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  • IBM Launches Online Resource for RFID Software Developers

    By Jonathan Collins

    The informational Web site, part of IBM's alphaWorks, includes a new application designed to help developers create solutions linking RFID data to enterprise applications.

  • Is Location Tracking in Your WiFi's Future?

    ARC Advisory Group's Chantal Polsonetti discusses the burgeoning interest from manufacturers in WiFi-based real-time locationing systems, which offer rapid time to benefit of 12 to 18 months and can be overlaid on enterprises' existing wireless LANs.

  • Texas Instruments Announces Gen2 RFID Chips

    Texas Instruments today announced the release and general availability of its new Gen2 silicon, becoming one of only two companies to offer the integral chips which constitute the "brains" of Gen2-compliant RFID tags. The company says the chips offer increased performance and functionality over the competition.

  • Texas Instruments Rolling Out Its Gen 2 Chips

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    TI says its Gen 2 chips will be available in August, in the form of wafers and as rolls of chips attached to straps. The company will stop making Gen 2 inlays.

  • DOD Getting Gen 2-Ready

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The Department of Defense is expanding its RFID requirements and infrastructure while it takes steps toward transitioning its requirements to support the EPC UHF Gen 2 standard.

  • BT Auto-ID Launches Service for Food Supply Chain

    By Jonathan Collins

    The company says its new BT Foodnet service can be used to aggregate RFID and other auto-ID data about food-related materials and products and share it across the supply chain.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Andrew Price

    Paxar offering Headstart RFID Compliance Kits; Ohio bill would ban employee-mandated RFID implants; Intelleflex secures $15.5 million in funding; Savi Networks Partnering With Embarcadero Systems Corp.

  • Investment Firm Focuses on RFID

    An investment firm focused specifically on RFID technology is becoming increasingly active, intending to expand its holdings portfolio with investments in Europe and North America. Called RFID Invest AG, the Liechtenstein-based firm was formally established in June of last year and currently holds stakes in four companies.

  • RFID Provider Intelleflex Lands $15.5m

    Intelleflex, the Silicon Valley-based provider of battery-assisted RFID platform solutions, today announced $15.5 million in a Series B round of equity funding. Led by Morgenthaler Ventures, the round was over-subscribed.

  • RAF Tracks Parts for Harrier Jets

    By Jonathan Collins

    The U.K.'s Royal Air Force is undertaking a trial to see if active RFID tags and readers can help cut costs and streamline maintenance operations for Harrier jump jets.

  • Third Academic Convocation to Be Held in Beijing

    By Andrew Price

    Researchers will gather in Beijing in October and are seeking papers from those working on applied RFID research.

  • New Industrial-Strength Tag From Sokymat

    By Beth Bacheldor

    The company's IN Tag is designed to withstand harsh processes, including those that involve water, high temperatures and mechanical stress.

  • Car Dealership Finds RFID the Key to Increased Sales

    By Claire Swedberg

    Bob Lewis Automotive is using RFID-enabled car keys to automatically track test-drives, improve security and simplify key access for salespeople at its Volkswagen showroom in San Jose, Calif.

  • Unilever Launches Trial Using EPCIS Protocol

    By Beth Bacheldor

    The trial uses software that complies with EPCglobal’s proposed Electronic Product Code Information Services draft standard, following a successful test involving an EPCIS-based data repository from IBM and data analysis application from T3Ci.

  • Surgical Sponges Get Smart

    By Beth Bacheldor

    A Pittsburgh-based startup has developed a system consisting of passive tags and a wand-like RFID interrogator that can detect if any sponges are mistakenly left inside a patient.

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