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  • Canadian Retailer, Suppliers Begin RFID Trial

    By Claire Swedberg

    The project will track products shipped by Maple Leaf Foods, General Mills, Scott Paper and Unilever, and arriving at Loblaw DCs and stores.

  • Goodyear Using RFID for NASCAR from Cradle to Grave

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The tire maker has rolled out a tire-leasing program for NASCAR and is using RFID tags to track the tires from the point of manufacture to the moment they are scrapped.

  • Gen2 RFID Versus the New Hewlett-Packard Chip

    Hewlett Packard made headlines this week with its announcement of a tiny, wireless microchip capable of relatively high storage and data transfer rates. It seems like a Gen2 tag on steroids, and indeed some articles about the chip are calling it a competitor to RFID. Not likely.

  • Analyst RFID Viewpoint: 1984 All Over Again?

    Guest columnist Joe Barkai argues that ignorance regarding the actual capabilities of RFID and the potential risk to consumer privacy will lead to unfounded fears and resistance from consumers and privacy advocates, which, in turn, will slow the adoption and further development of effective and secure technology.

  • HP Spots New Opportunities for Passive RFID

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    HP Labs has developed a prototypical passive tag that's long on memory, short on range and suitable for both business and consumer apps.

  • Intermec, Symbol Resolve Outstanding IP Disputes

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The companies have worked out a cross-licensing agreement and a covenant not to sue one another over intellectual property rights for four years.

  • Semi-Passive RFID Deployed at Global 3PL

    Power Paper of Israel, together with value-added reseller NBG ID of France, have announced two large-scale RFID deployments at the French distribution centers of a leading global logistics company. The projects have utilized tens of thousands of battery-assisted passive UHF RFID tags from Power Paper's PowerID division.

  • Insurer Running VeriChip Trial

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey is inviting chronically ill policyholders to participate in a two-year trial to test implanted RFID tags.

  • Airgate Sees a Market for SAW

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The Texas firm is distributing and deploying RFID systems that employ tags using surface acoustic wave technology for tracking assets, especially in factories and other industrial environments.

  • Europe Launches Initiative to Drive RFID Adoption

    A European initiative to mature and expand the use of EPCglobal applications launched this week in Brussels. Called the Building Radio frequency IDentification solutions for the Global Environment, or "BRIDGE", project, it has European Commission support, 7.5 million euros in funding, and a three-year timeline.

  • Georgia Cargo Terminals Becoming RFID-Enabled

    By Beth Bacheldor

    RFID interrogators and software are being deployed at terminals in Savannah, the country's fourth-largest port, to track shipments from all over the world.

  • Congress Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Halting Drug Counterfeiting

    By Beth Bacheldor

    The Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, Drug Policy and Human Resources heard testimony from representatives of pharmaceutical and RFID firms.

  • U.S. Court Finds RFID Less Taxing for File Tracking

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The U.S. Tax Court has deployed the 3M File Tracking System to keep better tabs on files related to income tax and other law cases.

  • SkyeTek Adds Encryption to Embedded RFID

    SkyeTek, the Westminster, Colorado-based provider of embedded RFID readers, this week announced security enhancements to its product line that the company says represent a key development in the widening adoption of item-level RFID tagging.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Andrew Price

    Manhattan Associates, RF Code offering combined tracking system; NYC subway kicks of MasterCard PayPass trial; G2 Microsystems, Radianse receive new funding; Atmel announces new LF chip.

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