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  • RFID News Roundup

    Gemalto, NXP collaborating on NFC for SIM cards; China certifies UHF RFID hardware from Intermec; Impinj joining software vendors on RFID solutions; Media Recovery partnering with Intelligentz on tape tracking; Baird report says users want learning, vendors seeing more funding, applications.

  • Apparel Tags Provide Unlikely Solution for Pipe RFID

    Perseverance and a novel approach led integrator Barcoding Inc. to find a UHF RFID tag its customer could use to accurately identify metal pipes. Gen2 labels designed to identify garments succeeded where tags developed for use on metal didn't work and other frequencies failed.

  • New Zealand Refueling Company Tanks Up With RFID

    By Beth Bacheldor

    Mini-Tankers is using passive HF tags and interrogators to track its customers' fuel consumption, improve billing and simplify administrative tasks.

  • RFID Academic Convocation Issues Call for Papers

    By Alexander C.H. Skorna and André Richter

    The sixth RFID Academic Convocation, being held in conjunction with EPC Connection, will focus on how to overcome impediments to adoption and achieve a return on investment from RFID and EPC networking technologies and standards.

  • Semiconductor Maker Cuts Production Time with RTLS

    Multibillion dollar semiconductor manufacturer Freescale Semiconductor is using RTLS technology to track wafers through the fabrication process. The system from AeroScout has been installed at one facility in Texas and reportedly saves several minutes at multiple steps in the production process.

  • Office Depot Accepting Contactless Payments

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The office supply merchant is the first major retail establishment outside of fast-food restaurants, convenience stores and theaters to adopt Visa payWave and similar RFID-enabled credit cards.

  • Falabella Plans Second Item-Level RFID Pilot

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The Latin American department-store operator says it learned valuable lessons from its first item-level pilot, yielding an inventory accuracy of 98.4 percent and a 25 percent reduction in out-of-stocks.

  • NFC Phones on Shelves Later This Year

    When RFID Update spoke with NFC Forum board member David Turner a few weeks ago, he predicted that commercially available NFC-enabled handsets would debut before year-end. Sure enough, today $6 billion Taiwanese device manufacturer BenQ announced that it will have a new NFC phone on shelves in just that timeframe.

  • GlaxoSmithKline Remains Committed to RFID

    By Beth Bacheldor

    Contradicting a recent news report, the drugmaker says it will continue conducting pilots to demonstrate how RFID can be used to secure the pharma supply chain.

  • RFID-Guided Video System Gives Equestrians Their Best Shot

    By Claire Swedberg

    At New Jersey's Rhythm and Blues Stables, riders and trainers view their performance on the arena's big screen, with the optimum camera angle displayed at all times.

  • IDTechEx: China is Largest RFID Market in 2007

    Thanks to its multi-billion dollar national ID contactless card program, China now has the largest RFID market in the world. This according to research firm IDTechEx, which has just released a new report on the market. This article includes additional findings from the research.

  • Chip Maker Uses Wi-Fi-based Tags to Boost Production

    By Beth Bacheldor

    Freescale Semiconductor's RFID deployment helps machine operators quickly locate work-in-process at one of its factories for fabricating silicon wafers.

  • METRO to Penalize RFID Non-compliance

    Earlier this summer METRO Group announced that it will take its existing RFID pilot activity into full-scale deployment, and that it will expect 650 of its top suppliers to begin shipping RFID-tagged product by early next year. In contrast to other major deployments, METRO will impose a penalty on suppliers for each untagged pallet.

  • Throttleman Adopts Item-Level Tagging

    By Claire Swedberg

    The Portuguese fashion retailer has its manufacturer apply RFID tags to every item it sells, automating the shipment and receiving processes.

  • RFID Helps Cordes & Simon Document Shipments

    By Claire Swedberg

    The German logistics provider is using a system that integrates bar codes, video surveillance and RFID to track the locations and movements of packages within its warehouse.

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