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  • Xterprise Provides RFID for Plastic Pallet Pool

    Intelligent Global Pooling Systems (iGPS), a startup that plans to offer an RFID-tagged all-plastic pallet pool, has selected Xterprise as its RFID solution provider. Xterprise will work with iGPS' manufacturing partners to embed RFID tags in the pallets, and will help design business applications for the company's pallet tracking system.

  • IDTechEx on RFID Adoption in China

    Research firm IDTechEx today released an assessment of RFID adoption in China. This article summarizes the key findings on standardization, impediments to adoption, the goverment's role, and the scale of Chinese deployments.

  • Patent Holder Sues Wal-Mart, Others

    By Andrew Price

    A company called RFID World claims that leading adopters using RFID for inventory control have violated its patent, and it is suing for damages.

  • Chinese Railway Switching to RFID Transit Cards

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    Finnish smart card provider Confidex has announced a five-year contract with the transit company for 125 million high-frequency payment cards.

  • HF RFID Market Sees High Growth and 125m Order

    While UHF RFID technology will eventually see enormous volumes from the supply chain and retail environments, those volumes have yet to materialize. In the interim it appears that the oft-neglected high frequency (HF) RFID is an exciting source of growth and demand.

  • Pro Hackers Take On RFID Down Under

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    An Australian firm has begun using its information-security consultancy to perform RFID system audits, which include probing vulnerabilities.

  • United Nations CIO to Speak at AIDC 100 Event

    By Andrew Price

    The CIO of the U.N. World Food Program will explain the challenges of managing a logistics organization that operates in 83 countries.

  • RFID Middleware Change is Certain, Direction is Not

    This is the final part of a three-part series that examines middleware and other RFID integration options and the issues surrounding them. This third installment questions whether RFID middleware has a place in a maturing RFID market and what role it might play.

  • German Baker's RFID Application Is Recipe for Success

    By Rhea Wessel

    Workers at Lebkuchen Schmidt are using tagged mixing kettles to make sure each batch of baked goods has the correct ingredients, in the proper amounts.

  • Savi Announces IP Licensing Program for Active RFID tags

    By Beth Bacheldor

    The company hopes to encourage other RFID tag and reader makers to offer 433 MHz RFID hardware based on the ISO 18000-7 standard; the DOD will likely benefit.

  • Diabetic Device Uses RFID to Administer Insulin

    By Beth Bacheldor

    Cambridge Consultants and Philips Semiconductors have built a prototype system that uses near-field communications to link a glucometer and an insulin pump.

  • U.K. Health Agency Plans RFID Trial to Staunch Transfusion Errors

    By Jonathan Collins

    National Patient Safety Agency is seeking hospitals to participate in a 2007 trial, hoping to reduce the number of ABO-incompatible transfusions by 50 percent.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Andrew Price

    EPCglobal awards certification to MTI’s Gen 2 reader; Brooks Automation announces new HF reader; Cognio teams with Meritech, upgrades Spectrum Tool; PanGo, Versus partnering on health-care applications; Wells Fargo begins issuing Visa Contactless cards.

  • IBM to Host RFID Cattle Tracking Solution

    TekVet LLC, a Utah-based developer of agricultural technology, has selected IBM to host and manage the data centers for its RFID-based cattle tracking and temperature monitoring system. The livestock tracking system allows cattle producers and investors to remotely monitor animal location via the Internet in real time.

  • Peg Pérego USA Tags Toys

    By Claire Swedberg

    The company will apply tags to individual boxes of riding toys made in its factory, and eventually plans to tag the vehicles' components.

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