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  • PolyIC Announces Printed 13.56 MHz RF Tags

    By Rhea Wessel

    At the Organic Electronics Conference, the company claims it has used a roll-to-roll printing process to create a precursor to printed HF RFID tags, consisting of printed polymer electronic components applied to foil-based antennas.

  • RFID Legal Education Should be Job One, Say Policy Experts

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    Organizations need to be proactive in shaping regulations, standards and public policies that will impact how RFID is deployed, say speakers at a seminar on the technology's legal ramifications.

  • Staples Business Depot Sees Big Benefits From RFID Test

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    Wins include significant reductions in shipment-processing time and on-time receipt of almost all orders sent to its store test site.

  • RFID Journal Announces Dates for RFID Journal LIVE! 2008

    By Andrew Price

    RFID Journal's sixth annual U.S. conference and exhibition, to be held in Las Vegas in 2008, will focus on business benefits, strategy and implementation of RFID.

  • RFID End-User Council Focuses on Electronic Products

    By Claire Swedberg

    Best Buy, Sears, HP and other retailers and manufacturers will explore RuBee and other alternative RFID technologies.

  • RFID Analysts Smile on Motorola-Symbol Deal

    Early reactions to Motorola's acquisition of Symbol from the general business and technology press were favorable when the deal was announced last Tuesday. Since then, analysts with a closer view of the AIDC and RFID space have digested the news and issued their own comprehensive analysis of what it means, the highlights of which are discussed in this article.

  • RFID Continues to Take Back Seat in Automotive

    This guest article from AMR Research's Kevin Reale considers reasons for the automotive industry's lagging adoption of RFID, while making the argument that once adoption finally takes off, auto manufacturers will need to deploy the technology to remain competitive.

  • NIST Releases RFID Security Recommendations

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The group's IT security division offers practical advice on securing RFID systems, for government and non-government users alike.

  • Stakes Are High for Mexican Pharma RFID Mandate

    By Beth Bacheldor

    To participate in Mexico's federal Seguro Popular health-insurance program, which currently serves 4 million families, drug manufacturers and distributors will use UHF and HF RFID tags to track pallets, cases and individual containers of pharmaceuticals.

  • RFID-enabled Locks Secure Bags of Blood

    By Rhea Wessel

    Ospedale Maggiore, a hospital in Bologna, Italy, has been using a system involving RFID-enabled seals to be sure patients are given only the blood intended for them.

  • Zebra Buys $10m in RFID Intellectual Property

    Zebra Technologies broadened its RFID intellectual property portfolio by acquiring IP and patents from BTG, a technology transfer company. BTG, which has been involved in RFID for years and previously helped commercialize the Supertag for retail item tagging, is now fully divested of RFID technology.

  • RFID Tracks Transatlantic Shipments of Jaguar Parts

    By Beth Bacheldor

    Logistics provider Unipart is using radio frequency identification to monitor the security status and location of containers sealed with Savi Network's active tags.

  • Pharma Label Maker to Test Tags That Record Temps

    By Rhea Wessel

    The credit-card-sized 13.56 MHz tags can measure and log up to 500 temperature readings, allowing drugmakers and other manufacturers to know the temperature at which their products were stored throughout the supply chain.

  • Tags Embedded in Discs Will Fight Piracy, Says Disc Maker

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    DVD and CD manufacturer U-Tech, along with RFID vendors RiRF and IPICO, have developed a means by which movie studios can manage digital rights to fight piracy.

  • Forrester Says RFID Security Falls Short for Some Apps

    By Mary Catherine O’Connor

    Companies deploying RFID for payments or other applications requiring strong security are taking risks today, the research firm reports, while users of RFID in small-scale, standalone tagging systems for supply-chain apps are less vulnerable.

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