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  • New RFID Tag Withstands Industrial Sterilization

    A company called AdvantaPure that specializes in ultra-clean products for the pharmaceutical, biomedical, food, and cosmetic industries, has released the GammaTag, which it claims is the first and only RFID tag that can withstand sterilization by gamma radiation.

  • Starbucks Keeps Fresh With RFID

    By Claire Swedberg

    The coffee purveyor is tracking perishable foods en route to its stores, to ensure they arrive unspoiled.

  • Study Finds High Economic Gains from RFID Deployments

    By Beth Bacheldor

    According to University of Texas researchers, RFID technologies have already added $40 billion in benefits to the retail and health-care sectors, despite relatively low adoption of item-level RFID tagging.

  • Newbury Networks Offers Alternative to Cisco Tracking Appliance

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The company's location appliance works with existing Wi-Fi access points and supports PanGo's asset-locating software, as well its own.

  • Injunction May Slow Momentum for RFID E-Pedigrees

    Efforts to document the transfer of drugs in the pharmaceutical supply chain using RFID-enabled electronic pedigrees have suffered a blow with a federal court judge's issuance of an injunction that blocks the FDA's pedigree requirement.

  • EC Ruling Harmonizes Use of UHF for RFID

    By Rhea Wessel

    The European Commission's decision specifies UHF spectrum for RFID, requiring EU member nations to designate and make available that spectrum within the next six months.

  • DHS Privacy Committee Finalizes Report on RFID IDs

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff will soon receive the 15-page advisory report, which the coauthors hope will impact the U.S. government's approach to incorporating RFID technology in identification documents.

  • Frost: Major Growth Ahead for RFID Printer Market

    Research firm Frost & Sullivan has released a report with rosy demand predictions for RFID printer-encoders. Pegged at $10.7 million in 2005, the market for RFID printer-encoders will surge in value to $209.3 million in 2012 for a compounded annual growth rate of 53%.

  • RFID Tag Built to Survive Gamma Rays

    By Beth Bacheldor

    AdvantaPure says its passive, high-frequency GammaTags can withstand the radiation used to sterilize the polymer bags employed by drug manufacturers—without losing data.

  • Aerospace ID to Launch RFID Trials in 2007

    By Rhea Wessel

    The industry-led research organization is studying EPC-compatible ID numbers for aircraft parts, as well as the creation of information search service to reveal a part's life-cycle history.

  • Dutch Casino Operator Bets on RFID Chips

    Casino supplies manufacturer Gaming Partners International (GPI) today announced a major order for its RFID gaming chips. The company will sell 950,000 chips to Holland Casino in a transaction valued at 1,850,000 euros, or approximately US $2.45 million.

  • U.S. Judge Issues Injunction Against Drug-Pedigree Rules

    By Beth Bacheldor

    Those requirements would have compelled some drug distributors to document the chain of custody of drug products as they move through the distribution system.

  • RFID Increases Efficiencies at Bemis Plant

    By Beth Bacheldor

    At the company's U.K. factory, operators of injection-molding machines can access system-monitoring information in real time and quickly take any necessary actions.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Andrew Price

    Academic RFID offering RFID training across Canada; GlobeRanger provides software package for DOD compliance; NCR enhances auto-ID software; NiceLabel announces RFID and bar-code label programs.

  • De Facto Global Standard for Active RFID is Emerging

    The ISO standard for active RFID, ISO-18000-7, has been gaining traction in recent months, and industry analysts think it will likely become the de facto global standard for tracking shipping containers as they are transported around the world.

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