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  • 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.

  • RFID Industry Weighs In On California Bill

    The AeA, AIM Global and Secure ID Coalition all advised California on proposed California Senate Bill 768 (SB 768), which places controversial new restrictions on RFID systems used by government agencies in the state. Representatives of those organizations share their concerns about the bill and point out its positives.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Andrew Price

    BEA announces RFID enterprise server upgrades; GS1 Argentina supply-chain center offers RFID learning; Puerto Rico's RFID toll system exceeds expectations; Singapore Polytechnic developing EPC system for industry; 3M joins RFID Consortium; PEAK upgrades SAP software in solutions center.

  • Jaguar Signs On as Savi Extends RFID Network to UK

    Savi Networks has announced that the Port of Felixstowe became the first UK port outfitted with the SaviTrak RFID container tracking infrastructure, and Jaguar will track parts shipments from Felixstowe to the US. Now 50 percent of all cargo that enters the US originates from ports equipped with Savi tracking technology.

  • What the Motorola-Symbol Deal Means for RFID

    Cell phone giant Motorola yesterday announced that it would buy Symbol Technologies for $3.9 billion, at a per-share price of $15. The purchase price represents roughly a 20% premium over Symbol's closing stock price Friday afternoon, before rumors of the acquisition drove it up over the weekend.

  • Hamburg Library Moves to RFID

    By Rhea Wessel

    The city's central library and 17 branches will start deploying a system to manage the circulation of 2 million items per year. Patrons will check materials in and out themselves.

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