managed RTLS for Health-Care Organizations

    By Beth Bacheldor

    The service includes the installation, management, maintenance and hosting of an RFID-based real-time location system that companies can use to track assets, patients and staff.

  • Latest EPCglobal Networking Standard to Be Demonstrated at EPC Connection 2007

    EPCglobal and leading technology providers will showcase EPCIS applications at the fourth annual EPCglobal North America conference and exhibition, to be held Oct. 2-4 in Chicago.

  • Wireless Sensor Adoption Expected to Grow Tenfold

    By Beth Bacheldor

    According to a survey of industrial companies, 40 percent of respondents plan to deploy wireless solutions to monitor machine health.

  • NXP Doubles Memory on Gen2 RFID Chips

    Semiconductor manufacturer NXP announced two new UHF RFID chips, including a 512-bit model that is believed to be the highest-memory EPCglobal Gen2-compliant chip available. Smart labels containing the new chips are expected to be available near the end of October.

  • European RFID Reader Benchmark Report Available

    This sponsored column from Sirit looks at the effectiveness of the Sirit INfinity 510 worldwide Gen 2 reader as determined by the ODIN technologies European RFID Reader Benchmark. Sirit will be offering a webinar on the same topic this Thursday, August 16. Attendees will receive a free copy of the ODIN reader benchmark report.

  • Why METRO's Item-Level RFID Deployment Matters

    German retailer METRO last week unveiled an item-level deployment for men's apparel at its high-end Galeria Kaufhof retail store in Essen, Germany. For more on the details, see Friday's . Today's article highlights reasons why the deployment matters.

  • Small DOD Supplier Deploys RFID, Foresees Internal Benefits

    By Beth Bacheldor

    Nav-Aids, a 15-employee Canadian maker of test accessory kits for aircraft, has implemented a system enabling it to fulfill U.S. RFID mandates in-house.

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