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  • 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.

  • North American Bancard Gives Out Contactless Payment Systems

    By Claire Swedberg

    The company is providing the systems free of charge to 3,000 U.S. retailers, making it possible for merchants to accept RFID-enabled credit cards.

  • Summary of Baird RFID Monthly for September

    Baird has released its September report. The 14-page document is a worthwhile read for anyone requiring an overview of the industry's last 30 days. For those without time to do so, we have reprinted here the report's summary.

  • Motorola Acquiring Symbol

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The Fortune 100 firm has signed a definitive merger agreement, with a total value of approximately $3.9 billion, to buy Symbol Technologies, one of the largest suppliers of RFID hardware.

  • Seton Medical Center Deploying Ultrasound and RFID Systems

    By Beth Bacheldor

    The project will use an ultrasound-based, indoor-positioning technology to track assets and patients, and radio frequency identification to manage the administration of drugs.

  • Symbol Releases New Gen 2 Interrogator

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The mobile unit, designed for use on forklifts, has several potential applications for users of RFID technology.

  • RFID Improves ETA Info for Bus Passengers

    By Claire Swedberg

    U.S. and Hong Kong transit companies are using active tags to provide passengers with accurate information regarding bus locations and expected arrival times.

  • IBM-Led Group to Run Major Military Research Project

    By Andrew Price

    The International Technology Alliance, made up of 25 commercial and academic organizations, is chartered with helping the U.S. and U.K. militaries develop sensor-based technologies.

  • Airport Monitoring System Combines RFID With Video

    By Rhea Wessel

    A European consortium is designing a system involving video cameras and battery-powered RFID tags to improve airport efficiency, security and passenger flow.

  • RFID System Opens Up Debate at Sweden's Parliament

    By Rhea Wessel

    The Riksdag has installed an RFID-based system that will let its members leave their seats and move about the chamber for debate. Eventually, the system could be used to allow parliamentarians to vote from anywhere in the chamber.

  • Transatlantic Consortium to Research RFID

    The US and UK today announced the launch of a far-reaching defense technology research program that will span military, industry, and academic institutions. It will be composed of 25 organizations and led by IBM. Called the International Technology Alliance, it could last up to ten years and reach a value of $135.8 million.

  • Freightliner Factory Will Use RFID to Track Production

    By Beth Bacheldor

    The maker of trucks and commercial vehicles will begin using active tags to help improve the manufacturing process at its plant in Portland, Ore.

  • In-Flight Active-Tag Test Successful, Says Boeing

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The plane maker plans to submit a proposal to the FAA by month's end, requesting that the agency issue a policy allowing active tags aboard airplanes.

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