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  • 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.

  • Global Logistics Provider Deploys Battery-Assisted RFID Systems

    By Jonathan Collins

    Since the systems need to track pallets of goods containing RF-unfriendly liquids and metals, the company chose battery-assisted tags to achieve the high reads required by clients in France.

  • EU Pledges $9.5M to Study, Promote RFID Business Applications

    By Jonathan Collins

    The funding will help support a three-year $16.5 million initiative dedicated to the use of RFID systems, primarily those based on EPCglobal standards.

  • China Post Deploys EPC RFID System to Track Mailbags

    By Beth Bacheldor

    The technology will track express-service mailbags transported to various postal-collection and sortation centers throughout Shanghai.

  • ISO Incorporates Gen2 into RFID Standard

    The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has amended its existing passive UHF RFID standard to include the EPCglobal Gen2 standard. The inclusion now means that Gen2-compliant RFID hardware will also be considered compliant by ISO standards.

  • Researchers Study Factors Degrading Cattle-Tag Performance

    By Claire Swedberg

    Academics at Kansas State University will work with Tyson and other meat processors to understand better the environmental variables affecting RFID technology for beef-tracking.

  • Event Addresses RFID in Apparel and Footwear

    By Andrew Price

    RFID Apparel & Footwear Summit will focus on the business benefits of RFID for apparel and footwear manufacturers and retailers.

  • Identec Solutions Acquires Baumer Ident

    By Jonathan Collins

    The auto-ID systems maker will integrate Baumer's portfolio of RFID tracking solutions.

  • Electronic-Entertainment Distributor Automates Its RFID Tagging

    By Claire Swedberg

    The U.S. company plans to tag 100 percent of the cases it ships to retailers automatically, saving $83,000 yearly in labor costs.

  • RFID Industry Implications of the FDA Update

    The pharmaceutical industry eagerly anticipated an update to the FDA's 2004 report. The update, released June 9th, clarifies the FDA's plans regarding the Prescription Drug Marketing Act and RFID adoption. ABI Research's Sara Shah discusses its implications for the future of RFID-based track and trace.

  • Amphastar Prepares to Use E-Pedigrees

    By Beth Bacheldor

    Initially, the California drugmaker will shun RFID tags for most of its products, opting for low-cost 2-D serialized bar-code labels.

  • Gen 2 EPC Protocol Approved as ISO 18000-6C

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The International Standards Organization has made EPCglobal's UHF Gen 2 air-interface protocol a part of its ISO/IEC 18000-6 standard.

  • SkyeTek Adding Security Support into Passive Platforms

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The firm's ReaderWare software can be used to add data security to HF tags now, and to UHF Gen 2 tags once they become available with extended memory.

  • US Government Expands RFID File Tracking

    3M landed its second major government contract for RFID file-tracking last week from the U.S. Tax Court, which will deploy the company's RFID Tracking System to improve the tracking and retrieval process of its more than 100,000 paper case files.

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