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  • German Screw Supplier Keeps Tabs on Product Bins via RFID

    By Rhea Wessel

    Reyher is utilizing passive 13.56 MHz tags to track the reusable containers it uses to ship nuts, bolts and other fasteners to companies all over the world.

  • EC Floats Plan to Facilitate RFID Usage

    By Rhea Wessel

    Steering clear of legislative proposals, the European Commission seeks guidance from industry groups and consumers.

  • Aircraft Parts Maker to Use EPC Tags to Track Moisture Exposure

    By Claire Swedberg

    Universal Avionics will install an RFID-based system, designed by University of Arizona students, to track how long moisture-sensitive microchip components are exposed to the air.

  • EU Opts for Hands-Off Approach to RFID Regulation

    The European Commission yesterday used CeBIT as a platform to publicly deliver its decision regarding the near-term regulation of RFID technology. In what will surely come as a very welcome development to the industry, the executive body of the EU declared that it would seek to minimize regulating the technology.

  • NEC Works on RFID Tags, Readers for Bottle Caps

    By Claire Swedberg

    Beverage makers could use the RFID-enabled caps to track bottles in stores, monitor sales, facilitate recalls and inform consumers about products and promotions.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Andrew Price

    FileTrail offering kit for small, midsize businesses; rug maker expands RFID deployment with ODIN; Taco Bell testing PayPass, Banamex issuing it in Latin America; ProAction HF and Academia RFID join forces; Web startup selling pre-encoded tags; MetraTec rolls out multiplexers.

  • Shaw Industries Rolls Out the Red Carpet for RFID

    Rug manufacturer Shaw Industries is going well beyond its Wal-Mart compliance requirements with a 37-facility expansion of its existing RFID pilot. Shaw says the system will provide strong ROI by increasing shipment accuracy, enabling better customer service, improving supply chain visibility, and shortening lead times.

  • Smart Card and Retail Supply Chain Applications Expected to Drive RFID Growth

    By Claire Swedberg

    IDTechEx predicts the sale of tags for pallets and cases will more than double in 2007, but that tag usage for high-value and store-brand items will grow much faster.

  • Port of Oakland Sees Signs of Security in RFID

    By Claire Swedberg

    The port's goals for its 2.4 GHz active-tag system also include shortening truck waits at the gate and increasing the visibility of traffic.

  • RFID Journal Launches RFIDconnect Networking Tool at RFID Journal LIVE! 2007

    The new online system enables the more than 3,000 attendees and exhibitors participating in RFID Journal's fifth annual conference and exhibition to meet online, arrange meetings and achieve event goals.

  • Starport Announces RFID Chip for Mobile Devices

    Fabless semiconductor startup Starport Systems last week announced the SP7001, a Gen2 RFID reader chip whose reduced price and small form factor the company hopes will enable the incorporation of RFID into far more devices than is possible today, eventually resulting in the emergence of a new class of RFID applications.

  • IPICO Enters Race for RFID Sports Timing

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    Starting with the 48,000-runner BolderBoulder race, IPICO Sports plans to deploy more than 400,000 passive tags and 500 readers over the next two years.

  • Unisys Thought Leader to Discuss RFID Across the Value Chain, at RFID Journal LIVE! 2007

    By Andrew Price

    RFID Journal's fifth annual conference and exhibition, to be held April 30 to May 2, 2007, will feature a keynote address by Ravi Kalakota, vice president and managing partner at Unisys.

  • German Book Retailer Tracks Containers' Coming and Going

    By Rhea Wessel

    RFID system replaces bar codes to track whether Thalia's stores have returned the company's book bins.

  • ABI Reaffirms Retail Supply Chain RFID Opportunity

    In reaction to recent high-profile articles in the mainstream business press that offered pessimistic slants on RFID adoption in the retail supply chain, ABI Research today released a statement asserting that the long-term retail supply chain opportunity for passive UHF RFID does in fact exist.

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