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  • RFID Ensures Surgeons Have No Bones to Pick with Supplier

    Artificial knee joints and other replacement orthopedic products come in kits that contain dozens of components, many of which go unused during the surgery. Orthopedic manufacturer Zimmer is using RFID to ensure the right components are included in kits, and that they are identified and sorted correctly when returned.

  • FamilyMart Demonstrates RFID's Convenience to Customers

    By Claire Swedberg

    At two of the retailer's busiest Tokyo stores, item-level tagging and RFID-enabled payment cards enabled the merchant to double the number of customers it could serve per hour.

  • Microsoft COO Kevin Turner to Deliver Keynote Address at EPC Connection

    By Alexander C.H. Skorna and André Richter

    EPCglobal North America and RFID Journal announced today that Turner will speak at the conference and exhibition, to be held in Chicago on Oct. 2-4.

  • Hospital Manages Thousands of Patient Files with RFID

    Capital Health System, an acute-care and teaching hospital located in Trenton, New Jersey, today announced its implementation of a patient record management solution from Infolinx Systems Solutions based on Gen2 RFID tags and readers from hardware manufacturer Intermec.

  • 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.

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