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  • EPCglobal Awards First Gen 2 Interoperability Certifications

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    EPCglobal's testing partner, MET Labs, ran 12 products through a battery of interoperability tests, which they needed to pass to receive the interoperability mark. Eventually, all 12 did.

  • Wal-Mart to Expand RFID Rollout by 500 Locations

    Wal-Mart yesterday issued a formal announcement of its plans to "aggressively" move forward with the deployment of RFID. The giant retailer will implement the technology at an additional 500 stores and clubs before the end of its fiscal year (January 31, 2007), bringing the total number of RFID-equipped locations to over 1,000.

  • Avery RFID Launches Tech Transfer, Buys Startup

    Yesterday at the Labelexpo Americas show in Chicago, labeling giant Avery Dennison announced two new developments related to the company's RFID business. The first is the launch of a technology transfer program for its label converter customers. The second is the acquisition of startup RFID tag manufacturer RF IDentics.

  • Wal-Mart's On Track to Hit Target

    By Claire Swedberg

    The retailer says that by January, 500 more of its 3,900 stores will be using RFID technology to track goods entering their premises, bringing the total to 1,000.

  • LA-Area Food Distributors Use Active Transponders to Track Trucks, Temperatures

    By Claire Swedberg

    StarTrak's ReeferTrak Scout system, installed on refrigerated trucks, transmits temperature, location and other data to base stations up to 3 miles away.

  • RFID Markers Track Buried Cables at Atlanta Airport

    By Claire Swedberg

    The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has buried more than 1,000 RFID-enabled marker balls to improve the process of locating and identifying the airport's underground infrastructure.

  • Robust Demand for RFID from Heavy Manufacturers

    Research firm Frost & Sullivan recently evaluated the RFID market in the North American aerospace, automotive, and industial manufacturing verticals. The firms pegs the collective market value at $71.3 million last year, and predicts that it will grow at a rate of 17.9% through 2012, when it reaches $225.7 million.

  • Avery Dennison Announces Licensing Program, Acquisition

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The company is rolling out a technology-transfer program to enable label and packaging manufacturers to create RFID inlays by attaching RFID straps to antennas printed onto label or cardboard substrates.

  • Mitsubishi Electric Asia Switches On RFID

    By Beth Bacheldor

    The Singapore-based manufacturer is using passive UHF tags to track the power inverters it makes, and plans to expand the system to manage its inventory of other products.

  • NYC-Area Nursing Homes to Get UWB RFID Systems

    By Beth Bacheldor

    Real-time location systems provider Parco Wireless will deploy a new, less-costly line of ultra-wideband tags and readers for tracking patients and assets.

  • Pro-active RFID Policy Reaps Huge Benefits

    Adopting a bold, pro-active stance on incorporating RFID into its supply chain has resulted in huge benefits for a US manufacturer of women's apparel -- including demonstrating RFID compliance to major customer Wal-Mart well ahead of the deadline for second wave suppliers. This article is a case study.

  • RFID Reader Market Worth $1.18b in 2010

    Venture Development Corporation yesterday released findings on last year's market for RFID readers, which the firm pegs at $320 million. Over the next five years, VDC expects the market to grow at a compound annual growth rate of almost 30%, reaching $1.18 billion in 2010.

  • RFID Security Consortium Receives $1.1 Million NSF Grant

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    Comprised mostly of academics, the group hopes to develop ways to improve security measures for RFID systems, and to incorporate the study of RFID into engineering curricula.

  • Argentine Drivers Use Passive Tags to Pay Bridge Tolls

    By Claire Swedberg

    The newly deployed system replaces one that used costlier active RFID tags.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Andrew Price

    Tagsys partnering with OTA Training; Turkish bank distributes PayPass cards; Inside Contactless, Fluensee raise funding; Arizona Cardinals rolls out PayPass system; SAP qualifies PEAK RFID software.

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