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  • Pharma RFID Adoption Still Seeking Shot in the Arm

    Florida passed another technological milestone in its drug pedigree program by designating the first company (SupplyScape) to provide digital signatures for electronic pedigree authentication. Pedigree requirements of the FDA's Prescription Drug Marketing Act (PDMA) will soon take effect. How soon will RFID for pharma e-pedigrees follow?

  • New Heart Hospital Plans Major RFID Operation

    By Beth Bacheldor

    A 68-bed cardiovascular facility in Texas is implementing an RFID asset-tracking system to monitor more than 10,000 medical devices kept in inventory.

  • Alien Extends Gen 2 Product Line, Expands Manufacturing

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The company is making its own Gen 2 chip and celebrating the opening of a manufacturing facility capable of producing 2 billion chips and 500 million inlays per year.

  • ETSI Tests Show EPC Scaleable in Europe

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    In a final, large-scale test involving 20 full pallets of tagged cases moving through portal reading zones, all interrogators tested worked in sync while still observing ETSI regulations.

  • Army Expands RFID Implementation to Critical Defense Systems

    By Beth Bacheldor

    The U.S. military organization plans to use the technology to speed up the redeployment of these systems for field use in Afghanistan and Iraq.

  • RFID Instructs Robots at Factories for Plastic Parts

    By Beth Bacheldor

    Equipped with an RFID interrogator, the robot's arm determines if its mechanical hand is the correct one for the job.

  • Years Before RFID Baggage Tracking Takes Off

    ABI Research yesterday announced that the market for RFID baggage tagging will be worth $11.8 million this year. It will grow at a CAGR of 18.49% through 2011, when the market value reaches $27.5 million. While RFID baggage tagging has received quite a bit of press, these figures indicate that in fact the market opportunity is small.

  • First Responders Can Tag Victims For Tracking

    By Claire Swedberg

    The goal is to route victims for medical care more quickly, and to prepare hospitals for the types of injuries they'll be required to treat.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Andrew Price

    DOD depots hit Gen 2 deadline;Infineon releases two new HF chips; Hitachi announces Wi-Fi tracking tag; GAO, LAT to codevelop RFID library system; Sandestin putting RFID on tap; SAP, Cisco back Reva in series-B funding; NFC Forum releases smart-poster protocol.

  • California RFID Restrictions Get Governor's Veto

    California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed Senate Bill 768, which would have placed unprecedented restrictions on RFID technology. The bill is temporarily stopped, but RFID remains surrounded with legislative and privacy issues, leaving the industry to wonder what's next.

  • New Approach to RFID-Powered Building Security

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    A platform called Tetragate combines RFID-enabled ID cards with cameras and facial-recognition software to monitor and authenticate people as they enter facilities.

  • Honda UK to Track Components Through the Supply Chain

    By Beth Bacheldor

    The manufacturer plans to track 350,000 containers and metal cages with EPC Gen 2 tags, specially made to work in metal-rich environments.

  • RFID Deployment at DoD Completes First Phase

    In the next few days, RFID solutions provider ODIN technologies will announce the completion of the first of two phases in its RFID infrastructure deployment for the US Department of Defense.

  • Major Companies Establish Canada Public-Policy Forum

    By Claire Swedberg

    GS1 Canada, Wal-Mart Canada, Shoppers Drug Mart and other firms in Canada will examine public policy specific to RFID technology, and provide recommendations to foster the technology’s adoption.

  • ESLs Are Becoming More Affordable For Retailers

    By Claire Swedberg

    The latest offering from W5 Networks reduces system costs to $3.50 apiece for electronic shelf labels.

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