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  • U.S. Army Developing RFID System to Track Weapons Usage

    By Claire Swedberg

    In an effort to make sure ground vehicles' weapons are properly maintained, Benét Laboratories is working on a system using sensors and passive RFID tags to record the number of rounds fired.

  • Pro-Privacy Tearable RFID Tag Becomes a Reality

    IBM has licensed its innovative Clipped Tag technology to label converter Marnlen RFiD, who has already started shipping samples to select end users. According to what Marnlen's vice president of business development Andris Lauris told RFID Update, the tags are ready for immediate production, and the company is taking orders.

  • Marnlen Makes Privacy-Friendly Tags for Retail Items

    By Claire Swedberg

    The label maker is using IBM's Clipped Tag design, allowing consumers to tear off most of a passive RFID tag's antenna on items they have purchased.

  • RFID Laptop Tracking Sees Adoption

    The cost of stolen laptops is going up, and the market is looking to RFID for help. Vector Networks this week announced the addition of an RFID-based asset tracking application to its suite of offerings. The solution allows enterprises to quickly locate and track valuable assets such as laptops that are constantly moved from one location to another.

  • RFID Brings Further Automation to Mail-Order Pharmacy

    By Beth Bacheldor

    The introduction of RFID is expected to reduce errors during the picking and packing process by 99 percent.

  • MasterCard and 7-Eleven Launch NFC Trial

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    During the trial, participating consumers will download a contactless-payment application to their mobile phones, enabling them to use the phones just as they would NFC-enabled contactless payment cards.

  • Fighting Fires With RFID and Wireless Sensors

    By Beth Bacheldor

    A new product aims to provide more details about fire, speeding up efforts to control them.

  • Smart Dust Innovator Targets RFID

    A key innovator of so-called smart dust has returned to the lab to extend the technology's capabilities into the RFID realm. UC Berkeley professor Kristofer Pister believes potential enhancements in meshed sensor networks could fulfill RFID's promise of asset visibility.

  • RFID Contains Solution to Chinese Shipping Problems

    By Jill Gambon

    China International Marine Containers recently launched an RFID pilot to track containers from its factory to the storage yard.

  • QinetiQ and Crown Develop Item Containers With Antenna-less RFID Tags

    By Beth Bacheldor

    The companies say the tags harvest power from the container itself, making them resistant to interference from adjacent liquids and metals.

  • Lantech Offers RFID-Enabled Stretch-Wrapper

    By Mark Roberti

    With Symbol's RD5000 mobile reader mounted on the film-delivery system, companies can interrogate Gen 2 EPC tags while applying stretch-wrap to a pallet.

  • Fiat Shows How RFID Could Help Recycle Car Parts

    By Rhea Wessel

    The Fiat-designed test system, part of the EC-funded PROMISE project, tracks components using an RFID-enabled computer built into a vehicle.

  • Bookstore Item-Level RFID Tagging Boosts Sales

    CIO Insight provides an update on the item-level tagging deployment by the Dutch book retailer Boekhandels Groep Nederland (BGN). According to the article, the deployment is generating major benefit, so much so that BGN plans to expand it across 16 more stores before the end of next year.

  • Dutch Horticultural Company Sends Flowers via RFID

    By Claire Swedberg

    FloraHolland expects to improve the flow of flowers from dock door to auction floor.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Andrew Price

    ILS announces compliance starter kits; RF Technologies, Emergin partnering to simplify wireless alerts; aerospace market ready for takeoff, says ABI; Ingenico integrates reader into payment PIN pad; ACG announces new RFID reader for fare collection; Ekahau raises $16 million in 2006.

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